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I had to get a blanket last night. At 10AM it was 62°. I do not appreciate having to wear socks and look for a hoodie at the beginning of September. Socks and hoodies are Central Standard Time, not Daylight Savings Time! I am supposed to be worrying about a tree falling on the house or a house falling on me, not hypothermia!

Trump and his cabinet can sit on a saguaro and rotate. Climate change is real; it is happening now; and it is the fault of everyone who fought against the reasonable program of Jimmy Carter to wean the US off fossil fuels.

September 11, 2017   2 Comments

In Memoriam

September 11th, 2001

NYC, VA, PA

In the intervening 16 years we have spent hundreds of billions of dollars, trampled on peoples rights, created huge new government bureaucracies, and can’t respond as well as the third world to a natural disaster.

It seems like we are constantly being told that every new group that appears anywhere is capable of another 9/11 attack, so what is the point if we are no safer?

Richard Clarke: “Your government failed you. Those entrusted with protecting you failed you. And I failed you. We tried hard. But that doesn’t matter, because we failed. And for that failure, I would ask, once all the facts are out, for your understanding and for your forgiveness.

September 11, 2017   6 Comments

Tropical Depression Irma – Day 13

Tropical Depression IrmaPosition: 32.4N 84.9W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [320°] near 15 mph [24 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 988 mb ↑.

Currently about 95 miles [150 km] South-Southwest of Atlanta, Georgia.

This is the final NHC advisory.

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.]

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Hurricane Jose – Day 7

Tropical Storm JosePosition: 27.1N 69.5W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [045°] near 6 mph [ 9 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 85 mph [140 kph].
Wind Gusts: 110 mph [175 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 140 miles [220 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 25 miles [ 35 km].
Minimum central pressure: 982 mb ↑.

Currently about 400 miles [ 645 km] North-Northeast of Grand Turk Island.

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.]

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