Current weather at Coffee Bluff:Temp: 72.3Heat Index: 72Dew Point: 49.8Max: 73.5Min: 52.8Rainfall today: 0.00Time: 4:27p

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Discussion: ... It will be mostly sunny today

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Tropical System Continues to Develop....
A system in the SW Gulf of Mexico continues to slowly organize and is now tropical depression Sixteen with the potential of becoming sub-tropical storm (Nestor) later today or tomorrow. The path of this system will move it toward the NE putting it near the FL panhandle late Friday night and then into central GA and SC Saturday afternoon and night. If so, rain could start in our region before daybreak Saturday with moderate to heavy rain during the day on Saturday into Saturday night and early Sunday morning. This system would also generate strong winds of 30 - 40 mph with stronger gusts within rain squalls (brief periods of heavy rains and strong gusty winds).
More information at the NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER website.

Today however, will cool with filtered sunshine while tonight will be fair and chilly. Tomorrow should start off sunny and cool with increasing clouds later in the day and during the night. See the FORECAST TEMPERATURES
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Heavenly Backyard Astronomy

The Horsehead Nebula
This is one of my favorite deep space objects and is about 1,500 light-years away. The horse's head is mainly a large dust cloud obscuring the stars and nebulous gasses. The red color originates from hydrogen gas predominantly behind the nebula, ionized by the nearby bright star to the upper right, Sigma Orionis. To the upper left is the "Flame Nebula". Much of the glow results when the electrons and ionized hydrogen recombine. Additional dark gas and dust lie in front of the bright part of the nebula and this is what causes the dark network that appears in the center of the glowing gas. All of this is part of Orion where nearby is the famous Orion Nebula. The very bright star at the top of the photo is "Alnitak" wich is the left star of the triplet forming Orion's belt. Alnitak, a very young star less than a million years old and (compared to our sun which is 4.3 billion years old) and is about 1,260 light-years from earth and is about 20 times larger than the sun, as compared to the bright red giant Betelgeuse in the upper left of the constilation Orion (not in this picture), which is about 287 times larger than our sun. This nebulae is located medium high in the east around 3 am in October and will be high overhead around 1 am in early December.
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Pat's 6 Week Weather Outlook

Oct 17-Oct 24
Above Normal
Normal High = 77 ... Low = 56
Precip: Above Normal
(Normal = 0.70" per week)
Oct 25-Oct 31
Below Normal
Normal High = 76 ... Low = 54
Precip: Slightly Above Normal
(Normal = 0.56" per week)
Nov 1-Nov 7
Around Normal
Normal High = 74 ... Low = 51
Precip: Around Normal
(Normal = 0.56" per week)

Nov 8-Nov 14
Above Normal
Normal High = 72 ... Low = 49
Precip: Slightly Below Normal
(Normal = 0.56" per week)
Nov 15-Nov 21
Above Normal
Normal High = 70 ... Low = 47
Precip: Slightly Below Normal
(Normal = 0.56" per week)
Nov 22-Nov 28
Slightly Above Normal
Normal High = 68 ... Low = 46
Precip: Slightly Below Normal
(Normal = 0.56" per week)

This is a new product that I have been watching from Tropical Tidbits Climate Models. This is not a forecast but just an 'outlook'. Keep in mind, the 7 day period is the average of those days with some days above the values and other could be below the values. This is used to get a better idea as to what to expect (maybe).

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