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Election Stuff

This coming Tuesday is last day to register in Florida if you want to vote in the November election. Most Supervisor of Election offices in Florida will be open tomorrow because “European Invasion Day” is a “Yankee” holiday.

As usual the Federal mid-term election is important in Florida because state-wide offices are up for election and the ballot is always crowded with constitutional amendments. I have been too busy to do more than scan them, but will cover them later.

Everyone needs to make their voice heard. When one of the major parties doesn’t have a problem with possible sexual predators being in the Senate or the Supreme Court, it is time for change. The travesty of a “background check” that the FBI was required to do [only being allowed to talk to people who backed the nominee] must end now.

October 7, 2018   Comments Off on Election Stuff

Tropical Storm Michael – Day 2

Tropical Storm MichaelPosition: 20.0N 85.4W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [005°] near 5 mph [ 7 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Wind Gusts: 70 mph [115 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 175 miles [280 km].
Minimum central pressure: 997 mb.

Currently about 105 miles [ 165 km] East-Southeast of Cozumel, Mexico.

This storm could provide local interest for me next week.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Cuban provinces of Pinar del Rio and the Isle of Youth; the coast of Mexico from Tulum to Cabo Catoche, including Cozumel.

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 7, 2018   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Michael – Day 2

Tropical Storm Leslie – Day 13

Tropical Storm LesliePosition: 35.7N 49.1W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: East-Southeast [110°] near 13 mph [20 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph [ 85 kph].
Wind Gusts: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 230 miles [370 km].
Minimum central pressure: 989 mb ↑.

Currently about 930 miles [1495 km] East-Northeast of Bermuda.

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 7, 2018   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Leslie – Day 13

Potential Tropical Cyclone Fourteen

Potential Tropical Cyclone FourteenPosition: 18.8N 86.6W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [360°] near 7 mph [11 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 30 mph [ 45 kph].
Wind Gusts: 40 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1004 mb.

Currently about 155 miles [ 250 km] South of Cozumel, Mexico.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Cuban provinces of Pinar del Rio and the Isle of Youth.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the coast of Mexico from Tulum to Cabo Catoche.

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 6, 2018   Comments Off on Potential Tropical Cyclone Fourteen

Tropical Storm Leslie – Day 12

Tropical Storm LesliePosition: 37.3N 52.9W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: East [095°] near 13 mph [20 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Wind Gusts: 70 mph [110 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 290 miles [465 km].
Minimum central pressure: 987 mb.

Currently about 755 miles [1220 km] East-Northeast of Bermuda.

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 6, 2018   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Leslie – Day 12

Tropical Storm Leslie – Day 11

Tropical Storm LesliePosition: 36.6N 57.2W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: East-Northeast [075°] near 7 mph [11 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Wind Gusts: 70 mph [110 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 290 miles [465 km].
Minimum central pressure: 987 mb.

Currently about 525 miles [ 845 km] Northeast of Bermuda.

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 5, 2018   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Leslie – Day 11

Tropical Storm Leslie – Day 10

Tropical Storm LesliePosition: 34.9N 57.6W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [350°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 65 mph [100 kph].
Wind Gusts: 75 mph [120 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 290 miles [465 km].
Minimum central pressure: 984 mb ↑.

Currently about 450 miles [ 725 km] East-Northeast of Bermuda.

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 4, 2018   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Leslie – Day 10

Hurricane Leslie – Day 9

Hurricane LesliePosition: 30.6N 57.0W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: North [360°] near 3 mph [ 6 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: 35 miles [ 55 km].
Minimum central pressure: 975 mb.

Currently about 475 miles [ 765 km] East-Southeast of Bermuda.

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 3, 2018   Comments Off on Hurricane Leslie – Day 9

Tropical Storm Leslie – Day 8

Tropical Storm LesliePosition: 29.7N 56.7W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Southwest [210°] near 3 mph [ 6 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 70 mph [110 kph].
Wind Gusts: 80 mph [130 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 230 miles [370 km].
Minimum central pressure: 986 mb.

Currently about 510 miles [ 825 km] East-Southeast of Bermuda.

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 2, 2018   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Leslie – Day 8

Tropical Storm Leslie – Day 7

Tropical Storm LesliePosition: 32.4N 55.0W [10PM CDT 0300 UTC].
Movement: Southwest [220°] near 5 mph [ 7 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Wind Gusts: 70 mph [115 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 160 miles [260 km].
Minimum central pressure: 990 mb.

Currently about 570 miles [ 920 km] East of Bermuda.

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 1, 2018   7 Comments