Weather Information for SE GA / SE SC
Saturday, Sept 18, 2021
Tropical Weather Update
An area of low pressure well off the the mid-Atlantic coast has intensitied into tropical storm Odette. However, it is more like a 'baroclinic' low pressure system than a tropical storm with the stronger winds and storms well NE of the center of rotataion. It will remain at sea but the broad circulation around it will generate strong winds along the Atlantic Canadian coast.
There will be several tropical waves moving off the coast of Africa over the next several days and at the moment, the one midway between Africa and the Virgin Islands could develop into a named storm. The one off the coast of Africa could also become a storm. None of these are a threat to our area of SE GA / SE SC for the next week. The next names on the list are Peter and Rose.
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Forecast for SE GA / SE SC
Partly to mostly cloudy with a 40% chance for showers. Highs will be in the mid 80s and lows in the lower 70s.
Sunday - Tuesday
Mostly cloudy with a 70-80% chance for showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the mid 80s and lows in the lower 70s.
Partly cloudy with a 50% chance for showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the mid 80s and lows in the upper 60s.
Thursday & Friday
Fair to partly cloudy. Highs will be in the lower 80s and lows in the mid 60s.
See the FORECAST RAIN CHANCES/AMOUNTS ... FORECAST TEMPERATURES ... and the FORECAST CLOUDS & WINDS for your area
Beach Water Temperatures are in the lower 80s
A complete & comprehensive meteorological discussion is available from the National Weather Service, Charleston and from the NWS, Jacksonville, FL
Heavenly Backyard Astronomy
Summer Nights Under the Stars
The Wizard Nebula ... NGC 7380
I took this image from a monochrome camera (ZWO ASI 1600mm) using narrowband filters for the color channels. For the RED channel, I used a blend the Sulfur 2 filter & The hydrogen-Alpha filter … GREEN channel, Hydrogen-alpha filter, and for the BLUE channel I used the Oxygen 3 filter. This is known as the 'Hubble Palette' of color combination. Total exposure time was 3hr 55min.
This nebula is located 7200 light years away. Visually, the interplay of stars, gas, and dust has created a shape that appears to some like a fictional medieval sorcerer. In the sky, it located high in the NE after 10 pm in middle September. It's impossible to see without a telescope.
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