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Tropical Storm Earl – Day 4

Tropical Storm EarlPosition: 22.9N 65.2W [10:00PM CDT 0300UTC].
Movement: North [360°] near 7 mph [11 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 70 mph [110 kph].
Wind Gusts: 85 mph [135 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 105 miles [165 km].
Minimum central pressure: 991 mb ↓.

Currently about 650 miles [1045 km] South 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.]

September 5, 2022   No Comments

Hurricane Danielle – Day 5

Hurricane DaniellePosition: 41.6N 42.6W [10:00PM CDT 0300UTC].
Movement: Northeast [035°] near 9 mph [15 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 80 mph [130 kph].
Wind Gusts: 95 mph [155 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 150 miles [240 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 25 miles [ 35 km].
Minimum central pressure: 980 mb ↑.

Currently about 865 miles [1390 km] West-Northwest of the Azores.

The storm has probably peaked and will be weakening over the cooler water of the North Atlantic.

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 5, 2022   No Comments

Labor Day

In any celebration of Labor Day I’m at a slight disadvantage because for a big chunk of my life it was celebrated as May Day where I was living.

It is rather unique, as it is the only holiday I’m aware of that was imported from Canada where it’s spelled Labour Day.

When I was an elementary school student, it marked the end of summer and beginning of school, but it was a rare holiday in the South as there was no tradition of blowing things up in celebration. This year a local city decided we should blow things up. There is also no tradition of honoring labor in the South, and labor unions are considered communist conspiracies.

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September 5, 2022   5 Comments