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Tropical Storm Grace – Day 3

Tropical Storm GracePosition: 14.0N 39.2W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [275°] near 20 mph [31 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 55 mph [ 90 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 45 miles [ 75 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1006 mb ↑.

Currently about 1480 miles [2380 km] East of the Lesser Antilles.

Grace is moving quickly and is less organized today than yesterday. Grace is still weakening and is expected to be a depression tomorrow.

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 7, 2015   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Grace – Day 3

Labor Day

In any celebration of Labor Day I’m at a slight disadvantage because for a big chunk of my life it was celebrated as May Day where I was living.

It is rather unique, as it is the only holiday I’m aware of that was imported from Canada where it’s spelled Labour Day.

When I was an elementary school student, it marked the end of summer and beginning of school, but it is a rare holiday in the South as there is no tradition of blowing things up in celebration. There is also no tradition of honoring labor in the South, and labor unions are considered communist conspiracies.

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September 7, 2015   3 Comments