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Paraskavedekatriaphobia

Yes, it’s Friday the 13th again. The 13th falls on a Friday more than any other day of the week, so get over it. It’s only valid in in English and Portuguese speaking countries, so go visit a Spanish-speaking neighborhood for the day.

If you want to blame someone, it’s the calendar of Pope Gregory XIII that created this imbalance. [He obviously didn’t have a problem with the number on any day.]

November 13, 2020   4 Comments

Tropical Storm Iota

Tropical Storm IotaPosition: 13.6N 74.2W [ 9PM CST 0300 UTC].
Movement: South-Southwest [200°] near 3 mph [ 6 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: 1006 mb.

Currently about 610 miles [ 980 km] East of Cabo Gracias a Dios on the Nicaragua/Honduras border.

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 Theta – Day 4

Tropical Storm ThetaPosition: 31.9N 21.6W [ 9PM CST 0300 UTC].
Movement: East [090°] near 10 mph [17 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 65 mph [100 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 140 miles [220 km].
Minimum central pressure: 995 mb ↑.

Currently about 520 miles [ 835 km] Southeast 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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Post-Tropical Cyclone Eta – Day 14

Post-Tropical Cyclone EtaPosition: 33.3N 79.0W [ 3AM CST 0900 UTC].
Movement: East-Northeast [060°] near 21 mph [33 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 45 mph [ 75 kph].
Wind Gusts: 55 mph [ 90 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 115 miles [185 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1004 mb.

Currently about 85 miles [ 135 km] Southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina.

This is the last public advisory issued by the National Hurricane Center on this system.

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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