The weather at the Florida Sea Base was hot with minimal wind today – great for the divers. We have a small chance of a shower this afternoon. We had NO sailors arrive today, NO sailors on base for mid-week break, and NO sailors for luau. It was a relatively quiet day. The remnants of TD 5 are trying to reorganize but poses no threat to us.
Dr. Jeff Masters posted the following comments on his WunderBlog today:
Elsewhere in the tropics
All of the major models continue to predict a major pattern shift in the global atmospheric circulation late this week, which leads to breakdown of the Russian heat wave and start to the Cape Verdes hurricane season. Most of the models predict a tropical storm will form off the coast of Africa late this week, and track west-northwestward across the Atlantic. As usual, it is highly uncertain what track a storm that has yet to form might take.
The NOGAPS model is predicting the development of a strong tropical disturbance near the coast of Honduras late this week.
The emphasis was added by me. The tropics may become productive soon, but let’s hope not.
Carly Cavitt from the Coral Reef Sailing staff and Divemaster Kevin Wilson departed today. Most of the staff have been working on maintenance and equipment inventory type assignments today. I have been occupied with the year end budget projection.
I have (more) air conditioning work to do before bed tonight. Last night the a/c was working so well that I woke up shortly after midnight to turn it to a warmer setting. Then around 03:00 the unit switched to heater mode. I shut the unit down and slept with just a fan. Capt. Mike Lucivero gave me some tips this evening that may let me get through the night with a/c. Here I go…
Aboard S/V Escape