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Hurricane Lorenzo – Day 9

Hurricane LorenzoPosition: 32.0N 41.2W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [035°] near 20 mph [31 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 105 mph [165 kph].
Wind Gusts: 120 mph [195 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 345 miles [555 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 105 miles [165 km].
Minimum central pressure: 956 mb ↓.

Currently about 840 miles [1350 km] West-Southwest of Faial Island in the Azores.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the central and western Azores, including the islands of Flores, Corvo, Faial, Pico, Sao Jorge, Graciosa, and Terceira.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the eastern Azores, including the islands of Sao Miguel and Santa Maria.

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

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September 30, 2019   No Comments

L’shanah Tovah

Happy 5780!

At sunset Rosh Hashanah begins, so get your honey, challah, and apples ready.

September 29, 2019   No Comments

Hurricane Lorenzo – Day 8

Hurricane LorenzoPosition: 27.6N 43.5W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northeast [020°] near 10 mph [17 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 110 mph [185 kph].
Wind Gusts: 125 mph [200 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 255 miles [405 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 90 miles [150 km].
Minimum central pressure: 952 mb ↑.

Currently about 1195 miles [1920 km] West-Southwest of the Azores.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for the central and western Azores, including the islands of Flores, Corvo, Faial, Pico, Sao Jorge, Graciosa, and Terceira.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the eastern Azores, including the islands of Sao Miguel and Santa Maria.

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 29, 2019   No Comments

Hurricane Lorenzo – Day 7

Hurricane LorenzoPosition: 24.2N 44.9W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [360°] near 10 mph [17 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 160 mph [260 kph].
Wind Gusts: 180 mph [290 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 275 miles [445 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 50 miles [ 85 km].
Minimum central pressure: 925 mb ↓.

Currently about 1420 miles [2285 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 28, 2019   No Comments

Hurricane Lorenzo – Day 6

Hurricane LorenzoPosition: 20.8N 44.1W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northwest [335°] near 9 mph [15 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 120 mph [195 kph].
Wind Gusts: 135 mph [215 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 275 miles [445 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 35 miles [ 55 km].
Minimum central pressure: 952 mb ↑.

Currently about 1565 miles [2520 km] Southwest of the Azores.

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

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September 27, 2019   No Comments

Remnant Karen – Day 6

Remnant KarenPosition: 29.3N 58.5W [ 4:00PM CDT 2100 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [045°] near 6 mph [ 9 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1007 mb ↑.

Currently about 425 miles [ 685 km] East-Southeast of Bermuda.

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 27, 2019   No Comments

Hurricane Lorenzo – Day 5

Hurricane LorenzoPosition: 17.6N 41.5W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northwest [330°] near 14 mph [22 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 145 mph [230 kph].
Wind Gusts: 160 mph [255 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 255 miles [405 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 45 miles [ 75 km].
Minimum central pressure: 939 mb ↓.

Currently about 1660 miles [2670 km] Southwest of the Azores.

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

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September 26, 2019   No Comments

Tropical Storm Karen – Day 5

Tropical Storm KarenPosition: 27.8N 62.1W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [055°] near 8 mph [13 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 55 mph [ 90 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 60 miles [ 95 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1005 mb.

Currently about 350 miles [ 565 km] South-Southeast of Bermuda.

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

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September 26, 2019   No Comments

Waste Of Money

US to send troops and air and missile defense to Saudi Arabia as Trump announces new Iran sanctions after oil attack. We are wasting resources training people who don’t want to work to use systems that won’t be effective. Patriot Missile Systems are worthless against terrain-following cruise missiles and small drones.

They need Land-based Phalanx Weapon Systems to protect their oil facilities. The Phalanx System ties together a 20mm Gatling gun with target acquisition and fire control systems. It was originally designed for the Navy to protect ships against anti-ship missiles and small boat swarms.

Of course, the Saudis could save a lot of money and live more quietly if they would stop attacking other countries and financing weaponized religious whackoes throughout the Middle East.

September 25, 2019   No Comments

Please Note

What Trump released was not a transcript of his call with the President of the Ukraine, but notes taken by members of the national security staff during the call that were later assembled into a single document.

Transcripts are verbatim written records of speech. Given how easy it is to provide an audio/video record of conversations that could be accurately transcribed at a later date, the continued reliance on note taking is rather archaic.

September 25, 2019   2 Comments

Hurricane Lorenzo – Day 4

Hurricane LorenzoPosition: 14.7N 38.1W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [285°] near 15 mph [24 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 100 mph [155 kph].
Wind Gusts: 115 mph [185 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 205 miles [335 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 35 miles [ 55 km].
Minimum central pressure: 974 mb ↓.

Currently about 915 miles [1470 km] West of the Cabo Verde Islands.

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 25, 2019   No Comments

Tropical Storm Karen – Day 4

Tropical Storm KarenPosition: 24.4N 63.6W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northeast [015°] near 15 mph [24 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 55 mph [ 90 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 45 miles [ 75 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1003 mb ↓.

Currently about 445 miles [ 715 km] North-Northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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 25, 2019   No Comments

Post-Tropical Cyclone Jerry – Day 9

Post-Tropical Cyclone JerryPosition: 32.2N 65.6W [ 4:00PM CDT 2100 UTC].
Movement: East-Northeast [070°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 999 mb.

Currently about 45 miles [ 75 km] West of Bermuda.

At 4PM CDT: All watches and warnings have been cancelled. 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 25, 2019   No Comments

Nancy’s Last Nerve

Trump just can’t help himself. If he had moderated his behavior, he could have made it to the 2020 election without dealing with a formal impeachment. Instead he removed all of the moderating forces around him and tries to run the government like it was his business. The result is: House launches formal impeachment inquiry into Trump.

National security lawyer warns that Trump is spinning Ukraine as cover:

Bradley Moss, who works for the firm representing the whistle-blower urged everyone to stop and figure out where all the leaks have come from. Hint: Not the whistle-blower.

A lawyer for the firm representing the whistle-blower, Moss had some warnings for Ali Velshi’s viewers.

“Well, the president’s certainly trying to frame a narrative here and there’s certainly been the selective leaks of what the substance of the disclosure may or may not have been. There’s been no leak from the whistle-blower and from the legal team representing the whistle-blower confirming any of the details of what actually was the full universe of claims outlined in that whistle-blower complaint and that validated by the inspector general of the intelligence community,” Moss pointed out.

Or in simpler terms, all of the stories out there haven’t been from the people who actually know what’s in the substance of the complaint. They’ve come from current and former administration officials, who are always quoted as anonymous sources.

“People need to wait and they need to let all of the information to come out before they render judgment on what happened here,” he added.

Trump and company are presenting the Ukrainian extortion attempt as the entire issue, but Mr. Moss is hinting that there is more in the actual complaint. It would appear that strong-arming the Ukrainian government to create a scandal about the Biden family may be the least of the sins cited by the whistle-blower.

September 24, 2019   13 Comments