Today is Thursday October 6th 2016. This morning we are tracking a number of things around the world.

 

United States

  • Hurricane Matthew
    • Mandatory Evacuations have been posted for a number of communities along the Florida East Coast
    • As of 2am Matthew was a Category 3 Hurricane clocking winds of 115 mph and a pressure of 954mb
    • Matthew should be making it’s closest approach to Florida Friday AM based on some of the forecast models
  • Election 2016
    • I’ll have my reactions to the Vice presidential debatesĀ as well as what to look forward to in the next presidential debate.

Syria

  • After Russia’s Embassy in Damascus Syria was attack Monday The US and Russia ended all diplomatic talks concerning Syria and Russia bolstered it’s Air defenses.
  • Russia is telling it’s citizens that a Nuclear Confrontation with the West could be coming soon and to be prepared
  • Russia is conducting Nuclear Drills to test it’s preparedness consisting of more then 40 million people. The Drills are designed to test everything from it’s notification systems to post attack response.
  • The US is mulling over possible responses to Russia’s Continued airstrikes on Aleppo Syria including Military options.

 

Hurricane Track – Hurricane Matthew Update

This evening a Noaa P3 Orion flying into Tropical Storm Earl found winds supporting an upgrade to Hurricane Earl. With a Pressure of 988mb and 75mph winds.

Here is the update from the National Hurricane Center regarding the upgrade of Earl to a Hurricane:

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WTNT65 KNHC 032057
TCUAT5
HURRICANE EARL TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL       AL052016
400 PM CDT WED AUG 03 2016
...NOAA PLANE FINDS THAT EARL IS NOW A HURRICANE...
A NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft just reached Earl and measured
maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 km/h), indicating that Earl
is now a hurricane.
SUMMARY OF 400 PM CDT...2100 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...17.1N 86.0W
ABOUT 70 MI...110 KM NE OF ISLA ROATAN HONDURAS
ABOUT 150 MI...240 KM E OF BELIZE CITY
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...988 MB...29.18 INCHES
$$
Forecaster Avila
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The forecast track takes the Hurricane into Belize over night where 
it is forecast to weaken before emerging back over the Bay of Campeche 
where it could have a little time to restrengthen before making it's final 
landfall along the Mexican coast.
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Hurricane Warnings have been issues for the east coasts 
of Belize including the following areas:
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...
* Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico, southward to the Belize/Guatemala
border.
* Bay Islands, Honduras.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* North coast of Honduras from Cabo Gracias a Dios westward to the
Honduras/Guatemala border.
* North of Puerto Costa Maya to Punta Allen, Mexico.
For storm information specific to your area, please monitor
products issued by your national meteorological service.

Hurricane Preparations in these areas should be rushed to completion!

I will have more through out the evening and as conditions warrant!