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Post-Tropical Cyclone Oscar – Day 5

Post-Tropical Cyclone OscarPosition: 39.3N 49.6W [ 4PM CDT 2100 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [030°] near 35 mph [56 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 75 mph [120 kph].
Wind Gusts: 90 mph [145 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 320 miles [520 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 80 miles [130 km].
Minimum central pressure: 976 mb ↓.

Currently about 540 miles [ 870 km] South-Southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland.

Oscar has transformed into a post-tropical cyclone. 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 31, 2018   No Comments

Hurricane Oscar – Day 4

Hurricane OscarPosition: 32.8N 55.2W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [035°] near 22 mph [35 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 80 mph [130 kph].
Wind Gusts: 95 mph [155 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 150 miles [240 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 30 miles [ 45 km].
Minimum central pressure: 979 mb.

Currently about 560 miles [ 900 km] East of Bermuda.

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 30, 2018   No Comments

Hurricane Oscar – Day 3

Hurricane OscarPosition: 27.4N 58.3W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [010°] near 9 mph [15 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 105 mph [165 kph].
Wind Gusts: 120 mph [195 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 70 miles [110 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 15 miles [ 30 km].
Minimum central pressure: 970 mb ↓.

Currently about 515 miles [ 830 km] Southeast of Bermuda.

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 29, 2018   No Comments

Hurricane Oscar – Day 2

Hurricane OscarPosition: 25.6N 57.0W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [270°] near 16 mph [26 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 75 mph [120 kph].
Wind Gusts: 85 mph [135 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 70 miles [110 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 15 miles [ 30 km].
Minimum central pressure: 989 mb.

Currently about 645 miles [1035 km] Northeast 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.]

October 28, 2018   No Comments

Tropical Storm Oscar

Tropical Storm OscarPosition: 25.7N 51.4W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Southwest [240°] near 20 mph [31 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 65 mph [100 kph].
Wind Gusts: 75 mph [120 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 115 miles [185 km].
Minimum central pressure: 994 mb ↓.

Currently about 910 miles [1465 km] Northeast 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.]

October 27, 2018   No Comments

Oh Joy

A weird looking 747 landed at Eglin AFB today and dumped an orange mess on the tarmac which was met by the current governor of Florida, Batboy. Then the sky was filled with various and sundry helicopters to make it seem like Trump and Scott gave a crap about the people from the Gulf Coast to the Atlantic Coast who got creamed by Michael. They congratulated themselves on what a great job they are doing while people are still waiting for food, water, or some one who gives a crap.

Meanwhile, the guy from the gas company who was turning on service at one of the apartments said he and some friends are taking the supplies they bought for Michael, along with some chain saws up to the smaller towns in the more rural counties inland. Like all locals, they know that the little places like Wing, Baker, Holt will get ignored like always.

In other news, Trump hung a new painting in the White House. I prefer the earlier versions of the genre.

Professor/Senator Warren had her DNA tested. It showed what I knew it probably would – she has one or more Native American ancestors. Anyone whose family has lived in Oklahoma for several generations is almost guaranteed to have a connection to one or more Native American tribes. Naturally the Toddler in Chief denies his million dollar bet regarding the DNA. He’s a schmuck and a welsher.

October 15, 2018   23 Comments

Hurricane Break

Leslie finished a three week run beating up Portugal and the only thing stirring is an ‘area of interest’ in the Caribbean with a 20% chance of becoming a contender. I am mostly done with major work on the apartments and trying to get my house in order, so I Just Dropped In to see what has been going on.

I have been told by talking heads that Trump doesn’t want to seem like he’s ignoring the problems created by Hurricane Michael. Yeah, right, that’s why he is holding campaign rallies and playing golf while search teams and cadaver dogs are scrambling through debris on a corridor of destruction from the Gulf to the Atlantic. Ms Streisand has it right: Don’t Lie To Me.

When I was out shopping on Thursday and Friday I saw people loading up bottled water, 5 gallon gas cans, generators, and canned food in major quantities. Some were ‘church ladies’; others were deputies from Bay and Gulf counties. It was Friday afternoon that an alert went out that a center for food and distribution had opened at a middle school in Panama City. The Gulf Coast State College radio station (WKGC) is the only broadcast media facility still on the air in Panama City.

Where is FEMA? Where is the plan? These are Republican voters who just got smashed. When we got nailed by Ivan in 2004, the Shrubbery sent everything the government had to help out just before the election. WTF?!

SNAFU – which is why: I’m Not Ready To Make Nice… 😈

October 14, 2018   7 Comments

Post-Tropical Cyclone Leslie – Day 19

Post-Tropical Cyclone LesliePosition: 40.5N 9.5W [ 4PM CDT 2100 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [050°] near 35 mph [56 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 70 mph [110 kph].
Wind Gusts: 80 mph [130 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 160 miles [260 km].
Minimum central pressure: 984 mb ↑.

Currently about 125 miles [ 200 km] North of Lisbon, Portugal

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 13, 2018   Comments Off on Post-Tropical Cyclone Leslie – Day 19

Post-Tropical Cyclone Michael – Day 7

Post-Tropical Cyclone MichaelPosition: 38.0N 73.1W [ 4AM CDT 0900 UTC].
Movement: East-Northeast [065°] near 29 mph [46 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 65 mph [100 kph].
Wind Gusts: 75 mph [120 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 275 miles [445 km].
Minimum central pressure: 983 mb ↓.

Currently about 185 miles [ 300 km] East-Northeast of Norfolk, Virginia.

Michael has transitioned to a powerful post-tropical storm. All of the warnings and watches have been cancelled and 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 12, 2018   Comments Off on Post-Tropical Cyclone Michael – Day 7

Remnant Nadine – Day 4

Remnant NadinePosition: 16.0N 39.5W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [285°] near 15 mph [24 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1008 mb ↑.

Currently about 1010 miles [1625 km] West of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands.

The storm was dismantled by the hostile environment that surrounded it. 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 12, 2018   Comments Off on Remnant Nadine – Day 4

Hurricane Leslie – Day 18

Hurricane LesliePosition: 34.7N 20.7W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: East-Northeast [075°] near 36 mph [57 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 80 mph [130 kph].
Wind Gusts: 95 mph [155 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 205 miles [335 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 60 miles [ 95 km].
Minimum central pressure: 976 mb ↑.

Currently about 240 miles [ 385 km] Northwest of Madeira Island.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Madeira Island.

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, 2018   Comments Off on Hurricane Leslie – Day 18

Tropical Storm Michael – Day 6

Tropical Storm MichaelPosition: 37.1N 76.1W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [055°] near 25 mph [41 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 275 miles [445 km].
Minimum central pressure: 988 mb ↓.

Currently about 15 miles [ 25 km] North-Northeast of Norfolk, Virginia.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from Cape Lookout, North Carolina to Duck, North Carolina including the Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect from Ocracoke Inlet, North Carolina to Duck, North Carolina.

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, 2018   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Michael – Day 6

Tropical Storm Nadine – Day 3

Tropical Storm Nadine>Position: 14.9N 35.5W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [295°] near 9 mph [15 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 70 miles [110 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1002 mb.

Currently about 740 miles [1190 km] West of the southernmost 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.]

October 11, 2018   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Nadine – Day 3

Hurricane Leslie – Day 17

Hurricane LesliePosition: 30.9N 33.9W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: East-Northeast [070°] near 26 mph [43 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 90 mph [150 kph].
Wind Gusts: 100 mph [160 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 205 miles [335 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 75 miles [120 km].
Minimum central pressure: 969 mb ↓.

Currently about 630 miles [1010 km] Southwest of the Azores.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Madeira Island.

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, 2018   Comments Off on Hurricane Leslie – Day 17