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Named Right

When scientists discover a new species they get naming rights:

… There is also a moth called Neopalpa donaldtrumpi which, biologist Vazrick Nazari said in 2017, is known for its distinctive blonde head and “comparatively small” genitals.

And just last year, Donald Trump had another animal named after him – an amphibian that buries its head in the sand. The Dermophis donaldtrumpi was so named because of the US president’s comments about climate change.

This is why you should be nice to people …

October 25, 2019   Comments Off on Named Right

Tropical Storm Pablo

Tropical Storm PabloPosition: 35.5N 31.1W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: East-Southeast [120°] near 9 mph [15 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 45 mph [ 75 kph].
Wind Gusts: 55 mph [ 90 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 35 miles [ 55 km].
Minimum central pressure: 990 mb.

Currently about 285 miles [ 460 km] Southwest of the Azores.

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

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October 25, 2019   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Pablo

Post-Tropical Cyclone Olga

Post-Tropical Cyclone OlgaPosition: 27.8N 92.2W [10:00PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [040°] near 17 mph [28 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 140 miles [220 km].
Minimum central pressure: 999 mb ↑.

Currently about 170 miles [ 275 km] South-Southeast of Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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.]

October 25, 2019   Comments Off on Post-Tropical Cyclone Olga