Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by Beyond Belief, Sep 23, 2005.
New formation just se of Phlippe.
but P comes before R not after
Philipe has been around for awhile - out there in the Atlantic tooling around - where you been?
this doesn't have a name yet, its in the atlantic southeast of Phillipe which is still out there, look at the link.
Elsewhere in the Atlantic:
A tropical low near 55 west, south of 21 north, was moving westward at 10-15 knots. Showers and thunderstorms are accompanying this wave, and development is not expected for at least the next two days.
A tropical wave was along 39 west, south of 20 north, moving west at 10-15 knots. Nearby, African dust continues to limit convection with this system, so no development is expected in the near future.
In Toronto, where we have normal weather :razz:
I just looked at Phillipe, its pointing right at Florida.
Please can you send a little rain here, we're dry again. Had a pretty moist summer, but it hasn't rained here in a while, we need it.
UPDATE; NEW DANGERS APPEAR; BETTER WATCH THAT NEWEST ONE COMING OFF AFRICA.
You people really know how to ruin a person's day.
I think they should be naming these damn things after African tribes -
The Afar people live primarily in Ethiopia and the areas of Eritrea, Djibouti, and Somalia in the Horn of Africa.
The Anlo-Ewe people are today in the southeastern corner of the Republic of Ghana. They settled here around 1474 after escaping from their past home of Notsie.
The Amhara are the politically and culturally dominant ethnic group of Ethiopia. They are located primarily in the central highland plateau of Ethiopia and comprise the major population element in the provinces of Begemder and Gojjam and in parts of Shoa and Wallo.
The Ashanti live in central Ghana in western Africa approximately 300km. away from the coast. The Ashanti are a major ethnic group of the Akans in Ghana, a fairly new nation, barely more than 50 years old.
The Bakongo people (aka. the Kongo) dwell along the Atlantic coast of Africa from Pointe-Noire, Congo (Brazzaville) to Luanda, Angola.
The Bambara are a large Mande racial group located mostly in the country of Mali. They are the largest and most dominant group in that country.
The Bemba are located in the northeastern part of Zambia and are the largest ethnic group in the Northern Province of Zambia.
Berbers have lived in Africa since the earliest recorded time. References date back to 3000 BC. There are many scattered tribes of Berber across Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt.
The Bobo peple have lived in western Burkina Faso and Mali for centuries. They are known for their masks which are worn with elaborate outfits for celebrations. Primarily agricultral people they also cultivate cotton which they use to trade with others.
The 'Bushmen' are the oldest inhabitants of southern Africa, where they have lived for at least 20,000 years. Their home is in the vast expanse of the Kalahari desert.
The Chewa, also known as the Cewa or Chichewa is an African culture that has existed since the beginning of the first millennium, A.D. They are primarily located in Zambia, Zimbabwe, with the bulk of the population in Malawi.
The Dogon are a cliff-dwelling people who live in Southeastern Mali and Burkina Faso. Among the people groups in Africa they are unique in that they have kept and continued to develop their own culture even in the midst of Islamic invasions which have conquered and adapted many of the current people groups
The Fang are especially known for their guardian figures which they attached to wooden boxes containing bones of the ancestors. The bones, by tradition, are said to contain the power of the dead person, in fact, the same amount of power that the person had while still alive.
The Fon of Benin, originally called Dahomey until 1975, are from West Africa. The Fon are said to have originated in the area of Tado, a town in Tago, at approximately the same latitude as Abomey, Benin.
The Fulani people of West Africa are the largest nomadic group in the world, primarily nomadic herders and traders. Through their nomadic lifestyle, they established numerous trade routes in West Africa.
from Nigerian the Ibos live in villages that have anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand people comprised of numerous extended families.
Having migrated to their current location about four centuries ago, the Kikuyu now make up Kenyas largest ethnic group.
The Maasai, famous as herders and warriors, once dominated the plains of East Africa. Now however they are confined to a fraction of their former range.
The Mandinka are an ethnic group that live in West Africa, primarily Senegal, Gambia, and Guinea-Bissau, but some also live in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Cote d'Ivoire.
There are many different 'Pygmy' peoples for example, the Bambuti, the Batwa, the Bayaka and the Bagyeli ('Ba -' means 'people') who live scattered over a huge area in central and western Africa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Congo (Brazzaville), Cameroon, Gabon, Central African Republic, Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda.
The Samburu are related to the Masai although they live just above the equator where the foothills of Mount Kenya merge into the northern desert and slightly south of Lake Turkana in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya.
The Senufo are a group of people living in northern Cote d'Ivoire and Mali. They are known as excellent farmers and are made up of a number of different groups who moved south to Mali and Cote d'Ivoire in the 15 and 16th centuries.
The Tuareg people are predominently nomadic people of the sahara desert, mostly in the Northern reaches of Mali near Timbuktu and Kidal.
The Wolof are one of the largest people groups that inhabit modern-day Senegal. They live anywhere from the desert area of the Sahara to the rain forests. Traditionally many Wolof lived in small villages governed by an extended family unit but now most Wolof move to cities where they are able to get jobs.
The Yoruba people live in Southwest Nigeria and Benin. They have developed a variety of different artistic forms including pottery, weaving, beadwork, metalwork, and mask making.
The Zulu are the largest ethnic group in South Africa. They are well known for their beautiful brightly colored beads and baskets as well as other small carvings.
Cape Verde hurricanes start as mesoscale convective complexes or MCC's. These clusters of thunderstorms develop in the Intertropical convergence zone. MCC's typically develop in the African savanna during the wet season and move into the African steppes. The disturbances move off the western coast of Africa and become tropical near the Cape Verde Islands (in August or September).
Cape Verde-type hurricanes can be very intense because they have plenty of room out in the Atlantic Ocean to develop. Some notable Cape Verde-type hurricanes include:
Hurricane Allen (1980)
Hurricane Gloria (1985)
Hurricane Gilbert (1988)
Hurricane Hugo (1989)
Hurricane Andrew (1992)
Hurricane Luis (1995)
Hurricane Fran (1996)-(Though never reaching Category 4 strength it still proved devastating, particularly to the state of North Carolina)
Hurricane Georges (1998)
Hurricane Floyd (1999)
Hurricane Lili (2002)
Hurricane Isabel (2003)
Hurricane Frances (2004)
Hurricane Ivan (2004)
Hurricane Emily (2005)
Almost all of these hurricanes were at category four or five on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale at their peak intensity.
Today the Fox weather Dude said that there needs to be something crop up in the North Atlantic to be able to get all these little fart depressions the heck out of Dodge. Something between the 30th and 35th parallel (or something like that)
Same reason that Rita might stall out and head back towards the water.
Well, that's just what you east coasters need, another hurricane.
Separate names with a comma.