Waterspouts Possible Today In Miami?
Okay, so I wake up this morning from the annoying garbage truck that comes before six o' clock somewhere down the block and a pair of incessantly noisy parrots. Parrots run in pairs, never alone.. sometimes they run with other birds, but they are always noisy. Not as noisy as some nest of baby birds that the neighbor is soon going to flush out of their happy little abode when she tents her house.
Life in Miami in the morning.
I turned on the weather radio for fun, nostalgia.. I left my sidekick at work :(
Waterspouts possible out over open water and something about the possibility of rain. Possibility mind you, not probablability but in drought stricken south florida we will take anything we can get. We'll also take pics of the waterspouts if we see them. Of course it will rain today, I know where I am going for lunch to do some research and some karmic rainstorm always lets loose on such days.
Anyway, call it a sign of the times... May... clouds from the Glades may bump and grind and slam into showes out over the Gulfstream to borrow a line from Jimmy Buffett. Just today, not in the forecast every day but telling you in less than three weeks Miami is going to get slammed with some rainstorm that acts like God turned on the garden hose and let it rip... will test every unrepaired roof in Miami and those repaired badly.
Did Joe Bastardi really say South Florida isn't in a drought? Rumor has it (sorry) he did, I guess I'll check for myself but reliable sources said he said Northern Florida was really in a drought, not South Florida. Sure hope Joey isn't planning on diving off that boat dock on Lake Okochobee that is now out over dry Prairie Grass. No drought? What was he thinkin'?
See forecast below for Miami area.. nice, very nice.. if it happens.
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR SOUTH FLORIDA...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
504 AM EDT WED MAY 2 2007
GLADES-HENDRY-PALM BEACH WESTERN-PALM BEACH EASTERN-
WESTERN COLLIER-EASTERN COLLIER-WESTERN BROWARD-
BROWARD METROPOLITAN-WESTERN DADE-DADE METROPOLITAN-
448 AM EDT WED MAY 2 2007
...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS OVER INTERIOR AND EAST COAST TODAY...
...A FEW STORMS COULD PRODUCE STRONG WIND GUSTS AND HEAVY RAIN...
...ISOLATED WATERSPOUTS POSSIBLE OVER ATLANTIC WATERS THIS MORNING...
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTH FLORIDA.
.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT
THUNDERSTORMS: SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP
OVER MAINLAND SOUTH FLORIDA TODAY AS BOTH, SEA AND LAKE BREEZES,
INTERACT WITH DIURNAL HEATING. THESE STORMS WILL MAINLY DEVELOP
OVER EASTERN INLAND AREAS AND DRIFT SLOWLY NORTHEASTWARD THROUGH
THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS.
WATERSPOUTS: THERE IS A MODERATE RISK OF WATERSPOUTS OVER THE ATLANTIC
WATERS AS LINES OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MOVE SLOWLY OVER THESE
WATERS THIS MORNING.
WIND: THE STRONGEST STORMS THAT DEVELOP TODAY COULD PRODUCE WIND
GUST IN THE 40 TO 50 MPH RANGE.
FLOODING: LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN AND PONDING OF WATER IN POORLY
DRAINED AREAS IS POSSIBLE, ESPECIALLY OVER THE EASTERN METRO AREAS, DUE
TO THE EXPECTED SLOW MOVEMENT OF THE THUNDERSTORMS.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY
THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS FOR THURSDAY AFTERNOON.
NO OTHER HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.
FOR MORE INFORMATION...VISIT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
MIAMI WEBSITE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MIAMI.