Meteor in GA/AL... Humberto Nearing Hurricane Strength... Gabrielle Going Green on Funktop..
11PM Humberto... strengthening towards Hurricane Status...
11:00 PM AST Mon Sep 9
Location: 13.9°N 25.9°W
Moving: WNW at 10 mph
Min pressure: 1000 mb
Max sustained: 60 mph
New statistics have it at 100MPH where the earlier forecast was for 90MPH
INIT 10/0300Z 13.9N 25.9W 50 KT 60 MPH 12H 10/1200Z 14.4N 27.1W 60 KT 70 MPH 24H 11/0000Z 15.4N 28.1W 70 KT 80 MPH 36H 11/1200Z 16.9N 28.7W 80 KT 90 MPH 48H 12/0000Z 19.1N 29.1W 85 KT 100 MPH 72H 13/0000Z 23.0N 30.0W 75 KT 85 MPH 96H 14/0000Z 25.2N 32.3W 55 KT 65 MPH 120H 15/0000Z 26.0N 36.0W 45 KT 50 MPH
Interesting view of the track for Gabrielle...
Canadian Hurricane Center...they are good... they seem to have it a higher, stronger storm than we do... interesting.
Humberto big green splotch on Funktop.
Gabrielle went green on funktop... finally. Jokingly told a friend that if it does that someone at the NHC is gonna puke at the thought of having to write advisories again... probably true too.
And................the sounds of the night were shattered in the South as reports of a meteor flashing it's way across the skies of Alabama and Georgia and possibly nearby states are streaming in to the media. No pictures yet.. no video yet.
Seems there have been several so far this September... go figure no hurricanes. but lots of meteors.
Twitter is ablaze tonight looking for a picture.. a photo.. video... check it out yourself..
Here's an example.
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James-Paul Dice @jpdice_Fox6 17m
Had Dr. Bill Cooke from NASA on-air about tonight's meteor. The meteor was the size of a bowling ball traveling at 73,000mph. #fox6wbrc
NeEmergencyNewsWX @NeEmergencyNews 33m
POSSIBLE Meteor strike in the Southeast US....near Birmingham, Alabama...Fire ball was seen then a sonic boom was... http://fb.me/1lw5qDhrE
Followed by 28storms.com
Michael King @mhking 48m
Reports of a bright meteor streaking over GA & AL tonight http://www.amsmeteors.org/members/fireball/browse_reports?report_status=pending … #news
Followed by Michelle Malkin
John Morales @JohnMoralesNBC6 49m
MT @spann: No video so far of tonight’s 9:30p ET fireball/meteor that streaked over the southern sky. Hundreds of reports from 5 states
TWC Breaking @TWCBreaking 53m
We've heard some reports of a bright meteor fireball over central AL and GA. Did you see it? Tweet us your pictures or video.
Best current source of information...
When done read the earlier blog... everything I said is still true and expect an upgrade back to named status for Gabrielle if she continues to flare up and spin all night the way she has all day.
Sweet Tropical Dreams
|No||No||Jason B.||3||The most remarkable thing I have ever saw! The blue streak lit up the whole...||Details|
|Yes||Yes||David J.||1||I only heard the sound. But it was loud. We thought it might...||Details|
|Unknown||No||James S.||3||Object appeared larger than most meteors I have observed with a hot red color vs....||Details|
|No||No||Marty B.||1||its was something i have never seen before|