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Veterans Day

PoppyOne hundred and two years ago at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 the guns fell silent. The Great War, The War to End All Wars, was over…for a couple of decades.

The red poppies of Flanders fields became a symbol of that war and the veterans that returned from it. Known as Remembrance Day in much of the world, the poppies will be in evidence. Remembrance Day observances have more in common with the American Memorial Day as a day to honor those who have died in war.

First called Armistice Day in the United States, the name was changed to Veterans Day, and its purpose changed to honoring those who are serving, or have served in the military. The change was made to avoid a conflict with the existing Memorial Day observance that goes back to the Civil War era.

A heart felt salute to everyone who managed to survive basic training. We can hope that sooner, rather than later, there will be no need for another generation to put on uniforms.

November 11, 2020   No Comments

Tropical Storm Theta – Day 2

Tropical Storm ThetaPosition: 31.1N 31.4W [ 9PM CST 0300 UTC].
Movement: East-Northeast [060°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 65 mph [100 kph].
Wind Gusts: 75 mph [120 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 205 miles [335 km].
Minimum central pressure: 990 mb ↓.

Currently about 540 miles [ 865 km] South-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.]

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Tropical Storm Eta – Day 12

Tropical Storm EtaPosition: 28.3N 83.4W [ 9PM CST 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [010°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 65 mph [100 kph].
Wind Gusts: 80 mph [130 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 115 miles [185 km].
Minimum central pressure: 993 mb.

Currently about 55 miles [ 90 km] Northwest of St. Petersburg, Florida.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Florida west coast from Boca Grande to the Suwannee River; the Atlantic coast from Flagler/Volusia County line, Florida northward to St. Andrews Sound, Georgia.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect from the Florida west coast from Bonita Beach to the Suwannee River, including Tampa Bay and Charlotte Harbor.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Florida Gulf coast from north of the Suwannee River to the Aucilla River.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for the Florida west coast from the Steinhatchee River to the Suwannee River.

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.]

November 11, 2020   No Comments