NYC Weather Update - Aug 18, 2014

NYC Weather Update – Aug 18, 2014

This week will feature mostly calm and tame conditions for the most part, which is excellent news in comparison to last week when a record-breaking storm dropped 13″+ of rain on Islip.

Today-Wednesday will feature essentially the same weather, sunny to mostly clear skies with pleasant high temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s.

Our first and only real chance at precipitation this week will be…

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The Breakers. A mansion constructed in 1895 during the Gilded Age by Cornelius Vanderbilt, famed railroad magnate. Built in the Italian Renaissance Style.

Hurricane Iselle - Tropical Update

Hurricane Iselle – Tropical Update

I haven’t been active on this blog the past couple of weeks as I’ve been in Costa Rica, however, the unfolding situation with Hurricane Iselle warrants a posting. I’ve observed Iselle as it formed from a tropical wave and then a tropical depression along the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zoneoff of the coast of Central America where I’m currently staying. Now, Iselle is closing in on the Hawaiian…

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rosetta mission a success! this is the first clear image of a comet ever taken by a space probe. over the course of the next 15 months, rosetta will begin unlocking the science behind comets. although they exist in the millions, our understanding of them is still quite poor.

rosetta mission a success! this is the first clear image of a comet ever taken by a space probe. over the course of the next 15 months, rosetta will begin unlocking the science behind comets. although they exist in the millions, our understanding of them is still quite poor.

estrellas y arena
cuando la noche se cayó, el sol retiró.la luna se levantósobre las olasque están la reflejando.

las estrellas, infinitas,que parecen infinitesimales,son colgados como joyasen la corona de una reinaquien vives en un castilloque se llama Vía Láctea.
en eso momento,un hombre como yosiento insignificante.pero, cuando tu me besas,yo estoy ungidocon la luz de las estrellas,y puedo volara la tierra de felizsin ningunas fronteras.
vuela conmigo….
———-
stars and sand
when the night falls,the sun retires.the moon risesover the waveswhich reflect it.
the stars, infinite,appearing infinitesimal,are hung like jewelsin the crown of a queenwho lives in a castlethat is called the Milky Way.
in this moment,a man like mefeels insignificantbut when you kiss me,i am anointedwith starlightand i can flyto a land of happinesswithout any boundaries
fly with me….

estrellas y arena

cuando la noche 
se cayó, el sol retiró.
la luna se levantó
sobre las olas
que están la reflejando.

las estrellas, infinitas,
que parecen infinitesimales,
son colgados como joyas
en la corona de una reina
quien vives en un castillo
que se llama Vía Láctea.

en eso momento,
un hombre como yo
siento insignificante.
pero, cuando tu me besas,
yo estoy ungido
con la luz de las estrellas,
y puedo volar
a la tierra de feliz
sin ningunas fronteras.

vuela conmigo….

———-

stars and sand

when the night falls,
the sun retires.
the moon rises
over the waves
which reflect it.

the stars, infinite,
appearing infinitesimal,
are hung like jewels
in the crown of a queen
who lives in a castle
that is called the Milky Way.

in this moment,
a man like me
feels insignificant
but when you kiss me,
i am anointed
with starlight
and i can fly
to a land of happiness
without any boundaries

fly with me….

NYC Weather Update - Jul 21, 2014

NYC Weather Update – Jul 21, 2014

This will be my last weather update for the next 3 weeks as I will be traveling to Costa Rica during that time.

Tuesday – things will heat up on Tuesday as the high pressure center responsible for the what has been a refreshingly cool and fair stretch of weather moves to the southeast. This will allow warm, tropical air to move back into the area, setting the stage for high temperatures to climb…

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Got a rare chance to see the decommissioned and partially dismantled USS Saratoga (CV-60) up close sitting in dock at Newport, RI (it will be moved at some point soon to be scrapped).

This Forrestal class supercarrier was active from 1956 to 1994, during which time it played a part in numerous naval combat operations. These include deployment to the Gulf of Tonkin and Vietnam in 1972, the Gulf of Sidra off Libya during 1986 agains the forces of Muammar Gaddafi, and Operation Desert Storm (the First Persian Gulf War).

It is hard to imagine that the derelict hulk of this once mighty vessel once housed over 5,000 sailors in support of an air wing of 70-90 fighter aircraft! Even in its current state, it is still quite imposing. 

The decision to scrap the Saratoga was made after unsuccessful attempts to turn it into a museum ship.