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Hurricane Dorian – Day 10

Hurricane DorianPosition: 26.8N 78.4W [11:00PM CDT 0400 UTC].
Movement: Stationary.
Maximum sustained winds: 130 mph [215 kph].
Wind Gusts: 160 mph [255 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 150 miles [240 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 45 miles [ 75 km].
Minimum central pressure: 950 mb ↑.

Currently about 25 miles [ 40 km] Northeast of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Grand Bahama and the Abacos Islands in the northwestern Bahamas; the east coast of Florida from Jupiter Inlet to Ponte Vedra
Beach.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the east coast of Florida from Deerfield Beach to Jupiter Inlet.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for the east coast Florida from Lantana, Florida to Savannah River, Georgia.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for the east coast of Florida from Deerfield Beach to Jupiter Inlet; North of Ponte Vedra Beach to South Santee River.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the east coast of Florida from Golden Beach to Deerfield Beach; Lake Okeechobee.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for the east coast of Florida from Deerfield Beach to Lantana; Altamaha Sound, Georgia to South Santee River.

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

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September 2, 2019   10 Comments

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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September 2, 2019   No Comments