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Remnant Nadine – Day 4

Remnant NadinePosition: 16.0N 39.5W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [285°] near 15 mph [24 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1008 mb ↑.

Currently about 1010 miles [1625 km] West of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands.

The storm was dismantled by the hostile environment that surrounded it. This is the final NHC advisory.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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October 12, 2018   Comments Off on Remnant Nadine – Day 4

Hurricane Leslie – Day 18

Hurricane LesliePosition: 34.7N 20.7W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: East-Northeast [075°] near 36 mph [57 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: 60 miles [ 95 km].
Minimum central pressure: 976 mb ↑.

Currently about 240 miles [ 385 km] Northwest of Madeira Island.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Madeira Island.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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October 12, 2018   Comments Off on Hurricane Leslie – Day 18

Tropical Storm Michael – Day 6

Tropical Storm MichaelPosition: 37.1N 76.1W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [055°] near 25 mph [41 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 275 miles [445 km].
Minimum central pressure: 988 mb ↓.

Currently about 15 miles [ 25 km] North-Northeast of Norfolk, Virginia.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from Cape Lookout, North Carolina to Duck, North Carolina including the Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect from Ocracoke Inlet, North Carolina to Duck, North Carolina.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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October 11, 2018   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Michael – Day 6

Tropical Storm Nadine – Day 3

Tropical Storm Nadine>Position: 14.9N 35.5W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [295°] near 9 mph [15 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 70 miles [110 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1002 mb.

Currently about 740 miles [1190 km] West of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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October 11, 2018   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Nadine – Day 3

Hurricane Leslie – Day 17

Hurricane LesliePosition: 30.9N 33.9W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: East-Northeast [070°] near 26 mph [43 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 90 mph [150 kph].
Wind Gusts: 100 mph [160 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 205 miles [335 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 75 miles [120 km].
Minimum central pressure: 969 mb ↓.

Currently about 630 miles [1010 km] Southwest of the Azores.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Madeira Island.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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October 11, 2018   Comments Off on Hurricane Leslie – Day 17

Hurricane Michael – Day 5

Hurricane MichaelPosition: 32.1N 83.8W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northeast [045°] near 20 mph [31 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 75 mph [120 kph].
Wind Gusts: 90 mph [145 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 160 miles [260 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 30 miles [ 50 km].
Minimum central pressure: 970 mb ↑.

Currently about 45 miles [ 70 km] South-Southwest of Macon, Georgia.

At 11AM CDT the core of the storm is approaching the coast between Panama City and St. Vincent Island. At 1PM CDT the storm came ashore as a Category 4 hurricane near Mexico Beach, Florida with sustained winds of 155 mph and a central pressure of 919 mb.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from Fernandina Beach, Florida to Duck, North Carolina including the Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for Panama City, Florida to Keaton Beach, Florida.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect from Ocracoke Inlet, North Carolina to Duck, North Carolina.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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October 10, 2018   8 Comments

Tropical Storm Nadine – Day 2

Tropical Storm NadinePosition: 13.6N 32.7W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [320°] near 8 mph [13 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 65 mph [100 kph].
Wind Gusts: 75 mph [120 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 80 miles [130 km].
Minimum central pressure: 997 mb.

Currently about 560 miles [ 905 km] West of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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October 10, 2018   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Nadine – Day 2

Hurricane Leslie – Day 16

Hurricane LesliePosition: 27.9N 41.1W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: East-Northeast [065°] near 6 mph [ 9 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 80 mph [130 kph].
Wind Gusts: 90 mph [145 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 240 miles [390 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 30 miles [ 45 km].
Minimum central pressure: 978 mb ↓.

Currently about 1070 miles [1725 km] Southwest of the Azores.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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October 10, 2018   Comments Off on Hurricane Leslie – Day 16

Tropical Storm Nadine

Tropical Storm NadinePosition: 11.6N 31.0W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Northwest [315°] near 8 mph [13 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 45 mph [ 75 kph].
Wind Gusts: 55 mph [ 90 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 45 miles [ 75 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1003 mb ↓.

Currently about 495 miles [ 800 km] West-Southwest of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands.

Here’s the link for NOAA’s latest satellite images.

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October 9, 2018   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Nadine

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.

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October 9, 2018   Comments Off on Hurricane Leslie – Day 15

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   Comments Off on Hurricane Michael – Day 3

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   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Leslie – Day 14

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   Comments Off on It’s A Holiday