The Wider World

‘Cane season starting early?

HURRICANE season could be starting early (Shutterstock).

Hurricane season may be on its way early and there may be an impact on the eastern United States before long.

United Press International reports that Tropical Depression Three is moving west between Africa and the Lesser Antilles island chain at about 21 miles an hour.

The system could hit the Caribbean islands – which include Cuba and Puerto Rico – with winds of speeds from 40 to 70 miles an hour. 

Many meteorological factors could develop that would potentially push the storm north toward Florida.

Search is on for vanished submarine

A submersible ship used to take tourists and others to view the sunken wreck of the Titanic has disappeared.

RUSTED BOW of the Titanic (Wikipedia).

USA Today is reporting that the craft was overdue on Sunday night over 400 miles east of Newfoundland, Canada. U.S. and Canadian rescue task forces are searching for the  ship, which reportedly has 70 to 96 hours of oxygen.

The missing ship can dive as deep as 13,000 feet below the surface in a remote area which complicates the search and rescue operation.

Also in the news …. Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken concluded their weekend meeting saying they agreed to “stabilize” relations between the two nations.

Sports: Freeway Series pits Angels vs. Dodgers

The start of a two-game “Freeway Series” set between the Dodgers and Angels is set for Tuesday night in Anaheim.

It comes at a time when the Halos are rising – into second place in the American League West – and the Blue Crew slumping  – into third place in the National League West.

The game is scheduled to start at 7:07 p.m.

Weather: Warmer and then …

The thermometer climbs and then drops this week and then … well, you get the idea. The forecast for our West Orange County area is for some ups and downs, beginning with a daytime high of 78 on Tuesday (overnight low of 58) under partly cloudy skies. Wednesday should be slightly warmer at 79 (58) with morning clouds followed by afternoon sun. It gets cooler, down to 71 on Thursday and Friday, and then resumes warming up on Saturday to 74.

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