Now at this time it is only around a 40% chance at some scattered showers across the area. As you already know I will have more updates on this chance of rain coming up soon. No severe thunderstorms are expected at this time which is great news for all of us! I know a lot of you would rather take a winter storm over a severe thunderstorm any day. I know I sure would!! Man Now I'M thinking about Winter weather tracking! lol. I have to remember it is still Summer and try not to get ahead of myself! LOL :) I just love Winter that much! Just like our use to be meteorologist Mike Prangley! Who is Truly missed! That man sure knows his weather that is for sure! I don't think anyone knows as much as he does Weather - wise that is!
And last but not least I wanted to have a quick little post about something everyone has been talking about! Well, some anyway! lol. Yes the STS-127. This shuttle has been delayed many times already do to bad weather conditions. It is now expected to launch on Wednesday July 15th at 6:03pm EDT. Here is a picture as well as a little info on this ready to go shuttle below..........Liftoff of space shuttle Endeavour on the STS-127 mission has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 15 at 6:03 p.m. EDT.Monday's attempt was canceled due to poor weather conditions within the launch area at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Anvil clouds and storm cells containing lightning flared up toward the end of the countdown, violating stringent launch safety rules."Technically, we've been really clean the last two days with our vehicle," Launch Integration Manager Mike Moses said of Endeavour's launch attempts on Sunday and Monday. "It's just been the weather scenario that got us."The outlook is better on Wednesday, with only a 40 percent chance of weather conditions prohibiting liftoff.
The 16-day mission will feature five spacewalks and complete construction of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory. Astronauts will attach a platform to the outside of the Japanese module that will allow experiments to be exposed to space.
The STS-127 crew members are Commander Mark Polansky, Pilot Doug Hurley and Mission Specialists Dave Wolf, Christopher Cassidy, Tom Marshburn, Tim Kopra and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Julie Payette. Kopra will join the space station crew and replace Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata. Wakata will return to Earth on Endeavour to conclude a three-month stay at the station.
Good luck to all these men and women on there mission in space this week. God bless them and pray they come back home safe and sound! Good luck everyone. Bloggers have a wonderful day.......... I will check back soon....................