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Hurricane Sam – Day 9

Hurricane SamPosition: 25.0N 61.2W [10:00PM CDT 0300UTC].
Movement: North-Northwest [345°] near 16 mph [26 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 145 mph [215 kph].
Wind Gusts: 170 mph [275 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 150 miles [240 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 60 miles [ 95 km].
Minimum central pressure: 938 mb.

Currently about 550 miles [ 885 km] South-Southeast of Bermuda.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from Bermuda.

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

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September 30, 2021   No Comments

Tropical Storm Victor – Day 2

Tropical Storm VictorPosition: 10.6N 30.7W [10:00PM CDT 0300UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [300°] near 12 mph [19 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 585 miles [ 940 km] Southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.

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

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September 30, 2021   No Comments

Tropical Storm Victor

Tropical Storm VictorPosition: 08.4N 26.7W [10:00PM CDT 0300UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [290°] near 13 mph [20 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 60 miles [ 95 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1005 mb.

Currently about 555 miles [ 895 km] South-Southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.

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

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September 29, 2021   No Comments

Hurricane Sam – Day 8

Hurricane SamPosition: 20.6N 58.4W [10:00PM CDT 0300UTC].
Movement: Northwest [315°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 145 mph [215 kph].
Wind Gusts: 170 mph [275 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 150 miles [240 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 65 miles [100 km].
Minimum central pressure: 940 mb ↓.

Currently about 350 miles [ 560 km] East-Northeast of the northern Leeward Islands.

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

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September 29, 2021   No Comments

Hurricane Sam – Day 7

Hurricane SamPosition: 18.4N 55.6W [10:00PM CDT 0300UTC].
Movement: Northwest [305°] near 9 mph [15 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 140 mph [220 kph].
Wind Gusts: 165 mph [265 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 140 miles [220 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 40 miles [ 65 km].
Minimum central pressure: 944 mb ↓.

Currently about 490 miles [ 790 km] East of the northern Leeward Islands.

Sam is maintaining wind speed and the barometer is still dropping.

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

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September 28, 2021   No Comments

Hurricane Sam – Day 6

Hurricane SamPosition: 16.8N 53.2W [10:00PM CDT 0300UTC].
Movement: Northwest [315°] near 9 mph [15 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 120 mph [195 kph].
Wind Gusts: 150 mph [240 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 125 miles [205 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 40 miles [ 65 km].
Minimum central pressure: 956 mb ↓.

Currently about 660 miles [1060 km] East of the northern Leeward Islands.

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

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September 27, 2021   No Comments

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week

September 26 – October 2, 2021

Das war ein Vorspiel nur, dort wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man auch am Ende Menschen.” That is the original German. My English translation would be ‘That is but a prelude, where they burn books, they will in the end burn people.” It is from Heinrich Heine’s 1821 play Almansor.

John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men and Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird keep making the top ten of banned books. It makes no sense to me why people can’t just not read books they don’t like, and let other people make their own choices. But then again, I live in a county where people have a fit if children dress up as witches, wizards, or devils on Halloween, and have “harvest festivals” instead of Halloween parties… it’s really pathetic.

September 26, 2021   2 Comments

Hurricane Sam – Day 5

Hurricane SamPosition: 14.7N 50.8W [10:00PM CDT 0300UTC].
Movement: Northwest [315°] near 7 mph [11 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 145 mph [230 kph].
Wind Gusts: 170 mph [275 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 90 miles [150 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 30 miles [ 45 km].
Minimum central pressure: 943 mb ↑.

Currently about 850 miles [1365 km] East-Southeast of the northern Leeward Islands.

The strength of the storm may vary. Sam may have peaked this afternoon at 150 mph winds and 938 mb barometric pressure.

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

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September 26, 2021   No Comments

Remnants Teresa – Day 2

Remnants TeresaPosition: 34.4N 64.3W [ 4:00PM CDT 2100UTC].
Movement: East [090°] near 5 mph [ 7 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1010 mb ↑.

Currently about 150 miles [ 240 km] North of Bermuda.

Failed just as quickly as it grew.

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

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September 25, 2021   No Comments

Hurricane Sam – Day 4

Hurricane SamPosition: 13.5N 49.0W [10:00PM CDT 0300UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [295°] near 8 mph [13 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 145 mph [230 kph].
Wind Gusts: 170 mph [275 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 105 miles [165 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 30 miles [ 45 km].
Minimum central pressure: 943 mb.

Currently about 990 miles [1595 km] East-Southeast of the northern Leeward Islands.

A small storm but now a Major Hurricane. Moved up from Cat Three to Cat Four in 6 hours.

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

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September 25, 2021   No Comments

Subtropical Storm Teresa

Subtropical Storm TeresaPosition: 34.3N 65.4W [10:00PM CDT 0300UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [300°] near 10 mph [17 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 45 mph [ 75 kph].
Wind Gusts: 55 mph [ 90 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 115 miles [185 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1008 mb.

Currently about 140 miles [ 230 km] North-Northwest of Bermuda.

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

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September 24, 2021   No Comments

Hurricane Sam – Day 3

Hurricane SamPosition: 12.4N 45.9W [10:00PM CDT 0300UTC].
Movement: West-Northwest [285°] near 14 mph [22 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 100 mph [155 kph].
Wind Gusts: 120 mph [195 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 60 miles [ 95 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 15 miles [ 30 km].
Minimum central pressure: 982 mb ↓.

Currently about 1215 miles [1950 km] East-Southeast of the northern Leeward Islands.

Sam is back on track.

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

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September 24, 2021   No Comments

Tropical Storm Sam – Day 2

Tropical Storm SamPosition: 11.2N 40.9W [10:00PM CDT 0300UTC].
Movement: West [280°] near 15 mph [24 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 70 mph [110 kph].
Wind Gusts: 85 mph [135 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 45 miles [ 75 km].
Minimum central pressure: 997 mb ↓.

Currently about 1560 miles [2505 km] East-Southeast of the northern Leeward Islands.

Sam is spinning up very rapidly and will probably be a Major Hurricane [Cat 3 or higher very soon.

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

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September 23, 2021   No Comments

Remnants Rose – Day 5

Remnants RosePosition: 25.2N 41.6W [ 4:00AM CDT 0900UTC].
Movement: Northwest [310°] near 10 mph [17 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1010 mb.

Currently about 1300 miles [2095 km] West-Northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.

This is the last public advisory issued by the National Hurricane Center on this system.

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.]

September 23, 2021   No Comments