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Ignorance Begets Arrogance

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Despite the obvious fact that they have no idea what the problem is, numerous people are cavalierly stating that the US Postal Service is no longer relevant, and should be cast aside.

This is shallow ‘Village’ thinking at its worst.

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September 12, 2011   4 Comments

In Other Weather

The remnants of Nate are in central Mexico dumping flooding rains, while Post-Tropical Storm Katia is making life miserable for Northern Ireland and Scotland.

If Maria can hang together, it will be following a path similar to Katia, so the British Isles should keep the ‘Mac’ and wellies at hand for next week.

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Tropical Storm Maria – Day 7

Tropical Storm MariaPosition: 21.3N 67.5W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [320°] near 2 mph [ 4 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 65 mph [100 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 230 Miles [370 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1006 mb.

Currently about 780 miles [1250 km] South-Southwest of Bermuda.

Maria is fighting wind shear from the front that moved off US. The front is keeping the storm away from the Atlantic coast and limiting development.

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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A Rant

Real Life™ is the curse of the blogging class, and I have been busy lately dealing with some things for my Mother. She would take care of them, but it avoids a lot of paperwork if I do it, as she doesn’t ‘suffer fools lightly’, and that cane is probably considered a blunt instrument.

I’ve been popping in to update the storms and feed the cats, but haven’t been able to stay as current as I prefer to on what is going on, so much of what follows is old news.

Before they could finish the bailing from Irene, the remnants of Lee decided to check out the Appalachian Trail resulting in a hundred-year flood of Susquehanna River system. They are talking about flooding on the Chenago,, which is mind-boggling to me – you have to work at it to get wet in the Chenago. There is normally barely enough water in it to float a rubber duck, and it is so old has carved a valley to contain it. [OK, so a glacier did the heavy work, and the ‘river’ just follows the groove, but I can’t imagine it leaving its banks.]

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