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Tropical Depression Eleven

Tropical Depression ElevenPosition: 27.5N 68.7W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [315°] near 2 mph [ 4 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1007 mb.

Currently about 405 miles [ 650 km] Southwest of Bermuda.

This one just popped up off the Atlantic coast.

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 27, 2015   Comments Off on Tropical Depression Eleven

Blood Moon

Via Ellroon Discovery covers tonight’s lunar eclipse:

The supermoon lunar eclipse of 2015 will occur Sunday, Sept. 27, and is a confluence of three events: a full moon; a lunar eclipse, in which the Earth blocks the sun’s light from hitting the moon; and lunar perigee, when the moon is in the closest part of its orbit to Earth. The last time such a confluence happened was in 1982; there were just five instances of it in the 20th century.

The moon will be shrouded in shadow Sunday night or early Monday morning (depending on the time zone). It will enter the dark part of the Earth’s shadow at 9:07 EDT Sunday (0107 GMT), and it will enter a total eclipse by 10:11 p.m. EDT (0211 GMT Monday) beforebegin (sic) to emerge from shadow 12 minutes later.

If the clouds break up I’ll be trying for a picture, but I don’t have a lot of optimism.

September 27, 2015   5 Comments

Remnant Ida – Day 10

Remnant IdaPosition: 24.5N 48.7W [ 4PM CDT 2100 UTC].
Movement: West [265°] near 5 mph [ 7 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 30 mph [ 45 kph].
Wind Gusts: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1008 mb ↑.

Currently about 1020 miles [1645 km] East-Northeast of the Leeward Islands.

The storm is poorly organized. At 4PM Ida became a remnant low and NHC 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 27, 2015   Comments Off on Remnant Ida – Day 10