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Tropical Storm Rene

Tropical Storm RenePosition: 16.2N 23.5W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [280°] near 14 mph [22 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 45 miles [ 75 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1001 mb.

Currently about 45 miles [ 75 km] West of Boa Vista in the Cabo Verde Islands.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for 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 7, 2020   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Rene

Tropical Storm Paulette

Tropical Storm PaulettePosition: 17.8N 42.5W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northwest [330°] near 5 mph [ 7 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 45 mph [ 75 kph].
Wind Gusts: 55 mph [ 90 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 80 miles [130 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1004 mb ↓.

Currently about 1350 miles [2175 km] East of the northern Leeward 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 7, 2020   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Paulette

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 7, 2020   Comments Off on Labor Day