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Tropical Storm Beryl – Day 2

Tropical Storm BerylPosition: 13.1N 54.3W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [290°] near 18 mph [30 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 45 mph [ 75 kph].
Wind Gusts: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 45 miles [ 75 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1005 mb ↑.

Currently about 495 miles [ 795 km] East-Southeast of the Lesser Antilles.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Dominica and Guadeloupe.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Martinique, St. Maarten, St. Martin, St. Barthelemy, Barbados, St. Lucia, Saba, and St. Eustatius.

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.]

July 7, 2018   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Beryl – Day 2

Tropical Depression Three

Tropical Depression ThreePosition: 32.6N 74.1W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northwest [330°] near 6 mph [ 9 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 30 mph [ 45 kph].
Wind Gusts: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1015 mb ↓.

Currently about 195 miles [ 315 km] South-Southeast of Cape Hatteras, 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.]

July 6, 2018   Comments Off on Tropical Depression Three

Hurricane Beryl

Hurricane BerylPosition: 10.9N 48.9W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [280°] near 14 mph [22 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 80 mph [130 kph].
Wind Gusts: 95 mph [150 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 35 miles [ 55 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 10 miles [ 20 km].
Minimum central pressure: 994 mb.

Currently about 890 miles [1430km] East-Southeast of the Lesser Antilles.

The first hurricane of the season spun up late last night in the central Atlantic.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Dominica.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect from Martinique, Guadeloupe, St. Martin, and St. Barthelemy.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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July 6, 2018   Comments Off on Hurricane Beryl

Come & Gone

The National Hurricane Center stopped issuing advisories on Alberto at 4AM CDT and handed it off to the Weather Prediction Center. Heavy rains from the storm are still a flood risk for the Mid-South and the Midwest.

Roseanne Barr started the day as the star of a highly rated sitcom on ABC and then posted a racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett, an advisor to former President Obama. She, the rest of the cast, and the show’s crew are now unemployed. ABC, a division of ‘The Mouse’ [Disney], dropped the show as they viewed the Tweet as a violation of network standards. Ms Barr claimed the tweet was a joke.

May 29, 2018   8 Comments

Subtropical Depression Alberto – Day 4

Subtropical Depression AlbertoPosition: 31.4N 86.2W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [350°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 996 mb ↑.

Currently about 50 miles [ 80km] West-Northwest of Dothan, Alabama.

At 10PM CDT all tropical watches and warnings have been canceled and Alberto has been downgraded to a subtropical depression.

Alberto is beginning to interact with the land and losing strength. At 4PM CDT Alberto came ashore near Laguna Beach, Florida about 43 miles [70km] East of me.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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May 28, 2018   Comments Off on Subtropical Depression Alberto – Day 4

Subtropical Storm Alberto – Day 3

Subtropical Storm AlbertoPosition: 28.5N 85.8W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [315°] near 9 mph [15 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: 991 mb.

Currently about 95 miles [ 155km] South-Southwest of Apalachicola, Florida.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Gulf Coast from the Suwannee River, Florida to the Mississippi/Alabama border.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for portions of the northern Gulf Coast of the United States from Crystal River, Florida, westward to Navarre, Florida.

Alberto has strengthened and slowed down. The current track looks like it will be closer to me, but still to the East leaving me on the weak side.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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May 27, 2018   Comments Off on Subtropical Storm Alberto – Day 3

Subtropical Storm Alberto – Day 2

Subtropical Storm AlbertoPosition: 23.9N 84.6W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northeast [015°] near 13 mph [20 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 140 miles [220 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1001 mb ↓.

Currently about 120 miles [195 km] West-Southwest of the Dry Tortugas.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Dry Tortugas in the Florida Keys; the west coast of the Florida peninsula from Bonita Beach to the Anclote River; and the northern Gulf Coast from the Aucilla River westward to the Mississippi/Alabama border.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect from the Mississippi/Alabama border to the Mouth of the Pearl River.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for portions of the northern Gulf Coast of the United States from Crystal River, Florida, westward to the Mississippi/Alabama border.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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May 26, 2018   Comments Off on Subtropical Storm Alberto – Day 2

Subtropical Storm Alberto

Subtropical Storm AlbertoPosition: 19.4N 85.7W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: East [090°] near 5 mph [ 7 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 140 miles [220 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1006 mb.

Currently about 180 miles [ 290 km] South-Southwest of the western tip of Cuba.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula from Tulum to Cabo Catoche; the western Cuban province or Pinar del Rio; and for portions of the northern Gulf Coast of the United States from Indian Pass, Florida, westward to Grand Isle, Louisiana, including Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas, and metropolitan New Orleans.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for portions of the northern Gulf Coast of the United States from Horseshoe Beach, Florida, westward to the Mouth of the Mississippi River.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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May 25, 2018   Comments Off on Subtropical Storm Alberto

Annoyances

Invest 90L is becoming more organized and is forecast to be a sub-tropical or tropical depression over the weekend.

After spending more than $200 over the course of several months I was finally able to satisfy all of the absurd requirements of obtaining my Florida driver’s license that complies with the requirements of the RealID law. I have located my original “Certificate of Birth Registration” that is so fragile that it is subject to actually breaking if you aren’t careful and my original Social Security card, but the Certificate doesn’t have an impressed seal and the design of the Social Security card has changed, so I had to get new ones – a process that cost over $100 and took 2½ months (much of the expense was for ‘expedited handling’ and ‘next day shipping’).

Republicans don’t raise taxes, unless they call them fees so that they are free to double or triple them. 😈

Drumpf cancelled his summit after the North Koreans took umbrage over the threats from John Bolton and Mike Pence. Apparently the current administration isn’t aware of the diplomatic custom of not threatening to nuke people you are attempting to negotiate with. We are still waiting for Drumpf to actually sign a deal with anybody over anything… [Note: it is highly unlikely that the Trump-Kim ‘challenge coins’ will be delivered, or that there will be refunds for those who ordered them.]

May 24, 2018   7 Comments

Invest 90L

While the Hurricane Season doesn’t officially start until June 1st, there is a low pressure area off the East coast of the Yucatan that may develop into a tropical system early next week.

May 23, 2018   Comments Off on Invest 90L

2017 Hurricane Season

Dr. Jeff Masters presents his summary of the 2017 Hurricane Season, which is hopefully over.

While it was supposed to start on June 1st, Tropical Storm Arlene popped up on April 19th. It did end early when Tropical Storm Rina went extra-tropical on November 9th. There were 19 tropical cyclones with 17 earning names. Of the 17 named storms 10 became Hurricanes with 6 making spinning up to major hurricane status, Category 3 and above.

It will be a long time before Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Barbuda was depopulated and Dominica was leveled. Houston was drowned by over three feet of rain from Harvey.

As predicted, this was a very active season.

December 1, 2017   2 Comments

Post-Tropical Cyclone Rina – Day 4

Post-Tropical Cyclone RinaPosition: 47.0N 45.5W [ 9AM CST 1500 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [035°] near 40 mph [65 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 45 mph [ 75 kph].
Wind Gusts: 55 mph [ 90 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 275 miles [445 km].
Minimum central pressure: 998 mb ↑.

Currently about 360 miles [ 580 km] East of Cape Race, Newfoundland.

The storm is now post-tropical. This is the final NHC advisory.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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November 9, 2017   Comments Off on Post-Tropical Cyclone Rina – Day 4

Tropical Storm Rina – Day 3

Tropical Storm RinaPosition: 42.5N 48.3W [ 9PM CST 0300 UTC].
Movement: North-Northeast [020°] near 23 mph [37 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 205 miles [335 km].
Minimum central pressure: 995 mb.

Currently about 375 miles [ 600 km] Southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland.

The storm is going over cooler water and is being pulled toward a cold front. It should transition to a post-tropical cyclone late tonight or early Thursday morning.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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November 8, 2017   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Rina – Day 3

Tropical Storm Rina – Day 2

Tropical Storm RinaPosition: 35.4N 48.5W [ 9PM CST 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [010°] near 18 mph [30 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 160 miles [260 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1000 mb ↓.

Currently about 815 miles [1315 km] South-Southeast of Cape Race, Newfoundland.

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 7, 2017   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Rina – Day 2