NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2004
|Welcome to the September issue of the WEATHERFUN Newsletter|
|Greetings fellow Weatherfun members and welcome to the September newsletter. |
Somehow September has crept upon us and here we are with fall knocking on our doorstep. But, we still have some summer left and some summer weather to go through.
The hurricane season that had a slow start has suddenly become very active. Charley of course did a lot of damage in Florida and lives were loss. People in some areas of Florida are still trying to get over the destruction caused by Charley. We have had Gaston, and Hermine visit us up here in the Northeast and the Carolinas. Not much destruction in the Northeast, but a lot of very heavy rain in the Carolinas, Virginia and parts of New York. Now all eyes are on the Southeast where a giant of a storm called Frances is now taking aim on Florida again, and landfall is expected this Labor Day weekend. As I have said above they are still trying to get over the effects from Charley and a visit from Frances is the last thing that they need. We need to take this storm very serious, and to prepare for it, and to do what ever the officials say to do. If they say leave, by all means leave the area. It is one thing to track a monster like Frances, but to go through it, this is another matter.
As fall approaches, vacations are over, and the children are back to school, and it is now time to think about indoor activities. Lynn, Bill and I will be going over this years reunion, showing some of the prizes that we had at the Grand Finale Cookout, and bring to your attention the vendors who supplied these great prizes and to thank them for their great gifts. This year we had top of the line weather prizes that total some $5,000.00. Quite amazing folks. This year Lynn actually had vendors come to her to ask if they could take part in this years reunion. Weatherfun has come a long way folks, and we will be even better in the year to come.
Again our prayers and thoughts are out to all those in the path of Frances. We all wish that the destruction could be moved out to sea, but we all pray that it will be at a minimum.
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Cahoon Hollow Beach and the Atlantic Ocean on old Cape Cod
The question is deceptively simple. But for an observer at sea, what appears as the horizon (in miles) is equal to 1.317 times the square root of the height of the vantage point (measured in feet.) Thus if you are 10 feet above the waterıs surface, the horizon is 4.16 miles away.
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