CRITICAL ALERT: The flow of air in the Gulf of Mexico continues to spiral around through the Gulf but a strong southwest tending air flow is now flowing through the U.S. Southeastern States directly into the Gulf. It it pushing the polluted air broadside across the Gulf onto the east coast of Mexico. Another vector of air movement is pushing some polluted air in the direction of Mexico. Thus the spread of BP Gulf air pollution into the eastern half of North America has stopped but the polluted air is being swept into Mexico and Cuba, making these nations unwilling third parties to the disaster. The polluted air along the northern coast of the Gulf was reportedly heavy in smell but it should clear up to some degree, but Mexico’s air quality is going in the opposite direction. PRIME IMPERATIVE: If you can smell it, you are in toxic overload. YOU SHOULD LEAVE THE AREA. Denial that it is a problem is literally crazy. Please send any details of pollution reports to ecb @ michaelmandeville dot com
Sunspot activity continues to pick up along with NOAA estimates of cyclone formation in the Pacific. At the current time NOAA has named two tropical storms in the East Pacific along the western coast of Mexico and estimated both have 50% probabilities of becoming cyclones. The most northerly of the two gives the appearance of possibly moving across Mexico and into the Gulf. If so, it will reverse the flow of air pollution and push it back into the U.S. Sunspots were 16 on June 18 on a rising Flux of 72. They may persist and even rise a little more today. This energization of the upper atmosphere has destabilize the Gulf Gyre and it may bring cyclone activity very close to the Gulf. This is by no means certain, this is merely an advisory on a potential development during the next few days. If it occurs, toxic fumes could flow quickly once again into N.A.
Local conditions on the Gulf shores now vary widely and thus local sources must be consulted for prevailing flow of air relative to the BP Oil Volcano. It is uncertain what the toxic load may be in the atmosphere and migrating air, but the coastal zone of Louisiana and Mississippi are getting by far the greatest hit.
Air Mass Flow – into and around the Gulf can be seen at:
http://www.ssd/. noaa.gov/ goes/east/ watl/loop- wv.html
(caution: surface air sometimes moves in directions at great variance to the direction of movement of the clouds, always check this information with local ground sources).
The BP Oil Volcano is still prodigiously pumping a huge volume of petroleum into the Gulf of Mexico, no abatement appears in sight from BP’s efforts for another two months if then. The current debate is largely over how much oil is oozing out of the Earth and if it can be sealed anytime this year. The estimates have now officially been revised upwards by huge amounts, now over 50,000 barrels a day, coming ever closer to the original third-party estimates of 100,000 barrels a day.
Regardless, it is certain that both air and water pollution will build up to much higher levels and this is likely to eventually cause massive poisoning of anything in its way. Unsuspected, or at least not discussed, is the growing prospect that massive air pollution will impact various zones. There appear to be complaints near the Gulf Coast about vegetable gardens which are severely damaged. If plants are dying, so are your lungs.
Local weather reports must be consulted for local conditions, which can vary widely state by state.
Many media articles refer blithely to “evaporation” of the toxic chemicals, as if that were the end of the problem. It is true that small amounts of air pollution generally are not noticed, but this is not a small source. Evaporation in this case means that a very large quantity of the pollution is floating invisibly in the atmosphere and can snare the unsuspecting. Many of those close to the large plumes of oil in the Gulf have complained of a variety of effects on their well-being. Waves of sudden poisoning may occur in the path of air movements. These could occur fairly far inland and in the higher elevations. Be extremely alert to this possibility. If sudden “attacks” or “waves” of poisoning are reported or even rumored through the grapevine, you should begin to glue yourself to wind direction advisories for your local area. You should also begin to think about having gas masks handy, with enough gas in your vehicles to take a very long drive out of the area.
As the Summer unfolds during 2010, the growing Solar activity of Solar Sunspot Cycle 24 may magnify the distribution and spread of BP’s pollution. It may also increase the severity of the Hurricane Season. [This effect can be subtle but it also can create profound effects, such as the expansion of the size and magnitude of Katrina as in spread across the Gulf to New Orleans. Katrina and New Orleans were the victims of a massive surge in the Sunspot Count which pushed Katrina into Category 5 wind force.]
[Disclaimer: This advisory is based on satellite images, not ground data. As such only proximate conditions are provided, local conditions can vary widely and thus local sources should be consulted for specific advice. Typical source of data: http://www.weather. unisys.com/ satellite/ sat_ir_hem. html