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The system shown in yellow appears to be heading right at us. It has a 10% chance of becoming a cyclone in the next two days .Of course, it could strengthen.
The one just south of us an north of Cuba has a 20% chance of becoming a cyclone in the two few days.
That is a lot of nearby action. It could get interesting very soon.
Yesterday I was talking about cobs that have much better detail on one side than the other. Here is an example that came from Jupiter Beach. The crust shown below was very hard and fused to the surface. It was nearly impossible to remove mechanically.
|Half Reale Showing Crust Covered Side As Found.|
|Same Half Reale As Found .|
Below is the crust-covered side after the crust was removed using Muriatic acid. Very sharp details - almost like mint I would think. The other side was not nearly that nice.
|Crusty Side After Cleaning.|
Here is a interesting paragraph from Odyssey Marine Paper 30.
As stated, an initial study of the Tortugas shipwreck’s silver coins lists a single ½ reale coin from the Mexico mint (Flow, 1999: 88), but the report contains no corroborating photograph. Although ½ and ¼ reale denominations were produced intermittently throughout the Spanish Colonial period, there is no record of either having been recovered from the Nuestra Señora de Atocha or the Santa Margarita. If the attribution is not erroneous (bearing in mind the potential for substantial metallic erosion within the marine environment), and a single ½ reale coin was indeed recovered from the Tortugas shipwreck, like most of the gold coins on these shipwrecks it would have functioned as the pocket money of an individual and would be one of the most rare coins in the 1622 collections.
There are definitely a couple weather systems that could affect us now.