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Tropical Storm Gordon – Day 2

Tropical Storm GordonPosition: 26.9N 84.3W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [300°] near 17 mph [28 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Wind Gusts: 75 mph [120 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 60 miles [ 95 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1003 mb.

Currently about 330 miles [ 530 km] East-Southeast of the Mouth of the Mississippi River.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect from the Mouth of the Pearl River to the Alabama-Florida Border.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the central Gulf Coast from the Okaloosa-Walton County Line westward to the Alabama-Florida Border; West of the Mouth of the Pearl River to east of Morgan City, Louisiana, including Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect from Shell Beach, Louisiana, eastward to Dauphin Island, Alabama.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for the north-central Gulf Coast from Shell Beach, Louisiana westward to the Mouth of the Mississippi River and eastward from Dauphin Island, Alabama to Navarre, Florida.

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 3, 2018   No Comments

Tropical Storm Florence – Day 5

Tropical Storm FlorencePosition: 18.9N 41.0W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [290°] near 14 mph [22 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 70 mph [110 kph].
Wind Gusts: 80 mph [130 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 80 miles [130 km].
Minimum central pressure: 995 mb.

Currently about 1360 miles [2190 km] East-Northeast of the Lesser Antilles.

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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Labor Day

In any celebration of Labor Day I’m at a slight disadvantage because for a big chunk of my life it was celebrated as May Day where I was living.

It is rather unique, as it is the only holiday I’m aware of that was imported from Canada where it’s spelled Labour Day.

When I was an elementary school student, it marked the end of summer and beginning of school, but it is a rare holiday in the South as there is no tradition of blowing things up in celebration. There is also no tradition of honoring labor in the South, and labor unions are considered communist conspiracies.

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