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Belated Birthday Greetings

To Jillian of Cookies in Heaven & skippy the bush kangaroo, and the Fallenmonk.

It was yesterday, and I apologize for not acknowledging their arrival.

It was also the anniversary of the original Star Trek series, but I didn’t see the episodes until much later. Television was not as widespread in those days, as it is now, and certainly not where I was spending my time.

September 9, 2011   2 Comments

Tropical Storm Nate – Day 3

Tropical Storm NatePosition: 20.1N 93.2W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West [280°] near 2 mph [ 4 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 65 mph [100 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 105 miles [165 km].
Minimum central pressure: 998 mb.

Currently about 205 miles [330 km] East-Northeast of Veracruz, Mexico.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for the coast of Mexico from Tampico to Veracruz.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the coast of Mexico from Tampico to Punta el Lagarto.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the coast of Mexico from Tampico to La Cruz.

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.]

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Tropical Storm Maria – Day 4

Tropical Storm MariaPosition: 15.1N 59.5W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [295°] near 14 mph [22 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 45 mph [ 75 kph].
Wind Gusts: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 175 Miles [280 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1006 mb ↑.

Currently about 130 miles [ 210 km] North of Barbados.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for St. Maartin, Saba, St. Eustatius, Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, Nevis, St. Kitts, Guadeloupe, Dominca, the British Virgin Islands, the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for St. Barthelemy, St. Marteen, and Martinique.

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.]

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Hurricane Katia – Day 12

Hurricane KatiaPosition: 41.3N 58.0W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: East-Northeast [070°] near 46 mph [74 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 85 mph [140 kph].
Wind Gusts: 105 mph [165 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 265 miles [425 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 70 miles [110 km].
Minimum central pressure: 970 mb ↑.

Currently about 725 miles [1170 km] North-Northeast of Bermuda.

Katia has picked up the ‘polar spin’ which is why it has accelerated. All storms do it at the upper latitudes. It will transition to an extra-tropical storm within a day and continue on, possibly hitting northern Scotland or Norway with tropical storm force winds.

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.]

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Friday Cat Blogging

Sharing Space

Friday Cat Blogging

Does he have to be here?

[Editor: A rare event lately: Sox and Dot laying next to each other to catch a few rays, and watch the world go by.]

Friday Ark

September 9, 2011   15 Comments