Friday, September 30, 2016

National Hurricane Center: Matthew To Become A Major Hurricane Today


MIAMI, Florida - NOAA's National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida has issued a Public Advisory at 8 a.m. EDT on Friday, September 30, 2016, due to the presence of Category 2 Hurricane Matthew over the Caribbean Sea.





Hurricane Matthew Projected Path

Hurricane Matthew is located about 520 miles east-southeast of Kingston, Jamaica and is moving to the west-southwest at 14 miles per hour.

NHC forecasters believe that Matthew will make a turn to the northwest on Saturday night or early Sunday and near Cuba by Monday. Matthew is then projected to pass over eastern Cuba on Tuesday and The Bahamas on Wednesday.

Hurricane Matthew Strength

Hurricane Matthew has maximum sustained winds of 105 mph (165 km/h), with higher gusts. NHC forecasters say that continued strengthening is forecast over the next 48 hours, and Matthew could become a major hurricane by tonight.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center of the tropical cyclone and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 185 miles (295 km).

Hurricane Matthew Computer Models

Computer models are in general agreement that Hurricane Matthew will continue on a westerly projected path through Sunday before making a northerly turn. After Sunday, spaghetti models agree that Matthew will travel parallel to the east coast of Florida.


Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Aruba, and from the Colombia/Venezuela border to Riohacha. A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area within the next 24-36 hours.

Interests elsewhere along the coasts of Venezuela and Colombia should monitor the progress of Matthew. Interests in Jamaica, Hispaniola, and eastern Cuba should also monitor the progress of Matthew. A hurricane watch may be required for Jamaica later today.

Brevard County Arrest Mugshots September 30, 2016


Lauren Elyse Albaugh
White/Female DOB:01/19/1985
Address:Indialantic, FLORIDA
Arrest Location:, Palm Bay
VOP On Site
Disorderly Intox-Drugs/Narcotics
Resist Officer WO Viol
Battery LEO Firefighter EMT Etc.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Brevard County Arrest Mugshots September 29, 2016


 
James Norman Applegate
White/Male DOB:04/02/1956
Address:Cocoa Beach, FLORIDA
Arrest Location:, Cocoa
FTA Misdemeanor

National Hurricane Center: Hurricane Matthew Projected Path Update


MIAMI, Florida - NOAA's National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida has issued a Public Advisory at 8 p.m. EDT on Thursday, September 29, 2016, due to the presence of Hurricane Matthew over the eastern Caribbean Sea.




Hurricane Matthew Projected Path

Hurricane Matthew is located about 150 miles north-northeast of Curacao and is moving to the west at 15 miles per hour.

NHC forecasters believe that Matthew will make a turn to the north on Sunday and near Cuba and Hispanola by Monday. Matthew is then projected to pass over eastern Cuba near the Bahamas on Tuesday.

Hurricane Matthew Strength



Hurricane Matthew has maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 km/h), with higher gusts. NHC forecasters say that gradual strengthening is forecast over the next 48 hours, and Matthew is forecast to become a Category 2 hurricane by Monday.


Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center of the tropical cyclone and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 185 miles (295 km).

Hurricane Matthew Computer Models

Computer models are in general agreement that Hurricane Matthew will continue on a westerly projected path through Sunday before making a turn to the north. After Sunday, spaghetti models agree that Matthew will travel parallel to the east coast of Florida.


Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Bonaire, Curacao, and Aruba; and the Colombia/Venezuela border to Riohacha. A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area within the next 24-36 hours.

Latest NOAA Satellite Images of Hurricane Matthew

Below is the latest National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's GOES satellite image loop of Hurricane Matthew 2016:


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Brevard County Arrest Mugshots September 26, 2016


Linden Paul Aaron
Black of African American/Male DOB:07/27/1961
Address:Melbourne Beach, FLORIDA
Arrest Location:, Melbourne
VOP On Site

Brevard County Arrest Mugshots September 25, 2016


 Caleb Jason Allen
White/Male DOB:01/23/1997
Address:Titusville, FLORIDA
Arrest Location:, Titusville
Battery Domestic Viol

Brevard County Arrest Mugshots September 24, 2016



Ryan Junior Beckford
Black of African American/Male DOB:09/12/1989
Address:Palm Bay, FLORIDA
Arrest Location:, Melbourne
Remanded on Felony Charges

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Brevard County Arrest Mugshots September 23, 2016


Albert Lee Abrams
White/Male DOB:11/18/1982
Address:Cocoa, FLORIDA
Arrest Location:, Cocoa
Non Support of Children or Spouse

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Brevard County Arrest Mugshots September 22, 2016

Sonya Marie Barbour
White/Female DOB:11/21/1980
Address:Palm Bay, FLORIDA
Arrest Location:, Melbourne
Trespass Fail Leave Property Upon Order of Owner
Resist Officer WO Viol

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

National Hurricane Center: Tropical Depression Karl Projected Path Update


MIAMI, Florida - NOAA's National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida has issued a Public Advisory at 5 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, due to the presence of Tropical Depression Karl over the Atlantic Ocean.

Tropical Depression Karl Projected Path


Tropical Depression Karl is located about 350 miles northeast of the Leeward Islands and is moving to the west at 14 miles per hour. NHC forecasters believe that Karl will continue a west-northwest to northwest motion at a slightly increased forward speed through Thursday.

Tropical Depression Karl Strength

Tropical Depression Karl has maximum sustained winds of 35 mph (55 km/h), with higher gusts.  

NHC forecasters expect that the tropical cyclone will strengthen back into Tropical Storm Karl by Thursday and a Category 1 Hurricane by Sunday.

Tropical Depression Karl Computer Models

Computer models are in general agreement that Tropical Depression Karl will continue on a northwesterly projected path through Friday. After 72 hours, spaghetti models begin to disagree only slightly as to when Karl will make a northeasterly hook back into the open Atlantic.


NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center forecasts that the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, will be the most active hurricane season in four years. The middle of September is the historical peak of hurricane season.

Image credits: NHC and SFWMD

Brevard County Arrest Mugshots September 21, 2016

Lorraine Adams
White/Female DOB:02/26/1952
Address:Cocoa Beach, FLORIDA
Arrest Location:, Cocoa Beach
DUI
DUI Property Damage/Personal Injury

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

2016 Autumn Equinox Marks First Day Of Fall


CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida -- The 2016 Autumn Equinox falls on Thursday, September 22, 2016. The Fall Equinox, as pictured in this NASA Earth Observatory photo, is caused by the tilt of the earth's rotating axis.

According to the U.S. Naval Observatory, the Autumn Equinox, marking the changing of the Seasons from the last day of Summer to the first day of Fall, occurs on September 22, 2016, at 10:21 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (2:21 p.m. Universal Time).



Equinox means "equal night" in Latin, capturing the idea that daytime and nighttime are equal lengths everywhere on the planet. That is true of the Sun's presence above the horizon, though it does not account for twilight when the Sun's rays extend from beyond the horizon to illuminate our gas-filled atmosphere.

It is the equal amount of day and night in the northern hemisphere for locations like Melbourne, Florida, but also in the southern hemisphere for locations like Melbourne, Australia.

The apparent change in location of the sun and moon marks important dates for hunting, fishing, and farming.

It is not the Sun that is moving north or south through the seasons, but a change in the orientation and angles between the Earth and its nearest star. The axis of the Earth has tilted 23.5 degrees relative to the Sun and the ecliptic plane. The axis is tilted away from the Sun at the December solstice and toward the Sun at the June solstice, spreading more and less light on each hemisphere. At the equinoxes, the tilt is at a right angle to the Sun and the light is spread evenly.

2016 Autumn Equinox and 2016 Daylight Savings Time

Naturally, many people would think that with the changing of the seasons comes the changing of their clocks at the beginning of Fall 2016.  But this is not the case.

It is true, however, that a helpful way to remember whether to set our clocks ahead or behind one hour during the daylight savings time is to "Fall Back" and "Spring Ahead."

The beginning of Fall 2016 does not mean the end of 2016 Daylight Savings Time.  Daylight Savings Time ends after the Autumn Equinox when days become shorter and shorter heading closer to the Winter Solstice.

So if you are asking, "When does daylight savings time end?" "Do we change clocks when Fall starts?"  The answer is the date Daylight Savings Time (DST) will end for Florida is on Sunday, November 6, 2016.

The rest of the United States will also turn their clocks back on November 6, 2016, with the exception of Hawaii and most of Arizona because those states do not practice Daylight Savings Time.

This means that we gain (not lose) an hour when we turn our clocks back an hour to 1:00 a.m. when our clocks reach 2:00 a.m. on Sunday.

Cape Canaveral Motorcyclist Killed In Brevard County Crash


COCOA, Florida - Charles Gartrell of Cape Canaveral, Florida died as a result of injuries he sustained while riding a motorcycle at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Monday, September 19, 2016, near the intersection of State Road 524 and Adamson Road in Cocoa, Florida.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 17-year-old Merritt Island, Florida girl was driving a 2004 Audi eastbound on State Road 524, approaching Adamson Road.


Meanwhile, 67-year-old Gartrell was riding a 2004 Honda motorcycle westbound on State Road 524, also approaching Adamson Road.

FHP troopers say that the Audi approached another vehicle that had slowed down for an unknown reason. The teen then drove into the westbound lanes. That's when the front of the Audi struck the front of the motorcycle.

Gartrell was ejected as a result of the collision and died at the scene of the accident.

FHP determined that alcohol was not a factor in the accident.

The crash remains under investigation and charges are pending.
Map credit: Google

Pedestrian Killed On North Banana River Drive In Merritt Island


MERRITT ISLAND, Florida - A Brevard County pedestrian has died as a result of injuries she sustained in a vehicle collision that occurred at approximately 12:52 a.m. on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, near the intersection of North Banana River Drive and Stafford Avenue in Merritt Island, Florida.


According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 60-year-old Victor Quintero-Ortiz of Merritt Island was driving a 2016 Toyota Tacoma southbound on North Banana River Drive. 

Meanwhile, a 44-year-old Merritt Island woman was walking southbound on the northbound shoulder of N. Banana River Drive.

FHP troopers say that the woman attempted to cross the roadway (not in a cross walk) and into the direct path of the Tacoma. The front left of the Tacoma then struck the pedestrian. Her identity has not been released pending next-of-kin notification.

FHP determined that alcohol was not a factor in the accident.

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