Storm Watch

Tropical system forecast to enter Gulf today on path to — where?

NOAA Map

East Baton Rouge FLOOD WARNING

WAFB Weather page with radar etc.

The WatchersGulf Coast prepares for flooding rains, strong winds, rip currents and high surf

“The system is expected to bring widespread heavy rain and flooding, gusty winds, rip currents, high surf as well as some coastal flooding.”

June 21 –  Boy, 10, Killed as Tropical Storm Cindy Churns Towards Gulf Coast

Yellowstone Updated

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Hurricane Risk Higher This Season

Worst Hurricane Season In A Decade Threatens Gulf Coast Production

“2017 could be an “above-normal” year for large hurricanes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a potential problem for Gulf Coast oil drillers and refiners.”

The Advocate
Report: Major figure in Katrina aftermath says no FEMA, NOAA leaders at start of hurricane season ‘should scare hell out of everybody’

“. . . Trump appointed former Alabama Emergency Management Agency Director Brock Long to lead FEMA in late April, but the Senate has not yet confirmed the selection, CNN reported. Trump has not appointed anyone to the NOAA position.”

Arctic Methane Explosion Craters Discovered on Seafloor

We follow this frozen methane news since there’s a huge amount of it in the Gulf of Mexico – F.C.

Massive blow-out craters formed by hydrate-controlled methane expulsion from the Arctic seafloor

Like ‘champagne bottles being opened’: Scientists document an ancient Arctic methane explosion

“Scientists generally believe that the methane leaking from these seeps never makes it to the surface of the ocean, instead dissolving in the water on its way up. But some suggest that an explosion, of the type described in Thursday’s paper, could produce enough force to send some gas straight up to the surface and into the atmosphere, with potentially climate-warming consequences. . . . “
How about the explosion risk? Page 4 of this science paper shows a Louisiana map with all the seeps.

Plus the methane at Bayou Corne was thought by some to be from the Gulf of Mexico … not from decaying vegetation like Texas Brine claims.

SEE ALSO – the Methane Page

Texas man got a tattoo, then went swimming in Gulf of Mexico – Now he’s dead from flesh-eating bacteria

Sacramento BeeHe got a tattoo, then went for a swim. Now he’s dead from a flesh-eating bacteria

An unidentified Texas man died after he went swimming in the Gulf of Mexico shortly after he got a crucifix tattoo with the words “Jesus is my life” below it, according to a case study published last week. . . .

[CAUTION: Story has link to gross images you may want to skip – F.C.]