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Hurricane Michael – Day 4

Hurricane MichaelPosition: 27.1N 86.5W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [355°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 125 mph [205 kph].
Wind Gusts: 140 mph [225 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 175 miles [280 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 45 miles [ 75 km].
Minimum central pressure: 947 mb ↓.

Currently about 220 miles [ 355 km] South-Southwest of Panama City, Florida and 228 miles [ 367 km] South of Cinco Bayou, Florida.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the Gulf Coast of Florida from the Alabama-Florida border eastward to Suwanee River, Florida.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from the Alabama-Florida border westward to the Mississippi-Alabama border; Suwanee River, Florida to Chassahowitzka, Florida; Fernandina Beach, Florida to South Santee River, South Carolina

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for Okaloosa/Walton County Line, Florida to Anclote River, Florida.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Chassahowitzka, Florida to Anna Maria Island, Florida, including Tampa Bay; Mississippi/Alabama border to the Mouth of the Pearl River; South Santee River, South Carolina to Duck, North Carolina; the Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect from Anclote River, Florida eastward to Anna Maria Island, Florida, including Tampa Bay; Alabama/Florida border to 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 9, 2018   7 Comments

Hurricane Leslie – Day 15

Hurricane LesliePosition: 29.5N 42.6W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: South-Southeast [155°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 75 mph [120 kph].
Wind Gusts: 85 mph [135 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 310 miles [500 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 25 miles [ 35 km].
Minimum central pressure: 981 mb ↓.

Currently about 1070 miles [1720 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, 2018   No Comments

Hurricane Michael – Day 3

Hurricane MichaelPosition: 23.2N 85.3W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [350°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 90 mph [140 kph].
Wind Gusts: 105 mph [170 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 175 miles [280 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 35 miles [ 55 km].
Minimum central pressure: 970 mb ↓.

Currently about 485 miles [ 780 km] South of Panama City, Florida and 504 miles [ 811 km] South of Cinco Bayou, Florida.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the Cuban province of Pinar del Rio; the Gulf Coast of Florida from the Alabama-Florida border eastward to Suwanee River, Florida.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Cuban province of the Isle of Youth; from the Alabama-Florida border westward to the Mississippi-Alabama border; Suwanee River to Chassahowitzka, Florida.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for Okaloosa/Walton County Line, Florida to Anclote River, Florida.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect from the Alabama-Florida border westward to the Mississippi-Alabama border.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Chassahowitzka to Anna Maria Island, Florida, including Tampa Bay; and Mississippi/Alabama border to the Mouth of the Pearl River.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect from Anclote River, Florida eastward to Anna Maria Island, Florida, including Tampa Bay; Alabama/Florida border to 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 8, 2018   No Comments

Tropical Storm Leslie – Day 14

Tropical Storm LesliePosition: 32.9N 44.6W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Southeast [135°] near 14 mph [22 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 65 mph [100 kph].
Wind Gusts: 75 mph [120 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 310 miles [500 km].
Minimum central pressure: 983 mb ↓.

Currently about 1050 miles [1690 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 8, 2018   No Comments

It’s A Holiday

It’s the second Monday in October, so it is Thanksgiving Day in Canada. Have a happy one.

The US Federal government has decided to call it Columbus Day, even when it isn’t on the 12th of October which was the second Wednesday in 1492. But it’s okay that the holiday can be on the wrong day, because Christopher Columbus [AKA: Cristoforo Colombo, Cristóbal Colón] didn’t find what he was looking for and identified what he did find incorrectly. The important thing is that a large area of the map got changed from “here be dragons and sea serpents,” to “here be gold and cannibals” and no mention was made of the oppressive heat, mosquitoes, or hurricanes.

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October 8, 2018   No Comments

Election Stuff

This coming Tuesday is last day to register in Florida if you want to vote in the November election. Most Supervisor of Election offices in Florida will be open tomorrow because “European Invasion Day” is a “Yankee” holiday.

As usual the Federal mid-term election is important in Florida because state-wide offices are up for election and the ballot is always crowded with constitutional amendments. I have been too busy to do more than scan them, but will cover them later.

Everyone needs to make their voice heard. When one of the major parties doesn’t have a problem with possible sexual predators being in the Senate or the Supreme Court, it is time for change. The travesty of a “background check” that the FBI was required to do [only being allowed to talk to people who backed the nominee] must end now.

October 7, 2018   No Comments

Tropical Storm Michael – Day 2

Tropical Storm MichaelPosition: 20.0N 85.4W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [005°] near 5 mph [ 7 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Wind Gusts: 70 mph [115 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 175 miles [280 km].
Minimum central pressure: 997 mb.

Currently about 105 miles [ 165 km] East-Southeast of Cozumel, Mexico.

This storm could provide local interest for me next week.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Cuban provinces of Pinar del Rio and the Isle of Youth; the coast of Mexico from Tulum to Cabo Catoche, including Cozumel.

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, 2018   No Comments

Tropical Storm Leslie – Day 13

Tropical Storm LesliePosition: 35.7N 49.1W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: East-Southeast [110°] near 13 mph [20 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 230 miles [370 km].
Minimum central pressure: 989 mb ↑.

Currently about 930 miles [1495 km] East-Northeast 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 7, 2018   No Comments

Potential Tropical Cyclone Fourteen

Potential Tropical Cyclone FourteenPosition: 18.8N 86.6W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [360°] near 7 mph [11 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 30 mph [ 45 kph].
Wind Gusts: 40 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1004 mb.

Currently about 155 miles [ 250 km] South of Cozumel, Mexico.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Cuban provinces of Pinar del Rio and the Isle of Youth.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the coast of Mexico from Tulum to Cabo Catoche.

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, 2018   No Comments

Tropical Storm Leslie – Day 12

Tropical Storm LesliePosition: 37.3N 52.9W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: East [095°] near 13 mph [20 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Wind Gusts: 70 mph [110 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 290 miles [465 km].
Minimum central pressure: 987 mb.

Currently about 755 miles [1220 km] East-Northeast 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 6, 2018   No Comments

Tropical Storm Leslie – Day 11

Tropical Storm LesliePosition: 36.6N 57.2W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: East-Northeast [075°] near 7 mph [11 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Wind Gusts: 70 mph [110 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 290 miles [465 km].
Minimum central pressure: 987 mb.

Currently about 525 miles [ 845 km] Northeast 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 5, 2018   No Comments

Tropical Storm Leslie – Day 10

Tropical Storm LesliePosition: 34.9N 57.6W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [350°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 65 mph [100 kph].
Wind Gusts: 75 mph [120 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 290 miles [465 km].
Minimum central pressure: 984 mb ↑.

Currently about 450 miles [ 725 km] East-Northeast 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 4, 2018   No Comments

Hurricane Leslie – Day 9

Hurricane LesliePosition: 30.6N 57.0W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [360°] near 3 mph [ 6 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: 35 miles [ 55 km].
Minimum central pressure: 975 mb.

Currently about 475 miles [ 765 km] East-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 3, 2018   No Comments

Tropical Storm Leslie – Day 8

Tropical Storm LesliePosition: 29.7N 56.7W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Southwest [210°] near 3 mph [ 6 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 70 mph [110 kph].
Wind Gusts: 80 mph [130 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 230 miles [370 km].
Minimum central pressure: 986 mb.

Currently about 510 miles [ 825 km] East-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 2, 2018   No Comments