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2012 August 20 — Why Now?
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Still Treading Water

But not as deep as the Sea of Galilee … yet.

You have to wonder what whoever organized that ‘fact-finding’ Congressional junket to Israel thought was going to happen when they let evangelicals stop near the Sea of Galilee. Of course they were going to jump in. The bragging rights on the claim to full immersion in the Sea of Galilee are just too large, with or without alcohol. That was a fundie merit badge they certainly weren’t going to pass up.

In other old news is the brouhaha over a ‘family-values’ Republican candidate making it clear he is an ignorant misogynist jerk. That is a given. Sure, most of them are more circumspect, but it is an innate trait. Their concept of freedom from ‘government intrusion’ only applies to business and white guys – everyone else needs to be told how to live by those same white guys.

August 20, 2012   Comments Off on Still Treading Water

Post-Tropical Storm Gordon – Day 6

Post-Tropical Storm GordonPosition: 36.3N 22.3W [ 4PM CDT 2100 UTC].
Movement: East-Northeast [065°] near 16 mph [26 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 45 mph [ 75 kph].
Wind Gusts: 60 mph [ 95 kph].

Minimum central pressure: 1000 mb ↑.

Currently about 370 miles [595 km] East-Northeast of the Azores.

Satellite imaging indicate that the eye of Gordon passed over Santa Maria island at 0530 UTC as a category 1 hurricane. At 1200 UTC it weakened to tropical storm strength and Portugal cancelled its Hurricane Warning for the Azores.

Readings from the Azores indicate that in addition to losing strength to the cooler water and wind shear, Gordon is losing its tropical characteristics and should transition to a post-tropical storm and dissipate in the next day or two.

At 2100UTC Gordon has transitioned to a post-tropical cyclone. This is the final advisory from the NHC.

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.]

August 20, 2012   Comments Off on Post-Tropical Storm Gordon – Day 6