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Hurricane Matthew – Day 3

Hurricane MatthewPosition: 13.3N 72.3W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [265°] near 7 mph [11 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 160 mph [260 kph].
Wind Gusts: 175 mph [280 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 205 miles [335 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 45 miles [ 75 km].
Minimum central pressure: 941 mb ↓.

Currently about 440 miles [ 710 km] Southeast of Kingston, Jamaica.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Jamaica.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the coast of Colombia from the Colombia/Venezuela border to Riohacha.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Haiti from the southern border with the Dominican Republic to Port-Au-Prince.

Matthew became a Category 5 hurricane with the 10PM CDT advisory.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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September 30, 2016   Comments Off on Hurricane Matthew – Day 3

Hurricane Matthew – Day 2

Hurricane MatthewPosition: 14.1N 68.8W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [270°] near 14 mph [22 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 80 mph [130 kph].
Wind Gusts: 95 mph [150 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 185 miles [295 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 45 miles [ 75 km].
Minimum central pressure: 983 mb ↓.

Currently about 125 miles [ 200 km] North of Curaçao.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Bonaire, Curaçao, Aruba, and the coast of Colombia from the Colombia/Venezuela border to Riohacha.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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September 29, 2016   Comments Off on Hurricane Matthew – Day 2

Tropical Storm Matthew

Tropical Storm MatthewPosition: 13.9N 63.1W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [270°] near 15 mph [24 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 65 mph [100 kph].
Wind Gusts: 80 mph [130 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 185 miles [295 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1004 mb ↓.

Currently about 410 miles [ 665 km] East-Northeast of Curaçao.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Dominica, St Vincent, The Grenadines, Guadeloupe, Martinique, and St Lucia.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Bonaire, Curaçao, and Aruba.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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September 28, 2016   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Matthew

Storms & Sniffles

I’ve been watching Invest 97L which should be a tropical something tomorrow. It is heading for the Caribbean along the northern coast of South America.

Of course the big question is why no one gave Drumpf a Sudafed. A bad microphone? Come on. Clinton was apparently over prepared as usual, and Trump was doing his stream of unconsciousness babbling.

Why not do something radical – a real debate on a stated topic in the standard competitive format, or at least a timer that shuts off microphones.

September 27, 2016   12 Comments

On A Personal Note

Today was our Equinox, 12 hours apiece for night and day.

September 25, 2016   Comments Off on On A Personal Note

Post-Tropical Cyclone Karl – Day 12

Post-Tropical Cyclone KarlPosition: 39.9N 47.9W [10AM CDT 1500 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [055°] near 49 mph [80 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 70 mph [110 kph].
Wind Gusts: 80 mph [130 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 185 miles [295 km].
Minimum central pressure: 986 mb ↓.

Currently about 535 miles [ 865 km] South-Southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland.

Karl has lost its tropical characteristics, but is still a powerful storm racing across the northern Atlantic. This is the final NHC advisory.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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September 25, 2016   Comments Off on Post-Tropical Cyclone Karl – Day 12

Tropical Storm Karl – Day 11

Tropical Storm KarlPosition: 35.0N 58.0W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [055°] near 29 mph [46 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 65 mph [105 kph].
Wind Gusts: 80 mph [130 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 175 miles [280 km].
Minimum central pressure: 992 mb ↓.

Currently about 435 miles [ 695 km] East-Northeast of Bermuda.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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September 24, 2016   6 Comments

Post-Tropical Cyclone Lisa – Day 6

Post-Tropical Cyclone LisaPosition: 25.8N 40.8W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [305°] near 13 mph [20 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1011 mb ↑.

Currently about 1275 miles [2055 km] Northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.

At 10AM CDT Lisa had regained tropical storm status, only to lose it again at 4PM CDT. At 10PM CDT Lisa had lost tropical characteristics. This is the final NHC advisory.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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September 24, 2016   Comments Off on Post-Tropical Cyclone Lisa – Day 6

Tropical Storm Karl – Day 10

Tropical Storm KarlPosition: 30.8N 65.1W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northeast [020°] near 13 mph [20 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 65 mph [105 kph].
Wind Gusts: 80 mph [130 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 115 miles [185 km].
Minimum central pressure: 990 mb.

Currently about 105 miles [ 170 km] South-Southwest of Bermuda.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Bermuda.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Bermuda.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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September 23, 2016   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Karl – Day 10

Tropical Depression Lisa – Day 5

Tropical Depression LisaPosition: 23.2N 37.3W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [315°] near 8 mph [13 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1009 mb.

Currently about 995 miles [1605 km] West-Northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.

Lisa is being pulled apart by wind shear.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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September 23, 2016   Comments Off on Tropical Depression Lisa – Day 5

Oh, What A Wonderful Day

My battery was dead yesterday, so I put it on the charger so it would be ready to go later. I did it first thing because the broadband was down until 11AM CDT. When I tried to start the car after the charger said it was fully charged, I not only didn’t get the roar of the engine, the alert tone sounded like it was at the bottom of the neighbor’s swimming pool.

So I started my day without the Internet or transportation.

This afternoon I got ‘the call’: a new battery, both front tires really needed to replaced and I had a nail in one of my new rear tires. I have been replacing the tires one a month, so that came as no surprise, and it was only the battery, when it could have been the battery and the alternator. It came in under $600, which isn’t bad considering that they picked the car up and took it to the shop. They promised it tomorrow, so I can hope.

Update: Today was supposed to be the ‘equinox’ but instead of 12 hours, we had 12 hours and 7 minutes. It’s going to be two or three days before we get an equinox….

September 22, 2016   37 Comments

Tropical Storm Lisa – Day 4

Tropical Storm LisaPosition: 21.3N 35.2W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [320°] near 9 mph [15 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 45 mph [ 75 kph].
Wind Gusts: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 195 miles [315 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1003 mb ↑.

Currently about 820 miles [1315 km] West-Northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.

Lisa is dealing with high wind shear and will probably weaken.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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September 22, 2016   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Lisa – Day 4

Tropical Storm Karl – Day 9

Tropical Storm KarlPosition: 27.0N 64.0W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [315°] near 16 mph [26 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Wind Gusts: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 140 miles [220 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1001 mb.

Currently about 370 miles [ 595 km] South of Bermuda.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Bermuda.

Karl has regained tropical storm strength.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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September 22, 2016   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Karl – Day 9

Autumnal Equinox

You can watch the arrival of the equinox at Archæoastronomy. It takes/took place at 9:21AM CDT.

It’s time to man the rakes in northern climes while Spring arrives below the Equator.

September 22, 2016   Comments Off on Autumnal Equinox