It you are getting this from @grandpaham on Twitter, then my blog tweeting formula is working again. My next step to to port it to my alertblogger.com blogs adds see if the auto-tweeting can work from there as well. Hope it does.
On or about 30 November 2016 Twitter stopped accepting auto-generated links to new IPAWS alerts from my alertblogger.com. A useful ability killed for no reason that I know of. When I get time, I will try to re-establish the capability. In the meantime @ipawsweather, @VA_1st_IPAWS and @ipawsalerts are off line.
The blogs are still alive and working. You can still use the following:
1. All recent Tornado Warnings and Flash Flood Warnings in the U.S can be found at http://weatheralerts.alertblogger.com.
2. All recent IPAWS Public Alerts affecting Virginia’s First Congressional District can be found at http://va1stipaws.alertblogger.com.
3. All production non-weather IPAWS Alerts can be found at http://ipawsnonweather.alertblogger.com.
Something I wrote as advice about two years ago. Thinking about it now; maybe worth sharing to a wider audience:
You can regret, and still build from where you are. Regret is not the end. It puts you in a place. But that place says “the past is what it is.” It cannot be changed. All we can control is the future. The best regret can do is help us make better decisions in the future. And those decisions have to start from where you are, not where you wish you had been.
IPAWS-OPEN version 3.09 is being installed to Production today. Mostly behind the scenes changes.
Alma NB Harbor at low tide. Boats on the bottom of the sea floor in the harbor. When the tide comes in, they can go back to work. The next two pictures are from several taken at Hopewell Cape Park where visitors can walk on the sea floor at low tide to check out 20o million year old rocks and the formations created by Bay of Fundy tidal action.
The pictures are from “Reversing Rapids” on the St. John river. The water actually flows in the opposite direction with almost as much turbulence when the tide is coming in. St John is the capital of New Brunswick. We learned some history, primarily of the “loyalists” who left the colonies to the south when they became the USA. Many of them came not to New Brunswick.
Bar Harbor has exquisite scenery, but the town is an overcrowded tourist trap. The traffic is horrendous and the roads in an out were in heavy construction to the point that we drove on 8 miles of jolting rocks to get there. That said, I did consume two Maine lobsters and we did enjoy the scenery. The campground “Narrows Too” was OK, but a bit dusty. But we met our caravan crew there. Lots of old folks from all over the U. S. plus one from Canada. Age range from about fifty to eighty-four. Mostly couples, but 2 singles. 24 Motor home in all, headed for Saint Andrews by the Sea in Canada as our next stop.
Yep. This is a picture of a KOA campground half way between New York City and Albany. This campground has the feel of being in the middle of nowhere. There are LOTS and LOTS of trees. The nearest restaurant is 7 miles away. The roads are small and narrow. The closest industry is a state penal facility. Still, the campground is crowded and cramped (which perhaps preps the campers here for the advertised bus trips from here into New York City itself).