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Tropical Depression 8

Tropical Depression GracePosition: 17.4 N 32.3 W [10 PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [310°] near 14 mph [22 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1008 mb.

It is 560 miles [900 km] West of the Cape Verde Islands.

This may become Tropical Storm Grace, but it is on track to be a fish botherer.

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.]

September 25, 2009   Comments Off on Tropical Depression 8

Guiberson Fire [Ventura County] 9-25

FireThe fire has burned 17,500 acres of mostly grassland and is 75% contained. The high temperatures and low humidity weather conditions continue, but the winds are dying down. One outbuilding has been destroyed.

In additional to farms and ranches, the fire threatened oil production fields, five 220-kilovolt power lines, and a 36-foot above-ground gas line.

The fire started at approximately 10:33 AM PDT on 22 September south of Guiberson Road in Ventura County. Probable cause is suspected spontaneous combustion of mulch at a ranch.

There have been 9 reported injuries among firefighters.

Currently the resources are being reduced to 200 engines, 54 hand crews, 21 bulldozers, 23 water tenders, 10 helicopters, 2 air tankers, and 2,000 personnel assigned to the fire. To date cost $6.0 million. Containment is anticipated this weekend.

Links: Cal Fire Guiberson Fire page, the Enplan Wildfire Viewer, the LA Times Wildfires Page, and their Guiberson Fire Map.

[For more information go to the CATEGORIES drop-down box below the CALENDAR and select “Fires” for all of the posts related to wildfires on this site.]

September 25, 2009   2 Comments

Friday Cat Blogging

Get To Work!

Friday Cat Blogging

Surely you jest

[Editor: Spot doing what he does best – nothing, but with a lot of class.]

Friday Ark

September 25, 2009   13 Comments