On-line Opinion Magazine…OK, it's a blog
Random header image... Refresh for more!

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.

[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 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.

[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 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