Alberto is still fandangoing steadily westward across the Atlantic at
15 miles an hour, with top windspeeds of a nonscary 90 mph,
winds extending out only 25 miles from the center. Pressure keeps
slowly but steadily, though, now around 979 millibars or 28.91 inches of
mercury. The National Hurricane Center doesn't expect any of the numbers
change any time soon, and sees a west-to-west-northwest track being
a while.

Do your own math for other measurement scales. Anybody have the
factor for wombats per weekend?

The homegrown muddle persists, with mild north winds over Ambergris
occasional rains, sometimes a little thunder, the wind direction
something's up. But the satellite picture, even eyed on sequential loop,
makes it hard to get tickled right now. Ghost hints of feeder bands, but
mess is still dispersed and they don't make up a discernible pattern.
Probably too weak, in too much variously directed wind, and too close to
landmasses to leap into organization south of the Yucatan Chute. If the
ill-defined, actually imperceptible and merely theoretical low pressure
center gets into the Gulf, maybe then. for Alberto, to wait
'til it loads and watch the Western Caribbean wiggle.

It being close to noontime for many of us, enjoy the sites and halve a
nice day.

John Lankford