Friday, September 22, 2017

NOAA: Hurricane Maria Projected Path, Spaghetti Models

NOAA GOES Satellite Image Hurricane Maria

NOAA's National Hurricane Center issued a Public Advisory due to Hurricane Maria that is a powerful Category 3 hurricane.

Hurricane Maria Strength

As of 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Friday, September 22, 2017, Hurricane Maria has maximum sustained winds of 125 mph (205 km/h), with higher gusts.

Maria is currently a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. NHC forecasters say some strengthening is possible over the next day or so.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the center of the tropical cyclone, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 160 miles (260 km).

Hurricane Maria 2017 Spaghetti Models

Hurricane Maria Spaghetti Models

Computer models are in general agreement that Hurricane Maria's projected path will move in a northwestward direction north of Hispaniola and east of the southeastern Bahamas.

However, it is too early for the computer models to make an accurate forecast as to where Hurricane Maria would make landfall along the U.S. east coast, if at all.

Hurricane Maria Projected Path

Hurricane Maria Projected Path

Hurricane Maria is located 395 miles east-northeast of Nassau and is moving to the north-northwest at 9 mph (15 km/h). NHC forecasters say that a turn toward the north-northwest is expected later today followed by a turn to the north on Saturday.

Hurricane Maria is forecast to remain a Category 3 hurricane while near the southeastern Bahamas on Friday.

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center forecasts that the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, could be the busiest in seven years.

Parrish Medical Center Board Votes No Taxes for 23 Years in a Row

Parrish Medical Center

TITUSVILLE, Florida - For the 23rd straight year, no taxes will be assessed to support operations of the North Brevard County Hospital District which encompasses Parrish Medical Center.

PMC’s Board of Directors voted unanimously during public hearings on September 18, 2017 to establish the millage rate and budget for fiscal year 2018.

Parrish Medical Center is a public community hospital, and state law gives the North Brevard Hospital District the authority to set a tax rate to support hospital operations.

However, unlike most public hospitals, the PMC Board of Directors has for 23 years chosen not to use tax dollars as a means of funding the hospital.

“PMC serves the community’s health through compassionate and exceptional care and is recognized as one of the nation’s best in clinical care, patient safety and patient experience,” said PMC Board Chairman Herman A. Cole, Jr. “We are pleased to continue to take this position on behalf of the community we serve. In fact, PMC invests tens of millions of dollars into North Brevard each year.”

Photo credit: Parrish Medical Center

Dotard Meaning: Kim Jung Un Calls Donald Trump a 'Dotard'

U.S. President Donald Trump

After Korean President Kim Jung Un called U.S. President Donald Trump a "Dotard," many Americans were wanting to know the definition of Dotard and the meaning of Dotard.

The definition of Dotard means someone who is old, weak and senile. The first known use of the word Dotard was in the 14th Century, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. 

The reason many modern Americans were unfamiliar with Dotard is that the use of the word has been in decline ever since the mid-1800's. The usage of the word Dotard plummeted even further after World War I and again after World War II.

Of course, Kim Jung Un did not actually use the word Dotard because he was speaking Korean. It was the official Korean state translators who used the word Dotard when translating his speech where he said, "“I will surely and definitely tame the deranged U.S. dotard with fire.”

Brevard County Arrest Mug Shots September 22, 2017

Black of African American/Female DOB:07/01/1995
Arrest Location:, Cape Canaveral
Battery Domestic Viol

NOAA: Tropical Storm Jose Projected Path, Spaghetti Models

NOAA GOES Satellite Image Hurricane Jose

NOAA's National Hurricane Center issued a Public Advisory due to Tropical Storm Jose located off of the U.S. northeast coast.

Tropical Storm Jose Strength

As of 8 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Thursday, September 21, 2017, Jose has maximum sustained winds of 60 mph (95 km/h), with higher gusts.

Jose is currently a tropical storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. NHC forecasters expect that Jose will become a post-tropical cyclone by Friday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 230 miles (370 km) from the center of the tropical cyclone.

Tropical Storm Jose 2017 Spaghetti Models

Tropical Storm Jose Spaghetti Models

Spaghetti models forecast that Tropical Storm Jose's projected path will take the eye of the tropical cyclone northward parallel to the Massachusetts coast before curving eastward out into the open North Atlantic on Friday.

Tropical Storm Jose Projected Path

Tropical Storm Jose Projected Path

Tropical Storm Jose is located 150 miles southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts and is stationary. NHC forecasters expect Jose to meander off the New England coast for the next several days.

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center forecasts that the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, could be the busiest in seven years.

Latest Hurricane Jose Computer Models

Latest Spaghetti Models For Hurricane Jose 2017
Hurricane Jose 2017 Spaghetti Models

Latest Hurricane Maria Computer Models

Latest Spaghetti Models For Hurricane Maria 2017
Hurricane Maria Computer Models

Latest NOAA GOES Satellite Loop Of Hurricane Jose

Latest NOAA GOES Satellite Loop Of Hurricane Jose

Latest NOAA GOES Satellite Loop Of Hurricane Maria

Latest NOAA GOES Satellite Loop Of Hurricane Maria
Latest NOAA GOES Satellite Loop Of Hurricane Maria

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Addresses Where City of Cocoa Boil Water Notice Remains In Effect

BREVARD COUNTY, Florida - As of 12 p.m. on September 21, 2017, the City of Cocoa Boil Water Notice has been lifted EXCEPT for the specific addresses listed below.

The City of Cocoa has rescinded the boil water notice for Port St. John, Cocoa, Viera, Rockledge and Suntree, all of Merritt Island, Cape Canaveral, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Port Authority and Cocoa Beach except for the following addresses.

Addresses Where Boil Water Notice Is Still In Effect

1657-1770 Rochelle Parkway, Merritt Island
1655-1775 South Shelter Trail, Merritt Island
1645-1720 Westport Road, Merritt Island
120 - 190 JACKSON AV, Cape Canaveral
129 MADISON AV, Cape Canaveral 
140 and 202 MONROE AV, Cape Canaveral 
7700, 7802, and 7814 N ATLANTIC AV, Cape Canaveral 
7725 and 7954 POINSETTA AV, Cape Canaveral
204 - 218 ROSE DR, Cocoa Beach
48 Park Avenue, Rockledgefri
2402-2426 Auburn Drive, Cocoa
2202-2235 Dartmouth Drive, Cocoa
2227 and 2303 Michigan Avenue, Cocoa
1801-1876 Baylor Court, Cocoa
1305-1428 College Avenue, Cocoa
2004-2029 Cooper Drive, Cocoa
1901-1937 Exeter Drive, Cocoa
1905-1975 Furman Court, Cocoa
1905-2109 Ivy Drive, Cocoa
2000-2029 Rollins Drive, Cocoa
1400-1416 Stetson Circle East, Cocoa
1420-1432 Stetson Circle North, Cocoa
1406-1460 Stetson Circle West, Cocoa
1322-1330 Stetson Court, Cocoa
1401-1429 Stetson Drive East, Cocoa
1301-1365 Stetson Drive South, Cocoa
280 and 300 Maplewood Boulevard, Cocoa
301 and 311 Woodlake Avenue, Cocoa
1550-1554 University Lane, Cocoa
1268-1278 Troon Way, Rockledge
1139-1223 Wentworth Circle, Rockledge
899-1026 Barclay Drive, Cocoa
11 Highview Drive, Cocoa
3102 Moss Drive, Cocoa
2901-3414 North Indian River Drive, Cocoa
3089 Sunset Lane, Cocoa
307-413 North Indian River Drive, Cocoa 
1501 Emory Lane, Cocoa
901 Avon Place, Cocoa
812 and 902 West Highland Drive, Cocoa
409-439 Barbara Jenkins Street, Cocoa
2010-2040 Jana Court, Melbourne
870 and 872 Spirea Drive, Rockledge
6305 and 6315 Depot Avenue, Cocoa
4660 and 4700 Fay Boulevard, Cocoa
4876 Alfred Street, Cocoa
4875 and 4915 Greenhill Street, Cocoa
10 and 11 Bayshore Court, Rockledge

Store Owner May Be Charged For Shooting When Florida Man Stole Beer

COCOA, Florida - The owner of a convenience store may face a criminal charge after he fired a gun when a Florida man attempted to steal beer on Wednesday in Cocoa, Florida.

Around 10 a.m. on September 20, 2017, a Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputy was in the area of a Chevron convenience store located at 6 South Cocoa Boulevard when he heard a shot fired from outside the store.

Further investigation revealed the owner of the store was inside when a white male entered and appeared to take some beer out the door without paying.

The owner then confronted the man in the store's north parking lot. At gunpoint, the store owner demanded the Florida man return the beer. The man complied.

Police say that, at some point during the confrontation, the store owner fired a shot.

The store owner later declined to press charges against the suspected thief.

Cocoa Police detectives are compiling a case summary and will forward the information to the State Attorney’s Office for further review and determination of any criminal charges that may be applicable.

Brevard County Arrest Mug Shots September 21, 2017

 Brett J Allen
White/Male DOB:06/05/1982
Address:Merritt Island, FLORIDA
Arrest Location:, Cocoa
VOP Felony
FTA Felony
VOP On Site
DWLS W/Knowledge 3rd or Subsequent Offense

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Seaworld Orlando's Halloween Spooktacular Starts Saturday

ORLANDO, Florida – Halloween Spooktacular returns to SeaWorld Orlando this Saturday, earlier than ever before for six weekends of spooky fun.

Guests of all ages can join everyone’s favorite furry friends from Sesame Street as The Count, Elmo, Abby and others take the stage in “Sesame Street’s Countdown to Halloween.”

Families will also enjoy a Halloween Dance Party and meet whimsical characters inspired by the sea.

During this special event, children can dress in their Halloween costumes and take part in fun-filled trick-or-treating in the park.

The daytime Halloween fun takes place every Saturday and Sunday starting September 23 through October 29, 2017 and is included with park admission. Event hours are 11 a.m. to park close. Halloween Spooktacular Highlights Include:

Sesame Street’s Countdown to Halloween

Celebrate a Spooktacular Halloween at SeaWorld with The Count, Elmo, Abby, and the rest of their Sesame Street friends! The Count is feeling lonely this Halloween, and it’s up to the loveable monsters from Sesame Street to get him into the Halloween spirit. Batty bats and spooky skeletons join the fun in a song-filled stage show that invites guests to dance, play and sing along.

Penelope’s Garden Party

This dynamic “underwater” environment comes to life with a live DJ, bubbles floating overhead, unique photo opportunities and colorful sea-themed characters.

Pets Ahoy Halloween

Guests can enjoy a special Halloween version of this side-splitting show with surprise twists, and a cast of unlikely characters that will have the whole family laughing from beginning to end.

Waves of Trick-or-Treat Fun

Costumed youngsters can trick-or-treat from 11 a.m. to park close for ghoulish goodies. Each sea-themed, trick-or-treat station features an assortment of candy favorites including Tootsie Roll®, Airheads® and Junior Mints®, just to name a few.

Halloween Dance Party

Children join Princess Penelope and her under-the-sea friends for a Spooktacular Dance Party where they can participate in line-dancing favorites as clouds of bubbles fill the evening air. The party kicks off in the front of the park every event night one hour before park closing.

Mermaid Grotto

Meet a mystical mermaid from an underwater world of fantasy. Capture the amazing moment with a Mermaid Photo Package, available for purchase at the park.

Upgrades to Your Spooktacular Day at SeaWorld:

Count von Count’s Spooktacular Breakfast 

Back by popular demand, Count von Count’s Spooktacular Breakfast features a delicious buffet enjoyed with the furriest characters in town, this breakfast is a fun-filled experience sure to delight kids and parents alike. Starting at $9.99 for kids and $19.99 for adults, reservations can be made online, at the Information Counter or by calling (407) 545-5550.

Reserved Seating: Sesame Street's Countdown to Halloween

Enjoy a reserved seat at a showtime of your choice for Sesame Street's Countdown to Halloween show at SeaWorld Orlando. Priced at $19 per person, guarantee a seat for a showtime of your choice.

Spooky Game Pass

Guests can enjoy a variety of games throughout the event, each with a guaranteed prize! The Spooky Game Pass offers guests the opportunity to play 5 games for the price of 4. Available for $20 in advance online.

Seasonal Craft Brew Sampler 

Sip and enjoy 10 craft brews from a wide seasonal selection of unique craft brews offered daily including a wide selection of seasonal fall flavors. All samples are 7 oz. and include over 20 local brews from Florida. Sampling lanyards are priced at $30 and can be purchased online and around the park. Guests must be 21+ to purchase.

Police Search For Palm Bay Sunoco Robbery Suspect

PALM BAY, Florida - The Palm Bay Police Department is requesting assistance with identifying a robbery suspect.

At approximately 6:30 p.m.  Sunday, September 17th, 2017, the suspect entered the Sunoco gas station located at 1210 Malabar Road SE in Palm Bay, Florida.

Police say that the suspect demanded the cashier to give him all the cash. The suspect was described as a white male approximately 5'8" 150 lbs., wearing a camouflage bandana with a black neoprene style half ski mask, a large green camouflage army style jacket, black or camouflage shorts and white tennis shoes with black socks.

According to police, the suspect he also kept his right hand inside his jacket implying he had a firearm during the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS or CRIMELINE.ORG.

$87,000 Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold In West Melbourne

WEST MELBOURNE, Florida -- The Florida Lottery announced that two tickets matched all of the numbers drawn in last night's Fantasy 5 jackpot. One of those tickets was sold in West Melbourne, Florida.

The winning ticket worth $87,051.56 was sold at Super Stop Drivethru located at 35 Hollywood Boulevard in West Melbourne, Florida.

The winning Fantasy 5 numbers for Tuesday, September 19, 2017, are: 06-17-23-26-36.

The odds of picking all five winning Fantasy Five numbers are 1 in 376,992.

There were also 214 tickets that matched 4 of 5 numbers for a payout of $131.00.

You can always view the latest winning number results for all Florida Lottery games HERE.

Image credit: Florida Lottery