can predict the motions of your mind, lose it.
Leave it as a sign to mark the false trail,
the way you didn’t go. Be like the fox
who makes more tracks than necessary,
some in the wrong direction.**
LARGEST QUAKES -
Live Seismograms - Worldwide (update every 30 minutes)
This morning -
5.1 NORWEGIAN SEA
5.0 SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND
6.2 GREENLAND SEA
5.2 NEUQUEN, ARGENTINA
TROPICAL STORMS -
In the Pacific -
-Category 3 Hurricane Bud was located about 170 mi...270 km SW of Manzanillo Mexico. Hurricane conditions are expected to reach the coast within the Hurricane Warning area by this afternoon. Bud is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 5 to 8 inches along the southwestern coast of Mexico, with possible isolated maximum amounts of 12 inches. These rainfall amounts could produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.
A dangerous storm surge is expected to produce significant coastal flooding near and to the east of where the center makes landfall. Near the coast the surge will be accompanied by large and damaging waves. Swells generated by Bud are affecting portions of the southern and southwestern coasts of Mexico. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.
A low pressure system between the northwestern Bahamas and southeastern Florida has a 60 percent chance of becoming a tropical or subtropical cyclone during the next 48 hours. The storm was strengthening in the Florida Keys and was forecast by some models to become a tropical cyclone and come up the Southeast coast. If Tropical Storm Beryl forms over the weekend, it could be one for the history books.
SEVERE RAIN STORMS, FLOODING, LANDSLIDES -
Australia - Melbourne soaked in WETTEST MAY DAY IN 17 YEARS. Melbourne also shivering through its coldest day since 2000. All roads are suffering from extremely wet conditions today.
Bizarrely, temperatures are set to rise across the evening as a low pressure cell over Melbourne clears and brings in slightly warmer temperatures that could see the mercury spike to 13 degrees later this evening. “It looks like at this stage it’s the coldest since the year 2000, but we’re expecting it may warm a couple of degrees as we head into the evening." And while only a few sprinkles of rain are still expected in Melbourne’s west for the rest of the day, the central and eastern parts of Melbourne can expect more solid falls across the evening.
Already the deluge has seen a little over 30mm fall on the CBD for the day, up to 38mm in Clayton South and up to 35mm in Altona. Meanwhile. high winds have assailed Melbourne’s bayside suburbs, with Frankston enduring gale-force gusts up to 83km/h just after 4pm and blasts up to 72km/h hitting Melbourne Airport. 27mm had fallen in Melbourne so far, with the original 50mm forecast unlikely to be fulfilled. Geelong has received 32.4mm since 9am. Essendon Airport is close behind with 32.2mm, followed by Avalon at 31.2mm.
“The key thing now is the wind. If there’s going to be any damage in Melbourne its likely to be in the next few hours. Now, having had a lot rain we’re facing a lot of risk of damage from the wind, especially around the eastern bayside. It's very exposed south-westerly winds." Minor flooding and property damage is widespread throughout Melbourne and the Geelong region.
EXTREME HEAT & DROUGHT / CLIMATE CHANGE -
Canada - Forest fire Danger high to extreme in northeast region; portions evacuated. Hot and dry weather this spring has led to an early abundance of forest fires throughout northeastern Ontario.
SPACE WEATHER -
Newly discovered 26 meter asteroid 2012 KP24 will pass by the earth on May 28 at only 1/10th the distance to the moon. (Orbital path )