Fall Color Update

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Fall leaf colors are due to plant pigments in leaves. The colored pigments are the same that produce colors in flowers and fruits. “Chlorophyll” is the pigment responsible for the green color in leaves, and for producing carbohydrates (sugars) plants … Continued

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Here comes October

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We will soon end September and enter the start of October. The average mean temperature for October is 51.1° The warmest it had gotten in October is 89° on October 1st 1897. In more recent times the 2nd place high … Continued

A Winter’s Guess

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As we all should know all long-range seasonal outlooks are nothing more then a guess. While some are more educated than others, they are all none the less nothing more then a guess. One long range guess that has been … Continued

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Saffir–Simpson Scale

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  With the Hurricane season now underway it is a good time to look at the Hurricane category’s History The scale was developed in 1971 by civil engineer Herbert Saffir and meteorologist Robert Simpson, who at the time was director … Continued

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Weather odds and ends

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First off the latest ENSO update indicates that we are looking a warm neutral tow a weak El Nino for the coming fall and winter months. Here is a write up on this subject from Steve Dimatino “ENSO neutral conditions … Continued

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Hurricane Charley

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This is one hurricane that I have a little personal knowledge of. Back in 2002 my sister moved to Fort Myers Florida. And In 2004 she had a house in Cape Coral. Her house was about 3 miles from the … Continued

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