BP / Gulf Spill – Buh Bye, Bonnie

More good news for the Gulf: Bonnie was a bust. She blew over the BP / Deepwater Horizon spill site Saturday morning as a rapidly weakening tropical depression. NOAA weather buoys and stations in the eastern Gulf barely registered her passing, with sustained winds at the leak site only briefly exceeding 14 meters per second (about 31 mph). Fellow weather-geeks, check out the data from Station 42364 (located on the Ram-Powell oil platform operated by Shell) and Station 42376 (on the Marlin platform operated by BP).