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The Weather Has Sucked

While I’ve been watching Joaquin, the Carolinas have been experiencing a 1000-year rain/flood event. The rain has tapered off but the flooding is far from over. So far there have been almost a dozen known deaths related to the storms. There are small dams and levees breaching. Roads and bridges have been washed away, while others are flooded. The power is out, and there is “water, water, everywhere nor any drop to drink” as the floods have contaminated drinking water systems.

Joaquin will probably be retired from the list of names after the mugging of the Bahamas. It was the most powerful storm since Igor in 2010, with winds of 155 mph and pressure of 934 mb.

It is almost certain that people died in the Bahamas, and the crew of the El Faro, 28 Americans and 5 Poles, have probably perished.

October 5, 2015   6 Comments

Hurricane Joaquin – Day 9

Hurricane JoaquinPosition: 36.8N 62.7W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [035°] near 14 mph [22 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 85 mph [140 kph].
Wind Gusts: 100 mph [160 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 205 miles [335 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 45 miles [ 75 km].
Minimum central pressure: 970 mb ↑.

Currently about 335 miles [ 535 km] North-Northeast of Bermuda.

Bermuda cancelled all warnings at 1PM 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.]

October 5, 2015   Comments Off on Hurricane Joaquin – Day 9