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Post-Tropical Cyclone Fay – Day 3

Post-Tropical Cyclone FayPosition: 42.4N 73.9W [ 4:00AM CDT 0900 UTC].
Movement: North [010°] near 17 mph [28 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1001 mb ↑.

Currently about 30 miles [ 45 km] South of Albany, New York.

This is the last public advisory issued by the National Hurricane Center on this system.

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.]

July 11, 2020   No Comments

Nothing To Worry About

That’s according to Ron DeSantis, the Florida governor.

According to Rebekah Jones’s site Florida COVID Action: today the Florida Department of Health is reporting that Florida had:

  • 11,433 new cases today
  • 65,837 new cases this week
  • 244,151 cases since March 1st
  • 93 new deaths today
  • 4203 deaths since March 1st

So we shouldn’t be concerned that more than a quarter of all cases occurred this week? Florida is the location of a sixth of the daily count of new COVID cases for the entire US, but we shouldn’t worry 😈

There are a lot of out of state plates on the local roads, which means that cases are probably being exported to other states. This is a good thing because Florida only has 918 available ICU beds, that’s Key West to Pensacola less than a thousand beds.

July 10, 2020   No Comments

Tropical Storm Fay – Day 2

Tropical Storm FayPosition: 41.0N 74.2W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [005°] near 17 mph [28 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 140 miles [220 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1001 mb ↑.

Currently about 15 miles [ 30 km] Northwest of New York City.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for East Rockaway, New York to Watch Hill, Rhode Island including Long Island and Long Island Sound.

Fay made landfall near Atlantic City, New Jersey at 4:00pm CDT.

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

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July 10, 2020   2 Comments

Tropical Storm Fay

Tropical Storm FayPosition: 36.3N 74.8W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [010°] near 8 mph [13 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 45 mph [ 75 kph].
Wind Gusts: 55 mph [ 90 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 140 miles [220 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1005 mb.

Currently about 85 miles [ 140 km] North-Northeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Cape May, New Jersey to Watch Hill, Rhode Island including Long Island and Long Island Sound.

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.]

July 9, 2020   No Comments

We Are Going The Wrong Way

In my county we have gone from 5 COVID-19 deaths to 9 in two weeks. We are down to 5 ICU beds available, 4 of which are in the north county. We were at 200 cases for months and now we are approaching 1,000.

Yesterday CNN reported:

At least 56 intensive care units in Florida hospitals reached capacity on Tuesday, state officials said. Another 35 hospitals show ICU bed availability of 10% or less, according to the Agency for Health Care Administration in that state.

Trump’s Tulsa rally, protests ‘likely’ contributed to a surge in coronavirus cases, local health official says. He wants to do the same thing for New Hampshire, as we wait for the results of his Arizona rally.

We are running out of PPE again as the number of cases increase and he wants to open schools. He doesn’t know what he’s doing and has failed to provide any leadership.

In what can be considered ‘good’ news, the mayor of Houston has just told the Texas Republican Party that their convention at a Houston facility can’t be held under current circumstances. What is Trump going to do when a place he wants to hold a rally tells him they don’t have the medical facilities to support a Presidential visit?

July 8, 2020   No Comments

Post-Tropical Cyclone Edouard – Day 3

Post-Tropical Cyclone EdouardPosition: 42.7N 46.0W [ 4pM CDT 2100 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [055°] near 38 mph [61 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 45 mph [ 75 kph].
Wind Gusts: 55 mph [ 90 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 125 miles [205 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1005 mb ↓.

Currently about 445 miles [ 715 km] Southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland.

This is the last public advisory issued by the National Hurricane Center on this system.

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.]

July 6, 2020   No Comments

Tropical Storm Edouard – Day 2

Tropical Storm EdouardPosition: 37.2N 56.9W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [055°] near 35 mph [56 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 60 miles [ 95 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1008 mb ↓.

Currently about 685 miles [1100 km] South-Southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland.

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.]

July 5, 2020   No Comments

Tropical Depression Five

Tropical Depression FivePosition: 32.5N 66.3W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [055°] near 16 mph [26 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1008 mb ↑.

Currently about 90 miles [ 140 km] West 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.]

July 4, 2020   No Comments

Independence Day

John Trumbull's Signing the Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security…

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July 4, 2020   No Comments

Happy Canada Day

La fête du
Canada
Day

Canada

Thank you for not yet building a fence along your southern or western border, and for brewing great beer.

This is the 153rd anniversary of the signing of the Constitution Act of 1867.

Schedule of Ottawa events and some background.

July 1, 2020   No Comments

Wrong Cause

Crooks & Liars reports Jim Cramer (CNBC) and Stuart Varney (Fox Business) are claiming that the stock market is dropping because Biden’s poll numbers are climbing. The reality is that the drop in the market and the rise in Biden’s numbers are the result of skyrocketing increases in COVID-19 cases caused by opening states too early combined with a lack of mask wearing and social distancing. The early opening and resistance to masks were endorsed by Trump who still isn’t taking the pandemic seriously. Trump is worrying about the statues of Confederate traitors being removed, not the looming deaths of a quarter million Americans.

June 25, 2020   14 Comments

Post-Tropical Cyclone Dolly – Day 3

Post-Tropical Cyclone DollyPosition: 42.5N 57.8W [10:00AM CDT 1500 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [045°] near 16 mph [26 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1007 mb ↑.

Currently about 370 miles [ 595 km] Southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland.

This is the last public advisory issued by the National Hurricane Center on this system.

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.]

June 24, 2020   No Comments

Tropical Storm Dolly – Day 2

Tropical Storm DollyPosition: 40.5N 60.3W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: East-Northeast [060°] near 10 mph [17 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 70 miles [110 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1004 mb ↑.

Currently about 560 miles [ 900 km] Southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland.

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.]

June 23, 2020   No Comments

Subtropical Depression Four

Subtropical Depression FourPosition: 38.7N 64.6W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: East-Northeast [060°] near 10 mph [17 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1009 mb.

Currently about 410 miles [ 660 km] South of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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.]

June 22, 2020   No Comments