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Florida Primary

The regular Florida Primary for all of the offices except the President is on Tuesday, August 30th. Early voting is now occurring in most counties.

Libertarians will have their own ballot for the first time and the Democrats have a real live left of center candidate for the nomination for the US Senate: Alan Grayson.

Voting in primaries makes politicians aware that you vote in all elections, not just in the general election during Presidential years.

August 22, 2016   Comments Off on Florida Primary

Tropical Storm Gaston

Tropical Storm GastonPosition: 12.6N 30.7W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [285°] near 18 mph [30 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 55 mph [ 90 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 60 miles [ 95 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1005 mb ↓.

Currently about 450 miles [ 725 km] West-Southwest of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands.

This was Invest 90L as forecast.

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.]

August 22, 2016   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Gaston

Fiona et al.

Fiona is still out there and will provide a rough ride for people traveling to or from Bermuda this week, but it is curving about halfway between the Carolina coast and Bermuda and not a threat to land.

Invest 99L which has taken a parallel course South of Fiona’s may cause trouble in the Lesser Antilles and could make landfall on the US Atlantic Coast.

Invest 90L is over by the Cabo Verde Islands and may go tropical today, but it is too early to make a decent forecast on what will probably be Tropical Depression Seven.

August 22, 2016   Comments Off on Fiona et al.