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I just discovered that FEMA will test ‘Presidential Alert’ system next week. This system allows the resident of the White House to spam your cell phone and there is no “opt out” provision. The current occupant’s concept of a national emergency is anything that might threaten him, without regard for the nation.

I’m not interested is having the Toddler-in-Chief’s Twitter feed show up on my cell phone.

September 16, 2018   4 Comments

Tropical Depression Joyce – Day 5

Tropical Depression JoycePosition: 34.0N 30.3W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: East [095°] near 21 mph [33 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1008 mb ↑.

Currently about 330 miles [ 535 km] Southwest of the Azores.

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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Post-Tropical Cyclone Helene – Day 10

Post-Tropical Cyclone HelenePosition: 43.8N 25.7W [10AM CDT 1500 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [055°] near 29 mph [46 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 65 mph [100 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 230 miles [370 km].
Minimum central pressure: 989 mb ↓.

Currently about 405 miles [ 655 km] North of Faial in the Azores.

Helene has transitioned to an extratropical storm. 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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Tropical Depression Florence – Day 18

Tropical Depression FlorencePosition: 33.8N 81.4W [ 4AM CDT 0900 UTC].
Movement: West [280°] near 8 mph [13 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1000 mb ↑.

Currently about 20 miles [ 35 km] Southwest of Columbia, South Carolina.

All tropical watches and warnings have been canceled. This is the last NHC advisory. Further advisories will be issued by the Weather Prediction Center (WPC).

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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