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Tropical Depression Thirteen

Tropical Depression ThirteenPosition: 10.8N 20.9W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [270°] near 16 mph [26 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1007 mb.

Currently about 365 miles [ 585 km] Southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands.

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

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September 22, 2019   Comments Off on Tropical Depression Thirteen

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week

September 22 – 28, 2019

Das war ein Vorspiel nur, dort wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man auch am Ende Menschen.” That is the original German. My English translation would be ‘That is but a prelude, where they burn books, they will in the end burn people.” It is from Heinrich Heine’s 1821 play Almansor.

While technically not a banned book, one of the most important written documents in the United States is seemly unread. That is the Constitution of the United States, the law of the land. The current Resident of the White House would do well to read Article 2, which is the ‘job description’ for the position he captured. From there he can proceed to the Amendments. If he reads the whole thing, he won’t find any mention of a flag or a national anthem. Those are creations of Congress and are subordinate to the rights guaranteed by the Amendments to the Constitution.

September 22, 2019   Comments Off on Banned Books Week

Tropical Storm Jerry – Day 6

Tropical Storm JerryPosition: 27.4N 67.2W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northwest [345°] near 10 mph [17 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 65 mph [100 kph].
Wind Gusts: 80 mph [130 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 105 miles [165 km].
Minimum central pressure: 993 mb.

Currently about 370 miles [ 590 km] South-Southwest of Bermuda.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Bermuda.

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

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September 22, 2019   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Jerry – Day 6

Tropical Storm Karen

Tropical Storm KarenPosition: 13.1N 63.5W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [295°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 105 miles [165 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1007 mb.

Currently about 140 miles [ 225 km] West-Northwest of Grenada.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for U.S. Virgin Islands; Puerto Rico, including Vieques and Culebra; British Virgin 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 22, 2019   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Karen