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June/July: The Beginning of the End?

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by on 06-01-2018 at 07:45 AM (8201 Views)
At least it is for me, for the blog, that will have to be determined by others. I decided during the offseason that I was burned out on being the blog host to what is an increasingly diminished membership. No offense to the wonderful folks who remain, but having two posters in a 24 hr. period is just not worth the effort or the money. If someJuan else would like to take over the duties that would be great, and I would still like to participate, but not as the proprietor. Maybe you all can come up with a solution to our woes, and I will applaud your efforts if you should like to try.

Until that time, on with the show!
It’s early – too early for any biggies(we hope), but we might get some more flusher type systems before the big boys start forming up.



The tropical wave train will get going in earnest and the ITCZ will begin it’s northward migration.



The early season SST anomalies are providing some clues about the seasons and so far the MDR is quite chilly, but the western GOM is ready, willing, and able.



So, sit back, pop an option #2 beverage and for at least the next 6 mos……

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  1. InTheCone's Avatar
    At the very least.....

  2. FtbendWx's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by NavarreMark
    I have a bad feeling about this.

    After seeing the satellite images this morning I have to agree. Local NWS is calling for 1-3.5 inches of rain from the Texas TroubleMaker™ but I'm going to go out on a limb and say 5+.
    Then again, what do I know.
  3. McBart ender's Avatar
    "What do you know?"

    I for Juan think you know a heck of a lot more than your local NWS. That's for sure.

    Dat der is alot of moistcha heading your way.

    Der talking about gusts to 60+ in the mid GOM.

  4. InTheCone's Avatar
    Latest Euro Precip. map thru next Thurs......

  5. McBart ender's Avatar
    Looks like Corpus is in the 5" - 6" range.

    Lake Charles about 2" -ish.

    ...and Matamoros, Woah!
  6. McBart ender's Avatar
    Man dat's a whole-lotta moistcha heading ashore.

  7. KanKunKid's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by NavarreMark
    I agree entirely..
  8. KanKunKid's Avatar
    I'm back in the greater Fort Myers area, 1/4 miles from Page Field (FMY) I left Statesboro GA and drove the 8 hours through an occasional TSTM (some rather heavy).
    FL is officially too crowded and it is off season! Fortunately for me, I picked up some Colorado Kool-aid in GA at a cheap price (in the little stubby 12oz bottles) and I have some left that has been chillin' till I was willin.'
    Oh, and I worked all morning till noon sweating and fighting those GA gnats that like to fly in your eyes and nose and ear. It was 92 and about 80% humidity It's 94 and 150% relative humidity here. I didn't know they changed the speed limit to 80 on I 75. So now you have to go 90 to be speeding..or whatever.
    Those tiny little cars were flying by me in my Tahoe doing about 90. I swear, if something went wrong going that fast on 13" tires, the occupants would be skooched like a bug!

    I will be here for a few days, methinks not long enough for any REAL mischief to materialize..
    So, enjoy what's left of the weekend...

    We need a special drink for this weekend..I wonder what goes good with parenting, rain and hot muggy weather?
    I'm thinking something with Rum in it. Bart? What chu got?
  9. McBart ender's Avatar
    From KKKiddd Above:
    "We need a special drink for this weekend..I wonder what goes good with parenting, rain and hot muggy weather?
    I'm thinking something with Rum in it. Bart? What chu got?"



    I'll pick up that gauntlet KKKiddd. Rum takes us to the islands which brings us to a simpler place with a slower pace. The scenery is fine without rum, but as always "Drinking Helps". Let's visit the BVI.

    The first drink I'd recommend is 'The Pain Killer'. Originated at the Soggy Dollar Bar. The name of the bar from sailer-tourists that swam ashore and bought drinks with soggy dollars. In the bar a sign that reads: "Zero to Naked in 3.2 Pain Killers."

    The other drink is 'The BushWhacker" (Think about it). OUTSTANDING DRINK!!!! All liquors, no mixers. If this doesn't do it, it can't be done.

    To keep it authentic you Must use PUSSER'S RUM. Long story there too, it goes back to the Royal Navy and Rum rations. See link for recipes and history. (Nice photos Too)

    https://bvinewbie.com/the-painkiller...ktail-recipes/
    Updated 06-17-2018 at 01:23 AM by McBart ender
  10. InTheCone's Avatar
    Good Morning Bunkerites!

    Rum drinks for breakfast

    Europeeans have some sort of Rio Grande land cane developing on the tail end of Texas TroubleMaker™ - could be more interestinger......

  11. InTheCone's Avatar
    Wow, Europeeans have south TX getting drowned.....

  12. Aislinn's Avatar
    Good morning, afternoon and evening, everyjuan! I'm back! For about 24 hours, got in yesterday afternoon and leaving again this afternoon. I received a call when I got to Florida that a good friend was diagnosed with terminal cancer. As she lives in north Georgia, when I left Florida I went up there instead of coming straight home. We were able to spend some time together and had fun, keeping it light and happy. But it was hard. She is so upbeat, I pray she proves to be one of those who prove the doctors wrong. Bart, next time I'll be stopping by for that lunch I missed this time with you and your family!!!

    I haven't read all of what I missed, but I did read the first page or two. Cone, there aren't enough thank yous for all you do. I feel like we are all family here, and you are the Patriarch, so Happy Father's Day of the Bunker! I really hope and pray Dewey will open it up to new people, we need more people, especially people who would be willing to step up and play host of the month, who will participate and join in. I love weather, but don't have the knowledge everyone else appears to have, but I so love this place!

    And Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful Dad's here!!

    Breakfast’s on the sideboard: Praline-pecan French toast with syrup, Cheesy hash brown and sausage casserole, shrimp grits, Buttermilk biscuits and gravy, fried eggs, smoked trout hash, home fries, Ham and cheese breakfast wraps, Beignets covered in powdered sugar, fresh fruit, tea or coffee. Enjoy!
  13. KanKunKid's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by McBart ender
    From KKKiddd Above:
    "We need a special drink for this weekend..I wonder what goes good with parenting, rain and hot muggy weather?
    I'm thinking something with Rum in it. Bart? What chu got?"



    I'll pick up that gauntlet KKKiddd. Rum takes us to the islands which brings us to a simpler place with a slower pace. The scenery is fine without rum, but as always "Drinking Helps". Let's visit the BVI.

    The first drink I'd recommend is 'The Pain Killer'. Originated at the Soggy Dollar Bar. The name of the bar from sailer-tourists that swam ashore and bought drinks with soggy dollars. In the bar a sign that reads: "Zero to Naked in 3.2 Pain Killers."

    The other drink is 'The BushWhacker" (Think about it). OUTSTANDING DRINK!!!! All liquors, no mixers. If this doesn't do it, it can't be done.

    To keep it authentic you Must use PUSSER'S RUM. Long story there too, it goes back to the Royal Navy and Rum rations. See link for recipes and history. (Nice photos Too)

    https://bvinewbie.com/the-painkiller...ktail-recipes/
    Thank you sir!

    Once again you have proven your self beyond all doubtage. I have actually had a Bushwhacker before, a very "girly" drink, but very potent!
    Rum punch will suffice for today with hot and humid weather: Upon opening the door of the air conditioned room, Juan is immediately assaulted with the blast of hot humidity as if Juan opened the door to a furnace. But outside is the view of palm trees and a semi translucent blue sky, which will never be as clear as a moisture free sky in northern and western climes. But sitting down near a palm tree at a table with an umbrella, the drink has already gathered enough condensate to begin drooling on the table.
    In a few minutes, you become more adapted to the heat and a fresh warm breeze brings to your senses a coolness caused by the evaporation of perspiration that you had not realized was happening till then.
    It feels good, and the outside air gives a better flavor to the cool drink as it goes down quite easily. It is a slow day on the beach compared to spring break and the unlimited hydroplane races which used to be held here, and only the workers that have to be here and some die hard beach goers are present. The grayish green waters lap calmly at the rough brown sand and seagulls sweep down the beach effortlessly looking for a handout or a careless creature who would be lunch.
    There is a sweet pungent odor of coconut and chemical smell of sunscreen and suntan oil wafting across the bar from a group of tourists already red and sweating, occupying a nearby table.
    Off in the distance, a pleasure boat is disappearing from view over the horizon, a sportfish cruiser which had occupied center stage in the water offshore for the last 20 minutes as it entered the scene from the right and angled away toward a good "spot" marked by a lat lon intersection on the fisherman's GPS and guarded like gold.
    The drink goes good with the lazy hot day as others come and go and a pleasant buzz sets in which means I will be here another hour or so.

    I could be in a place cooler and with more excitement. But as for now, at this time, I'm where I should be. Another solo memory from the road at a place I used to call home.
  14. McBart ender's Avatar
    Good Morning All!

    Happy Faddah's Day to all you Faddahs out there. (Remember, it took a Muthah.)

    That's okay Ais, We'll catch you next time.

    Cone, Rum for breakkfast!?!? Hmmmm,,, Lemme think about that a while. Okay, done thinking about it. Yea! Why the heck not.




  15. FtbendWx's Avatar
    Welcome back Aislinn, it's good to see you again. I'm very sorry to hear about your friend. Thoughts and prayers headed her way.

    Happy Father's Day to all the Fathers out there. A combination of Bart's libations and KKK's current situation would make for an ideal Father's Day.
    Unfortunately I am stuck here awaiting the arrival of the Texas TroubleMaker™.
  16. McBart ender's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by KanKunKid
    Thank you sir!

    Once again you have proven your self beyond all doubtage. I have actually had a Bushwhacker before, a very "girly" drink, but very potent!
    Rum punch will suffice for today with hot and humid weather: Upon opening the door of the air conditioned room, Juan is immediately assaulted with the blast of hot humidity as if Juan opened the door to a furnace. But outside is the view of palm trees and a semi translucent blue sky, which will never be as clear as a moisture free sky in northern and western climes. But sitting down near a palm tree at a table with an umbrella, the drink has already gathered enough condensate to begin drooling on the table.
    In a few minutes, you become more adapted to the heat and a fresh warm breeze brings to your senses a coolness caused by the evaporation of perspiration that you had not realized was happening till then.
    It feels good, and the outside air gives a better flavor to the cool drink as it goes down quite easily. It is a slow day on the beach compared to spring break and the unlimited hydroplane races which used to be held here, and only the workers that have to be here and some die hard beach goers are present. The grayish green waters lap calmly at the rough brown sand and seagulls sweep down the beach effortlessly looking for a handout or a careless creature who would be lunch.
    There is a sweet pungent odor of coconut and chemical smell of sunscreen and suntan oil wafting across the bar from a group of tourists already red and sweating, occupying a nearby table.
    Off in the distance, a pleasure boat is disappearing from view over the horizon, a sportfish cruiser which had occupied center stage in the water offshore for the last 20 minutes as it entered the scene from the right and angled away toward a good "spot" marked by a lat lon intersection on the fisherman's GPS and guarded like gold.
    The drink goes good with the lazy hot day as others come and go and a pleasant buzz sets in which means I will be here another hour or so.

    I could be in a place cooler and with more excitement. But as for now, at this time, I'm where I should be. Another solo memory from the road at a place I used to call home.
    With ya KKKiddd, I been there. Well, maybe not at your personal precise "There", but I been there. It's a great feeling, until you remember there are responsibilities to be handled and addressed, ....later. Days later, weeks later, perhaps months or even years later, but 'later' for sure. Not now. For now, just drink it all in and forget about everything else.

    There's an Adirondack chair (a single chair, just one!) under a couple of palms on the west facing shore of one of the smaller BVIs. (sigh) YA gotta wonder what that chair has seen, who sat in it, and what they might be trying to forget about. ...at least for a while. Kinda makes my problems seem so much smaller. Whatever my problems are, they certainly pale considering the magnitude and quantity of those this simple single and oh so weathered chair must have seen.




    This isn't it, it's just a stock photo of Juan like it. I should have taken a photo of it, to help me remember. The scars and weathering on that chair told many stories, and held many ghosts.
    Updated 06-17-2018 at 04:50 PM by McBart ender
  17. InTheCone's Avatar
    Welcome home on the drive by Aislinn! To many rum drinks to eat breakfast food at this point, time for a nap The only way I'd like to be outside at this time of day is sitting under that palm tree with drink in hand as so perfectly described by Triple K.




    Break out the Bunker Part Barge™ Ft. Bend, you may need it
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  19. McBart ender's Avatar
    What's up with the GOM BLobulous aka T.T.M.? Winds SE here and increasing steadily. KNEW reporting SE at 14 with Gusts to 24.

  20. McBart ender's Avatar
    Way to go OSS! I'll fish to that.
  21. FtbendWx's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by McBart ender
    What's up with the GOM BLobulous aka T.T.M.? Winds SE here and increasing steadily. KNEW reporting SE at 14 with Gusts to 24.

    The outer bands of the TTM™ have started to move through. Well maybe one. Got just enough rain to raise the ewwmidity to 200%.
    It looks like we are going to get the wurst of it tonight and tomorrow.
  22. Ossqss's Avatar
  23. InTheCone's Avatar
    Don't know quite what to think about this crazy run......

  24. Landfall2004's Avatar
    Hi allzzz,

    Flew over Bart's head yesterday and got home at 6:15. Flew right over the Delta (On American, however.)

    While driving to the airport at 5:15AM Washington time, yesterday, (8:15AM our time, for those of you who are time-zone challenged) I was lamenting about the fact that once again we didn't get to see Mt. Rainier--skunked again! But lo and behold, right in front of us, as we rounded the turn for the airport, there he was! And he was magificent. Been a long time since I have laid my eyes on him.

    Had a great time, will tell you more about it later. I am a bit tired after getting up at 7:30AM EDT today (4:30AM PDT) and grocery shopping and washing clothes, and then out to eat for FD. Happy Father's Day to all y'all father-folk.
  25. MSGAL's Avatar
    Just a fly by~~~~~~~~hope all you dads having a great day...good one here
  26. InTheCone's Avatar
    Evening Ladies! Welcome home LF!

    I hope the folks in TX are ready for another potential epic drencheroo

  27. FtbendWx's Avatar
    Howdy ladies and Cone, I hope everyjuan had a great Father's Day. It looks like the Euro has moved the area of heaviest rainfall further north than it was this morning. I'm now in the 10-12" zone.
    We are off to a good start, I have about an inch and a half in the Weather Bucket™ so far. Things seem to be dying down for tyhe evening but it's supposed to pick back
    up in the morning. We shall see.
  28. Ossqss's Avatar
    So, here is a father's day success story for ya. I have a big screen TV on the porch. It died a few days ago. Faced with a replacement cost for the large 70" TV, which was alot 4 years ago, I decided to troubleshoot. Upon taking said journey, I found there are basically 3 parts to our high tech TV's today. Power suppy, main board, and the T-con, at least for my model. So, with a screw driver, a volt meter, and some extra hands, I was able take the big TV down and disassemble and ID the power supply was the problem. That part was $40 bucks. 6 screws and 3 removable plug-in connectors (not including the back skin screws) and it was fixed. $40 bucks for a renewed 70" TV.

    I declare Victory over Technology! BTW, I could have ordered the $17 board level parts, but didn't want to solder anything, but certainly could have easily at higher risk if you will.

    Next time you have something electronic take a dive, look a little bit deeper before you replace it. What do you have to lose except money?

    Just sayin, they even have idiot proof videos out there!

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0NiaFngjUJU
    Updated 06-18-2018 at 03:03 AM by Ossqss
  29. InTheCone's Avatar
    Good Morning Bunkerites!

    Nice work Oss! The interwebs has even made it so that I can occasionally repair some stuff, electricity and I don't always get along to well

    I think you are correct FtBend - more of the nastiness seems to be pointed in your direction. Radar is getting busier......

  30. InTheCone's Avatar
    D-Max

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