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Post-Tropical Cyclone Chris – Day 7

Post-Tropical Cyclone ChrisPosition: 44.4N 57.7W [10AM CDT 1500 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [045°] near 36 mph [57 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 70 mph [110 kph].
Wind Gusts: 85 mph [140 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 205 miles [335 km].
Minimum central pressure: 987 mb ↑.

Currently about 275 miles [ 440 km] Southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland.

This is the final National Hurricane Center advisory on Chris.

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

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July 12, 2018   Comments Off on Post-Tropical Cyclone Chris – Day 7

Hurricane Chris – Day 6

Hurricane ChrisPosition: 39.6N 63.0W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [050°] near 29 mph [46 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 85 mph [140 kph].
Wind Gusts: 100 mph [160 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 175 miles [280 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 40 miles [ 55 km].
Minimum central pressure: 980 mb ↑.

Currently about 700 miles [1125 km] Southwest of Cape Race, Newfoundland.

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

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July 11, 2018   Comments Off on Hurricane Chris – Day 6

Stuff

I spend way too much time dealing with eye drops, but the surgery was apparently successful as I now see much better without glasses than I have for years with glasses.

Unfortunately what I’m reading is that Trump still refusing to admit that he didn’t get a deal with North Korea, all he got was a photo op. He did things backwards which dooms the negotiations. Kim is the only one who can make decisions and he won’t talk to anyone other than Trump after Singapore. This is something Trump would know if he had a allowed a seasoned Asia specialist brief him. The North Koreans won’t denuclearize until the US does, and maybe not even than.

To make matters worse, Trump as started a trade war with China, so Xi has no reason to help Trump out. As a matter of fact, Trump’s treatment of NATO and the EU pretty much guarantees that the world will ignore US sanctions.

On the abducted children front – if DHS had kidnapped the kids, they would have had a method of connecting the parents and children, so the charge should be human trafficking and people should go to prison.

July 10, 2018   4 Comments

Hurricane Chris – Day 5

Hurricane ChrisPosition: 34.2N 71.4W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [050°] near 10 mph [17 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 105 mph [165 kph].
Wind Gusts: 120 mph [190 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 90 miles [150 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 25 miles [ 35 km].
Minimum central pressure: 970 mb ↓.

Currently about 245 miles [ 390 km] East-Southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

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

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July 10, 2018   Comments Off on Hurricane Chris – Day 5

Tropical Storm Chris – Day 4

Tropical Storm ChrisPosition: 33.3N 74.3W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Stationary.
Maximum sustained winds: 70 mph [110 kph].
Wind Gusts: 85 mph [135 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 70 miles [110 km].
Minimum central pressure: 995 mb ↓.

Currently about 210 miles [ 340 km] South-Southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

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

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July 9, 2018   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Chris – Day 4

Remnant Beryl – Day 3

Remnant BerylPosition: 15.8N 62.4W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [290°] near 26 mph [43 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1010 mb.

Currently about 80 miles [ 125 km] West-Northwest of Dominica.

Beryl has lost its tropical cyclone characteristics. This is the final advisory.

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

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July 8, 2018   Comments Off on Remnant Beryl – Day 3

Tropical Storm Chris – Day 3

Tropical Storm ChrisPosition: 32.5N 74.5W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: East-Southeast [110°] near 2 mph [ 4 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Wind Gusts: 75 mph [120 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 70 miles [110 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1005 mb ↓.

Currently about 185 miles [ 315 km] South-Southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

Depression 3 strengthened to a tropical storm but is still stalled off the Carolina coast.

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

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July 8, 2018   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Chris – Day 3

Tropical Depression Three – Day 2

Tropical Depression ThreePosition: 32.9N 75.1W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Stationary.
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1014 mb.

Currently about 160 miles [ 260 km] South of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

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

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July 7, 2018   Comments Off on Tropical Depression Three – Day 2

Tropical Storm Beryl – Day 2

Tropical Storm BerylPosition: 13.1N 54.3W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [290°] near 18 mph [30 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 45 mph [ 75 kph].
Wind Gusts: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 45 miles [ 75 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1005 mb ↑.

Currently about 495 miles [ 795 km] East-Southeast of the Lesser Antilles.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Dominica and Guadeloupe.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Martinique, St. Maarten, St. Martin, St. Barthelemy, Barbados, St. Lucia, Saba, and St. Eustatius.

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

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July 7, 2018   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Beryl – Day 2

Tropical Depression Three

Tropical Depression ThreePosition: 32.6N 74.1W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northwest [330°] near 6 mph [ 9 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 30 mph [ 45 kph].
Wind Gusts: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1015 mb ↓.

Currently about 195 miles [ 315 km] South-Southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

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

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July 6, 2018   Comments Off on Tropical Depression Three

Hurricane Beryl

Hurricane BerylPosition: 10.9N 48.9W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [280°] near 14 mph [22 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 80 mph [130 kph].
Wind Gusts: 95 mph [150 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 35 miles [ 55 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 10 miles [ 20 km].
Minimum central pressure: 994 mb.

Currently about 890 miles [1430km] East-Southeast of the Lesser Antilles.

The first hurricane of the season spun up late last night in the central Atlantic.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Dominica.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect from Martinique, Guadeloupe, St. Martin, and St. Barthelemy.

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

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July 6, 2018   Comments Off on Hurricane Beryl

Independence Day

John Trumbull's Signing the Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security…

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July 4, 2018   2 Comments

Blogging Will Be Scattered

I have cataract surgery scheduled this week, so I may be off line a bit.

I wasn’t concerned by this, but then I lost my wallet on Wednesday and my printer died today, so the stars aren’t really in alignment. All this is not really more than annoying. I can afford the medical care thanks to Medicare, and the printer has worked well for 4 years. I didn’t travel two thousand miles to escape an existential threat only to have my children kidnapped by uniformed thugs employed by a supposedly civilized country.

My online time will be limited by putting 4 different eye drops in my eyes: a prednisone, an anti-inflammatory, an anti-fungal agent, and an anti-bacterial agent. The fun bit is that you are awake and get to watch them messing with your eye 😈

July 1, 2018   16 Comments

Happy Canada Day

La fête du
Canada
Day

Canada

Thank you for not yet building a fence along your southern or western border, and for brewing great beer.

This is the 151st anniversary of the signing of the Constitution Act of 1867.

Schedule of Ottawa events and some background.

July 1, 2018   2 Comments