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It’s Ig-Nobel Time!

The BBC notes one of the awards: ‘Universal urination duration’ wins Ig Nobel prize. A list of all of the winners is available at Twenty-Fifth 1st Annual Ig Nobel Prize.

September 19, 2015   Comments Off on It’s Ig-Nobel Time!

Avast Ye Lubbers

Pirate

It’ll be double rations of grog all around in the galley as ye throw the pasta and pesto down your gullet for the final day of Pasta Week, on Talk Like a Pirate Day.
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Belay that! ‘T’would be better done by swilling lambrusco directly from the flask!
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September 19, 2015   2 Comments

Tropical Storm Ida – Day 2

Tropical Storm IdaPosition: 15.8N 42.4W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [290°] near 15 mph [24 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 55 mph [ 90 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 125 miles [205 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1006 mb.

Currently about 1220 miles [1965 km] West of the Cape Verde Islands.

Currently Ida is a threat only to shipping.

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 19, 2015   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Ida – Day 2

Remnant Nine – Day 4

Remnant NinePosition: 18.8N 49.9W [ 4PM CDT 2100 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [295°] near 5 mph [ 7 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 30 mph [ 45 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1007 mb.

Currently about 790 miles [1270 km] East-Northeast of the Lesser Antilles.

The NHC has declare Nine a remnant and issued its final 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 19, 2015   Comments Off on Remnant Nine – Day 4