Funded from NASA’s Applied Sciences Program, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and several partners developed an 8-hour convective weather forecast based on fuzzy logic and cloud top and moisture level input from the two Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) that cover a large portion of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
Storms and turbulence, are noted in deep magenta (closest to the value of 1.0). Visitors to the site can then click on any of the eight hourly forecasts that follow, or play all of the pictures together in movie mode.
..HURRICANE FORCE WINDS GUSTS REPORTED OVER LONG ISLAND AND THE NEW YORK METROPOLITAN AREAS…
Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook
ABNT20 KNHC 292329
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
800 PM EDT MON OCT 29 2012
FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC…CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO…
POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE SANDY IS ABOUT TO MAKE LANDFALL ALONG THE
SOUTH NEW JERSEY COAST. AT 1100 PM EDT…THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER WILL ISSUE ITS LAST ADVISORY ON SANDY. THE
HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER…HPC…WILL BEGIN ISSUING
PUBLIC ADVISORIES ON SANDY AT 500 AM EDT TUESDAY. HPC PUBLIC
ADVISORIES WILL BE ISSUED UNDER THE SAME WMO AND AWIPS HEADERS AS
THE NHC PUBLIC ADVISORIES…AND WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE VIA THE NHC
9:00 PM EDT Mon Oct 29
Location: 39.6°N 74.6°W
Moving: WNW at 21 mph
Min pressure: 947 mb
Max sustained: 80 mph
AVSEC World 2012 Postponed
Due to Hurricane Sandy and impending severe weather that has the potential to inflict enormous and unprecedented damage on the East Coast, and specifically the New York metropolitan region, the decision has been made to postpone AVSEC World 2012 and associated meetings and events. This decision was not made lightly but in the interest of the safety and security of our attendees.
Any reservations made at the below hotels through the conference registration system will be considered cancelled for arrival dates beginning on Sunday, 28 October unless we are otherwise notified.
The New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
The Sheraton Brooklyn New York
The NU Hotel
Any reservations made outside of the conference registration site will need to be attended to on your own accord.
Thank you for your understanding and we will continue to provide updates to you in a timely manner.
From the National Weather Service: Tropical Storm Isaac is currently just off the coast of northeastern Cuba, moving toward the northwest at 20 mph. Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph and strengthening is forecast over the next 48 hours, with Isaac expected to be at or near hurricane strength as it reaches the Florida Keys late Sunday. Hurricane & Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings are in effect for much of the Florida coast.
What: Thomas Cook Boeing 757-300 en route from Glasgow to Antalya Where: London When: Feb 15th 2012 Why: The flight had taken off normally from Glasgow, but while en route, the weather radar system failed.
The crew of flight MT-3614 notified London and were able to divert to Gatwick where they made a safe landing.
One might say it was an overabundance of caution because weather radar might not be considered essential–but considering the distance covered and potential conditions en route and on landing in Antalya, it seems their caution was, in my opinion at least, justified.
What: Air Charter Services Pvt. Ltd Pilatus PC-12/45 en route from Jagdish Memorial Hospital to Apollo Hospital. Where: Faridabad When: May 25, 2011 10:45 pm Who: 7 aboard, 3 on the ground, 10 fatalities Why: After the pilot reported flying into bad weather, the plane transporting a patient from a Patna hospital to Apollo Hospital (Delhi) and carrying two doctors, two attendants, the pilot and the co-pilot crashed onto the rooftop of two houses in Parvatiya Colony. The plane’s nose broke off and fell to the street below. It appears that local residents may have taken the propellor and other parts of the plane. It did not carry a cockpit voice recorder or a data recorder.
After the crash, the plane and scattered medical equipment remained on the roof. The 22-year-old patient, was Rahul Raj and the plane’s crew was Dr Rajesh, Dr Arshad, Captain Harpreet, co-pilot Manpreet Kataria, Ratnesh Kumar and male nurse Cyril. Rahul and Ratnesh were cousins, and both residents of Bettiah in West Champaran. Raj, who was in a coma and on a ventilator was being transported to treat jaundice and complications of hepatitis.
In the Sehrawats house, fifty five-year-old Vedvati, her daughter Sarita (19) and daughter-in-law Rani (20) died in their house in Gali, 3 Mukesh Kunj at 10.35 pm. Because of the heat, they were on the roof at the time of the crash.
Sobharam Sehrawats, his son Deepak, and nephew Yash were injured.
The other house that was damaged (but no fatalities) was owned by 37-year-old Chittaranjan Singh.
Both the 3 residents of the house(s) and the 7 aboard the plane were burned beyond recognition.
An Indian Airlines flight to Delhi which was due to leave at the same time stayed on the tarmac at Patna instead of flying into the strong winds.
The plane disappeared from radar at 10:45 pm. It was reported that at the time of crash, strong winds were affecting planes landing at IGI airport. The DCGA is not carrying out the investigation, but it will be carried out independently.
What: Alitalia McDonnell Douglas MD-82 en route from Rome to Palermo Italy Where: Midway between Rome and Palermo When: Oct 24th 2009 Who: n/a Why: While en route, the weather radar failed. The crew decided to return to Rome where they made a safe landing. Passengers were provided another plane 3 hours later.
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