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Today was our Equinox, 12 hours apiece for night and day.

September 25, 2016   No Comments

Post-Tropical Cyclone Karl – Day 12

Post-Tropical Cyclone KarlPosition: 39.9N 47.9W [10AM CDT 1500 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [055°] near 49 mph [80 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 70 mph [110 kph].
Wind Gusts: 80 mph [130 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 185 miles [295 km].
Minimum central pressure: 986 mb ↓.

Currently about 535 miles [ 865 km] South-Southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland.

Karl has lost its tropical characteristics, but is still a powerful storm racing across the northern Atlantic. 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 25, 2016   No Comments

Tropical Storm Karl – Day 11

Tropical Storm KarlPosition: 35.0N 58.0W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [055°] near 29 mph [46 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 65 mph [105 kph].
Wind Gusts: 80 mph [130 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 175 miles [280 km].
Minimum central pressure: 992 mb ↓.

Currently about 435 miles [ 695 km] East-Northeast 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, 2016   4 Comments

Post-Tropical Cyclone Lisa – Day 6

Post-Tropical Cyclone LisaPosition: 25.8N 40.8W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [305°] near 13 mph [20 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1011 mb ↑.

Currently about 1275 miles [2055 km] Northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.

At 10AM CDT Lisa had regained tropical storm status, only to lose it again at 4PM CDT. At 10PM CDT Lisa had lost tropical characteristics. 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 24, 2016   No Comments

Tropical Storm Karl – Day 10

Tropical Storm KarlPosition: 30.8N 65.1W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northeast [020°] near 13 mph [20 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 65 mph [105 kph].
Wind Gusts: 80 mph [130 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 115 miles [185 km].
Minimum central pressure: 990 mb.

Currently about 105 miles [ 170 km] South-Southwest of Bermuda.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Bermuda.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for 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, 2016   No Comments

Tropical Depression Lisa – Day 5

Tropical Depression LisaPosition: 23.2N 37.3W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [315°] near 8 mph [13 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1009 mb.

Currently about 995 miles [1605 km] West-Northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.

Lisa is being pulled apart by wind shear.

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, 2016   No Comments

Oh, What A Wonderful Day

My battery was dead yesterday, so I put it on the charger so it would be ready to go later. I did it first thing because the broadband was down until 11AM CDT. When I tried to start the car after the charger said it was fully charged, I not only didn’t get the roar of the engine, the alert tone sounded like it was at the bottom of the neighbor’s swimming pool.

So I started my day without the Internet or transportation.

This afternoon I got ‘the call’: a new battery, both front tires really needed to replaced and I had a nail in one of my new rear tires. I have been replacing the tires one a month, so that came as no surprise, and it was only the battery, when it could have been the battery and the alternator. It came in under $600, which isn’t bad considering that they picked the car up and took it to the shop. They promised it tomorrow, so I can hope.

Update: Today was supposed to be the ‘equinox’ but instead of 12 hours, we had 12 hours and 7 minutes. It’s going to be two or three days before we get an equinox….

September 22, 2016   2 Comments

Tropical Storm Lisa – Day 4

Tropical Storm LisaPosition: 21.3N 35.2W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [320°] near 9 mph [15 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 45 mph [ 75 kph].
Wind Gusts: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 195 miles [315 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1003 mb ↑.

Currently about 820 miles [1315 km] West-Northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.

Lisa is dealing with high wind shear and will probably weaken.

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, 2016   No Comments

Tropical Storm Karl – Day 9

Tropical Storm KarlPosition: 27.0N 64.0W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [315°] near 16 mph [26 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Wind Gusts: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 140 miles [220 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1001 mb.

Currently about 370 miles [ 595 km] South of Bermuda.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Bermuda.

Karl has regained tropical storm strength.

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, 2016   No Comments

Autumnal Equinox

You can watch the arrival of the equinox at Archæoastronomy. It takes/took place at 9:21AM CDT.

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

September 22, 2016   No Comments

Tropical Storm Lisa – Day 3

Tropical Storm LisaPosition: 18.5N 32.5W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northwest [330°] near 7 mph [11 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 45 mph [ 75 kph].
Wind Gusts: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 125 miles [205 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1004 mb.

Currently about 620 miles [ 995 km] West-Northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.

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, 2016   No Comments

Tropical Depression Karl – Day 8

Tropical Depression KarlPosition: 22.9N 59.6W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [315°] near 15 mph [24 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1007 mb.

Currently about 725 miles [1165 km] South-Southeast of the 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 21, 2016   No Comments

Tropical Storm Lisa – Day 2

Tropical Storm LisaPosition: 17.1N 31.7W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [315°] near 10 mph [17 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 45 mph [ 75 kph].
Wind Gusts: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 125 miles [205 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1004 mb.

Currently about 515 miles [ 830 km] West of the Cabo Verde Islands.

TD 13 has become Tropical Storm Lisa at 10 AM CDT.

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, 2016   No Comments

Tropical Storm Karl – Day 7

Tropical Storm KarlPosition: 19.9N 56.7W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [270°] near 14 mph [22 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 55 mph [ 90 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 140 miles [220 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1006 mb ↑.

Currently about 385 miles [ 620 km] East-Northeast of the Leeward Islands

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, 2016   No Comments