Regardless – Rectitude – Peace.

We attach Recitiude to a medal. Its provision is honorable,  its legacy everlasting.   We serve each other, our charges and  our mother’s fears and her tears.  We serve/served our Country and push ourselves, not for recognition but for the glory for our flag and fellow serice members and friends.

by Meteorologist Larry Olson  circa 2017

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LeClare Allerthorn Walker, known as Clare, was born in Norwich, Ontario, Canada on 22 June, 1918, the 2nd child of Spence Allerthorn and Mildred Loral (born Bushell) Walker.

When Clare was just two years of age, in 1920, he moved with his parents to Troy, New York, U.S.A. He attended No.18 Elementary School there from 1924 to 1932. During the last 2 years of this period he was very active in the Boy Scouts of America. In the summer of 1932 the family, now consisting of 6 children, returned to Norwich where Clare attended High School and graduated in 1938. During his High School years he was a member of the High School Cadet Corp in which he served as Commanding Officer for 3 of those years. He was also active in sports having participated as a member of the “Rugby” team and the “Track” team.

Following graduation from High School in June 1938 Clare enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering Faculty of Toronto University in the fall and at the same time also enrolled in the Canadian Officer Training Corp (C.O.T.C.), Regiment No. 6768. During this time he resided at 327 Huron St., Toronto. Following his 2nd year of University in 1940 he obtained a position with the Ontario Hydro Power Commission in Niagara Falls, for summer employment and resided at 1993 Barker Street. On 15th July Clare submitted an application to join the RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force). After successfully completing the medical examination for air crew duties, on 23 July, he was called into active service as an AC2 (Aircraftsman 2nd class), Service No. R66320, on 4 Nov. 1940, and was posted on that date to No. 1 Manning Depot in Toronto for basic training. He was transferred to RCAF Station, Trenton, Ont. on 22 Dec. for security guard duty and then back to Toronto on 21 Feb. 1941 to the No.1 Initial Training School for course No. 19.

Following Basic Training Clare was reclassified to LAC (Leading Aircraftman) on 29 Mar. 41 and posted to No. 12 Elementary Flying Training School at Goderich, Ont. to start flying training on the “Tiger Moth” aircraft. A note must be made here:-

This writer (Clare’s brother, Bud) recalls very vividly the day in the spring of 1941 when Clare flew his Tiger Moth over their home in Norwich performing numerous aerobatics. I immediately climbed up the 80 foot radio tower located in our yard (which our father had had built years earlier) to get a closer view of Clare. When he saw me he flew very low and what looked to me extremely close to the tower as I could see him in the aircraft very plainly. All through this our mother was waving vigorously and yelling for him to stop.

Clare completed his Canadian training at Camp Borden, Ont. at No. 1 SFTS (Service Flying Training School) where he graduated from Course No. 30 on Harvard aircraft as a Sergeant Pilot and received his “Wings” on 20 Aug. 1941. Following a short “Leave” in Norwich he departed for Halifax, Nova Scotia on 2nd September to await availability of a ship bound for England. After some delay he finally set sail on 15 Sept. and arrived in England on 29th. He was the first Pilot from Norwich to arrive in England during the 2nd World War. He completed his Advanced Flying Training on Spitfires in Scotland almost immediately and on 23 Dec. preceded to the Canadian Spitfire Fighter Squadron 403, known as the “Wolfe Squadron”, at North Weald, Essex, England, where he was promoted to Flight Sergeant on 2 Feb. 1942. and commissioned as Pilot Officer, Service No. J15477, on the 10th May that same year.

During this time period Clare made several assignments of his pay to his sister Barbara to help her out financially, while she was in training to become a Nurse at London Hospital in Ontario. His first payment of $20.00 per month began in Mar. 1941 when he was an LAC. In August of the same year, when he was promoted to Sergeant Pilot, he increased the assignment to $40.00. In July 1942, after he was promoted to Pilot Officer in England, he increased the payment to $70.00 per month.

Clare was very proud of his Spitfire aircraft, as evidenced by a note on the back of the picture below, taken in May of 1942, which reads;

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“This is a picture of my kite. I thought it turned out pretty good and shows off its beautiful lines”.

On 14 Apr.1942 a special news report appeared in the Canadian newspapers entitled “Ontario Fliers Fail to Scare Britain’s Prime Minister”. The article reads in part:-

Three fliers, including Flt Sgt. L. A. Walker, failed to scare Winston Churchill though they dived their planes to within fifty feet of him. They were engaged in attacking a theoretical gun position and came down from 2000 feet to a spot being inspected by Churchill and Cabinet Ministers. The Ministers scattered like rabbits. “But not the Prime Minister”, Walker reported. “He just stood there while we flew clean over his head. He was the only one of the group who stayed there”.

After flying numerous sorties over Europe, on 19 Aug. 1942, Clare with other members of his squadron set out at 6:45 a.m. to act as escort for ships carrying out landing operations at Dieppe, France. He became separated from the remainder of his section and was last seen heading inland beyond Dieppe (This information was obtained from 2 pilots, in person, of 403 Squadron by this writer, Bud Walker, Clare’s brother, at Bournmouth in southern England in 1945). He was reported as “missing in action” on 19 Aug. 1942 somewhere over Dieppe, France. His parents received a telegram to that affect on 21 August. They also received a letter from Squadron Leader L. S. Ford, Officer Commanding No. 403 Squadron, RCAF written on 25 Aug., which reads in part as follows;

Clare was respected not only for his flying ability but as a companion to the rest of the lads. He showed real promise as a leader and would before long have become a Flight Commander. Not only were the officers fond of him, but the men who serviced his plane thought a great deal of him. He will remain an inspiration to those that he left behind him. We are all hoping and praying that he is safe somewhere as a prisoner of war. Should anything further be heard we will inform you at once.

It was not until some 8 months later on 8 May, 1943 that Clare’s parents received a further telegram to say that Clare was officially presumed dead as of 19 Aug. 1942, as result of air operations over Dieppe. At this time no news from the International Red Cross Committee or from any other source had been received and thus a “Certificate of Presumption of Death” was issued on the 14th May 1943.

It was not until March 1945 that several reports from the No. 1 Missing Research & Enquiry Unit of the Royal Canadian Air Force in England were received by the Dept. of National Defense for Air in Ottawa. The report(s) state:-

“A Spitfire aircraft EN850 crashed at the village of Varengeville, France. Mr. Poidevin, a witness in the case from Varengeville, stated that it was he and his friends who actually recovered the dead pilot’s body. The body was headless (the head was never found), the left arm was found in an oat field and his identity disc was taken by the Germans, however, in spite of this Clare’s name was found inside his jacket pocket.. Poidevin also states that the body was first buried in the Cimeterre des Vertus at St. Aubin-Sur-Scie near Dieppe.. A German Doctor came to remove the body after about 8 days, but failed to do so. The body was removed by the Service Technique of the Mayor of Dieppe and buried in grave 706 of the Canadian Military Cemetery at Hautot-sur-Mer at Dieppe. The grave was later renumbered and is now designated Row F, Grave 60

In an R.C.A.F. message to Air Force Head Quarters, from Air Minister, Kingsway dated 20 Aug. 1942, announcing Clare’s being missing over the French coast on 19 Aug. 1942, mention is made of a Miss P. A. Baker. Unfortunately the Censors have blacked out her relationship and address. The only information this writer has, is that Clare did have a “Girl Friend” in England. A further report states “Miss P. (Phillida) A. Baker (R.N.S.-Royal Naval Service) will be informed of this information when M.R & E. Service confirm the burial particulars.

Clare’s Estate consisted of his “Service Estates” which the “Canadian Air Force Director of Estates” valued at $529.78, and his “War Service Gratuity” valued at $340.14, for a total of $869.82.

Fifty three years later, in 1995, this writer, Clare’s brother Bud, visited France and went to Dieppe to find Clare’s grave at the Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery at Hautot-sur-Mer, just south of Dieppe. (see picture of the cemetery Marker below). Of the 944 grave markers in the cemetery only 12 designate the actual burial place of the individual named on the stone. Though the cemetery property was donated by the French Government to Canada, the grounds are maintained by the Canadian Government. It must be said that the cemetery is kept in immaculate condition with many flowers along each row of markers. See also below a picture of the War Memorial Cenotaph, located on the grounds of the Norwich High School, on which Clare’s name is inscribed

 

 

 

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Bye To Tropical Storm Franklin

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Tropical Weather Discussion
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
803 AM EDT Thu Aug 10 2017

Tropical Weather Discussion for North America, Central America
Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, northern sections of South
America, and Atlantic Ocean to the African coast from the
Equator to 32N. The following information is based on satellite
imagery, weather observations, radar and meteorological analysis.

Based on 0600 UTC surface analysis and satellite imagery through 
1015 UTC.

...SPECIAL FEATURES...
Tropical Storm Franklin is centered near 19.8N 98.3W at 10/1200 
UTC or about 50 nm ENE of Mexico City moving W at 13 kt. 
Estimated minimum central pressure is 997 mb. Maximum sustained 
wind speed is 35 kt with gusts to 45 kt. Numerous moderate and 
isolated strong convection is from 18N-22N between 94W-97W.
Scattered moderate convection is elsewhere from 14N-22N between
93W-102w. See the latest NHC Intermediate Public Advisory under 
AWIPS/WMO headers MIATCPAT2/WTNT32 KNHC and the full 
Forecast/Advisory under AWIPS/WMO headers MIATCMAT2/WTNT22 KNHC 
for more details.

...TROPICAL WAVES...
A tropical wave extends from 10N32W to 21N30W moving W at 5-10 
kt. The wave coincides with relatively sharp 700 mb troughing 
between 27W-40W. A 1013 mb low is embedded within the monsoon
trough at the southern extent of the wave axis near 10N32W.
Isolated moderate convection is from 10N-13N between 33W-36W.

A tropical wave extends from 12N62W to 22N57W moving W at 10-15 
kt. A 1013 mb low is centered along the wave axis near 19N59W 
providing focus for scattered moderate convection from 18N-22N 
between 54W-60W.

A tropical wave extends from 07N85W to 19N84W moving W at 10-15 
kt. The wave remains embedded within middle to upper level low 
centered over the western Caribbean Sea near 16N84W. Scattered 
moderate convection is from 06N-16N between 76W-85W.

...ITCZ/MONSOON TROUGH...
The monsoon trough extends from the African coast near 11N15W to 
12N28W to 06N42W. The Intertropical Convergence Zone axis extends
from 06N42W to 04N52W. Aside from convection associated with the 
tropical waves...scattered moderate convection is from 07N-12N 
between 13W-25W...and from 07N-12N between 51W-57W.

...DISCUSSION...

GULF OF MEXICO...
The primary focus this morning is Tropical Storm Franklin as it 
moves across interior portions of east-central Mexico and
continues to weaken. Scattered showers and strong tstms continue 
to impact the SW Gulf waters generally S of 22N W of 93W. 
Elsewhere across the basin...an upper level ridge anchored over 
the Rio Grande River valley extends an axis eastward over the 
northern Gulf and Florida peninsula. At the surface...mostly 
gentle to moderate SE winds prevail under relatively tranquil 
conditions. An upper level trough is noted on water vapor imagery
over the Bahamas and western Cuba that continues to support a 
surface trough analyzed from the Florida Straits near 24N81W N-NE
to western Grand Bahama Island to 30N78W. This trough is forecast
to continue moving westward and bring increased cloudiness and 
precipitation to the Florida peninsula and eastern Gulf waters
through tonight. The trough is expected to stall across Florida 
Friday night into early Saturday as surface ridging will anchor 
across the north-central Gulf waters and provide fair weather and
tranquil conditions for the upcoming weekend.

CARIBBEAN SEA... 
An upper level low is centered over the western Caribbean near
16N84W. In addition...a tropical wave is analyzed along 85W and 
both features continue to generate scattered showers and tstms 
across portions of Central America and the SW Caribbean generally 
S of 16N between 76W-85W. The upper level low is forecast to move
west and weaken over Central America while the tropical wave 
moves into the East Pacific region. Farther east...the remainder 
of the central and eastern Caribbean is under the influence of 
mostly clear skies and overall fair conditions with moderate to 
fresh trades prevailing. A few scattered showers and tstms are 
occurring across the SE Caribbean from 11N-15N between 63W-68W as
a tropical wave currently along 60W begins to impact the Lesser 
Antilles and eastern Caribbean.

...HISPANIOLA...
Mostly clear skies and fair conditions prevail this morning 
across the island. Overall dry conditions are expected through 
Friday.

ATLANTIC OCEAN...
A middle to upper level trough is centered over the Florida
Straits and western Cuba this morning and reflects a surface 
trough analyzed from 24N81W to 30N78W. The surface trough 
provides focus for widely scattered showers and tstms from 23N- 
28N between 75W-81W. The upper level trough is expected to become
absorbed by an upper level low centered over the western 
Caribbean Sea later today. Otherwise...the remainder of the SW 
North Atlc lies under the influence of a broad upper level trough 
over the eastern CONUS. The troughing supports a stationary front
extending from offshore of the Outer Banks to coastal Georgia 
with scattered showers and isolated tstms generally remaining N of
32N W of 73W. Farther east...another upper level low is centered 
near 23N57W that continues to enhance convection in the vicinity 
of the tropical wave between 55W-65W and a dissipating stationary
front analyzed along 27N. Isolated showers and tstms are occurring
from 23N-28N between 53W-63W. The stationary front links E-NE to 
a 1018 mb low centered near 32N38W. Isolated showers and tstms 
are occurring in the vicinity of the low N of 26N between 36W- 
44W.

Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
800 AM EDT Thu Aug 10 2017

For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical
Storm, which made landfall overnight in eastern Mexico.

1. Showers and thunderstorms associated with a trough of low pressure
located about a couple of hundred miles east-northeast of the
northern Leeward Islands have changed little overnight. Some slow
development of this system is possible during the weekend while the
system moves northwestward over the western Atlantic.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…20 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days…medium…40 percent.

2. A trough of low pressure over the Bahamas is producing disorganized
showers and thunderstorms. Although development is not anticipated,
this system could bring locally heavy rains to portions of the
Bahamas and Florida during the next day or two.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days…low…10 percent.

Forecaster Roberts

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Shreveport LA
542 AM CDT Thu Aug 10 2017

ARZ050-051-059>061-070>073-LAZ001>006-010>014-017>022-OKZ077-
TXZ096-097-108>112-124>126-136>138-149>153-165>167-111045-
Sevier-Howard-Little River-Hempstead-Nevada-Miller-Lafayette-
Columbia-Union-Caddo-Bossier-Webster-Claiborne-Lincoln-De Soto-
Red River-Bienville-Jackson-Ouachita-Sabine-Natchitoches-Winn-
Grant-Caldwell-La Salle-McCurtain-Bowie-Franklin-Titus-Camp-
Morris-Cass-Wood-Upshur-Marion-Smith-Gregg-Harrison-Cherokee-Rusk-
Panola-Nacogdoches-Shelby-Angelina-San Augustine-
542 AM CDT Thu Aug 10 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of south central
Arkansas, southwest Arkansas, north central Louisiana, northwest
Louisiana, southeast Oklahoma, east Texas and northeast Texas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight...

An upper level low pressure system coupled with a rather moist
atmosphere resulted in the development of isolated to scattered
showers and thunderstorms, across portions of deep east Texas and
north central Louisiana this morning. Rainfall rates upwards of
around two inches per hour across north central Louisiana pose a
threat for flash flooding, especially across low lying and poor
drainage roadways. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 10 AM
CDT for La Salle, Grant, Winn, Caldwell, Jackson, Ouachita,
Lincoln and Union Parishes.

By early this afternoon, the threat for heavy rainfall will be on
the decline as the precipitation commence to wane. However,
daytime destabilization may lead to the resurgence of additional
isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms across portions of
the Four-State region, before diminishing shortly after sunset.



.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday...

Precipitation coverage will be on the rise Friday through early
next week, as a series of embedded disturbances within northwest
flow aloft interacts with a moist atmosphere. Gusty winds,
moderate to heavy rainfall and consequently localized flooding
will be the main threats with the stronger storms.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Shreveport LA
542 AM CDT Thu Aug 10 2017

ARZ050-051-059>061-070>073-LAZ001>006-010>014-017>022-OKZ077-
TXZ096-097-108>112-124>126-136>138-149>153-165>167-111045-
Sevier-Howard-Little River-Hempstead-Nevada-Miller-Lafayette-
Columbia-Union-Caddo-Bossier-Webster-Claiborne-Lincoln-De Soto-
Red River-Bienville-Jackson-Ouachita-Sabine-Natchitoches-Winn-
Grant-Caldwell-La Salle-McCurtain-Bowie-Franklin-Titus-Camp-
Morris-Cass-Wood-Upshur-Marion-Smith-Gregg-Harrison-Cherokee-Rusk-
Panola-Nacogdoches-Shelby-Angelina-San Augustine-
542 AM CDT Thu Aug 10 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of south central
Arkansas, southwest Arkansas, north central Louisiana, northwest
Louisiana, southeast Oklahoma, east Texas and northeast Texas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight...

An upper level low pressure system coupled with a rather moist
atmosphere resulted in the development of isolated to scattered
showers and thunderstorms, across portions of deep east Texas and
north central Louisiana this morning. Rainfall rates upwards of
around two inches per hour across north central Louisiana pose a
threat for flash flooding, especially across low lying and poor
drainage roadways. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until 10 AM
CDT for La Salle, Grant, Winn, Caldwell, Jackson, Ouachita,
Lincoln and Union Parishes.

By early this afternoon, the threat for heavy rainfall will be on
the decline as the precipitation commence to wane. However,
daytime destabilization may lead to the resurgence of additional
isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms across portions of
the Four-State region, before diminishing shortly after sunset.



.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday...

Precipitation coverage will be on the rise Friday through early
next week, as a series of embedded disturbances within northwest
flow aloft interacts with a moist atmosphere. Gusty winds,
moderate to heavy rainfall and consequently localized flooding
will be the main threats with the stronger storms.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Activation of emergency managers, spotter networks, and amateur
radio operators, may be needed for rainfall and potential flood
reports this morning through early afternoon.

$$



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Short Term Forecast

Short Term Forecast
National Weather Service Shreveport LA
1013 AM CDT Thu Aug 10 2017

ARZ073-LAZ004>006-010>014-017>022-TXZ152-153-165>167-101715-
Union-Claiborne-Lincoln-De Soto-Red River-Bienville-Jackson-
Ouachita-Sabine-Natchitoches-Winn-Grant-Caldwell-La Salle-
Nacogdoches-Shelby-Angelina-San Augustine-
Including the cities of El Dorado, Homer, Haynesville, Ruston,
Farmerville, Bernice, Mansfield, Stonewall, Logansport,
Coushatta, Martin, Arcadia, Ringgold, Gibsland, Jonesboro,
Monroe, Many, Zwolle, Pleasant Hill, Natchitoches, Winnfield,
Colfax, Montgomery, Dry Prong, Clarks, Grayson, Columbia, Jena,
Midway, Olla, Nacogdoches, Center, Lufkin, San Augustine,
Hemphill, and Pineland
1013 AM CDT Thu Aug 10 2017

.NOW...
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms continue to shift
southeastward at 10 mph across much of northwest and north
central Louisiana. Some embedded storms remain from Pleasant Hill
and Coushatta to near Powhatan with minor flooding. Rainfall
amounts will range widely from around a tenth inch to as much as
another inch over the next two hours with some flooding in low
lying and poor drainage areas. Roads may also experience lingering
water with slow to drain out flooding especially near low water
crossings. Turn around, don`t drown. Elsewhere from Deep East
Texas and North Louisiana and South Arkansas new small showers are
cropping up as daytime heating commences.

$$

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Flash Flood Warning

Flash Flood Warning
LAC127-101700-
/O.NEW.KSHV.FF.W.0032.170810T1359Z-170810T1700Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Shreveport LA
859 AM CDT THU AUG 10 2017

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
  Eastern Winn Parish in north central Louisiana...

* Until noon CDT

* At 856 AM CDT, local law enforcement report continued flooding
  with heavy rain ending across the warned area. Up to two inches of
  rain have already fallen. Flash flooding is already occurring with
  many highways inundated.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Winnfield, Dodson, Sikes, Joyce and Hudson.

Additional rainfall amounts of one inch are possible in the
southern portions of the warned area.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Rip Current Statement

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
741 AM CDT THU AUG 10 2017

...COASTAL FLOODING AND HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS FOR MIDDLE
TEXAS COAST TODAY...

.HURRICANE FRANKLIN MADE LANDFALL NORTH OF VERACRUZ MEXICO EARLY
THIS MORNING. LONG PERIOD SWELLS GENERATED BY FRANKLIN TRAVERSING
THE WESTERN GULF OF MEXICO WATERS WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT THE
MIDDLE TEXAS COAST TODAY. THESE SWELLS WILL HELP TO GENERATE
STRONGER AND MORE DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE GULF FACING
BEACHES AND ALLOW STRONGER WAVE RUN-UP WITH WATER REACHING THE
DUNES.

TXZ242-243-245-247-110000-
/O.NEW.KCRP.CF.Y.0015.170810T1241Z-170811T0000Z/
/O.CON.KCRP.RP.S.0012.000000T0000Z-170811T0000Z/
KLEBERG-NUECES-ARANSAS-CALHOUN-
741 AM CDT THU AUG 10 2017

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CORPUS CHRISTI HAS ISSUED A
COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS
EVENING.

* COASTAL FLOODING...PRIMARILY ALONG THE GULF FACING BEACHES.

* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...WAVE RUN UP INTO THE DUNES RESULTING IN LIMITED TO
  IMPOSSIBLE BEACH DRIVING CONDITIONS IS EXPECTED TODAY. STRONG
  AND POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE ALSO EXPECTED
  ALONG GULF FACING BEACHES OF THE MIDDLE TEXAS COAST.

  PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT, RELAX AND
FLOAT. DON`T SWIM AGAINST THE CURRENT. IF ABLE, SWIM IN A
DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE
SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE FOR HELP.

THE COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY FOR TODAY MEANS THAT SWELL ENERGY FROM
FRANKLIN WILL PUSH WATER INTO THE DUNES THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE
DAY. IT IS ADVISED TO NOT DRIVE ALONG AREA BEACH ROADS TODAY.

&&

$$

HEAVENER



Short Term Forecast

Short Term Forecast
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
1012 AM CDT Thu Aug 10 2017

GMZ230-235-250-255-270-275-TXZ234-242>247-101700-
Bays and Waterways from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas-
Bays and Waterways from Port Aransas to Port O`Connor-
Coastal waters from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas out 20 NM-
Coastal waters from Port Aransas to Matagorda Ship Channel out
20 NM-Waters from Baffin Bay to Port Aransas from 20 to 60 NM-
Waters from Port Aransas to Matagorda Ship Channel from 20 to
60 NM-Victoria-Kleberg-Nueces-San Patricio-Aransas-Refugio-
Calhoun-
Including the cities of Victoria, Kingsville, Corpus Christi,
Portland, Ingleside, Aransas Pass, Sinton, Mathis, Rockport,
Refugio, Woodsboro, and Port Lavaca
1012 AM CDT Thu Aug 10 2017

.NOW...
Through 12 PM CDT, isolated showers will continue to move to the
northwest across the Middle Texas Coastal Waters and move inland
across the Coastal Bend and into the Victoria Crossroads. Rainfall
will generally be light to moderate at times with accumulations
less than a tenth of an inch.

$$

TJC




Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
1007 AM CDT Thu Aug 10 2017

TXZ234-242>247-102200-
Victoria-Kleberg-Nueces-San Patricio-Aransas-Refugio-Calhoun-
Including the cities of Victoria, Kingsville, Corpus Christi,
Portland, Ingleside, Aransas Pass, Sinton, Mathis, Rockport,
Refugio, Woodsboro, and Port Lavaca
1007 AM CDT Thu Aug 10 2017

...Tropical funnel clouds possible today...

The atmosphere will be favorable for the development of tropical
funnel clouds today. Most of these funnel clouds will be short
lived. However, you should be prepared to seek shelter in the
event a funnel does reach the ground.

$$

Heavener



Coastal Flood Advisory

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
741 AM CDT THU AUG 10 2017

...COASTAL FLOODING AND HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS FOR MIDDLE
TEXAS COAST TODAY...

.HURRICANE FRANKLIN MADE LANDFALL NORTH OF VERACRUZ MEXICO EARLY
THIS MORNING. LONG PERIOD SWELLS GENERATED BY FRANKLIN TRAVERSING
THE WESTERN GULF OF MEXICO WATERS WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT THE
MIDDLE TEXAS COAST TODAY. THESE SWELLS WILL HELP TO GENERATE
STRONGER AND MORE DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE GULF FACING
BEACHES AND ALLOW STRONGER WAVE RUN-UP WITH WATER REACHING THE
DUNES.

TXZ242-243-245-247-110000-
/O.NEW.KCRP.CF.Y.0015.170810T1241Z-170811T0000Z/
/O.CON.KCRP.RP.S.0012.000000T0000Z-170811T0000Z/
KLEBERG-NUECES-ARANSAS-CALHOUN-
741 AM CDT THU AUG 10 2017

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...
...HIGH RIP CURRENT RISK REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CORPUS CHRISTI HAS ISSUED A
COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY, WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS
EVENING.

* COASTAL FLOODING...PRIMARILY ALONG THE GULF FACING BEACHES.

* TIMING...THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...WAVE RUN UP INTO THE DUNES RESULTING IN LIMITED TO
  IMPOSSIBLE BEACH DRIVING CONDITIONS IS EXPECTED TODAY. STRONG
  AND POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE ALSO EXPECTED
  ALONG GULF FACING BEACHES OF THE MIDDLE TEXAS COAST.

  PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SWIM NEAR A LIFEGUARD. IF CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT, RELAX AND
FLOAT. DON`T SWIM AGAINST THE CURRENT. IF ABLE, SWIM IN A
DIRECTION FOLLOWING THE SHORELINE. IF UNABLE TO ESCAPE, FACE THE
SHORE AND CALL OR WAVE FOR HELP.

THE COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY FOR TODAY MEANS THAT SWELL ENERGY FROM
FRANKLIN WILL PUSH WATER INTO THE DUNES THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE
DAY. IT IS ADVISED TO NOT DRIVE ALONG AREA BEACH ROADS TODAY.

&&

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HEAVENER



Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
430 AM CDT Thu Aug 10 2017

TXZ229>234-239>247-110000-
La Salle-McMullen-Live Oak-Bee-Goliad-Victoria-Webb-Duval-
Jim Wells-Kleberg-Nueces-San Patricio-Aransas-Refugio-Calhoun-
430 AM CDT Thu Aug 10 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for South Texas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected across South
Texas today. Thunderstorms are not expected to become severe at
this time.

There is a high risk of rip currents for Gulf facing beaches
today.

Afternoon heat index values will range from 105 to 109 degrees.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Isolated non-severe thunderstorms will be possible on Friday over
all but the western quarter of South Texas.

Afternoon heat index values will be between 105 and 113 degrees this
weekend into the middle of next week across much of the area. Heat
advisories may also be needed at times over the Southern Coastal
Bend, Southern Brush Country, and Rio Grande Plains, as heat indices
meet or exceed 110 degrees or more for a few hours each day

Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Medford OR
536 AM PDT Thu Aug 10 2017

CAZ280>282-284-110045-
/O.CON.KMFR.FW.W.0027.170810T1900Z-170811T0500Z/
Western Klamath National Forest-
Central Siskiyou County Including Shasta Valley-Shasta-
Trinity National Forest in Siskiyou County-
Siskiyou County from the Cascade Mountains East and South to Mt
Shasta-
536 AM PDT Thu Aug 10 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 10 PM
PDT THIS EVENING FOR ABUNDANT LIGHTNING WITH DRY FUELS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 280...281...282 AND 284...

* Affected area: In Northern CA...all of Siskiyou County in Fire
  Weather Zones 280...281...282 and 284.

* Thunderstorms...Scattered thunderstorms with lightning
  activity level of 3. Fire crews should be aware that gusty and
  shifting winds are possible in and around thunderstorms.

* Impacts...Lightning and high fire danger will likely result
  in new fire starts. Gusty thunderstorm winds could contribute
  to fire spread. Even with some rainfall, initial attack
  resources could be overwhelmed and holdover fires are
  possible. Areas that received little or no rainfall in the
  past 24 hours are at higher risk for new starts.

* View the hazard area in detail at
  http://weather.gov/medford/hazard

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now, or will shortly. Scattered
thunderstorms combined with dry fuels create conditions where
many fire starts may occur in a short period of time.

Pacific Paratrooper

This blog courtesy Pacific Paratrooper

It cannot be said enough.  The Philippine military played a crucial role in securing their country and lands around the world.   Some of this is lore, but a great portion was not.  The Bataan March, the bombings of Hospitals and the sheer cruelty to the Filipino people. We do love you for all that and more.

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The link was by Paratrooper,  and the rest and the rest by me.

ELMIRA

 

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
356 AM EDT Wed Aug 2 2017

NYZ009-015>018-022>025-036-037-044>046-055>057-062-PAZ038>040-043-
044-047-048-072-030800-
Northern Oneida-Yates-Seneca-Southern Cayuga-Onondaga-Steuben-
Schuyler-Chemung-Tompkins-Madison-Southern Oneida-Cortland-Chenango-
Otsego-Tioga-Broome-Delaware-Sullivan-Bradford-Susquehanna-
Northern Wayne-Wyoming-Lackawanna-Luzerne-Pike-Southern Wayne-
356 AM EDT Wed Aug 2 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for central New York and
northeast Pennsylvania.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday.

...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT...
A strong cold front will move into Upstate New York and Pennsylvania
Friday night and slice into a very warm and humid air mass. This will
set the stage for a round of thunderstorms from late Friday afternoon
into the evening. The thunderstorms will have the potential to
produce very heavy rain, damaging winds and large hail. The showers
and storms will taper down late Friday night.

Listen to NOAA Weather Radio, or your local media for the latest
updates on this situation. You can also check out our facebook or
twitter page for more information.

Hazardous weather is not expected from Saturday through Tuesday at
this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation may be needed Friday afternoon and evening.

$$
DJN



 

Flash Flood Warning

Flash Flood Warning
NYC025-022015-
/O.NEW.KBGM.FF.W.0038.170802T1714Z-170802T2015Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
114 PM EDT WED AUG 2 2017

The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
  Central Delaware County in central New York...

* Until 415 PM EDT

* At 114 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
  heavy rain across the warned area. Up to two inches of rain have
  already fallen.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Rockland, Walton, Delhi, Roxbury, Colchester, Hamden, Andes,
  Stamford, Margaretville and Hobart.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life.

A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring.
If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately.
Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate
precautions to protect life and property.

&&

LAT...LON 4221 7454 4220 7453 4217 7445 4215 7450
      4215 7453 4212 7456 4191 7500 4215 7529
      4242 7462 4235 7443

$$

KAH



 

Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
104 PM EDT WED AUG 2 2017

NYZ057-021800-
Delaware NY-
104 PM EDT WED AUG 2 2017

...STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT...EAST CENTRAL DELAWARE COUNTY
UNTIL 200 PM EDT...

At 103 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking a cluster of several
strong thunderstorms over Roxbury, or 16 miles east of Delhi, moving
east at 5 mph.

Dime size hail and strong wind gusts will be possible with this
storm.

Locations impacted include...
Roxbury, Margaretville, Fleischmanns, Arkville, Halcottsville and New
Kingston.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Heavy rainfall is also occurring with this storm, and may lead to
minor flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

&&

LAT...LON 4215 7450 4215 7453 4212 7455 4213 7474
      4232 7476 4238 7449 4236 7447 4230 7446
      4220 7453 4217 7446 4216 7445
TIME...MOT...LOC 1703Z 266DEG 5KT 4225 7459

$$

JAB



 

Flood Advisory

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
1235 PM EDT WED AUG 2 2017

NYC007-025-PAC115-127-021830-
/O.NEW.KBGM.FA.Y.0115.170802T1635Z-170802T1830Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Broome NY-Delaware NY-Susquehanna PA-Wayne PA-
1235 PM EDT WED AUG 2 2017

The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a

* Flood Advisory for...
  Southeastern Broome County in central New York...
  Southwestern Delaware County in central New York...
  Northeastern Susquehanna County in northeastern Pennsylvania...
  Northwestern Wayne County in northeastern Pennsylvania...

* Until 230 PM EDT

* At 1234 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to numerous
  thunderstorms slowly moving through the area. This will cause
  minor flooding in parts of the advisory area.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Sanford, Susquehanna, Deposit, Susquehanna Depot, Hancock, Ararat,
  Lanesboro, Thompson, Starrucca and Hiawatha.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying
spots.

A Flood Advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding
of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.

 

The location near Africa and the Atlantic Basin are having difficulty forming.  Nothing to see here.

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tisdale

 

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Fort Worth TX
328 AM CDT Wed Aug 2 2017

TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-030830-
Montague-Cooke-Grayson-Fannin-Lamar-Young-Jack-Wise-Denton-Collin-
Hunt-Delta-Hopkins-Stephens-Palo Pinto-Parker-Tarrant-Dallas-
Rockwall-Kaufman-Van Zandt-Rains-Eastland-Erath-Hood-Somervell-
Johnson-Ellis-Henderson-Comanche-Mills-Hamilton-Bosque-Hill-Navarro-
Freestone-Anderson-Lampasas-Coryell-Bell-McLennan-Falls-Limestone-
Leon-Milam-Robertson-
328 AM CDT Wed Aug 2 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for North and Central Texas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.
Isolated thunderstorms are possible today, embedded within a broad
area of rain across North and Central Texas. Heavy rain and localized
flooding will be the main hazards from these storms.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday.
Low chances for thunderstorms will linger across Central Texas on
Thursday.

An unsettled weather pattern will continue through early
next week resulting in more chances for thunderstorms across North
and Central Texas Friday through Tuesday. Locations that receive
multiple rounds of rainfall throughout this time period may begin to
experience localized flooding.

Excessive Heat Warning

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
316 AM PDT Wed Aug 2 2017

WAZ504-507-509-511-512-555-556-558-559-030000-
/O.CON.KSEW.EH.W.0001.000000T0000Z-170805T0400Z/
Southwest Interior-Everett and Vicinity-Tacoma Area-
Hood Canal Area-Lower Chehalis Valley Area-
East Puget Sound Lowlands-Bellevue and Vicinity-
Seattle and Vicinity-Bremerton and Vicinity-
316 AM PDT Wed Aug 2 2017

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT
FRIDAY...

* TEMPERATURE...Unusually hot weather will continue through
  Friday. Widespread record highs are expected today and Thursday.
  Thursday should be the hottest day for most spots when highs
  will probably be within 5 degrees of the all-time records. Highs
  on Wednesday will be in the 90s. Thursday will be slightly
  warmer with 90s to near 104. Friday will be slightly cooler,
  but highs will still be in the upper 80s and 90s.

* TIMING...Through early Friday evening.

* IMPACTS...Heat illnesses are possible with temperatures this
  hot.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of
unusually hot weather will occur, creating a dangerous situation
in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids,
stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.
Young children and pets should never be left unattended in
vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during
hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a
matter of minutes.

&&

$$



Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
825 AM PDT Wed Aug 2 2017

.Dry unstable conditions will continue into Thursday particularly
in the Cascades and Olympics. Meeting Red Flag Warning criteria
for the Puget Sound area lowlands south into the southwest
interior looks less likely, but still possible for Thursday
afternoon.

WAZ654-655-657-022330-
/O.EXT.KSEW.FW.A.0002.170803T2100Z-170804T0600Z/
Central and South Puget Sound Lowlands-
Black Hills and Southwest Interior Lowlands-
Southeast Puget Sound Lowlands Generally Below 1500 Feet-
825 AM PDT Wed Aug 2 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR VERY HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 654, 655, AND 657...

* FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 654, 655, AND 657...

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zone 654. Fire weather zone 655.
  Fire weather zone 657.

* HAINES...Midlevel Haines rising to 6 or higher.

* TEMPERATURES/HUMIDITY...Highs today in the 90s and Thursday
  ranging from 96 to 104. Relative humidities this afternoon to
  drop into the lower to mid 20 percent range, and Thursday
  afternoon range from the upper teens to mid 20s.

* IMPACTS...Conditions may become favorable for rapid spread on
  any new or existing fires. Any outdoor burning is not
  recommended.

Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
533 AM PDT Wed Aug 2 2017

...FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE ACROSS MUCH OF INTERIOR SOUTHWESTERN
CALIFORNIA THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.Copious amounts of monsoonal moisture will continue to stream
across Southwestern California through Thursday. There will be a
chance of showers and thunderstorms across the entire region
today and early tonight. Due to abundant moisture throughout the
atmosphere, there will be the potential for intense downpours with
any thunderstorms. This will bring a risk of flash flooding,
especially to interior sections.

Particularly vulnerable to the effects of heavy downpours will be
locations in and below recent burn areas such as the Whittier and
Alamo burn areas. In addition to an increased threat of flash
flooding, mud and debris flows will be a concern should heavy rain
occur.

Latest computer models indicate that the moisture will linger
into Thursday night, especially in the mountains and the Antelope
Valley, so the Flash Flood watch may have to be extended in some
areas.

CAZ547-021945-
/O.EXA.KLOX.FF.A.0008.170802T1800Z-170803T0500Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Los Angeles County San Fernando Valley-
Including the cities of Woodland Hills, Northridge, Burbank,
and Universal City
533 AM PDT Wed Aug 2 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM PDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has expanded
the

* Flash Flood Watch to include the San Fernando Valley.

* From 11 AM PDT this morning through this evening

* Monsoonal moisture will bring a chance of showers and
  thunderstorms to the area. Some thunderstorms may produce
  intense downpours which could lead to flash flooding.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Fort Worth TX
328 AM CDT Wed Aug 2 2017

TXZ091>095-100>107-115>123-129>135-141>148-156>162-174-175-030830-
Montague-Cooke-Grayson-Fannin-Lamar-Young-Jack-Wise-Denton-Collin-
Hunt-Delta-Hopkins-Stephens-Palo Pinto-Parker-Tarrant-Dallas-
Rockwall-Kaufman-Van Zandt-Rains-Eastland-Erath-Hood-Somervell-
Johnson-Ellis-Henderson-Comanche-Mills-Hamilton-Bosque-Hill-Navarro-
Freestone-Anderson-Lampasas-Coryell-Bell-McLennan-Falls-Limestone-
Leon-Milam-Robertson-
328 AM CDT Wed Aug 2 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for North and Central Texas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.
Isolated thunderstorms are possible today, embedded within a broad
area of rain across North and Central Texas. Heavy rain and localized
flooding will be the main hazards from these storms.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday.
Low chances for thunderstorms will linger across Central Texas on
Thursday.

An unsettled weather pattern will continue through early
next week resulting in more chances for thunderstorms across North
and Central Texas Friday through Tuesday. Locations that receive
multiple rounds of rainfall throughout this time period may begin to
experience localized flooding.

Excessive Heat Warning

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
316 AM PDT Wed Aug 2 2017

WAZ504-507-509-511-512-555-556-558-559-030000-
/O.CON.KSEW.EH.W.0001.000000T0000Z-170805T0400Z/
Southwest Interior-Everett and Vicinity-Tacoma Area-
Hood Canal Area-Lower Chehalis Valley Area-
East Puget Sound Lowlands-Bellevue and Vicinity-
Seattle and Vicinity-Bremerton and Vicinity-
316 AM PDT Wed Aug 2 2017

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT
FRIDAY...

* TEMPERATURE...Unusually hot weather will continue through
  Friday. Widespread record highs are expected today and Thursday.
  Thursday should be the hottest day for most spots when highs
  will probably be within 5 degrees of the all-time records. Highs
  on Wednesday will be in the 90s. Thursday will be slightly
  warmer with 90s to near 104. Friday will be slightly cooler,
  but highs will still be in the upper 80s and 90s.

* TIMING...Through early Friday evening.

* IMPACTS...Heat illnesses are possible with temperatures this
  hot.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of
unusually hot weather will occur, creating a dangerous situation
in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids,
stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.
Young children and pets should never be left unattended in
vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during
hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a
matter of minutes.

&&

$$



Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
825 AM PDT Wed Aug 2 2017

.Dry unstable conditions will continue into Thursday particularly
in the Cascades and Olympics. Meeting Red Flag Warning criteria
for the Puget Sound area lowlands south into the southwest
interior looks less likely, but still possible for Thursday
afternoon.

WAZ654-655-657-022330-
/O.EXT.KSEW.FW.A.0002.170803T2100Z-170804T0600Z/
Central and South Puget Sound Lowlands-
Black Hills and Southwest Interior Lowlands-
Southeast Puget Sound Lowlands Generally Below 1500 Feet-
825 AM PDT Wed Aug 2 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR VERY HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 654, 655, AND 657...

* FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 654, 655, AND 657...

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zone 654. Fire weather zone 655.
  Fire weather zone 657.

* HAINES...Midlevel Haines rising to 6 or higher.

* TEMPERATURES/HUMIDITY...Highs today in the 90s and Thursday
  ranging from 96 to 104. Relative humidities this afternoon to
  drop into the lower to mid 20 percent range, and Thursday
  afternoon range from the upper teens to mid 20s.

* IMPACTS...Conditions may become favorable for rapid spread on
  any new or existing fires. Any outdoor burning is not
  recommended.

Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
533 AM PDT Wed Aug 2 2017

...FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE ACROSS MUCH OF INTERIOR SOUTHWESTERN
CALIFORNIA THROUGH THIS EVENING...

.Copious amounts of monsoonal moisture will continue to stream
across Southwestern California through Thursday. There will be a
chance of showers and thunderstorms across the entire region
today and early tonight. Due to abundant moisture throughout the
atmosphere, there will be the potential for intense downpours with
any thunderstorms. This will bring a risk of flash flooding,
especially to interior sections.

Particularly vulnerable to the effects of heavy downpours will be
locations in and below recent burn areas such as the Whittier and
Alamo burn areas. In addition to an increased threat of flash
flooding, mud and debris flows will be a concern should heavy rain
occur.

Latest computer models indicate that the moisture will linger
into Thursday night, especially in the mountains and the Antelope
Valley, so the Flash Flood watch may have to be extended in some
areas.

CAZ547-021945-
/O.EXA.KLOX.FF.A.0008.170802T1800Z-170803T0500Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Los Angeles County San Fernando Valley-
Including the cities of Woodland Hills, Northridge, Burbank,
and Universal City
533 AM PDT Wed Aug 2 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM PDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has expanded
the

* Flash Flood Watch to include the San Fernando Valley.

* From 11 AM PDT this morning through this evening

* Monsoonal moisture will bring a chance of showers and
  thunderstorms to the area. Some thunderstorms may produce
  intense downpours which could lead to flash flooding.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
ak

Flood Advisory

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Fairbanks AK
1123 AM AKDT Tue Aug 1 2017

AKZ217-218-030730-
/O.NEW.PAFG.FA.Y.0011.170801T1941Z-170803T0730Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Upper Kobuk and Noatak Valleys-Southeastern Brooks Range-
1123 AM AKDT Tue Aug 1 2017

The National Weather Service in Fairbanks has issued a

* Small Stream Flood Advisory for Rapid Rises for...
  The Upper Noatak, Kobuk, and Alatna River Basins...

* Until 1130 PM AKDT Wednesday

* Over 1 inch of rain fell over much of the upper Noatak, Kobuk, and
  Alatna River basins since Monday. A second weather front moving
  across the Brooks Range will bring an additional 1 to 2 inches of
  rain through Wednesday. Some locations north of Ambler and Kobuk
  may receive over 2 inches of rain.

* Rapid rises and minor flooding of small streams draining the
  northwest Brooks Range will begin this evening and continue into
  Wednesday. This includes small streams in the upper Noatak, Kobuk,
  and Alatna River valleys. Larger rivers in this area will
  experience sharp rises over the next several days, but flooding of
  the larger rivers is not expected at this time.

* People in this region of the Brooks Range should be prepared for
  rising water and increased debris moving down streams and rivers.
  Gravel bars will be covered and water will rise into the brush
  line on many rivers.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Advisory means river or stream flows are elevated or ponding
of water is occurring or is imminent.sacre

Heat Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Sacramento CA
1154 PM PDT Tue Aug 1 2017

...VERY HOT TEMPERATURES THIS WEEK...

.Widespread triple digit temperatures are expected across the
Valley and surrounding terrain through Thursday. Peak heat is
expected through Today. This will continue the risk for heat
related illnesses for the general population and especially for
sensitive groups.

CAZ014-017-019-067>069-030000-
/O.CON.KSTO.HT.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-170804T0300Z/
Burney Basin / Eastern Shasta County-Southern Sacramento Valley-
Northern San Joaquin Valley-Motherlode-
Western Plumas County/Lassen Park-
West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada-
Including the cities of Burney, Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto,
Grass Valley, Jackson, Chester, Quincy, and Blue Canyon
1154 PM PDT Tue Aug 1 2017

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THURSDAY...

* TEMPERATURE...High temperatures 98 to 108 degrees at
  elevations below 6000 feet. Overnight lows in the low 60s to
  mid 70s.

* IMPACTS...Long outdoor exposure will increase chances for heat
  related illness, especially for sensitive groups and people
  without access to AC.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are
possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned
room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and
neighbors.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
855 AM CDT Wed Aug 2 2017

LAZ027>033-041>045-052>055-073-074-TXZ180-201-215-216-259>262-
031100-
Vernon-Rapides-Avoyelles-Beauregard-Allen-Evangeline-St. Landry-
Calcasieu-Jefferson Davis-Acadia-Lafayette-Upper St. Martin-
Vermilion-Iberia-St. Mary-Lower St. Martin-West Cameron-
East Cameron-Tyler-Hardin-Jefferson-Orange-Northern Jasper-
Northern Newton-Southern Jasper-Southern Newton-
855 AM CDT Wed Aug 2 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of central
Louisiana, south central Louisiana, southwest Louisiana, west
central Louisiana, and southeast Texas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight
Numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected across much of the
region today as an approaching disturbance aloft interacts with an
increasingly moist atmosphere. Locations which receive repeated
heavy rains could experience minor flooding...otherwise severe
weather is not expected.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday
Elevated mainly afternoon and early evening rain chances remain in
the forecast through early next week. Severe weather is not
expected.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$



Flood Advisory

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Lake Charles LA
147 PM CDT WED AUG 2 2017

TXC245-361-022045-
/O.NEW.KLCH.FA.Y.0068.170802T1847Z-170802T2045Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Jefferson TX-Orange TX-
147 PM CDT WED AUG 2 2017

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has issued a

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Poor Drainage Areas
  for...
  Northwestern Jefferson County in southeastern Texas...
  Orange County in southeastern Texas...

* Until 345 PM CDT

* At 144 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
  thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding.
  Overflowing poor drainage areas will result in minor flooding in
  the advisory area. Rainfall rates of 3 to 4 inches per hour can be
  expected in the storms, with totals rainfall amounts of 2 to 3
  inches possible.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
  Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange, Vidor, West Orange, Nome, Bevil
  Oaks, China, Rose City, Pine Forest and Orangefield.
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Heavy rains bring flooding to Valley

Lacey1

 The town of Vestal is under a state of emergency, with roads closed and many homes still evacuated due to flooding.

Overnight, the Choconut Creek crested its banks, pushing floodwaters up to the streets.

38 homes had to be evacuated, one of those families needed to be rescued.

Emergency responders also had issues out on the roads.  They say crews had to help 13 people who got stuck trying to drive through standing water.  Despite all of this, there were no injuries to report.

The town supervisor says this was the third time the creek has flooded in recent memory, but to date, the DEC has refused to let his team go in and fix the water flow.

“There’s trees across there, we cannot go in and pick them up.  The owner can maybe go in and cut them and let them float down the stream.  But we can get them out of there.  We have the manpower to do it; we have the resources to do it.  We’re not asking for anything, we just want to be able to do it,” said Vestal Town Supervisor John Schaffer.

Overall 50 to 75 people were impacted by the flooding in Vestal.  The Red Cross is helping about a dozen of those displaced.

Volunteers will also be bringing in cleanup kits throughout affected area Monday.

The following roads are closed in Tioga County:

  • RT 17 East & West from Exit 64 to Exit 61

Town of Tioga:

  • Winters Road
  • West Whitcomb Hill
  • Neiger Hollow Rd

Town of Owego:

  • Fox Rd

 

METEOROLOGIST MIKE SCOTT

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Here are some advisories and warnings.

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
204 PM EDT MON JUL 24 2017

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/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Schuyler NY-Chemung NY-Tioga NY-Tompkins NY-
204 PM EDT MON JUL 24 2017

The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for…
Southeastern Schuyler County in central New York…
Northern Chemung County in central New York…
West central Tioga County in central New York…
Southwestern Tompkins County in central New York…

* Until 500 PM EDT

* At 203 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding in
the advisory area.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Horseheads, Newfield, Danby, Erin, Catharine, Spencer, Odessa,
Cayuta, Van Etten and Millport.


Flash Flood Warning
NYC023-109-242030-
/O.NEW.KBGM.FF.W.0032.170724T1734Z-170724T2030Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
Flash Flood Warning
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
134 PM EDT MON JUL 24 2017

The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for…
Southwestern Cortland County in central New York…
Northeastern Tompkins County in central New York…

* Until 430 PM EDT

* At 134 PM EDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain across the warned area.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Ithaca, Cortland, Cayuga Heights, Lansing, Homer, Virgil, Groton,
Dryden, McGraw and Harford.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Move to higher ground now. Act quickly to protect your life.

&&

LAT…LON 4263 7646 4262 7646 4262 7627 4266 7626
4266 7609 4241 7610 4241 7651 4263 7652

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become
unstable and unsafe.

In hilly terrain there are hundreds of low water crossings which are
potentially dangerous in heavy rain. Do not attempt to cross flooded
roads. Find an alternate route.


Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
1030 AM EDT Mon Jul 24 2017

NYZ009-015>018-022>025-036-037-044>046-057-062-PAZ040-043-044-047-
048-072-251430-
Northern Oneida-Yates-Seneca-Southern Cayuga-Onondaga-Steuben-
Schuyler-Chemung-Tompkins-Madison-Southern Oneida-Cortland-Chenango-
Otsego-Delaware-Sullivan-Northern Wayne-Wyoming-Lackawanna-Luzerne-
Pike-Southern Wayne-
1030 AM EDT Mon Jul 24 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for central New York and
northeast Pennsylvania.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Thunderstorms with brief heavy rainfall are possible this afternoon
and evening. The thunderstorms could also produce locally strong
winds and large hail.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday.

The probability of hazardous weather is low.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather
conditions according to Standard Operating Procedures.


 

The Things that Really Matter

In the next few months,  we will be embarking on a quest to house homeless Veterans.  This will be no easy feat,  but it is achievable.  The biggest and best hope is an informed people, who lay aside political hyperbole and false narratives.  But what are these narratives?  What are the options?

Feeding our own poor,  who truly do need our help.  Not senseless rioting, raping women and girls.  Money that goes to the various social dichotomies,  SAIN kits and policies that help victims of those heinous crimes.  It is the women who suffer the vagaries by deed, police interviews and the court.

Ex-President Obama,  was big on campaign promises (immigration) and short on real initiatives.  The choke point was the Sequester. Well what about it?  Nestled in these obtuse proclamations,  was money that was diverted to (illegals, healthcare reform and the fish that saved Pittsburgh).   None of these were Republican issues per se, but they are real.

Filipino Superstar.  Coming to US  and supporting local and international causes. Video by Wish 107.5. All rights reserved by 107.5.  Listen .

The bargaining chip was the suspension of military pay and benefits.   Paring away needed support and doing an end run.  Two billion dollars which were earmarked for Veterans and to the VA , to pay for illegals.  Americans are watching us.  What are doing,  what is being done?  Nadda and more of that nada.

The people that matter and the funds to get this done.   Not five hundred dollar handshakes, the release sensitive documents and rapes that go unpunished.

More is going is to be said and done. Coming very soon.

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Put up a Parking Lot, Pennsboro Speedway, a Phoenix Rising.

Nestled in the catacombs of our memories lie tragedy and inevitability.   Pennsboro,  WV,  a sleepy town of almost 1,200 people is stirring, pushing for new life to an old habit.   A secure place with it’s own particular history and a populace not floundering with the future but embracing it.    Not a parking lot or apartment complex but a resounding family affair,  apparent and growing.

Every Autumn has it’s flourish and the long hard and cold Decembers seem so lonely and desperate.   Hedging next year as profoundly more important than past and yet feeling that some person in a high place with a well-kept lawn sees no use.   No reason to deal with the noise (in the middle of nowhere- basically) and for a few votes suppressing a good thing.

The good people of the past feel a particular melancholy,  with the sounds of mechanics tools and a desperate driver preparing for a feature uncertain of it’s end.   Wives and children sit silently as drivers don helmets and safety restraints.    The sound from the PA system alerts drivers to go to the staging area and so it goes.

Not many are paid except maybe feature payouts for a lucky few and the money and time spent getting it right and knowing that if you do not get more sponsors it may be over anyway.

Anyhow,  that is next week’s problem or next year or whatever.   The track is dry or maybe too wet but somehow the job gets done and it is time to race,  inspite of everything.    But in the lonely dell at the edge of the treeline sits people ready for action.    Tomorrow will come by and by.

People who are proud and proud of the flag,  bowing reverently with hand over heart and a prayer for the safety of all.   It is a special night.   Another night celebrating the sacrifce of Veterans and active duty types. That and first responders,  heroes in any regard.

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Like at many tracks pictures and accounts are numerous but when they are not and when older fans and drivers want to think back on those days and the joys they brung then these stories and photos bring that back for awhile.    I will enclose a couple links so that you can see more of this great history of this track and remember sponsors because ultimately these sponsors and investors are needed to keep a track going.

http://free-stock-illustration.com/pennsboro+speedway+photos

http://www.wboy.com/story/28902683/ritchie-county-fairgrounds-pennsboro-speedway-revived

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rebuilding-Pennsboro-Speedway-And-Ritchie-County-

This facebook account above you can regard as a portal to all things related to Pennsboro Speedway and Fairgrounds.    They will keep you posted on events and initiatives for the track.

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I have worked on around 100 radio stations as a broadcaster and Meteorologist and I have seen a few tracks come and go and includes tracks like Hales Corner Speedway,  USA International in Lakeland,  Fairgrounds Speedway (Tampa),  Golden Gate Speedway and a few others and I hate that.   The tracks that remain face issues of rainouts,  selling out to new owners and I can guarantee you this,  that the people of Nazareth dirt and the tri-oval were  back.  There are some things that matter and to the racing community this is literally life and death.     Non-fans and politicians may not see the intrinsic good in a race facility but it is more than a sport.    It is an event and culturally invaluable.