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Tropical Storm Leslie – Day 6

Tropical Storm LesliePosition: 33.3N 53.7W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Southwest [250°] near 6 mph [ 9 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 175 miles [280 km].
Minimum central pressure: 991 mb.

Currently about 650 miles [1040 km] East of Bermuda.

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

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September 30, 2018   No Comments

Tropical Storm Leslie – Day 5

Tropical Storm LesliePosition: 33.9N 52.0W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Southwest [235°] near 6 mph [ 9 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 230 miles [370 km].
Minimum central pressure: 991 mb.

Currently about 750 miles [1205 km] East-Northeast of Bermuda.

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

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September 29, 2018   No Comments

Subtropical Storm Leslie – Day 4

Subtropical Storm LesliePosition: 35.7N 49.4W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [255°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 45 mph [ 75 kph].
Wind Gusts: 55 mph [ 90 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 255 miles [405 km].
Minimum central pressure: 991 mb ↑.

Currently about 1245 miles [2005 km] West of the Azores.

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

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September 28, 2018   No Comments

Remnant Kirk – Day 6

Remnant KirkPosition: 15.1N 65.8W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [300°] near 14 mph [22 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 105 miles [165 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1007 mb.

Currently about 245 miles [ 400 km] South-Southwest of St. Croix.

All watches and warnings have been canceled by 10AM CDT.

The NHC issued its last advisory at 10PM CDT as Kirk has become an open wave of low pressure.

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September 28, 2018   No Comments

Tropical Storm Kirk – Day 5

Tropical Storm KirkPosition: 13.8N 61.4W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [260°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 150 miles [240 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1002 mb.

Currently about 25 miles [ 45 km] West of St. Lucia.

Kirk rolled over St. Lucia into the Caribbean.

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

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

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

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September 27, 2018   No Comments

Tropical Storm Kirk – Day 4

Tropical Storm KirkPosition: 13.0N 57.0W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [285°] near 16 mph [26 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 140 miles [220 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1002 mb.

Currently about 170 miles [ 270 km] East of Barbados.

Kirk reorganized over night and is again a tropical storm as it approaches the Windward Islands.

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

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

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

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September 26, 2018   No Comments

Post-Tropical Cyclone Leslie – Day 3

Post-Tropical Cyclone LesliePosition: 31.6N 44.4W [10AM CDT 1500 UTC].
Movement: East [100°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1007 mb.

Currently about 1080 miles [1735 km] West-Southwest of the Azores.

The storm has transitioned to a post-tropical cyclone, and this is the final NHC advisory. The forecast is for Leslie to become a powerful storm, but not tropical.

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September 25, 2018   No Comments

My Opinion

The New York Times published an article based on “sources” that implied that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had discussed using the 25th Amendment to remove Trump, and suggested the possibility of “wearing a wire”.

This smells like agitprop. The Justice Department would discuss impeachment, not the 25th Amendment, to remove a President, and FBI and Justice Department officials write contemporaneous notes of any interaction that is not routine. It is the White House cadre that discusses the 25th Amendment and records conversations. This sounds like someone in the White House is trying to push things forward by getting Rosenstein fired.

To listen to Brett Kavanaugh tell it, not only did he not sexually assault women, but he walks on water and used a pack of crackers and a tin of sardines to provide everyone at Trump’s inauguration with a tuna salad on whole wheat sandwich and a dill spear. His biggest problems are his high school yearbook and the writings of his ‘wingman’, Mark Judge. Judge’s works have more in common with Hogarth’s The Rake’s Progress than Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress. After looking at his yearbook, many of the women who initially signed a glowing letter of recommendation for Kavanaugh withdrew their support.

September 24, 2018   16 Comments

Subtropical Depression Leslie – Day 2

Subtropical Depression LesliePosition: 33.1N 47.1W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: East [090°] near 3 mph [ 6 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1007 mb ↑.

Currently about 1175 miles [1895 km] West of the Azores.

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

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September 24, 2018   No Comments

Remnant Kirk – Day 3

Remnant KirkPosition: 10.0N 39.5W [10AM CDT 1500 UTC].
Movement: West [280°] near 23 mph [37 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1007 mb.

Currently about 1070 miles [1725 km] West-Southwest of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands.

Kirk has lost its closed circulation and devolved into a remnant low. This is the final NHC advisory.

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

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September 24, 2018   No Comments

Subtropical Storm Leslie

Subtropical Storm LesliePosition: 33.3N 48.5W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Southwest [230°] near 5 mph [ 7 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 205 miles [335 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1004 mb ↑.

Currently about 1245 miles [2005 km] West of the Azores.

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

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September 23, 2018   No Comments

Tropical Depression Kirk – Day 2

Tropical Depression KirkPosition: 9.4N 35.5W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [270°] near 25 mph [41 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1007 mb ↑.

Currently about 835 miles [1345 km] West-Southwest of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands.

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

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September 23, 2018   No Comments

Remnant Eleven – Day 2

Remnant ElevenPosition: 14.5N 56.0W [10AM CDT 1500 UTC].
Movement: West [280°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 25 mph [ 35 kph].
Wind Gusts: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1009 mb.

Currently about 350 miles [ 565 km] East of the Windward Islands.

The system dissipated into a remnant low. This is the final NHC advisory.

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

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September 23, 2018   No Comments

Tropical Storm Kirk

Tropical Storm KirkPosition: 9.0N 26.4W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [285°] near 16 mph [26 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 70 miles [110 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1006 mb ↑.

Currently about 425 miles [ 680 km] South of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands.

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

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September 22, 2018   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Kirk