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Weather In The Bahamas & Florida Right Now!

Sat Sep 04, 2004 1:58 am

Nassau:
METAR text: MYNN 031600Z 31050G76KT 9999 BKN010 OVC070 26/24 Q985
Conditions at: MYNN observed 1600 UTC 03 September 2004
Temperature: 26.0°C (79°F)
Dewpoint: 24.0°C (75°F) [RH = 89%]
Pressure (altimeter): missing
Winds: from the NW (310 degrees) at 57 MPH (50 knots; 26.0 m/s)
gusting to 87 MPH (76 knots; 39.5 m/s)
Visibility: 6 or more miles (10+ km)
Ceiling: 1000 feet AGL
Clouds: broken clouds at 1000 feet AGL
overcast cloud deck at 7000 feet AGL
Weather: no significant weather observed at this time

FREEPORT:
METAR text: MYGF 031500Z 04040KT 9999 9000 SCT014 OVC080 27/23 A2974 RMK RERA RAE50
Conditions at: MYGF observed 1500 UTC 03 September 2004
Temperature: 27.0°C (81°F)
Dewpoint: 23.0°C (73°F) [RH = 79%]
Pressure (altimeter): 29.74 inches Hg (1007.2 mb)
Winds: from the NE (40 degrees) at 46 MPH (40 knots; 20.8 m/s)
Visibility: 6 or more miles (10+ km)
Ceiling: 8000 feet AGL
Clouds: scattered clouds at 1400 feet AGL
overcast cloud deck at 8000 feet AGL
Weather: no significant weather observed at this time

Marsh Harbour, Abaco
METAR text: MYAM NIL
Conditions at: MYAM observed 1600 UTC 03 September 2004
Temperature: missing
Dewpoint: missing
Pressure (altimeter): missing
Winds: missing
Visibility: missing
Ceiling: unknown
Clouds: missing
Weather: no significant weather observed at this time
(weather equipment get blown to bits? missing? or just no way to transmit it?)

Treasure Cay, Abaco
METAR text: MYAT N0032:.MXSYS EA3125 NNUX
Conditions at: MYAT observed 1300 UTC 03 September 2004
Temperature: missing
Dewpoint: missing
Pressure (altimeter): 31.25 inches Hg (1058.3 mb)
Winds: missing
Visibility: missing
Ceiling: unknown
Clouds: missing
Weather: no significant weather observed at this time
(( hum, altimeter setting but no other, i'm wondering if the wx equipment is damaged at Marsh!))

North Eleuthera (dead hit for eye)
METAR text: MYEH NIL
Conditions at: MYEH observed 1600 UTC 03 September 2004
Temperature: missing
Dewpoint: missing
Pressure (altimeter): missing
Winds: missing
Visibility: missing
Ceiling: unknown
Clouds: missing
Weather: no significant weather observed at this time


Governours Harbour (just got hit)
METAR text: MYEM NIL
Conditions at: MYEM observed 1600 UTC 03 September 2004
Temperature: missing
Dewpoint: missing
Pressure (altimeter): missing
Winds: missing
Visibility: missing
Ceiling: unknown
Clouds: missing
Weather: no significant weather observed at this time

Miami
Conditions at: KMIA observed 1553 UTC 03 September 2004
Temperature: 26.7°C (80°F)
Dewpoint: 22.8°C (73°F) [RH = 79%]
Pressure (altimeter): 29.86 inches Hg (1011.3 mb)
[Sea-level pressure: 1011.2 mb]
Winds: from the NE (50 degrees) at 15 MPH (13 knots; 6.8 m/s)
gusting to 35 MPH (30 knots; 15.6 m/s)
Visibility: 10 or more miles (16+ km)
Ceiling: 15000 feet AGL
Clouds: scattered clouds at 2500 feet AGL
scattered clouds at 5000 feet AGL
broken clouds at 15000 feet AGL
Weather: -RA (light rain)

Key West
METAR text: KEYW 031553Z 35013KT 10SM FEW021 31/26 A2988 RMK AO2 SLP119 T03110261
Conditions at: KEYW observed 1553 UTC 03 September 2004
Temperature: 31.1°C (88°F)
Dewpoint: 26.1°C (79°F) [RH = 75%]
Pressure (altimeter): 29.88 inches Hg (1011.9 mb)
[Sea-level pressure: 1011.9 mb]
Winds: from the N (350 degrees) at 15 MPH (13 knots; 6.8 m/s)
Visibility: 10 or more miles (16+ km)
Ceiling: at least 12,000 feet AGL
Clouds: few clouds at 2100 feet AGL
Weather: no significant weather observed at this time

West Palm Beach
METAR text: KPBI 031653Z 04017G24KT 10SM FEW015 SCT022 BKN090 30/21 A2984 RMK AO2 PK WND 05027/1555 RAE08 SLP102 TCU S-SW P0000 T03000206
Conditions at: KPBI observed 1653 UTC 03 September 2004
Temperature: 30.0°C (86°F)
Dewpoint: 20.6°C (69°F) [RH = 57%]
Pressure (altimeter): 29.84 inches Hg (1010.6 mb)
[Sea-level pressure: 1010.2 mb]
Winds: from the NE (40 degrees) at 20 MPH (17 knots; 8.8 m/s)
gusting to 28 MPH (24 knots; 12.5 m/s)
Visibility: 10 or more miles (16+ km)
Ceiling: 9000 feet AGL
Clouds: few clouds at 1500 feet AGL
scattered clouds at 2200 feet AGL
broken clouds at 9000 feet AGL
Weather: no significant weather observed at this time

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RE: Weather In The Bahamas & Florida Right Now!

Sat Sep 04, 2004 2:04 am

Yea I thought it was a Buick I saw fly by my window?!?!?

jk

say hi to Dorothy and Toto for me!!

-m

 Big thumbs up

[Edited 2004-09-03 19:06:30]
 
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RE: Weather In The Bahamas & Florida Right Now!

Sat Sep 04, 2004 2:09 am

I live in Miami Springs, right next to MIA and this is what I've experienced so far: Planes are still taking off, but I've only seen CO and a few UPS/DHL, and also a lot of AA flights, but not in the last 10 mins.

Right now it's sunny, beautiful, not too hot, not too cold, nice fluffy white clouds until about 10 AM, then this horrible squal came through, bringing rain and wind (the edges of the hurricane). Now the fluffy white clouds and back, and it looks like a "beach" day.

Winds are at about 15 MPH, and they gust up to 40MPH every ocne in a while, during the squall MIA recorded an 80MPH gust (reported by CBS 4), and I believe it because during the squal a wind gust knocked down a small tree in my neighbor's yard (poor thing was only 2 years old!).

News is reporting 30,000 customers without power after the squal passed in Miami-Dade County alone... 12,000 in Broward. No word on Palm Beach. (just saw an AA 737 & M83 take off).

[Edited 2004-09-03 19:10:31]
 
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RE: Weather In The Bahamas & Florida Right Now!

Sat Sep 04, 2004 2:59 am

Here's to hoping the storm will at least miss the Miami- Fort Lauderdale-Palm Beach area, but even then, I firmly believe we're looking at a once-in-a-generation storm that is looking like a really good bet at present to eclipse Andrew. We're already looking at by far the largest mass evacuation in our history.

The good news is that the storm has slowed to a forward speed of 9 mph giving people a little more time to gety out.

The bad news is that the storm has slowed to a forward speed of 9 mph giviong the storm a chance to gather more strength and batter the area for a prolonged period.
 
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RE: Weather In The Bahamas & Florida Right Now!

Sat Sep 04, 2004 3:02 am

I'm just west/northwest of FLL. FLL Ceased air carrier service at 10am today (Friday) although I really think it was a bit early. As for our little Cessna 402's, 3 were moved to safe (we hope) airports on Wed, and one is locked down at FPR into he hangar. I hope it's a fortified hangar since it's right in the path, but couldn't move it due to MX problems with landing gear. May Frances spare all the planes, and more importantly, all the people in her path. Be safe, all of you feeling her effects.

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RE: Weather In The Bahamas & Florida Right Now!

Sat Sep 04, 2004 3:04 am

Well, I'm at my home in downtown Miami, and the weather has just been beautiful so far, and the news is saying we won't get much more than Tropical Storm force winds.
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RE: Weather In The Bahamas & Florida Right Now!

Sat Sep 04, 2004 3:06 am

SegmentQuEeN,

2 in Lakeland and I think the Chief Pilot flew the other plane to Destin with one of the airline owners... I was trying to convince him to fly to key west, but the ramp here is full.. they're parking 172s in the grass!

Btw, the FPR hangar can withstand 70 mph winds... unless they took it over to Mirabella Yacht's hangar.

Chalks sent their Mallards to the panhandle... why they didn't come to Key West is beyond me... we've been out of danger & only a 50 minute flight for them!

-n

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RE: Weather In The Bahamas & Florida Right Now!

Sat Sep 04, 2004 3:36 am

For those who care, some airlines have decided to go the status quo at MIA, although most have canceled everything. Of the European carriers, only Lufthansa and LTU will operate today; of international American carriers, only Cayman Airways (only one flight), Aviacsa, and Santa Barbara (only one flight) are operating. United and Northwest are also operating part of their MIA schedule.

FLL is closed entirely.
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RE: Weather In The Bahamas & Florida Right Now!

Sat Sep 04, 2004 4:07 am

According to new weather reports, the storm has slowed and is jogging west (instead of northwest) now.

The eye is about parallel to Boca Raton/Deerfield Beach... So now it's going West and not Northwest, if it continues this way, Palm Beach county will get a direct hit.

The Airport's still pretty quiet (it's an eerie thing not having the familiar hum of the jets), but the sun's shinning, there's a nice breeze, and it looks like a nice day to be at the pool!
 
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RE: Weather In The Bahamas & Florida Right Now!

Sat Sep 04, 2004 7:56 am

"the news is saying we won't get much more than Tropical Storm force winds."

I guess some comfort might be taken in that, although trpical storm force winds are still a lot stronger than anything I've ever seen up here. I suppose with those winds, that will just create a serious mess as opposed to widespread devastation.

"According to new weather reports, the storm has slowed and is jogging west (instead of northwest) now."

You may want to specify what you mean by that. Do you mean the forward speed of the entire storm system, or do you mean wind velocity?? From what I've seen on the tracker, the winds are expected to reach 138 off the Bahamas, but sliw to possibly 120 by the time it makes landfall, wherever that is.
 
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RE: Weather In The Bahamas & Florida Right Now!

Sat Sep 04, 2004 8:28 am

I placed my plane (a Navion naturally) and 20 other planes in a hangar at LNA (Palm Beach County Airpark - about 7 miles South of PBI) yesterday. I'm pretty nervous about such a big storm passing within 60 miles of my pride & joy. Lot's of prayers for the weather to abate.
 
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RE: Weather In The Bahamas & Florida Right Now!

Sat Sep 04, 2004 8:32 am

Am I right in thinking that MCO is closed???

We (British Airways) have cancelled our Orlando flights today (Friday), tomorrow and on Sunday. Monday is still up in the air. I'm taking Tuesday's Orlando out which may end up being the first flight back after the storm.
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acvitale
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RE: Weather In The Bahamas & Florida Right Now!

Sat Sep 04, 2004 9:04 am

Nate,

OP flew the planes to PFN because...

EYW had NO TIE DOWNS left
EYW is at the end if it jogged south then the next hop is CUN!

From PFN we can go to MYR, SAV, MSY, ATL or whereever the storm is not going.

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RE: Weather In The Bahamas & Florida Right Now!

Sat Sep 04, 2004 9:26 am

Segmentking,

As a side note, what website did you get all those Bahamas METARs off of? I have been "googling" myself to death the last 2 days looking for a site..

Thanks!
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RE: Weather In The Bahamas & Florida Right Now!

Sat Sep 04, 2004 9:36 am

Try

http://adds.aviationweather.gov/metars/

Nassau MYNN
Freeport MYGF
Marsh Harbour MYAM
Treasure Cay MYAT

Hope that helps

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RE: Weather In The Bahamas & Florida Right Now!

Sat Sep 04, 2004 11:20 am

A C, what is OP? The last OP I remember is the old Air Panama.
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RE: Weather In The Bahamas & Florida Right Now!

Sat Sep 04, 2004 3:23 pm

OP is Chalks Ocean Airways - Flying since 1919. (aka in past lives Chalks International Airlines, Pan Am Air Bridge, Paradise Island Airlines, US Air Express, and Continental Connection)
 
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RE: Weather In The Bahamas & Florida Right Now!

Sun Sep 05, 2004 2:22 am

Thanks A.C. I should have known that but they never flew into MIA so I didn't have their code. Have they always had the OP code? I know that duplicate two-letter codes have been issued in the past but usually to airlines that would never serve the same city. Air Panama was OP when they flew into MIA. We had two DF's at MIA at one time back in the 80's, a commuter outfit named Aero Coach and Condor, the German charter carrier.
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RE: Weather In The Bahamas & Florida Right Now!

Sun Sep 05, 2004 2:52 am

Chalks also had "PA" at one point, I believe, and sold it off. Now fellow florida airline Florida Coastal has the "PA" code courtesy of A C Vitale :P

News:

Palm Beach Intl as of 1:53PM
KPBI 041703Z AUTO 33037G52KT 2 1/2SM BR BKN018 OVC023 24/23 A2926 RMK AO2 PK WND 34052/1703 P0003 TSNO
Conditions at: KPBI observed 1703 UTC 04 September 2004
Temperature: 24.0°C (75°F)
Dewpoint: 23.0°C (73°F) [RH = 94%]
Pressure (altimeter): 29.26 inches Hg (990.9 mb)
Winds: from the NNW (330 degrees) at 43 MPH (37 knots; 19.2 m/s)
gusting to 60 MPH (52 knots; 27.0 m/s)
Visibility: 2.50 miles (4.02 km)
Ceiling: 1800 feet AGL
Clouds: broken clouds at 1800 feet AGL
overcast cloud deck at 2300 feet AGL
Weather: BR (mist)

Ft. Pierce:
METAR text: KFPR 041553Z AUTO A2954 RMK AO2 SLP004 PWINO FZRANO $
Conditions at: KFPR observed 1553 UTC 04 September 2004
Temperature: missing
Dewpoint: missing
Pressure (altimeter): 29.54 inches Hg (1000.4 mb)
[Sea-level pressure: 1000.4 mb]
Winds: missing
Visibility: missing
Ceiling: unknown
Clouds: missing
Weather:
SOME DATA ABOVE MAY BE INACCURATE!!!
"$" is an indication the sensor requires maintenance

Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport:
METAR text: KFXE 041253Z AUTO A2954 RMK AO2 SLP007 PWINO FZRANO TSNO $
Conditions at: KFXE observed 1253 UTC 04 September 2004
Temperature: missing
Dewpoint: missing
Pressure (altimeter): 29.54 inches Hg (1000.4 mb)
[Sea-level pressure: 1000.7 mb]
Winds: missing
Visibility: missing
Ceiling: unknown
Clouds: missing
Weather:
SOME DATA ABOVE MAY BE INACCURATE!!!
"$" is an indication the sensor requires maintenance

Key West Intl:
METAR text: KEYW 041653Z 34013KT 10SM CLR 29/24 A2981 RMK AO2 RAE03 SLP095 P0000 T02940244
Conditions at: KEYW observed 1653 UTC 04 September 2004
Temperature: 29.4°C (85°F)
Dewpoint: 24.4°C (76°F) [RH = 75%]
Pressure (altimeter): 29.81 inches Hg (1009.6 mb)
[Sea-level pressure: 1009.5 mb]
Winds: from the NNW (340 degrees) at 15 MPH (13 knots; 6.8 m/s)
Visibility: 10 or more miles (16+ km)
Ceiling: at least 12,000 feet AGL
Clouds: sky clear below 12,000 feet AGL
Weather: no significant weather observed at this time

Nassau Intl Airport (surprised we're still getting readings!)
METAR text: MYNN 041700Z 21020KT 9999 SC016 BKN100 OVC200 29/26 Q1004
Conditions at: MYNN observed 1700 UTC 04 September 2004
Temperature: 29.0°C (84°F)
Dewpoint: 26.0°C (79°F) [RH = 84%]
Pressure (altimeter): 29.65 inches Hg (1004.0 mb)
Winds: from the SSW (210 degrees) at 23 MPH (20 knots; 10.4 m/s)
Visibility: 6 or more miles (10+ km)
Ceiling: 10000 feet AGL
Clouds: broken clouds at 10000 feet AGL
overcast cloud deck at 20000 feet AGL
Weather: no significant weather observed at this time

Marsh Harbour, Abaco (probably blown to smitherenes)
METAR text: MYAM NIL
Conditions at: MYAM observed 1700 UTC 04 September 2004
Temperature: missing
Dewpoint: missing
Pressure (altimeter): missing
Winds: missing
Visibility: missing
Ceiling: unknown
Clouds: missing
Weather: no significant weather observed at this time

Treasure Cay, Abaco (weather equipment is probably floating in the ocean too!)
METAR text: MYEF NIL
Conditions at: MYEF observed 1600 UTC 04 September 2004
Temperature: missing
Dewpoint: missing
Pressure (altimeter): missing
Winds: missing
Visibility: missing
Ceiling: unknown
Clouds: missing
Weather: no significant weather observed at this time


Bimini (south) - Weather equipment probably somewhere on Andros
METAR text: MYBS NIL
Conditions at: MYBS observed 1700 UTC 04 September 2004
Temperature: missing
Dewpoint: missing
Pressure (altimeter): missing
Winds: missing
Visibility: missing
Ceiling: unknown
Clouds: missing
Weather: no significant weather observed at this time

North Eleuthera
(we know what happened here!)
METAR text: MYEF NIL
Conditions at: MYEF observed 1600 UTC 04 September 2004
Temperature: missing
Dewpoint: missing
Pressure (altimeter): missing
Winds: missing
Visibility: missing
Ceiling: unknown
Clouds: missing
Weather: no significant weather observed at this time
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RE: Weather In The Bahamas & Florida Right Now!

Sun Sep 05, 2004 2:53 am

Ft. Lauderdale Intl Airport
METAR text: KFLL 041744Z AUTO 28028G41KT 2 1/2SM RA BR BKN024 OVC032 24/23 A2940 RMK AO2 PK WND 28048/1716 P0011 TSNO
Conditions at: KFLL observed 1744 UTC 04 September 2004
Temperature: 24.0°C (75°F)
Dewpoint: 23.0°C (73°F) [RH = 94%]
Pressure (altimeter): 29.40 inches Hg (995.7 mb)
Winds: from the W (280 degrees) at 32 MPH (28 knots; 14.6 m/s)
gusting to 47 MPH (41 knots; 21.3 m/s)
Visibility: 2.50 miles (4.02 km)
Ceiling: 2400 feet AGL
Clouds: broken clouds at 2400 feet AGL
overcast cloud deck at 3200 feet AGL
Weather: RA BR (rain, mist)


Vero Beach:
METAR text: KVRB 041653Z AUTO A2954 RMK AO2 SLP004 PWINO FZRANO PNO $
Conditions at: KVRB observed 1653 UTC 04 September 2004
Temperature: missing
Dewpoint: missing
Pressure (altimeter): 29.54 inches Hg (1000.4 mb)
[Sea-level pressure: 1000.4 mb]
Winds: missing
Visibility: missing
Ceiling: unknown
Clouds: missing
Weather:
SOME DATA ABOVE MAY BE INACCURATE!!!
"$" is an indication the sensor requires maintenance

and Freeport is not reporting a thing!  Sad  Sad  Sad

-n
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RE: Weather In The Bahamas & Florida Right Now!

Sun Sep 05, 2004 2:59 am

The MLB forecast is lovely....

MLB NWS KMLB 041130Z 041212 01025G40KT P6SM SCT020 BKN070 TEMPO 1215 01030G50KT 1SM PSHRA BKN020
FM1500 04040G55KT 3SM SHRA BKN020
TEMPO 1519 1SM PSHRA BKN010 OVC020
FM1900 03050G80KT 1SM SHRA BKN015
FM0000 04060G90KT 1/2SM PSHRA BKN006 OVC010
FM0400 VRB50G80KT 1/2SM PTSRA BKN006CB OVC010
FM0800 18065G100KT 1/2SM PTSRA BKN006CB OVC010
Ask why..
 
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RE: Weather In The Bahamas & Florida Right Now!

Sun Sep 05, 2004 3:27 am

Excellent radar loop from the Melbourne radar site:
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/radar/loop/DS.p20-r/si.kmlb.shtml

Orlando is going to start get whacked by bands pretty soon. A small band has already gone through Tampa/St. Pete. This is going to be a lonnnnng night in the middle of the state.
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acvitale
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RE: Weather In The Bahamas & Florida Right Now!

Sun Sep 05, 2004 3:56 am

Actually Chalks does serve Miami from MPB (X44).

Also Nate is correct I did obtain the prized (PA) former Pan American World Airways and later Chalks code for Florida Coastal Airlines when I was setting them up with IATA and CRS's.

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RE: Weather In The Bahamas & Florida Right Now!

Sun Sep 05, 2004 5:47 am

Haha, yeah but I put MIA, not Miami, and I can't recall Chalk's at MIA though there was a proposal many years ago to start service there.

Chalk's hasn't been at MPB for a while according to an article I read recently in the South Florida Business Journal and the lease may be terminated later this month.

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/5843566/
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RE: Weather In The Bahamas & Florida Right Now!

Sun Sep 05, 2004 6:00 am

Actually a Chalks subsidary called Paradise Island Airlines used to operate from MIA.

Also the article is a bit tainted. It turns out Miami has been trying to get the property back for the WTA but they also did nothing about the helicopter problems. They also killed their own argument when the lobbied the FAA to give the helo operator the same radio frequency as Chalks Operations.

Now The DOT stepped in and grounded all helo flights and Chalks is set to resume service to Watson Island within the next week to ten days. The helo operator and Coast Guard issues had kept Chalks from operating. Something Miami's city council knew and were doing nothing about. Now that the dung hit the fan the DOT finally got involved and after 3 years of waiting since 09-11-01 they can finally operate out of the terminal they have had to maintain without flights.

The City of Miami again gets mud on its face.

 
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RE: Weather In The Bahamas & Florida Right Now!

Sun Sep 05, 2004 10:04 am

I remember Paradise Island very well and Merv Griffin was heavily invested in it at one point in time. As I recall their code was BK.

The City of Miami government sucks now, has sucked for a long time and will suck in the future so you can't expect much more out of them. Hopefully one of their commish's will be suspended after his recent arrest for threatening to shoot an undercover cop who was following his wife.

That's great news about OP resuming service. Can you post something when the resumption date is firm?
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acvitale
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RE: Weather In The Bahamas & Florida Right Now!

Sun Sep 05, 2004 10:12 pm

Yup Chalks was BK, OP, CK, PA, US, CO and more cannot remember them all. They have had relationships with US Airways, Continental, Pan Am over the years and of course as Chalks International Airlines, Chalks Ocean Airways, Paradise Island Airlines, and were for a while related to Virgin Island Seaplane, and Seabourne Airlines out of the USVI. I believe there were relations to a company in California flying between Avalon and Long Beach at one time.

The Miami service is already loaded next OAG load is Wed. I would look for it there. The hurricane may cause some delays but that is unavoidable.
 
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RE: Weather In The Bahamas & Florida Right Now!

Mon Sep 06, 2004 12:16 am

Very good on next Wednesday, I'll call Chalks first to verify.

I had a good friend who worked at Resorts Int'l when they owned Chalk's back in the late 70's/early 80's and he was heavily involved in getting the Albatrosses certified for carrying passengers since they only had military certifications up to that time. He flew them for the USCG and had an aeronautical engineering background and took some great shots of flight testing up on Lake Okeechobee.
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RE: Weather In The Bahamas & Florida Right Now!

Mon Sep 06, 2004 1:00 am

You can probably call Chalks now to verify but agencies and travelocity and their website will probably not be up till Wednesday.
 
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RE: Weather In The Bahamas & Florida Right Now!

Mon Sep 06, 2004 1:14 am

As of 1215PM Sunday 5 September 2004:

West Palm Beach
METAR text: KPBI 051553Z AUTO 19024G34KT 2SM +RA BR SCT016 BKN021 OVC028 25/24 A2942 RMK AO2 PK WND 19039/1455 SLP963 P0012 T02500239 TSNO $
Conditions at: KPBI observed 1553 UTC 05 September 2004
Temperature: 25.0°C (77°F)
Dewpoint: 23.9°C (75°F) [RH = 94%]
Pressure (altimeter): 29.42 inches Hg (996.4 mb)
[Sea-level pressure: 996.3 mb]
Winds: from the S (190 degrees) at 28 MPH (24 knots; 12.5 m/s)
gusting to 39 MPH (34 knots; 17.7 m/s)
Visibility: 2.00 miles (3.22 km)
Ceiling: 2100 feet AGL
Clouds: scattered clouds at 1600 feet AGL
broken clouds at 2100 feet AGL
overcast cloud deck at 2800 feet AGL
Weather: +RA BR (heavy rain, mist)
SOME DATA ABOVE MAY BE INACCURATE!!!
"$" is an indication the sensor requires maintenance

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Ft. Lauderdale Intl
METAR text: KFLL 051602Z AUTO 19022G33KT 2SM -RA BR BKN017 BKN027 26/25 A2951 RMK AO2 PK WND 20033/1602 TSNO PNO $
Conditions at: KFLL observed 1602 UTC 05 September 2004
Temperature: 26.0°C (79°F)
Dewpoint: 25.0°C (77°F) [RH = 94%]
Pressure (altimeter): 29.51 inches Hg (999.4 mb)
Winds: from the S (190 degrees) at 25 MPH (22 knots; 11.4 m/s)
gusting to 38 MPH (33 knots; 17.2 m/s)
Visibility: 2.00 miles (3.22 km)
Ceiling: 1700 feet AGL
Clouds: broken clouds at 1700 feet AGL
broken clouds at 2700 feet AGL
Weather: -RA BR (light rain, mist)
SOME DATA ABOVE MAY BE INACCURATE!!!
"$" is an indication the sensor requires maintenance

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Ft. Laud Exec is NOT reporting, wx equip probably damaged

Orlando Intl

METAR text: KMCO 051605Z AUTO 08036G50KT 2SM +RA BR OVC001 25/23 A2909 RMK AO2 PK WND 08050/1600 TSNO PNO $
Conditions at: KMCO observed 1605 UTC 05 September 2004
Temperature: 25.0°C (77°F)
Dewpoint: 23.0°C (73°F) [RH = 89%]
Pressure (altimeter): 29.09 inches Hg (985.2 mb)
Winds: from the E (80 degrees) at 41 MPH (36 knots; 18.7 m/s)
gusting to 57 MPH (50 knots; 26.0 m/s)
Visibility: 2.00 miles (3.22 km)
Ceiling: 100 feet AGL
Clouds: overcast cloud deck at 100 feet AGL
Weather: +RA BR (heavy rain, mist)
SOME DATA ABOVE MAY BE INACCURATE!!!
"$" is an indication the sensor requires maintenance

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St. Pete/Clearwater Intl
METAR text: KPIE 051553Z 34029G40KT 3SM RA BR FEW014 BKN024 OVC029 24/23 A2933 RMK AO2 PK WND 34040/1544 RAE1457B32 SLP930 P0008 T02440233
Conditions at: KPIE observed 1553 UTC 05 September 2004
Temperature: 24.4°C (76°F)
Dewpoint: 23.3°C (74°F) [RH = 94%]
Pressure (altimeter): 29.33 inches Hg (993.3 mb)
[Sea-level pressure: 993.0 mb]
Winds: from the NNW (340 degrees) at 33 MPH (29 knots; 15.1 m/s)
gusting to 46 MPH (40 knots; 20.8 m/s)
Visibility: 3 miles (5 km)
Ceiling: 2400 feet AGL
Clouds: few clouds at 1400 feet AGL
broken clouds at 2400 feet AGL
overcast cloud deck at 2900 feet AGL
Weather: RA BR (rain, mist)

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Ft. Myers
METAR text: KRSW 051558Z AUTO 26017G27KT 2SM -RA BR SCT013 BKN019 OVC030 25/23 A2934 RMK AO2 PK WND 26027/1554 P0000 TSNO
Conditions at: KRSW observed 1558 UTC 05 September 2004
Temperature: 25.0°C (77°F)
Dewpoint: 23.0°C (73°F) [RH = 89%]
Pressure (altimeter): 29.34 inches Hg (993.6 mb)
Winds: from the W (260 degrees) at 20 MPH (17 knots; 8.8 m/s)
gusting to 31 MPH (27 knots; 14.0 m/s)
Visibility: 2.00 miles (3.22 km)
Ceiling: 1900 feet AGL
Clouds: scattered clouds at 1300 feet AGL
broken clouds at 1900 feet AGL
overcast cloud deck at 3000 feet AGL
Weather: -RA BR (light rain, mist)

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Naples
METAR text: KAPF 051553Z 27025G38KT 9SM FEW022 BKN037 BKN047 28/23 A2943 RMK AO2 PK WND 27040/1534 RAB22E51 SLP964 T02780233 PNO $
Conditions at: KAPF observed 1553 UTC 05 September 2004
Temperature: 27.8°C (82°F)
Dewpoint: 23.3°C (74°F) [RH = 77%]
Pressure (altimeter): 29.43 inches Hg (996.7 mb)
[Sea-level pressure: 996.4 mb]
Winds: from the W (270 degrees) at 29 MPH (25 knots; 13.0 m/s)
gusting to 44 MPH (38 knots; 19.8 m/s)
Visibility: 9 miles (14 km)
Ceiling: 3700 feet AGL
Clouds: few clouds at 2200 feet AGL
broken clouds at 3700 feet AGL
broken clouds at 4700 feet AGL
Weather:
SOME DATA ABOVE MAY BE INACCURATE!!!
"$" is an indication the sensor requires maintenance

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Miami Intl
METAR text: KMIA 051553Z 18021G31KT 6SM -RA BR BKN015 BKN030 OVC040 26/24 A2955 RMK AO2 PK WND 20034/1503 TSB02E37 SLP006 TCU SW AND NW MOV E P0005 T02560244
Conditions at: KMIA observed 1553 UTC 05 September 2004
Temperature: 25.6°C (78°F)
Dewpoint: 24.4°C (76°F) [RH = 93%]
Pressure (altimeter): 29.55 inches Hg (1000.8 mb)
[Sea-level pressure: 1000.6 mb]
Winds: from the S (180 degrees) at 24 MPH (21 knots; 10.9 m/s)
gusting to 36 MPH (31 knots; 16.1 m/s)
Visibility: 6 miles (10 km)
Ceiling: 1500 feet AGL
Clouds: broken clouds at 1500 feet AGL
broken clouds at 3000 feet AGL
overcast cloud deck at 4000 feet AGL
Weather: -RA BR (light rain, mist)

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Key West
METAR text: KEYW 051553Z 25019G27KT 10SM -RA SCT027 BKN034 BKN041 29/26 A2967 RMK AO2 PK WND 23029/1529 LTG DSNT NE RAE03B52 SLP047 P0000 T02940261
Conditions at: KEYW observed 1553 UTC 05 September 2004
Temperature: 29.4°C (85°F)
Dewpoint: 26.1°C (79°F) [RH = 82%]
Pressure (altimeter): 29.67 inches Hg (1004.8 mb)
[Sea-level pressure: 1004.7 mb]
Winds: from the WSW (250 degrees) at 22 MPH (19 knots; 9.9 m/s)
gusting to 31 MPH (27 knots; 14.0 m/s)
Visibility: 10 or more miles (16+ km)
Ceiling: 3400 feet AGL
Clouds: scattered clouds at 2700 feet AGL
broken clouds at 3400 feet AGL
broken clouds at 4100 feet AGL
Weather: -RA (light rain)

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Marathon
METAR text: KMTH 051553Z AUTO 23012G23KT 210V280 7SM FEW020 SCT029 SCT043 27/25 A2967 RMK AO2 LTG DSNT S AND W RAE39 SLP047 P0001 T02720250
Conditions at: KMTH observed 1553 UTC 05 September 2004
Temperature: 27.2°C (81°F)
Dewpoint: 25.0°C (77°F) [RH = 88%]
Pressure (altimeter): 29.67 inches Hg (1004.8 mb)
[Sea-level pressure: 1004.7 mb]
Winds: from the SW (230 degrees) at 14 MPH (12 knots; 6.2 m/s)
gusting to 26 MPH (23 knots; 12.0 m/s)
Visibility: 7 miles (11 km)
Ceiling: at least 12,000 feet AGL
Clouds: few clouds at 2000 feet AGL
scattered clouds at 2900 feet AGL
scattered clouds at 4300 feet AGL
Weather: automated observation with no human augmentation;
there may or may not be significant weather present at this time

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Nassau
METAR text: MYNN 051200Z 19018KT 9999 FEW010 SCT016CB BKN100 29/25 Q1008
Conditions at: MYNN observed 1200 UTC 05 September 2004
Temperature: 29.0°C (84°F)
Dewpoint: 25.0°C (77°F) [RH = 79%]
Pressure (altimeter): 29.76 inches Hg (1008.0 mb)
Winds: from the S (190 degrees) at 21 MPH (18 knots; 9.4 m/s)
Visibility: 6 or more miles (10+ km)
Ceiling: 10000 feet AGL
Clouds: few clouds at 1000 feet AGL
scattered clouds at 1600 feet AGL
broken clouds at 10000 feet AGL
Weather: no significant weather observed at this time

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Marsh Harbour
amazed its still sending out a signal, even though its nothing!
METAR text: MYAM NIL
Conditions at: MYAM observed 1500 UTC 05 September 2004
Temperature: missing
Dewpoint: missing
Pressure (altimeter): missing
Winds: missing
Visibility: missing
Ceiling: unknown
Clouds: missing
Weather: no significant weather observed at this time

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Not reporting **anything** meaning the equipment is probably destroyed or missing: Ft. Lauderdale Executive, Pompano, Ft. Pierce, Stuart Whitman, Vero Beach, Freeport, North Eleuthera, Governours Harbour, Treasure Cay

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