In meteorology, precipitation is any product of the condensation of atmospheric water vapor that falls under gravity. The main forms of precipitation include drizzle, sleet, snow and hail. Precipitation occurs when a portion of the atmosphere becomes saturated with water vapor, so that the water condenses and "precipitates", thus and mist are not precipitation but suspensions, because the water vapor does not condense sufficiently to precipitate. Two processes acting together, can lead to air becoming saturated: cooling the air or adding water vapor to the air. Precipitation forms as smaller droplets coalesce via collision with other rain drops or ice crystals within a cloud. Short, intense periods of rain in scattered locations are called "showers."Moisture, lifted or otherwise forced to rise over a layer of sub-freezing air at the surface may be condensed into clouds and rain. This process is active when freezing rain occurs. A stationary front is present near the area of freezing rain and serves as the foci for forcing and rising air.
Provided necessary and sufficient atmospheric moisture content, the moisture within the rising air will condense into clouds, namely stratus and cumulonimbus. The cloud droplets will grow large enough to form raindrops and descend toward the Earth where they will freeze on contact with exposed objects. Where warm water bodies are present, for example due to water evaporation from lakes, lake-effect snowfall becomes a concern downwind of the warm lakes within the cold cyclonic flow around the backside of extratropical cyclones. Lake-effect snowfall can be locally heavy. Thundersnow is possible within lake effect precipitation bands. In mountainous areas, heavy precipitation is possible where upslope flow is maximized within windward sides of the terrain at elevation. On the leeward side of mountains, desert climates can exist due to the dry air caused by compressional heating. Most precipitation is caused by convection; the movement of the monsoon trough, or intertropical convergence zone, brings rainy seasons to savannah climes.
Precipitation is a major component of the water cycle, is responsible for depositing the fresh water on the planet. 505,000 cubic kilometres of water falls as precipitation each year. Given the Earth's surface area, that means the globally averaged annual precipitation is 990 millimetres, but over land it is only 715 millimetres. Climate classification systems such as the Köppen climate classification system use average annual rainfall to help differentiate between differing climate regimes. Precipitation may occur on other celestial bodies, e.g. when it gets cold, Mars has precipitation which most takes the form of frost, rather than rain or snow. Precipitation is a major component of the water cycle, is responsible for depositing most of the fresh water on the planet. 505,000 km3 of water falls as precipitation each year, 398,000 km3 of it over the oceans. Given the Earth's surface area, that means the globally averaged annual precipitation is 990 millimetres. Mechanisms of producing precipitation include convective and orographic rainfall.
Convective processes involve strong vertical motions that can cause the overturning of the atmosphere in that location within an hour and cause heavy precipitation, while stratiform processes involve weaker upward motions and less intense precipitation. Precipitation can be divided into three categories, based on whether it falls as liquid water, liquid water that freezes on contact with the surface, or ice. Mixtures of different types of precipitation, including types in different categories, can fall simultaneously. Liquid forms of precipitation include drizzle. Rain or drizzle that freezes on contact within a subfreezing air mass is called "freezing rain" or "freezing drizzle". Frozen forms of precipitation include snow, ice needles, ice pellets and graupel; the dew point is the temperature to which a parcel must be cooled in order to become saturated, condenses to water. Water vapor begins to condense on condensation nuclei such as dust and salt in order to form clouds. An elevated portion of a frontal zone forces broad areas of lift, which form clouds decks such as altostratus or cirrostratus.
Stratus is a stable cloud deck which tends to form when a cool, stable air mass is trapped underneath a warm air mass. It can form due to the lifting of advection fog during breezy conditions. There are four main mechanisms for cooling the air to its dew point: adiabatic cooling, conductive cooling, radiational cooling, evaporative cooling. Adiabatic cooling occurs when air expands; the air can rise due to convection, large-scale atmospheric motions, or a physical barrier such as a mountain. Conductive cooling occurs when the air comes into contact with a colder surface by being blown from one surface to another, for example from a liquid water surface to colder land. Radiational cooling occurs due to the emission of infrared radiation, either by the air or by the surface underneath. Evaporative cooling occurs when moisture is added to the air through evaporation, which forces the air temperature to cool to its wet-bulb temperature, or until it reaches saturation; the main ways water vapor is added to the air are: wind convergence into areas of upward motion, precipitation or virga falling from above, daytime heating evaporating water from the surface of oceans, water bodies or wet lan
Hurricane Jeanne was the deadliest hurricane in the 2004 Atlantic hurricane season. It was the tenth named storm, the seventh hurricane, the fifth major hurricane of the season, as well as the third hurricane and fourth named storm of the season to make landfall in Florida. After wreaking havoc on Hispaniola, Jeanne struggled to reorganize strengthening and performing a complete loop over the open Atlantic, it headed westwards, strengthening into a Category 3 hurricane and passing over the islands of Great Abaco and Grand Bahama in the Bahamas on September 25. Jeanne made landfall in the day in Florida just 2 miles from where Frances had struck a mere 3 weeks earlier. Building on the rainfall of Frances and Ivan, Jeanne brought near-record flood levels as far north as West Virginia and New Jersey before its remnants turned east into the open Atlantic. Jeanne is blamed for at least 3,006 deaths in Haiti with about 2,800 in Gonaïves alone, nearly washed away by floods and mudslides; the storm caused 8 deaths in Puerto Rico, 18 in the Dominican Republic and 5 in the United States, bringing the total number of deaths to at least 3,037.
Final property damage in the United States was $7.5 billion, plus an additional $270 million in the Dominican Republic and $169.5 million in Puerto Rico. Tropical Depression Eleven formed from a tropical wave 70 miles east-southeast of Guadeloupe in the evening of September 13, was upgraded to Tropical Storm Jeanne the next day. Jeanne passed south of the U. S. Virgin Islands on September 15, making landfall near Yabucoa, Puerto Rico the same day. After crossing Puerto Rico, Jeanne reached hurricane strength on September 16 near the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic on the island of Hispaniola, but fell back to tropical storm strength that day as it moved across the mountainous island. Jeanne moved offshore the Dominican Republic late in the afternoon of September 17. By that time, Jeanne had weakened to tropical depression strength. Though Jeanne did not strike Haiti directly, the storm was large enough to cause flooding and mudslides in the northwestern part of the country. On September 18, while the system was being tracked near Great Inagua and Haiti, a new center formed well to the northeast and the previous circulation dissipated.
The system restrengthened, becoming a hurricane on September 20. Jeanne continued to meander for several days before beginning a steady westward motion toward the Bahamas and Florida. Jeanne continued strengthening as it headed west, passing over Great Abaco in the Bahamas on the morning of September 25. Shortly thereafter, the hurricane reached Category 3 strength. Jeanne maintained this intensity. At 11:50 p.m. EDT on September 25, Jeanne made landfall on Hutchinson Island, just east of Sewall's Point, Stuart and Port Saint Lucie, Florida, at Category 3 strength; this is the same place. Jeanne's track continued to follow within 20 miles of that of Frances; the cyclone swung more to the north, the center remained over land all the way to the Georgia state line, unlike Frances which exited into the Gulf of Mexico. Jeanne became an extratropical cyclone over Virginia on September 28 and the system moved back into the Atlantic offshore the New Jersey coast the next day. On the afternoon of September 13, tropical storm watches were issued for the British Virgin Islands, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten while tropical storm warnings were raised for Puerto Rico and the U.
S. Virgin Islands; the watches were upgraded to tropical storm warnings early on the morning of September 14. In the morning, tropical storm warnings were issued for St. Kitts and Nevis, while tropical storm watches were issued for Anguilla. During the afternoon, tropical storm warnings were lowered for Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, while hurricane warnings were issued for Puerto Rico and the U. S. Virgin Islands. Late on the morning of September 15, a hurricane watch was issued for the British Virgin Islands; that afternoon, tropical storm warnings were dropped for St. Kitts and Nevis, while hurricane warnings were lowered to tropical storm warnings for the U. S. Virgin Islands. On the evening of September 15, tropical storm warnings were dropped Puerto Rico and the U. S. Virgin Islands, while hurricane warnings were downgraded to tropical storm warnings for Puerto Rico, all watches and warnings were dropped for the British Virgin Islands; the entire power grid of Puerto Rico was shut down by the government of Sila Maria Calderón as the storm approached to prevent electrocutions and infrastructure damage.
Tropical storm watches were issued from Cabrera to Isla Saona early in the afternoon on September 14. That afternoon, hurricane watches and tropical storm warnings were raised from Cabrera to Santo Domingo. Late in the morning of September 15, hurricane warnings were issued from Cabrera to Isla Saona, while hurricane watches and tropical storm warnings were raised from Cabrera to Puerto Plata; that evening, hurricane warnings were extended westward from Cabrera to Puerto Plata while hurricane watches and tropical storm warnings were issued from Puerto Plata to Monte Cristi. Late in the morning of September 16, tropical storm warnings were issued from Môle-Saint-Nicolas to Puerto Plata; that afternoon, hurricane warnings were downgraded to tropical storm warnings from Puerto Plata to Isla Saona while all hurricane watches were dropped. Late on the afternoon of September 17, tropical storm warnings were dropped for the remainder of Hispaniola
Andre Deveaux is a Bahamian-born Canadian professional ice hockey player, playing for the Hamilton Steelhawks in the ACH Allan cup hockey league. He last played for HC Sparta Praha of the Czech Extraliga, he played in the National Hockey League with the Toronto Maple Leafs and the New York Rangers. He was selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the sixth round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. Deveaux was born in Freeport, but he is a naturalized Canadian citizen, raised in Welland, Ontario. Drafted by the Montreal Canadiens, 182nd overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Deveaux made his National Hockey League debut with the Toronto Maple Leafs on November 27, 2008, against the Ottawa Senators. In addition to playing with the Maple Leafs, Deveaux has been a member of the Toronto Marlies, Chicago Wolves and Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League and the Johnstown Chiefs of the ECHL. Deveaux is the first person born in the Bahamas to play in the NHL. On February 12, 2010, after getting penalized for a melee in a game between the Marlies and the Manitoba Moose in Winnipeg involving all the players on the ice, Deveaux was alleged to have been taunted with racial slurs by a fan while in the penalty box.
Deveaux subsequently threw a roll of hockey tape in the heckler's direction and was suspended for three games by the AHL. On August 24, 2010, Deveaux signed as a free agent to a one-year contract to return to the AHL's Chicago Wolves. On August 16, 2011, Deveaux signed as an unrestricted free agent with the New York Rangers. On November 25, 2011, while playing for the Rangers, Deveaux was suspended by the NHL for three games, for delivering an illegal check to the head of forward Tomas Fleischmann in a game against the Florida Panthers on November 23, 2011. Deveaux was eligible to return December 1, 2011, however instead Rangers president and general manager Glen Sather announced Deveaux had been assigned to the Connecticut Whale of the AHL. On July 9, 2012, Deveaux signed a one-year contract as a free agent with the Panthers. With the NHL lockout in affect, Deveaux was directly assigned to Florida's AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage. On March 19, 2013, during a game in Cedar Park, against the Texas Stars, Deveaux was accidentally high-sticked in the face.
As he fell to the ice he slid underneath teammate Nolan Yonkman. As Yonkman tried not to fall he accidentally stepped with full force; the resulting cut required dozens of stitches to close. On March 26, 2015 during a game between VIK Västerås HK and Rögle BK, Per Helmersson checked Deveaux into the boards, resulting in Deveaux losing consciousness. At the following game, Deveaux attacked VIK Västerås HK defenseman Per Helmersson from behind during the warmups for a game between VIK Västerås and Rögle BK in Swedish league HockeyAllsvenskan. On March 30, after video of the incident was posted on YouTube, Rögle terminated Deveaux's contract for next season. Swedish prosecutors subsequently issued an arrest warrant for Deveaux in response to the incident. On May 8, Deveaux and his wife held a press conference in Toronto, outlining his side of the incident and describing the lingering effects of the Helmersson hit. Deveaux took a hiatus and returned to the professional during the 2016-17 season in agreeing to a try-out with Czech club, HC Sparta Praha of the Czech Extraliga on January 26, 2017.
Keen to prove a point with his play rather than his past, Deveaux secured a contract for the remainder of the season on February 3, 2017. Over the final stretch of the season, he assist in 4 games. On the 20th October 2017, Sheffield Steelers announced that they had signed Deveaux whilst announcing that his hiatus was due to injury. On the 28th November 2017, Sheffield announced his release without further comment. Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
Grand Bahama is the northernmost of the islands of The Bahamas, lying 84 kilometres off Palm Beach, Florida. It is the fourth largest island in the Bahamas island chain of 700 islands and 2,400 cays; the island is 530 square miles in area and 153 kilometres long west to east and 24 kilometres at its widest point north to south. Administratively, the island consists of the Freeport Bonded Area and the districts of East Grand Bahama and West Grand Bahama. Grand Bahama Island has a tropical savanna climate, with a hot and wet season from May through October, warm and dry season from November through April. Temperatures in the summer range from 80 to 90 degrees, but infrequently get above 90. During the winter, the temperatures fall between 75 degrees. By nightfall, the temperature can drop anywhere between 7 degrees depending on the season; the rainy season in the Bahamas is from May to October. The hurricane season runs from June through November, with the greatest risk in the months of August and October.
The Spanish gave the island the name Gran Bajamar, meaning "Great Shallows", what the eventual name of the Bahamas islands as a whole is derived from. However, the Lucayan name for the island was Bahama. Grand Bahama's existence for two centuries was governed by the nature of these "great shallows" - the coral reefs surrounding the island were treacherous, repelled its Spanish claimants while attracting pirates, who would lure ships onto the reefs where they would run aground and be plundered; the Spaniards took little interest in the island after enslaving the native Lucayan inhabitants. The islands were claimed by Great Britain in 1670. Piracy continued to thrive for at least half a century after the British takeover, though the problem was brought under control. Grand Bahama remained quiet until the mid-19th century, with only around 200-400 regular inhabitants in the capital, West End. In 1834, the towns of Pinder’s Point, Russell Town and Williams Town were established by former Bahamian slaves after slavery was abolished in the British empire.
The island remained under-developed until a brief boom of economic activity during the American Civil War, when it was a center for blockade runners smuggling goods to the Confederacy. A second brief smuggling boom occurred during the years of prohibition in the US. By the mid-20th century, Grand Bahama's population numbered around 500 and the island was one of the least developed of the Bahamas' islands; however it gained a stable source of income when in 1955 a Virginian financier named Wallace Groves began redevelopment with the Bahamian government to build the city of Freeport under the Hawksbill Creek Agreement and create the Grand Bahama Port Authority. Soon after, the ambitious Edward St. George, with the financial help of Sir Jack Hayward, took the company to new frontiers. Seeing the success of Cuba as a tourist destination for wealthy Americans, St. George was eager to develop Grand Bahama in a similar vein; the city grew with St. George adding a harbour, an airport soon after the city was founded, the tourist center of Port Lucaya in 1962.
Grand Bahama became the second most populous island in the Bahamas. One aspect that contributes to the economy of the Bahamas is what they directly import; the Bahamas ranks as the 137th largest exporter and 117th largest importer in the world. Some of the major trading partners include the United States and Finland. Top exports include. Freeport, a city in Grand Bahama has some industries that contribute to the economy; these major industries are pharmaceutical plants, Fragrance of The Bahamas perfume factory, an oil transshipment company, an immunology research center. Despite the Bahamas being big exporters and importers, their agriculture and fisheries help with the economy, they produce agriculture ranging from crops, livestock, to dairy. On commercial farms in Grand Bahama and citrus production are produced and exported to other countries. For their fisheries and conch are their top exports. Though the economy is based on what the Bahamas produces and sells, tourism is the mainstay of the island's economy.
The resort area at Port Lucaya and visits by cruise ships provide the bulk of this activity. Grand Bahama's tourism sector is complemented by the BORCO oil bunkering facility owned by Buckeye, the South Riding Point oil storage and transhipment terminal owned by Statoil, a transshipment/container port owned by Hong Kong conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa and the Grand Bahama Port Authority. There are quarrying operations on the island and a large shipyard. There are two airports on the island: Grand Bahama International Airport in Freeport, West End Airport in West End. Grand Bahama International Airport is the larger of the two, West End Airport is open sporadically for private aircraft only. Grand Bahama is divided into seven town areas for administrative purposes; each district is run by a Chief Councilor, each town area or township is run by a Chairperson. As of 1996 Grand Bahama has three districts. East Grand Bahama West Grand Bahama The City of FreeportElections are held every 5 years in the Bahamas.
The two principal parties are the Progressive Liberal Party and the Free National Movement.. Grand Bahama is a part of the islands outside of New Providence and operate under Local Government.
A cold front is the leading edge of a cooler mass of air, replacing at ground level a warmer mass of air, which lies within a sharp surface trough of low pressure. It forms in the wake of an extratropical cyclone, at the leading edge of its cold air advection pattern, known as the cyclone's dry conveyor belt circulation. Temperature differences across the boundary can exceed 30 °C from one side to the other; when enough moisture is present, rain can occur along the boundary. If there is significant instability along the boundary, a narrow line of thunderstorms can form along the frontal zone. If instability is less, a broad shield of rain can move in behind the front, which increases the temperature difference across the boundary. Cold fronts are stronger in weakest during the summer; the cooler and denser air wedges under the less-dense warmer air. This upward motion causes lowered pressure along the cold front and can cause the formation of a narrow line of showers and thunderstorms when enough moisture is present.
On weather maps, the surface position of the cold front is marked with the symbol of a blue line of triangles/spikes pointing in the direction of travel. A cold front's location is at the leading edge of the temperature drop off, which in an isotherm analysis would show up as the leading edge of the isotherm gradient, it lies within a sharp surface trough. Cold fronts can produce sharper changes in weather. Since cold air is denser than warm air, it replaces the warm air preceding the boundary. In the northern hemisphere, a cold front causes a shift of wind from southwest to northwest clockwise known as veering, in the southern hemisphere a shift from northwest to southwest. Cold fronts can be marked by these characteristics: *provided there is sufficient moisture. If the cold front is unstable, cumulonimbus clouds producing thunderstorms form along the front. Anvil cirrus clouds may spread a considerable distance downwind from the thunderstorms; the other cloud types associated with a cold front depend on atmospheric conditions such as air mass stability and wind shear.
As the front approaches, middle-étage gives way to altostratus and low-level stratocumulus with intermittent light precipitation if the warm airmass being displaced by the cold front is stable. With significant airmass instability, vertically developed cumulus or cumulonimbus with showers and thunderstorms will form along the front. After the passage of the cold front, the sky clears as high pressure builds in behind the system, although significant amounts of cumulus or stratocumulus in the form of long bands called cloud streets may persist if the air mass behind the front remains humid. Small and unchanging amounts of cumulus or cirrus clouds in an otherwise clear sky are indications of continuing fair weather as long as the barometric pressure remains comparatively high. A cold front brings a narrow band of precipitation that follows along the leading edge of the cold front; these bands of precipitation are very strong, can bring severe thunderstorms, snow squalls, and/or tornadoes. In the spring, these cold fronts can be strong, can bring strong winds when the pressure gradient is higher than normal.
During the winter months, cold fronts sometimes come through an area with little or no precipitation. Wider rain bands can occur behind cold fronts which tend to have more stratiform, less convective, precipitation; these rainstorms sometimes bring flooding, can move slowly when the storm steering it is strong and embedded within a meridional flow pattern. In the winter, cold fronts can bring cold spells, snow. In the spring or summer in temperate latitudes, hail may fall along with the rain. If moisture is not sufficient, such as when a system has moved across a mountain barrier, cold fronts can pass without cloudiness. Frontogenesis is the process of steepening the temperature gradient of a front. During this process the atmosphere reacts in an attempt to restore balance, the consequence is a circular motion along the front where air is being lifted up, along the cold front and dropping downward, behind the frontal boundary; this is the actual force of upward motion along a front, responsible for clouds and precipitation.
As the temperature gradient steepens during frontogenesis, the thermal wind becomes imbalanced. To maintain balance, the geostrophic wind aloft and below adjust, such that regions of divergence/convergence form. Mass continuity would require a vertical transport of air along the cold front where there is divergence. Although this circulation is described by a series of processes, they are occurring at the same time, observable along the front as a thermally direct circulation. There are several factors that influence the final shape and tilt of the circulation around the front determining the kind and location of clouds and precipitation. Cold fronts are the leading edge of cooler air masses, hence the name "cold front", they have stronger temperature changes during the middle of winter. Temperature changes associated with cold fronts can be as much as 50 °F; when cold fronts come through, there is a quick, yet strong gust of wind, that shows that the cold front is passing. In surface weather observations, a remark known as FROPA is coded.
The effects from a cold front can last from hours to days. The air behind the front is cooler than the air
Palm Beach, Florida
The Town of Palm Beach is an incorporated town in Palm Beach County, United States. The Intracoastal Waterway separates it from the neighboring cities of West Palm Beach and Lake Worth; as of 2010, Palm Beach had a year-round population of 8,348. In 2018, Bloomberg ranked Palm Beach as the 27th-wealthiest place in the United States. Prior to being established as a resort by Henry Morrison Flagler, who made the Atlantic coast barrier island accessible via his Florida East Coast Railway, Palm Beach was a sparsely populated part of Lake Worth; the nucleus of the community was established by Flagler's two luxury resort hotels, the Royal Poinciana Hotel and The Breakers Hotel. West Palm Beach was built across Lake Worth as a service town and has become a major city in its own right. Flagler's house lots were bought by the beneficiaries of the Gilded Age, in 1902 Flagler himself built a Beaux-Arts mansion, designed by the New York-based firm Carrère and Hastings and helped establish the Palm Beach winter "season" by entertaining.
The town was incorporated on 17 April 1911. An area known as the Styx housed the people. Workers rented small houses from the landowners. In the early 1900s the landowners agreed to evict all of the residents of the Styx and Edward R. Bradley bought up much of this land; the houses were razed, according to the Palm Beach Daily News. The wreck of the Providencia is credited with giving Palm Beach its famous name; the Providencia was traveling from Havana to Cádiz, Spain with a cargo of coconuts harvested on the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad & Tobago, when the ship wrecked near Palm Beach. Many of the coconut were planted along the Palm Beach coast. A lush grove of palm trees soon grew on what would be named Palm Beach. Today the tallest coconut palms in the United States can be found along the Palm Beach coast. Palm Beach is the easternmost town in Florida, located on an 18-mile long barrier island between Lake Worth Lagoon on the west and the Atlantic Ocean on the east. At no point is the island wider than three-quarters of a mile, in places it is only 500 feet wide.
According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 10.4 square miles. 3.9 square miles of it is land and 6.5 square miles of it is water. The total area is 62.45% water. According to the Köppen climate classification Palm Beach has a tropical savanna climate with hot, humid summers and warm, dry winters; the wet season is from May to October when convective thunderstorms and tropical downpours are common, weak tropical lows pass nearby. Average high temperatures in Palm Beach are 87 to 93 °F with lows of 76 to 82 ºF. During this period, more than half of the summer days bring occasional afternoon thunderstorms and seabreezes that somewhat cool the rest of the day; the winter brings dry and much less humid weather. Average high temperatures of 76 to 83 °F and lows of 67 to 73 °F, is considered the main tourist season in the Palm Beach area. Highs drop below 70 ºF while at other times high temperatures reach 90 ºF in mid winter. In some years, the dry season can become quite dry, water restrictions are imposed.
The annual average precipitation is 65 in, most of which occurs during the summer season from May through October. In the wet summer season, short-lived heavy afternoon thunderstorms are common. Palm Beach reports more than 2,900 hours of sunshine annually. Although rare, tropical cyclones can impact Palm Beach, with the last direct hit in 1928; as of the census of 2010, there were 9,091 households, out of which 47.2% were vacant. As of the 2000 census, over half the population were 65 years of age or older, with a median age of 67 years. 9.4% were under the age of 18, 1.5% were from 18 to 24, 11.5% were from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64. For every 100 females, there were 79.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.0 males. In 2000, the household income for the town was $109,219. Males had a median income of $71,685 versus $42,875 for females. 5.3% of the population and 2.4% of families were below the poverty line. 4.6% of those under the age of 18 and 2.9% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.
Palm Beach had a median household income of $124,562 and a median family income of $137,867. The town's affluence and its "abundance of pleasures" and "strong community-oriented sensibility" were cited when it was selected in June 2003 as America's "Best Place to Live" by Robb Report magazine. In 2000, 7.7% of the households had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 3.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 47.8% were non-families. 42.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 27.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.81 and the average family size was 2.38. In 2000, English was the first language of 87.81% of all residents, while French comprised 4.48%, Spanish consisted of 3.65%, German made up 2.16%, Italian speakers made up 0.45%, Yiddish made up 0.36%, Russian was at 0.30%, Arabic and Swedish at 0.25%, Polish was the mother tongue of 0.24% of the population. In 2000, Palm Beach had the 40th highest percentage of Russian residents in the U.
S. with 10.30% of the populace. It had the 26th highest percentage of Austrian residents in the US, at 2.10% of the town's population. The city is served by Amtrak and Tri-Rail, which connect Palm Beach with Miami, as w
Jonathan Kemp was a Bahamian singer and record producer. He began his career as a songwriter in late 1979 and is best known for his solo work, including his single "Just Got Paid", nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song in 1989. Kemp began singing in nightclubs in the Bahamas at age 13, he moved to New York in 1979 with the band Kinky Fox. In the early 1980s, Kemp became a successful session musician and songwriter, singing backup for the B. B. & Q. Band on their 1982 album All Night Long and for Change on their 1982 album Sharing Your Love, he appeared on the obscure Network LP I Need You in 1984, where he had lead vocals on the song "Cover Girl" re-recorded for his self-titled debut solo album. Kemp landed a solo recording contract with Columbia Records and released his eponymous debut album in 1986, it charted in the U. S. on Billboard's Top Black Albums chart, reaching No. 36 on 28 June of that year. He scored a minor hit single from the album with "Just Another Lover", which peaked at No. 14 Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart on 21 June 1986 and hit the Hot Dance/Disco charts, reaching No. 26 in Club Play and No. 35 in 12 Inch Singles Sales that same month.
Greater success came the following year with the release of his Secrets of Flying album, which contained a pair of Top 5 hits on Billboard′s Hot Black Singles chart, "Dancin' with Myself" and "Just Got Paid", the latter hitting No. 1. "Just Got Paid" hit No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1988, sold over a million singles in the United States. It went to top the Hot Dance Music/Club Play and provided his only UK Singles Chart entry, peaking at No. 68 in August 1988. His only other Hot 100 entry was "Birthday Suit", a tune from the soundtrack to the movie, which climbed to No. 36 in 1989. Kemp appeared on Keith Sweat's DVD release, Sweat Hotel Live, which featured live performances by Sweat in a sort of reunion with other R&B/new jack swing era pioneers of the late 1980s, including Teddy Riley. Kemp appeared on the final track, an "all-star finale" rendition of "Just Got Paid" recorded at a February 2006 concert in Atlanta, Georgia. Incidentally, Sweat had passed on the instrumental track that would become "Just Got Paid", when it was first offered to him in the mid-1980s.
Kemp listened to it, added his own lyrics to the melody, "Just Got Paid" was born. Kemp performed a version of the Reading Rainbow theme song, broadcast on PBS for a few years between the Tina Fabrique and Chaka Khan versions. Kemp was the featured performer at the NJS4E event in New York City, on September 8, 2007; as the name implied, the show celebrated and commemorated 20 years of new jack swing and took place at Ashford & Simpson's Sugar Bar. Kemp was found dead on April 16, 2015 according to Jamaican police, he was 55 years old. Police believe he was walking on some rocks, lost his balance, hit his head, drowned, he was scheduled to be on the Tom Joyner Foundation-hosted annual Fantastic Voyage cruise as a performer when his body was found. He is survived by his wife, Deidre Fisher-Kemp, their two sons. 1986: Johnny Kemp 1987: Secrets of Flying List of Billboard number-one dance hits List of artists who reached number one on the U. S. dance chart Johnny Kemp at AllMusic Johnny Kemp discography at Discogs Interview from the NJS4E Event NJS4E Interview- Part II