WEATHER

We are still enjoying decent weather at the Florida Sea Base.  But there are two interesting systems out there that I found interesting because they will have unexpected results quite a ways from their current location.

Tropical Storm Octave is in the Pacific Ocean near the Baja Peninsula.  This system  brought much needed rain to Texas.  But in a few areas of the state if was too much too quickly and caused flash flooding.

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The other system is more amazing.  Typhoon Wipha will be skirting Japan over the next few days.  The remnants of this system will cross the Pacific and will likely bring very nasty weather to Alaska by the weekend.  But the truly amazing part is that the remnants will push cold air all the way from Alaska, through west-central Canada, into the central United States and as far south as Texas.

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I have not read or seen any discussion about the possibility of these two systems colliding in north Texas.  Stay tuned!

PROGRAM

A few days ago I promised so photos of the construction that is underway at the Florida Sea Base.  Monday afternoon I made time to take these photos from the participant dormitories.  I went to Florida Sea Base General Manager Captain Paul Beal and told him the construction was making a high mess and we should just call it off and patch up the old pool.  Captain Beal replied that the new pool would be named the “Steve Willis Memorial Pool” because he was going to kill me.

This first shot is basically an overview taken from the middle of the participant dorms and showing the majority of the area under construction.

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The next four photos were taken from the west corner of the dorms (closest to the submarine) and were taken from right to left.  If you taped these together it would make somewhat of a panoramic view of the area that makes up the parade grounds, former volleyball courts and former Ship’s Store site.

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Progress!

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

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