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Hurricane Maria – Day 10

Hurricane MariaPosition: 31.7N 73.1W [ 4PM CDT 2100 UTC].
Movement: North [360°] near 7 mph [11 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 80 mph [130 kph].
Wind Gusts: 100 mph [160 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 205 miles [335 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 105 miles [165 km].
Minimum central pressure: 965 mb ↓.

Currently about 280 miles [ 450 km] South-Southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the coast of North Carolina from from Bogue Inlet to the North Carolina/Virginia border, including the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for the coast of North Carolina from Cape Lookout northward to Duck.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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September 25, 2017   No Comments

Hurricane Lee – Day 8

Hurricane LeePosition: 30.5N 50.6W [ 4PM CDT 2100 UTC].
Movement: West-Southwest [255°] near 8 mph [13 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 85 mph [140 kph].
Wind Gusts: 110 mph [175 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 35 miles [ 55 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 10 miles [ 20 km].
Minimum central pressure: 983 mb ↑.

Currently about 845 miles [1360 km] East of Bermuda.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

September 25, 2017   No Comments

Hurricane Maria – Day 9

Hurricane MariaPosition: 30.0N 73.0W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [360°] near 8 mph [13 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 90 mph [150 kph].
Wind Gusts: 110 mph [175 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 230 miles [370 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 60 miles [ 95 km].
Minimum central pressure: 950 mb ↑.

Currently about 385 miles [ 625 km] South-Southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the coast of North Carolina from Surf City northward to the North Carolina/Virginia border, including the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for the coast of North Carolina from Cape Lookout northward to Duck.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

September 24, 2017   No Comments

Hurricane Lee – Day 7

Hurricane LeePosition: 31.1N 49.5W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: East-Southeast [115°] near 3 mph [ 6 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 90 mph [150 kph].
Wind Gusts: 110 mph [175 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 35 miles [ 55 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 10 miles [ 20 km].
Minimum central pressure: 980 mb.

Currently about 900 miles [1450 km] East of Bermuda.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

September 24, 2017   No Comments

Tropical Storm Lee – Day 6

Tropical Storm LeePosition: 31.9N 50.1W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: South-Southeast [150°] near 1 mph [ 2 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 35 miles [ 55 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1003 mb ↓.

Currently about 860 miles [1385 km] East of Bermuda.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

September 23, 2017   No Comments

Hurricane Maria – Day 8

Hurricane MariaPosition: 27.0N 72.5W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [350°] near 9 mph [15 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 115 mph [185 kph].
Wind Gusts: 140 mph [225 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 240 miles [390 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 60 miles [ 95 km].
Minimum central pressure: 942 mb ↓.

Currently about 285 miles [ 460 km] East of Great Abaco Island.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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September 23, 2017   No Comments

Tropical Storm Lee – Day 5*

Tropical Storm LeePosition: 31.5N 49.0W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [005°] near 7 mph [11 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 35 miles [ 55 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1009 mb ↓.

Currently about 925 miles [1490 km] East of Bermuda.

* – Lee is back, but doesn’t appear to be ready for anything dangerous.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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September 22, 2017   No Comments

Hurricane Maria – Day 7

Hurricane MariaPosition: 24.1N 71.7W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northwest [345°] near 9 mph [15 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 125 mph [205 kph].
Wind Gusts: 150 mph [240 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 185 miles [295 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 60 miles [ 95 km].
Minimum central pressure: 954 mb ↑.

Currently about 175 miles [ 285 km] East of San Salvador.

A NOAA P-3 Hurricane Hunter successfully deployed a Coyote UAV to take readings of the hurricane’s eyewall. The small drones are electric powered and can can be programmed to do things that even Hurricane Hunters think are insane.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Turks & Caicos Islands, the Southeastern Bahamas, and the Central Bahamas.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

September 22, 2017   No Comments

Post-Tropical Cyclone Jose – Day 18

Post-Tropical Cyclone JosePosition: 39.3N 69.1W [ 4PM CDT 2100 UTC].
Movement: Southeast [140°] near 3 mph [ 6 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 45 mph [ 75 kph].
Wind Gusts: 65 mph [100 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 140 miles [220 km].
Minimum central pressure: 996 mb ↑.

Currently about 140 miles [ 225 km] South-Southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts.

All watches and warnings have been cancelled. This is the final NHC advisory.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

September 22, 2017   No Comments

Autumnal Equinox

You can watch the arrival of the equinox at Archæoastronomy. It takes/took place at 3:02 PM CDT.

It’s time to man the rakes in northern climes while Spring arrives below the Equator.

September 22, 2017   No Comments

Hurricane Maria – Day 6

Hurricane MariaPosition: 21.0N 70.2W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [320°] near 8 mph [13 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 125 mph [205 kph].
Wind Gusts: 150 mph [240 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 160 miles [260 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 70 miles [110 km].
Minimum central pressure: 955 mb.

Currently about 65 miles [ 110 km] East-Southeast of Grand Turk Island.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the coast of the Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano to Puerto Plata; the Turks & Caicos Islands and the Southeastern Bahamas.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the coast of the Dominican Republic from west of Puerto Plata to the northern Dominican Republic-Haiti border.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Central Bahamas.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

September 21, 2017   No Comments

Post-Tropical Cyclone Jose – Day 17

Post-Tropical Cyclone JosePosition: 39.5N 68.4W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [270°] near 2 mph [ 4 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 70 mph [115 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 205 miles [335 km].
Minimum central pressure: 987 mb.

Currently about 145 miles [ 230 km] Southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Woods Hole to Sagamore Beach, Massachusetts, including Cape Cod, Block Island, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

September 21, 2017   No Comments

L’shanah Tovah

Happy 5778!

At sunset Rosh Hashanah begins, so get your honey, challah, and apples ready.

September 21, 2017   No Comments

Hurricane Maria – Day 5

Hurricane MariaPosition: 19.2N 67.9W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [310°] near 9 mph [15 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 110 mph [175 kph].
Wind Gusts: 140 mph [225 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 150 miles [240 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 60 miles [ 95 km].
Minimum central pressure: 959 mb ↑.

Currently about 55 miles [ 85 km] Northeast of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

At 7AM CDT Maria is ashore on Puerto Rico.

At 1PM CDT a weakened Maria is moving off the North coast of Puerto Rico having been disrupted by the island’s mountains.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the coast of the Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano to Puerto Plata; the Turks & Caicos Islands and the Southeastern Bahamas.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the coast of the Dominican Republic from west of Puerto Plata to the northern Dominican Republic-Haiti border and west of Cabo Engano to Punta Palenque.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for the coast of the Dominican Republic from Isla Saona to Puerto Plata.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

[For the latest information click on the storm symbol, or go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Hurricanes” for all of the posts related to storms on this site.]

September 20, 2017   No Comments