Skip to main content


The tropical storm is expected to remain in an environment of moderate westerly shear during the next 12-24 hours, and little change in strength is expected in the short term.

 Increasing vertical shear and potentially cooler SSTs due to upwelling are expected to cause a gradual decrease in strength beginning on

Weakening should then continue throughout the remainder of the forecast period while Marty remains in an area of moderate to strong southwesterly shear. 

The NHC intensity forecast is a little
below the statistical guidance during the first 24 hours, but follows a blend of the SHIPS/LGEM models during the remainder of the period.


The tropical storm is forecast to drift northward or northeastward during the next day or so.

 The model guidance is in disagreement on how close Marty will get to the coast of Mexico during the next 36-48 hours. 

The GFS continues to take Marty inland, while the GFS ensemble mean and the ECMWF show less of a northeastward motion and keep the tropical cyclone  offshore.



400 AM CDT MON SEP 28 2015

The tropical cyclone is producing a large area of deep convection and cloud tops colder than -80 degrees Celsius.

 Although the low-level center is embedded within the cold cloud canopy, earlier microwave data showed that it was located slightly west of the convection due to some westerly shear. 

Subjective and objective T-numbers are between 3.5 and 4.0 on the Dvorak scale, so the initial wind speed has been increased to 60 kt.

Popular posts from this blog


While "Flavor" is very subjective, and each country that grows mangoes is very nationalistic, these are the mango varieties that are the most sought after around the world because of sweetnesss (Brix) and demand.

The Chaunsa has a Brix rating in the 22 degree level which is unheard of!
Carabao claims to be the sweetest mango in the world and was able to register this in the Guiness book of world records.
Perhaps it is time for a GLOBAL taste test ???

In alphabetical order by Country....



Alphonso (mango)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alphonso (हापुस Haapoos in Marathi, હાફુસ in Gujarati, ಆಪೂಸ್ Aapoos in Kannada) is a mango cultivar that is considered by many[who?] to be one of the best in terms of sweetness, richness and flavor. 

It has considerable shelf life of a week after it is ripe making it exportable. 

It is also one of the most expensive kinds of mango and is grown mainly in Kokan region of western India.

 It is in season April through May and the fruit wei…

INDIA 2016 : Mango production in state likely to take a hit this year

TNN | May 22, 2016, 12.32 PM IST

Mangaluru: Vagaries of nature is expected to take a toll on the production of King of Fruits - Mango - in Karnataka this year. A combination of failure of pre-monsoon showers at the flowering and growth stage and spike in temperature in mango growing belt of the state is expected to limit the total production of mango to an estimated 12 lakh tonnes in the current season as against 14 lakh tonnes in the last calendar year.

However, the good news for fruit lovers is that this could see price of mangoes across varieties decrease marginally by 2-3%. This is mainly on account of 'import' of the fruit from other mango-growing states in India, said M Kamalakshi Rajanna, chairperson, Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Corporation Ltd.

Karnataka is the third largest mango-growing state in India after Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.

Inaugurating a two-day Vasanthotsava organized by Shivarama Karantha Pilikula Nisargadhama and the Corporation at P…

MEET MELANIA TRUMP: The 5'11" supermodel married to Donald Trump

Aly Weisman, INSIDER

Sep. 2, 2015, 3:28 PM 

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

While Donald Trump loves to be the center of media attention, his third and current wife, Melania Trump, is a bit more camera shy.

The Slovenian-born model keeps a lower profile than her husband, doing philanthropy work, raising their son, working on a jewelry collection with QVC, and creating a $150-an-ounce caviar moisturizer.

With Trump on the campaign trail, Melania has stoically stood by his side.

But who exactly is Melania and where did she come from? Learn about Trump's other half here ...

Melania Knauss was born April 26, 1970, in Slovenia.


The 5'11" brunette began her modeling career at 16, and signed with a modeling agency in Milan at 18.

Chris Hondros/Newsmakers via Getty

She took a break from modeling to get her degree in design and architecture at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia.



But after graduating, her modeling career took off and Me…