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Words From Jerry
Jerry again went into the hospital a couple of times in August with chest pains and they still haven't decided what is causing them.
August has been a warm and humid month here on Long Island with almost no rain.
The forecast said it would be a calm hurricane season and so far it has been.

Bill Long Island (VP & Moderator)

August's Weather
  • 3rd: A tornado churned through Okeeheelee Park, uprooting trees, tearing the roof off the viewing platform at the Ski Club of the Palm Beaches.
  • 7th: Troy, AL had a tornado rated EF-1, with max winds of 100 mph.
  • 15th: No rain at DFW Airport since July 8, the 6th longest rain-free period on record. The 1.20" of rain in Seattle yesterday: exactly equal to the entire total from May 1 - August 13.
  • 17th: Central Park, NY's record high temperature of 95 degrees tied the previous record set in 1944.
  • 18th: Fourth tropical depression of the season developed over the east-central tropical Atlantic and was later in the day named Danny. The NWS would confirm that 3 tornadoes hit Wisconsin and were from EF-1 to EF-2.
  • 19th: Portland, Oregon hit 90 degrees for the 26th time this year? Previous record was 24 times in 2009.
  • 20th: Danny became the first hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season with max sustained winds of 75 mph.
  • 21st: Hurricane Danny strengthened to a Category 2 and later in the day to a Cat 3. The NWS would confirm an EF-1 tornado in Mifflintown, PA.
  • 22nd: Hurricane Danny weakened to a Cat 1 as it approached Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Kahului on Maui Island, Hawaii tied its all-time record high temperature (for any month) with a 97.
  • 24th: Danny weakens to a Tropical Depression. Winds 35mph, pressure 1009mb... Moving west at 10mph. 98L became Tropical Storm Erika with winds of 45 mph, and a minimum pressure of 1003 mb.
  • 29th: Erika degenerates to a Low Pressure, but drops 15" of rain on Dominica causes 4 deaths from mudslides. A tornado passed through the area of Interstate 75 and Palm Beach Boulevard FORT MYERS, Fl.
  • 30th: TS Fred forms off of Africa.
  • 31st: Heavy rain in southern Florida from the Erika Low Pressure & and TS Fred quickly becomes a hurricane and hits Cape Verno Islands, the first in 123 years.

Belmar, NJ

Crickets & Temps

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The sound of a cricket is an effective way of
measuring the air temperature. There are
two separate formulas that factor
in the number of chirps in a certain
amount of time that will give you
the temperature in fahrenheit or celsius.

Florida Thunderstorms

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September Hurricanes

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The typical breeding grounds for Atlantic tropical cyclones continues to expand during the month of September
as the ocean water temperatures reach their peak and the wind shear is weak.

New Member

Welcome back John Jensen of Woodstock IL.

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