Hurricane Preparedness

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Hurricane Matthew is serious.

BULLETIN
HURRICANE MATTHEW ADVISORY NUMBER 23
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL142016
500 PM EDT MON OCT 03 2016

…LIFE-THREATENING RAIN…WIND…AND STORM SURGE EXPECTED IN
PARTS OF HAITI TONIGHT…
…HURRICANE WARNING ISSUED FOR THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS…

SUMMARY OF 500 PM EDT…2100 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…16.3N 74.7W
ABOUT 140 MI…225 KM S OF TIBURON HAITI
ABOUT 225 MI…360 KM SW OF PORT AU PRINCE HAITI
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…140 MPH…220 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…N OR 10 DEGREES AT 7 MPH…11 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…940 MB…27.76 INCHES

Some tips to prepare. Evaluate your risks. Have some supplies.

Pluto

Gorgeous Pluto! The dwarf planet has sent a love note back to Earth via our New Horizons spacecraft, which has traveled more than 9 years and 3+ billion miles. This is the last and most detailed image of Pluto sent to Earth before the moment of closest approach, which was at 7:49 a.m. EDT Tuesday – about 7,750 miles above the surface — roughly the same distance from New York to Mumbai, India – making it the first-ever space mission to explore a world so far from Earth. This stunning image of the dwarf planet was captured from New Horizons at about 4 p.m. EDT on July 13, about 16 hours before the moment of closest approach. The spacecraft was 476,000 miles (766,000 kilometers) from the surface. Images from closest approach are expected to be released on Wednesday, July 15. Image Credit: NASA #nasa #pluto #plutoflyby #newhorizons#solarsystem #nasabeyond #science

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Pluto nearly fills the frame in this image from the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) aboard NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, taken on July 13, 2015 when the spacecraft was 476,000 miles (768,000 kilometers) from the surface. This is the last and most detailed image sent to Earth before the spacecraft’s closest approach to Pluto on July 14. The color image has been combined with lower-resolution color information from the Ralph instrument that was acquired earlier on July 13. This view is dominated by the large, bright feature informally named the “heart,” which measures approximately 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) across. The heart borders darker equatorial terrains, and the mottled terrain to its east (right) are complex. However, even at this resolution, much of the heart’s interior appears remarkably featureless—possibly a sign of ongoing geologic processes.
Credits: NASA/APL/SwRI

The camera on New Horizon.

Montgolfier

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Expériences des frères Montgolfier à Versailles, le 19 septembre 1783 : [estampe] http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b69421710

Expérience des frères Montgolfier, le 19 septembre 1783, à Versailles : [estampe] http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b6942170k

Herrn von Montgolfier wichtige Endekung der Luft Machine : [estampe] http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b6942175n

Machine aerostatique, de Mr. Montgolfier, construite dans le Jardin de Mr. Réveillon, rue de Montreuil Fauxbourg St Antoine au depens de l’Académie Royale des Sciences. Pl. IV : [estampe] / Sellier sculp http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b55001558k

In honor of her Majesty’s birthday. Under the immediate patronage of the Queen. Royal zoological gardens, Surrey. On Thursday, May 24th., 1838. The first ascent of the great Montgolfier balloon will take place at these gardens … [by J. W. Hoar] : [affiche] http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8509522d