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HERE WE GO AGAIN : STORMS FORMING IN SOUTHERN MEXICO PACIFIC COAST

Now there are two systems developing. Wonder if they will join up?






TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
500 PM PDT THU SEP 24 2015









For the eastern North Pacific...east of 140 degrees west longitude:




1. A broad area of low pressure located south of the coast of Guatemala is producing disorganized cloudiness and shower activity. 

Any development of this system is expected to be limited during the next few days while it moves slowly northward or northwestward due to potential interaction with land and a developing disturbance located
to the southwest. 



Regardless of tropical cyclone development, this  system could produce heavy rainfall over portions of El Salvador, southern Guatemala, and southeastern Mexico during the next few
days.




* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent


* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent





2. A low-pressure system is expected to form later this week within a large area of disorganized cloudiness and thunderstorms located …

STATE OF CAHUILA : ONE OF THE OLDEST WINERIES IN THE WORLD IS IN MEXICO

A toast to Mexico's undiscovered wine country



By Christine Delsol
Published 4:00 am, Wednesday, April 15, 2009









Photo: Courtesy Of Mexico Tourism Board







Casa Madero winery, the oldest winery not just in Mexico but in all the Americas.


Casa Madero winery, Mexico.
















One of the earliest casualties of the drug-related violence in northern Baja California has been its wine valleys, particularly the Guadalupe Valley, northeast of Ensenada, which has single-handedly put the country on the wine connoisseur's map and earned the moniker, "Mexico's Napa Valley."



Monte Xanic, Santo Tomas and L.A. Cetto are among its best-known brands.




Mind you, we have heard from legions of oenophiles who have made tasting trips in the past year without encountering any of the types of problems currently grabbing headlines, but with Baja Norte officially outside the comfort zone, this might be just the time to sample Mexico's undiscovered wine regions.







History in a bottle



Though it produces 90 percent…

Casa Madero: El vino más añejo de América

Esta bodega vitivinícola del estado de Coahuila es la más antigua funcionando en América.





KAREN CHACEK //


19 DE FEBRERO DEL 2014






La bodega vitivinícola más antigua de América se encuentra en Coahuila.

Foto: Cortesía de la marca











RELACIONADOS

El maridaje de Casa Madero

Las nuevas reglas del vino

El top 5 de vinos blancos mexicanos
















Cuando supe que visitaría la bodega vinícola más antigua funcionando en América —y la sexta en el mundo— vinieron a mi mente imágenes de barricas centenarias, prensas y embotelladoras manuales y edificaciones delsiglo XVI.



 Al llegar al sitio encontré todo eso, sí. 


Pero el presente de esta bodega de 416 años superó con creces mis expectativas. La historia contenida en cada botella de vino Casa Madero es fascinante.








Conoce los consejos de maridaje de Casa Madero.






Agosto de 1597 marcó los inicios cuando el rey Felipe II le otorgó a don Lorenzo García el título de propiedad de diversos terrenos con el propósito expreso de producir vino de consagración y brandy. 






Sucede que d…

COSTA RICA SHIPMENT OF COCAINE CAPTURED AT NORTHEAST USA PORT

CBP seizes over 363 pounds of cocaine at Port of Philadelphia










U.S. Customs and Border Protection discovered more than $6 million worth of cocaine hidden in cases of Costa Rican pumpkins and squash at the Port of Philadelphia last week.












BY HAILEY DESORMEAUX |THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015














United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized 164.7 kilograms (363.1 pounds) of cocaine with a street value of over $6 million at the Port of Philadelphia last week, according to a statement from the agency.










The cocaine, which was discovered hidden in cases of Costa Rican pumpkins and squash, was shaped in 384 long, thin packages that were laminated to the inside of the fruit case box flaps.






The cases of fruit, which were destined for a distributor in the Bronx, N.Y., arrived aboard the Isabella Shipping operated Santa Maria, a 9,500-dwt refrigerated cargo ship registered in Liberia.






According to ocean carrier schedule and capacity databaseBlueWater Reporting, the Santa Maria operates on Isabella …

September Climate Briefing: More Confidence than Ever about EL NINO for 2015 -2016 mango season

http://iri.columbia.edu/news/september-climate-briefing-more-confidence-than-ever/



Posted by Elisabeth Gawthrop on September 18, 2015



Read our ENSO Essentials & Impacts pages for more about El Niño.





Tony Barnston provides an overview of the briefing









Changes from last month’s briefing


An El Niño event is now in full swing, with probabilities of its continuance similar to those forecasted last month and remaining at close to 100% through the first few months of 2016 (bottom image).




While these probability calculations are based only on the chance of at least weak El Niño conditions persisting, the El Niño is squarely in the “strong” category, and forecasters expect it to remain strong for the next several months. Barnston says it will be competitive for the three strongest events since 1950, but he is uncertain whether it will top the strongest (1997-1998) event.
































Sea-surface temperatures in the region that defines El Niño, called Nino3.4 (see image), have continued to warm over the last mo…

AUSTRALIA : NT Mango season starts strong for Manbulloo

The Northern Territory mango season has begun this week for Manbulloo, and the harvest began on September 20 at its Northern Territory property, based outside Katherine:



“We’re taking crop off the first flower, which started on May 15 and it’s looking good with premium packouts at about 85%,”said Marie Piccone, Managing Director with Manbulloo. 





“They haven’t got any quality concerns but the Kensington Pride crop might end up being down about 20% because there wasn’t conducive conditions for flowering during autumn and winter in terms of temperature.”







The split season, where there were multiple flowerings means that Manbulloo expects to be picking fruit until the end of November, around the 20th, and there were ‘definitely three distinct flowerings’ this season, according to Ms Piccone:


“Some parts of trees haven’t flowered at all this season too, because the terminals are too young. They haven’t built up enough carbohydrates,”she said.









 “It was alternating between cool and warm during A…