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"From its chamber comes the whirlwind, and cold from the scattering winds." - Job 37:9.

"The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course".

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

(Hurricane) Erin Go Braugh

Speakers of the Irish language assume that the phrase is a corruption of the Irish Éire go Brách or Éireann go Brách]. The term brách is equivalent to "eternity" or "end of time", meaning the phrase may be translated literally as "Ireland until eternity" or "Ireland until the end (of time)". The form Éireann go Bráth or Éire go Bráth is also used in Irish and means the same thing.

The shamrock is a symbol of Ireland. It is a three-leafed old white clover. It is sometimes of the variety Trifolium repens (a white clover, known in Irish as seamair bhán) but today usually Trifolium dubium (a lesser clover, Irish: seamair bhuí).
The diminutive version of the Irish word for "clover" ("seamair") is "seamróg", which was anglicised as "shamrock", representing a close approximation of the original Irish pronunciation. However, other three-leafed plants — such as black medic (Medicago lupulina), red clover (Trifolium pratense), and wood-sorrel (genus Oxalis) — are sometimes designated as shamrocks. The shamrock was traditionally used for its medical properties and was a popular motif in Victorian times.

TODAY: Weak low pressure will form off the coast of Daytona Beach today in response to some upper level energy (vorticity) passing over at the 500mb (20K Ft) level. Dry air is wrapping around and shooting in at the mid-upper levels of the atmosphere. A few trace amounts of rain may be reported, but for the most part it will be dry. The exception might be early this evening where a continued additional chance of trace amounts are possible for coastal N. Brevard and Volusia counties. High temperatures will be down played today due to sky cover, with a high near 63 degrees. Partial clearing by late afternoon or early evening as the drier air has a more pronounced influence over the area, but we're not quite out of the woods just yet.

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy to occasionally cloudy with a 12 mph west wind and a low near 55 along the coast and closer to 50 west of the Indian River.

THURSDAY and FRIDAY: Variable cloudiness with a light westerly component wind continuing and a high near 68 degrees . Low Friday morning similar to Thursday morning's temperature. A very low end chance of a trace amount rain shower along the immediate coast of Brevard and Volusia counties continuing. The low off the coast of Daytona will be on the way out to sea by the end of Friday and the skies will be begin to clear more affirmatively/noticeably.
SATURDAY/MOST OF SUNDAY: Great weekend in store! Perhaps the best one we've had yet this year! Lows will be around 63 degrees and the high Saturday will be near 74; Sunday closer to 77 with increasing clouds during the afternoon and a noticeable SW wind of 15mph. All that in prelude to an approaching cold front. Possibly a few degrees cooler along the very immediate beach side Saturday if a very light sea breeze develops. However, impacts will be minimal and restricted to a few blocks of the beach at most on Saturday.

LATE SUNDAY: Again, increasing cloudiness by late in the day with a chance of rain at or shortly after sunset; however, rainfall totals at this time look as if they won't be much more than a trace.

MONDAY: A cold front will have passed through by Monday morning followed by NW winds of 15mph. Afternoon highs won't be greatly impacted, but will be about 5 degrees below normal. More to come on this period as time dries nigh.

Go green!

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