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Hurricane Michael – Day 3

Hurricane MichaelPosition: 23.2N 85.3W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [350°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 90 mph [140 kph].
Wind Gusts: 105 mph [170 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 175 miles [280 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 35 miles [ 55 km].
Minimum central pressure: 970 mb ↓.

Currently about 485 miles [ 780 km] South of Panama City, Florida and 504 miles [ 811 km] South of Cinco Bayou, Florida.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the Cuban province of Pinar del Rio; the Gulf Coast of Florida from the Alabama-Florida border eastward to Suwanee River, Florida.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Cuban province of the Isle of Youth; from the Alabama-Florida border westward to the Mississippi-Alabama border; Suwanee River to Chassahowitzka, Florida.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for Okaloosa/Walton County Line, Florida to Anclote River, Florida.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect from the Alabama-Florida border westward to the Mississippi-Alabama border.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Chassahowitzka to Anna Maria Island, Florida, including Tampa Bay; and Mississippi/Alabama border to the Mouth of the Pearl River.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect from Anclote River, Florida eastward to Anna Maria Island, Florida, including Tampa Bay; Alabama/Florida border to Okaloosa/Walton County Line, 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.]

October 8, 2018   Comments Off on Hurricane Michael – Day 3

Tropical Storm Leslie – Day 14

Tropical Storm LesliePosition: 32.9N 44.6W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Southeast [135°] near 14 mph [22 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 65 mph [100 kph].
Wind Gusts: 75 mph [120 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 310 miles [500 km].
Minimum central pressure: 983 mb ↓.

Currently about 1050 miles [1690 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.]

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It’s A Holiday

It’s the second Monday in October, so it is Thanksgiving Day in Canada. Have a happy one.

The US Federal government has decided to call it Columbus Day, even when it isn’t on the 12th of October which was the second Wednesday in 1492. But it’s okay that the holiday can be on the wrong day, because Christopher Columbus [AKA: Cristoforo Colombo, Cristóbal Colón] didn’t find what he was looking for and identified what he did find incorrectly. The important thing is that a large area of the map got changed from “here be dragons and sea serpents,” to “here be gold and cannibals” and no mention was made of the oppressive heat, mosquitoes, or hurricanes.

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