THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
|August 31, 1969 - Skier
Bouvier was born in
August 31, 1969 - Boxer Rocky Marciano (b. Rocco Francis Marchegiano on 01 Sept 1923 in Brockton, Massachusetts) was killed in the crash of a small private plane, a Cessna 172, heading to Des Moines, Iowa. It was the day before his 46th birthday.
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 08/30/16:
|“All of us will be
tested. And all of us need true friends to love us, to listen to us, to
show us the way, and to testify of truth to us.”
Henry B. Eyring
Thanks so much, Susan!
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Jimmy Dick ('65) of FL - 08/31/19, @ 5:15 AM:
HURRICANE DORIAN UPDATE: SATURDAY 5
Well, the weatherman offered a bit of a surprise overnight as the storm finally settled on the track to shore and the anticipated turn to the north is also beginning to show in the better models. They've been talking for days about a possible opening in the high pressure ridge to the north, but they didn't know whether it would be before or after landfall. Now it appears the crack will show before landfall and possibly, and I must emphasize the word possibly, allow for a northerly turn early. If that happens and some of the more prominent models indicate it should, the worst of the storm could remain just offshore, meaning the eyewall would remain over the water, making storm surge much less damaging. Under this scenario, as the storm drew parallel to our part of interior North Florida, winds on the ocean would be over 120 but here they would remain in the upper tropical storm range which we can certainly handle. That would also mean much less rain than the 12-15 inches previously projected which would create some serious flooding. Right now, Dorian is heading NNW at about 9 mph with winds up to 145 in gusts and still growing as it hones in on the Northern Bahamas. There is, however, one thing I know for sure. You can't consider yourself clear until the storm moves north of your latitude, for prior to that the fickle nature of storms still can ruin your day.
What next? Well, it could come inland or stay out to sea, but will it be close or far out if it stays over the water? I would bet on following the Gulf Stream and guiding currents will weaken so, Georgia, South Carolina and even North Carolina still need to keep a wary eye out. I'll be back on the storm again with the 5 pm report. In the meantime, I'll pray for the best but expect the worst for now.
YOWZERONI! Thank you, Jimmy!
Well, we got a hurricane bearing down on us in central east coast of Florida
so we might as well eat cookies!
|BRILLIANT! Thank you, John!|
From www.ajokeaday.com - 08/30/18:
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