Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Oil Spill Update

 Giving credit where credit is due applies here. Marv Market, who we have met at Legacy Harbor in Ft Myers, Fl, does a really good job of keeping his friends abreast of what's going on weather wise in our part of the world.
You can keep up with Marv via his website which is linked to here: Deelite

 Thanks Marv for all your marine weather info and now these damn oil spill advisories.
Keep up the good work.

Light east, southeast, or south winds of 5 - 15 knots will blow today through Saturday, according to the latest marine forecast from NOAA. These winds will keep oil near the beaches of Alabama, Mississippi, and the extreme western Florida Panhandle, according to the latest trajectory forecasts from NOAA and the State of Louisiana. The latest ocean current forecasts from the NOAA HYCOM model are not predicting eastward-moving ocean currents along the Florida Panhandle coast this week, and it is unlikely that surface oil will affect areas of Florida east of Fort Walton Beach. Long range surface wind forecasts from the GFS model for the period 8 - 14 days from now show a southeasterly wind regime, which would prevent any further progress of the oil eastwards along the Florida Panhandle, and would tend to bring significant amounts of oil back to the shores of eastern Louisiana next week. If you spot oil, send in your report to, whose mission is to help the Gulf Coast recovery by creating a daily record of the oil spill.

above -. The oil spill on June 6, 2010 at 8:32pm EDT, as seen by Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery from the Italian Cosmo-SkyMed (COnstellation of small Satellites for Mediterranean basin Observation) satellite. A large region of oil was a few miles offshore of Pensacola, Florida. Image credit:
University of Miami Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.


This winning sand sculpture in the Fiesta of Five Flags contest in Pensacola Beach, Fla., shows a pelican being doused with oil from a can labeled BP. Residents of Florida's western panhandle have been venting their frustration over the gulf oil spill in a variety of ways.