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Post-Tropical Cyclone Ophelia – Day 7

Post-Tropical Cyclone OpheliaPosition: 49.2N 13.3W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [010°] near 44 mph [70 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 85 mph [140 kph].
Wind Gusts: 110 mph [175 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 275 miles [445 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 70 miles [110 km].
Minimum central pressure: 969 mb ↓.

Currently about 220 miles [ 355 km] Southwest of Mizen Head, Ireland.

The storm has transitioned to a post-tropical cyclone. It will strike Ireland tomorrow, possibly with hurricane force winds. This is the final National Hurricane Center 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 15, 2017   No Comments

Hurricane Ophelia – Day 6

Hurricane OpheliaPosition: 37.3N 21.5W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [055°] near 28 mph [44 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 115 mph [185 kph].
Wind Gusts: 140 mph [225 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 150 miles [240 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 45 miles [ 75 km].
Minimum central pressure: 960 mb.

Currently about 305 miles [ 490 km] East of the Azores.

Ophelia is now the 6th major hurricane of the season, the 10th hurricane, the 15th named storm, and the 17th tropical cyclone in the Atlantic in 2017.

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 14, 2017   No Comments

Hurricane Ophelia – Day 5

Hurricane OpheliaPosition: 33.0N 30.6W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: East-Northeast [060°] near 20 mph [31 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 100 mph [155 kph].
Wind Gusts: 125 mph [200 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 90 miles [150 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 25 miles [ 35 km].
Minimum central pressure: 971 mb.

Currently about 400 miles [ 645 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.]

October 13, 2017   No Comments

Hurricane Ophelia – Day 4

Hurricane OpheliaPosition: 30.7N 34.7W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: East-Northeast [060°] near 7 mph [11 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 105 mph [165 kph].
Wind Gusts: 125 mph [200 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 90 miles [150 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 25 miles [ 35 km].
Minimum central pressure: 970 mb ↓.

Currently about 670 miles [1075 km] 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.]

October 12, 2017   No Comments

Hurricane Ophelia – Day 3

Hurricane OpheliaPosition: 30.0N 35.7W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [040°] near 3 mph [ 6 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 85 mph [140 kph].
Wind Gusts: 110 mph [175 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 70 miles [110 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 25 miles [ 35 km].
Minimum central pressure: 986 mb ↓.

Currently about 745 miles [1195 km] Southwest of the Azores.

The tenth hurricane of the season at 4PM CDT.

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 11, 2017   4 Comments

Tropical Storm Ophelia – Day 2

Tropical Storm OpheliaPosition: 30.7N 37.6W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Southeast [140°] near 6 mph [ 9 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 75 mph [120 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 60 miles [ 95 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1002 mb ↑.

Currently about 785 miles [1265 km] 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.]

October 10, 2017   No Comments

Tropical Storm Ophelia

Tropical Storm OpheliaPosition: 32.3N 39.0W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [040°] near 7 mph [11 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 65 mph [105 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 105 miles [165 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1002 mb ↓.

Currently about 785 miles [1260 km] West-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.]

October 9, 2017   No Comments

Tropical Depression Nate – Day 5

Tropical Depression NatePosition: 33.1N 87.3W [10AM CDT 1500 UTC].
Movement: North-Northeast [030°] near 24 mph [39 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 996 mb ↑.

Currently about 40 miles [ 65 km] Southwest of Birmingham, Alabama.

All Tropical Watches and Warnings have been cancelled. This is the final advisory on Nate by the National Hurricane Center.

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 8, 2017   No Comments

Hurricane Nate – Day 4

Hurricane NatePosition: 29.9N 89.1W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [360°] near 20 mph [31 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 85 mph [140 kph].
Wind Gusts: 110 mph [175 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 125 miles [205 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 35 miles [ 55 km].
Minimum central pressure: 984 mb ↑.

Currently about 60 miles [ 95 km] East of New Orleans and about 35 miles [ 60 km] South-Southwest of Biloxi, Mississippi.

Nate is making landfall on the Mississippi coast at around 10PM CDT.

I am now under Tropical Storm & Storm Surge Warnings, and a Tornado Watch. The storm is currently about 155 miles [ 250 km] West-Southwest of Cinco Bayou, Florida.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the Mouth of the Pearl River to the Alabama/Florida border.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Metropolitan New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain; Lake Maurepas and west of Grand Isle to the Mouth of the Pearl River; East of the Alabama/Florida border to Indian Pass, Florida.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for the Mouth of the Mississippi River to the Okaloosa/Walton County Line, Florida.

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 7, 2017   No Comments

Tropical Storm Nate – Day 3

Tropical Storm NatePosition: 22.3N 86.4W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northwest [340°] near 22 mph [35 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 70 mph [110 kph].
Wind Gusts: 85 mph [135 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 125 miles [205 km].
Minimum central pressure: 990 mb.

Currently about 500 miles [ 800 km] South-Southeast of the Mouth of the Mississippi River.

I am now under Tropical Storm & Storm Surge Warnings, and a Hurricane Watch. The storm is currently about 560 miles [ 900 km] South of Cinco Bayou, Florida.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for Grand Isle, Louisiana to the Alabama/Florida border; Metropolitan New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula and the adjacent islands from Punta Herrero to Rio Lagartos; Pinar del Rio province, Cuba; Lake Maurepas and west of Grand Isle to Morgan City, Louisiana; East of the Alabama/Florida border to the Okaloosa/Walton County Line

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for Morgan City, Louisiana to the Okaloosa/Walton County Line, Florida including the northern and western shores of Lake Pontchartrain.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for west of Grand Isle to Morgan City Louisiana; Lake Maurepas; east of the Alabama/Florida border to the Okaloosa/Walton County Line.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for East of the Okaloosa/Walton County Line to Indian Pass, Florida; west of Morgan City to Intracoastal City, Louisiana; Isle of Youth, Cuba.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for East of the Okaloosa/Walton County Line to Indian Pass, Florida.

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 6, 2017   No Comments

Tropical Storm Nate – Day 2

Tropical Storm NatePosition: 15.8N 84.7W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [325°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 60 miles [ 95 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1000 mb.

Currently about 355 miles [ 570 km] South-Southeast of Cozumel, Mexico.

This morning the track has shifted West to take aim at New Orleans. At 10PM CDT I’m in the Tropical Storm Watch area.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the coast of the Caribbean from Honduras/Nicaragua border to Punta Castilla, Honduras and for the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula and the adjacent islands from Punta Herrero to Rio Lagartos.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula and the adjacent islands from Punta Herrero to Rio Lagartosand from Morgan City, Louisiana, eastward to the Mississippi/Alabama border, including metropolitan New Orleans, Lake Pontchartrain, and Lake Maurepas.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Mississippi/Alabama border eastward to the Okaloosa/Walton County Line in Florida and west of Morgan City to Intracoastal City, Louisiana.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for Morgan City, Louisiana, eastward to the Alabama/Florida border, including the northern and western shores of Lake Pontchartrain.

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 5, 2017   No Comments

Tropical Depression Sixteen

Tropical Depression SixteenPosition: 12.8N 82.7W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [310°] near 6 mph [ 9 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1004 mb ↓.

Currently about 95 miles [ 155 km] South-Southeast of Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua.

The initial track has it coming ashore East of me around Apalachicola, Florida as a hurricane on Sunday.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the coast of the Caribbean from Sandy Bay Sirpi, Nicaragua to Punta Castilla, Honduras.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Punta Herrero to Cabo Catoche, Mexico.

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 4, 2017   No Comments

Has He No Decency?

If he were a drunk and not the President of the United States, you could ignore the fact Trump has absolutely no social skills. He has no discernible interpersonal skills at all. Why did he tell the people of Puerto Rico that their problems aren’t a real disaster, like Katrina?

First off, everyone who looks at the situation knows that the number of official deaths, 16, wildly understates the real situation. Officials are trying to save the living and will account for the dead later. Anyone in an ICU when the storm hit is probably dead. Anyone who depended on dialysis is probably dead. Anyone who depended on oxygen is probably dead. It has been reported that the morgues at the hospitals are full, and that in some rural areas they have been burying their dead as they have no way of preserving the bodies. Doctors are too busy saving the living to fill out death certificates. Authories won’t do anything until the next of kin are notified, and without telephone services that isn’t going to be possible.

Trump ordered flags flown at half staff for the victims of Las Vegas. Puerto Rico and Virgin Island victims had a golf trophy dedication. Nowhere near the same level of respect for two different groups of Americans.

October 3, 2017   No Comments

Stuff

Accountant, property manager, gambler – audit his books for a motive…

The gun manufacturers saw a 7% stock rise.

The so-called doubling of the standard deduction to $12,000 in the Repub tax plan is actually an increase of $1,600 to the combined standard deduction plus the personal exemption currently at $10,400.

St. John and St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands got nailed and Puerto Rico got sideswiped by Hurricane Irma on September 6th, and St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands was leveled by Hurricane Maria on September 19th, just before it slammed into Puerto Rico.The response for the Virgin Islands has not exactly been ‘world class’. Both Irma and Maria followed their predicted tracks, so there is no justification for the slow response. There was plenty of time to preposition resources to come in as soon as the winds died, not days later.

I will be updating the site later tonight, so I might be down for a while.

Update: “Warmest condolences” … Trump Tweeted that to family and friends of the Las Vegas victims. Get the man an editor or an English tutor. Regards are ‘warm’, condolences are ‘deep’. He needs to send someone to get him some sympathy cards so he knows what to say as he obviously never learned how.

October 2, 2017   No Comments