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Posts from — September 2018

Autumnal Equinox

You can watch the arrival of the equinox at Archæoastronomy. It takes/took place at 8:54 PM CDT.

It’s time to man the rakes in northern climes while Spring arrives below the Equator.

September 22, 2018   Comments Off on Autumnal Equinox

Tropical Depression Eleven

Tropical Depression ElevenPosition: 13.8N 54.5W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [310°] near 3 mph [ 6 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 30 mph [ 45 kph].
Wind Gusts: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1008 mb.

Currently about 440 miles [ 710 km] East of the Windward Islands.

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

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September 22, 2018   Comments Off on Tropical Depression Eleven

Remnant Joyce – Day 7

Remnant JoycePosition: 30.4N 27.9W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: South-Southwest [200°] near 8 mph [13 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 30 mph [ 45 kph].
Wind Gusts: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1010 mb.

Currently about 525 miles [ 850 km] South of the Azores.

Joyce has lost its tropical characteristics and has become a remnant low. 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.]

September 18, 2018   Comments Off on Remnant Joyce – Day 7

Tropical Depression Joyce – Day 6

Tropical Depression JoycePosition: 33.2N 27.3W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: South-Southeast [155°] near 7 mph [11 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] South 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.]

September 17, 2018   Comments Off on Tropical Depression Joyce – Day 6

Oh, Great

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.]

September 16, 2018   Comments Off on Tropical Depression Joyce – Day 5

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.

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September 16, 2018   Comments Off on Post-Tropical Cyclone Helene – Day 10

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.

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September 16, 2018   Comments Off on Tropical Depression Florence – Day 18

Mueller Now Running A Profit

The plea deal that Paul Manafort signed with the Special Counsel includes about $46 million worth in assets forfeiture, i.e. Mueller’s team has covered all of their costs with a major net profit. The cost of this investigation is now in negative numbers.

September 15, 2018   7 Comments

Tropical Storm Joyce – Day 4

Tropical Storm JoycePosition: 33.4N 38.0W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: East [080°] near 17 mph [28 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 45 miles [ 75 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1003 mb ↑.

Currently about 695 miles [1115 km] West-Southwest of the Azores.

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

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September 15, 2018   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Joyce – Day 4

Remnant Isaac – Day 9

Tropical Storm IsaacIsaac dissipated overnight.

September 15, 2018   Comments Off on Remnant Isaac – Day 9

Tropical Storm Helene – Day 9

Tropical Storm HelenePosition: 41.2N 30.1W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [050°] near 25 mph [41 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Wind Gusts: 75 mph [120 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 185 miles [295 km].
Minimum central pressure: 989 mb.

Currently about 195 miles [ 315 km] North-Northwest of Faial in the Azores.

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

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September 15, 2018   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Helene – Day 9

Tropical Storm Florence – Day 17

Tropical Storm FlorencePosition: 33.7N 80.5W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [275°] near 3 mph [ 6 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 55 mph [ 90 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 160 miles [260 km].
Minimum central pressure: 998 mb ↑.

Currently about 55 miles [ 90 km] Southwest of Florence, South Carolina.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for South Santee River, South Carolina to Surf City, North Carolina.

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

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September 15, 2018   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Florence – Day 17

Tropical Storm Joyce – Day 3

Tropical Storm JoycePosition: 31.6N 43.6W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: East [090°] near 6 mph [ 9 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 75 kph].
Wind Gusts: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 35 miles [ 55 km].
Minimum central pressure: 997 mb ↓.

Currently about 1040 miles [1670 km] West-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.]

September 14, 2018   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Joyce – Day 3