Hurricane Harbor

A writer and a tropical muse. A funky Lubavitcher who enjoys watching the weather, hurricanes, listening to music while enjoying life with a sense of humor and trying to make sense of it all!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Hurricane Rina, Grow Houses in Hollywood Florida and the Northern Lights

If you will click on the above link you will see a Hurricane that is rapidly intensifying and on her way to Major Hurricane Status. I could go conservative and say she will be a Cat 2 but that would be lying. I think she will easily go Cat 3 if she continues this process throughout the night.

Beautiful, really.

I'd post a picture, but I'm not on my computer and just writing vs posting pics.

So, this sort of figures. Here I am in Miami, waiting for someone to give birth and watching a rapidly intensifying storm that many models bring this way over the weekend. Now, not only do I not know exactly when she is going to give birth ...while we are impatiently waiting, we also don't know whether or not we will or won't get Hurricane Rina. So typical of my life somehow.

What is wonderfully more typical is that a helicopter hovered over the house this afternoon while we were sitting out on the patio enjoying the beautiful, breezy weather. I made a joke about "what are they looking for a grow house or something??" and it seems I was right. Of course... back in South Florida with grow houses being busted and a swirling hurricane down in the Caribbean and most of the Florida Keys already in the Five Day Cone.

Facts on the storm that are worth keeping in mind... The water where it is right now is really, really hot. Possibly as hot as 85 degrees. She is moving very slowly and she is staying just south of some dry air and shear to her north. As I said the other day, she's like a star QB in a pocket with all the time to find his target. And, what city will be her target is somewhere in the wide, odd shaped cone out of the NHC. First she will go to the left and then she will go to the right. A funky sort of storm I suppose trying to figure out which way to go.

Sort of ironically funny in it's typical funky Florida way. Always some drama going on and yet after the helicopter flew away the sun began to set and paint a picture perfect sunset all coral and gold with touches of mauve mixed in.

Laughing so hard I can't stop coughing. It's perfect. Figures. What next?

In the world of the geologically bizarre there was an earthquake in the Cayman Islands. Moderately small, but big enough to get noticed. And, I'm thinking they are going to get a storm possibly in the same week as an earthquake. I suppose people who do astrocartography would be wondering what goes with the vibes....

Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 03:23:09 UTC
Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 10:23:09 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
17.967°N, 81.442°W
10 km (6.2 miles)
147 km (91 miles) S of GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands
271 km (168 miles) ENE of Swan Island
376 km (233 miles) W of Montego Bay, Jamaica
874 km (543 miles) S of Miami, Florida

Hmmmnnn.... Anyone know where Miss Cleo is? She might have some good insight....

As for me, I'm watching Rina swirl and strengthen down in the Caribbean while visions of Mitch and Wilma dance in my head. Mostly Wilma.

And, lastly on the Earth Science watch it's worth noting there is a spectacular show of the Northern Lights going on currently as I type this up to the north of me, but as far south as Tennessee, Nebraska, Kansas and who knows where else they will be seen.,0,3463199.column

Take a trip on tonight and type in "Northern Lights" and you will see the feed flowing fast, but not as fast as Rina is developing new stronger cells.

I imagine tomorrow morning there will be stories on the end of the world, 2012 and UFO conspiracies of the 8th or 9th kind if this keeps up.

Weather always happens, unusual weather always happens and hurricanes always happen in October in the Caribbean.

Will Rina pull south of Florida and exit stage right across Cuba and the Florida Straits or does she want to leave her mark on history?

If you see red colors in the sky towards the North tonight, anywhere from Tennessee north you might just be seeing the Northern Lights because of a strong Coronal Mass Ejection that hit the Earth's magnetic field this afternoon... just as the Hollywood police were moving in on the 5ft tall marijuana plants growing just down the street from a popular Magnet School a
City Hall.

And, you wonder where Burn Notice gets it's ideas from??? The Nightly News in South Florida ;)

Sweet Tropical Dreams,


Ps... I've lived in Hollywood California.... as much as I love LA I'll take South Florida any day ;)


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