Chris, Thanks for the heads-up. Remember, all the good birds are on the east side of these storms, so we want it to pass to our west. If it stays to the east, all we get are heavy rains. The forecast at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at1.shtml?5-daynl#contents makes it look iffy for us.
Best, Kevin From: bounce-119721746-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-119721746-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 9:46 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Hurricane Joaquin Just a heads-up... I happened to check some of my weather references for the coming week and noticed that Tropical Storm Joaquin, currently just East of the Bahamas, is forecast to make landfall around the Delmarva Peninsula or Cape May, NJ areas as a Category 2 Hurricane (976mb) around 8am Sunday morning (10/4). This system will then weaken to a Category 1 Hurricane (992mb) as it moves North through central New York, just East of the Finger Lakes Region, on Monday morning (10/5) through midnight Monday night and gradually drifting Northeast through Tuesday and departing by Wednesday morning (10/7). Be prepared and have a watchful eye for unexpected and typically pelagic seabirds on sizable lakes anytime Monday through Wednesday (10/5-10/7) and on the days following the departure of this system from our area, as birds filter from Lake Ontario back toward the ocean (10/7-10/9). The only caveat with this alert is that this is a forecast, and forecasts change - especially forecasts greater than a few days out. So, everything mentioned above is purely meant as a heads-up to check your favorite weather forecast site for more information as Tropical Storm Joaquin develops into a Hurricane and heads our way. Good luck and good birding!! Sincerely Chris T-H PS - one of my favorite sites to evaluate large scale storm systems is Magic Seaweed: http://magicseaweed.com/US-Northeastern-Seaboard-Surf-Chart/20/?chartType=PRATE -- Christopher T. Tessaglia-Hymes Field Applications Engineer Bioacoustics Research Program, Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Road, Ithaca, New York 14850 W: 607-254-2418<tel:607-254-2418> M: 607-351-5740<tel:607-351-5740> F: 607-254-1132<tel:607-254-1132> http://www.birds.cornell.edu/brp -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME> Rules and Information<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> Archives: The Mail Archive<http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html> Surfbirds<http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> BirdingOnThe.Net<http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> Please submit your observations to eBird<http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>! -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --