WEATHER

This has been an unusually breezy and rainy summer at the Florida Sea Base.  We have also been blessed to have not experienced any major wind events (aka hurricanes).  But the stars are beginning to align in an unfavorable way and the next two months may be very active from a tropical weather standpoint.  As you can see in this graphic from the National Hurricane Center the storms are rolling off Africa.

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When these storms meet up with the MJO (look back a few days for an explanation) the fireworks will begin.  This is the current outlook from the Climate Prediction Center.

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The solid red and red/white striped areas are where tropical systems are likely to originate.  Hopefully these systems will be turned north and die out in the open Atlantic thereby not making landfall anywhere.

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PROGRAM

Our last Sea Exploring crew of the 2013 Florida Sea Base summer program season returned to base yesterday.  The final Scuba Liveaboard crew, which is the very last crew this summer, returns to base this afternoon.  That means two nights of luau food; pulled pork, blackened magi-mahi, crab cakes, incredible black beans, sweet plantains, and Key Lime pie.  YummY!

Meanwhile, the remaining staff have been extremely busy clearing out the Quarterdeck, moving and inventorying gear.

Captain Christy Clemenson, Captain Bert Hubby, ChrisDave (not his real name, just the one he’s using in the witness relocation program) White had a successful day Wednesday with US Coast Guard safety inspections aboard the BSA Burglar and BSA Centennial Eagle.

Capt. Steve Willis
Professional Scuba Bum™
Aboard S/V Escape

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