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Florida Primary!!!

The polls are open tomorrow from 7AM to 7PM local. If you have not already voted by Absentee ballot, or gone to an early voting location, be sure to stop by your normal polling place to make a choice for the names to appear on the ballot in November. If you don’t vote, you can’t complain about the people elected.

August 29, 2016   Comments Off on Florida Primary!!!

Tropical Depression Nine – Day 2

Tropical Depression NinePosition: 23.9N 85.5W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [280°] near 7 mph [11 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1003 mb ↓.

Currently about 240 miles [ 385 km] West of Key West, Florida and 454 miles [731 km] South-Southeast of me.

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 29, 2016   Comments Off on Tropical Depression Nine – Day 2

Tropical Depression Eight – Day 2

Tropical Depression EightPosition: 33.8N 74.1W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [315°] near 5 mph [ 7 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1011 mb.

Currently about 125 miles [ 200 km] Southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

The Hurricane Hunters found the storm still weak this morning.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the coast of North Carolina from Cape Lookout to Oregon Inlet, including Pamlico Sound.

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 29, 2016   Comments Off on Tropical Depression Eight – Day 2

Hurricane Gaston – Day 8

Hurricane GastonPosition: 31.6N 54.6W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [045°] near 6 mph [ 9 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 105 mph [165 kph].
Wind Gusts: 120 mph [190 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 140 miles [220 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 35 miles [ 55 km].
Minimum central pressure: 968 mb.

Currently about 1620 miles [2605 km] West of the Azores.

The storm is stalled and slightly weaker this morning dropping to Cat 2.

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 29, 2016   Comments Off on Hurricane Gaston – Day 8