Aah Jim, local Coastal Storm Expert in Disaster Recovery, Sunday 8:00pm update on Hurricane Dorian

Aah Jim is a local coastal storm expert in disaster recovery who researches the hurricanes and gives no nonsense reporting about them in easy to understand language. Read his prior updates for important info about how hurricanes work, i.e. “It doesn’t matter what the top windspeed of a storm is if it stays out in the Atlantic. it does not matter what the wind speed of the narrow eastern eyewall of Dorian is doing if that eyewall is not expected to come close to Florida. No matter how big a hurricane is, once it drives completely up on land it dramatically weakens, it needs to hit a warm open body of water again before it can pose a major threat.
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im writes: Time for the Dont Panic Weather update for 8pm. Dorian continues to stall out as it hits the Bahamas as all the models projected. It will remain in the Bahamas, creeping along barely moving west and drifting slightly north along the expected track until late Monday, early morning Tuesday. This will feel like the longest labor day in history waiting for it to finally move! All the major models then project that Dorian will head north paralleling Florida’s coast. This will bring it into progressively less warm waters and its winds are expected to drop to Cat 4 then Cat 3 as it moves north. The heavy rainfall and high winds battering the Bahamas are not expected to be repeated on Florida because Dorian is projected to remain off shore and never make landfall. The glancing blow from just the western edge of Dorian will have a wind speed of only about 44 mph. You can see the wind structure in the diagram below. The projected wind speeds for Florida’s eastern cities are 30-50 mph. See my last post for individual cities wind estimates, they haven’t changed since my 2pm post.  Continue reading

Aah Jim, local Coastal Storm Expert in Disaster Recovery, Sunday 2:00 pm update

Aah Jim is a local coastal storm expert in disaster recovery who researches the hurricanes and gives no nonsense reporting about them in easy to understand language. He has a lot of relevant info here. He’ll give an update this evening since not much has changed since this 2pm post.  Aah Jim writes:
This is your Dont Panic Weather Update for 2pm EDT: The forecast for Dorian HAS NOT CHANGED!!! It is still projected by every credible source to not make landfall in Florida. The current projections fit in well with the total set of atmospheric conditions and predict a path that is historically common for hurricanes at this latitude. Once Dorian starts heading north it will hit progressively cooler waters and progressively stronger pressures to move off shore so the likelihood of Dorian turning much further west then the projections are not very high and get lower as it moves north. The overall wind speed of the storm is also expected to drop by 10-15 mph each day as it heads north over less warm waters. There are a lot of misleading info being circulated by media, local officials and facebook posts including a spaghetti projection showing landfall in Florida that is days old and proved to be inaccurate hours after it was created. Once again it does not matter what the wind speed of the narrow eastern eyewall of Dorian is doing if that eyewall is not expected to come close to Florida. So the recap:  Continue reading

The September 2019 Horizons is now online and here are the horoscopes

The September 2019 Horizons is now online at http://horizonsmagazine.com/mags_online/9-19-Issue.pdf . The flipbook version at http://horizonsmagazine.com/fb/9-19/mobile/index.html.  We are honored to have nationally known Maya White doing the monthly horoscopes. Maya White is a Master Destination Astrologer and one of only 90 people in the world certified in Astro*Carto*Graphy, a specialized branch of astrology which helps people find their perfect place on earth for love, prosperity, and personal growth.  Visit Maya’s website and for an introduction to Maya White, see http://horizonsmagazine.com/blog/introducing-horizons-new-astrologer-maya-white/ Contact her and ask what she might do for you.  Here are this month’s horoscopes: Cusp dates are accurate for 2019. Sometimes the actual date the sun enters the sign varies by a day or so because of a leap year, or, even the time of day. I assure you these cusp dates are correct for 2019.   Continue reading

The August 2019 Horizons is now online and here are the horoscopes

The August 2019 Horizons is now online at http://horizonsmagazine.com/mags_online/8-19-Issue.pdf . The flipbook version at http://horizonsmagazine.com/fb/8-19/mobile/index.html.  We are honored to have nationally known Maya White doing the monthly horoscopes. Maya White is a Master Destination Astrologer and one of only 90 people in the world certified in Astro*Carto*Graphy, a specialized branch of astrology which helps people find their perfect place on earth for love, prosperity, and personal growth.  Visit Maya’s website and for an introduction to Maya White, see http://horizonsmagazine.com/blog/introducing-horizons-new-astrologer-maya-white/ Contact her and ask what she might do for you.  Here are this month’s horoscopes: Cusp dates are accurate for 2019. Sometimes the actual date the sun enters the sign varies by a day or so because of a leap year, or, even the time of day. I assure you these cusp dates are correct for 2019.  

Aries – (March 20 – April 18) This is your time for fun and play. Mars and Venus in Leo whisper through your days like a breath of fresh air. Mars and Venus together in any sign create a special glow, but it’s extra special to have them in a compatible fire sign. Enjoy this ‘free energy’ now, Aries. The only thing you need to look out for is too much of a good thing. Your fire burns hot and fast and this sometimes leads to burn out. Get lots of sleep, and have an absolutely fab month.  Continue reading

The July 2019 Horizons is now online and here are the horoscopes

July 2019

The July 2019 Horizons is now online at http://horizonsmagazine.com/mags_online/7-19-Issue.pdf . The flipbook version at http://horizonsmagazine.com/fb/7-19/mobile/index.html.  We are honored to have nationally known Maya White doing the monthly horoscopes. Maya White is a Master Destination Astrologer and one of only 90 people in the world certified in Astro*Carto*Graphy, a specialized branch of astrology which helps people find their perfect place on earth for love, prosperity, and personal growth.  Visit Maya’s website and for an introduction to Maya White, see http://horizonsmagazine.com/blog/introducing-horizons-new-astrologer-maya-white/ Contact her and ask what she might do for you.  Here are this month’s horoscopes: Cusp dates are accurate for 2019. Sometimes the actual date the sun enters the sign varies by a day or so because of a leap year, or, even the time of day. I assure you these cusp dates are correct for 2019.  

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Check your car insurance prices, I saved $1375 by leaving Liberty Mutual

I hadn’t checked car insurance prices in years. I was stunned when I did. You should really check yours. My Liberty Mutual renewal was going to be $2425/yr.
Geico quoted me $1332 for the exact same coverage.
Progressive quoted me $1210 for the exact same coverage.
AAA south quoted me $1050 for the exact same coverage
— THEN I went to Liberty Mutual online and asked for a quote and it was $1774 for the exact same coverage they want me to renew at $2425.  WTAF?????

AAA south is my new carrier.

The June 2019 Horizons is now online and here are the horoscopes

June 2019

The June 2019 Horizons is now online at http://horizonsmagazine.com/mags_online/6-19-Issue.pdf . The flipbook version ahttp://horizonsmagazine.com/fb/6-19/mobile/index.html We are honored to have nationally known Maya White doing the monthly horoscopes. Maya White is a Master Destination Astrologer and one of only 90 people in the world certified in Astro*Carto*Graphy, a specialized branch of astrology which helps people find their perfect place on earth for love, prosperity, and personal growth.  Visit Maya’s website and for an introduction to Maya White, see http://horizonsmagazine.com/blog/introducing-horizons-new-astrologer-maya-white/ Contact her and ask what she might do for you.  Here are this month’s horoscopes: Cusp dates are accurate for 2019. Sometimes the actual date the sun enters the sign varies by a day or so because of a leap year, or, even the time of day. I assure you these cusp dates are correct for 2019.  

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Whining about my hair

I can keep whining and lamenting the loss of inches of hair or I can enjoy having a wispier cut for the hot summer months and look forward to it growing back before I know it. Which do you think will give me the results I want quickest?

Note to self: next time, go to salon BEFORE picking up scissors. I didn’t realize that evening it up meant losing long strands in the front. This is good for my sadhana, letting me see how identified with my hair I’d become and how vain about it. A good reminder that everything goes away, It all becomes dust in the wind. I should enjoy what I have when I have it.

I dig watching the Burn Notice Miami street scenes

I’ve been watching Burn Notice on Hulu, set in Miami and Miami Beach. I enjoy seeing how all the old locations look now. It’s fun to recognize many of the neighborhoods, particularly the downtown area where the courthouses were and where I worked since my 20’s as a criminal defense paralegal. The Star Island and Hibiscus Island, Palm Island locations reminded me of several high-profile criminal defendants we had that were in the news at the time. But to tell my story would be telling their story and I don’t have authority to do that. Needless to say I loved my job, I was good at it and every day was a trip.