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Posts from — October 2022

All Hallowed Evening

Bonus Cat Blogging

Jack o' lanternWhether you celebrate Celtic New Year’s Eve [Samhain], the evening before All Saints Day [Halloween], or the anniversary of the posting of Martin Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses in 1517 [Reformation Day], have a happy one.

Wikipedia does its normally thorough job of covering all of the bases on the holidays that share October 31st.

These are my remembrances of a traditional American Halloween.

The ‘Autumn Festival’ across the street was held last night with a half dozen Sheriff vehicles to control the parking. Kind of back to normal after the Covid problems of the last few years.

October 31, 2022   2 Comments

Tropical Storm Lisa – Day 2

Tropical Storm LisaPosition: 15.6N 79.1W [10:00PM CDT 0300UTC].
Movement: West [270°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 45 mph [ 75 kph].
Wind Gusts: 55 mph [ 90 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 105 mph [165 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1002 mb.

Currently about 615 miles [ 990 km] East of Belize City.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Bay Islands; Honduras from the border with Nicaragua to Punta Castilla.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for the Bay Islands; Belize coast from north of Puerto Barrios to south of Chetumal.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Entire north coast of Honduras; Guatemala from border with Honduras to Puerto Barrios; Mexico from Chetumal to Punta Herrero.

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 31, 2022   No Comments

Potential Tropical Cyclone Fifteen

Potential Tropical Cyclone FifteenPosition: 15.8N 74.9W [10:00PM CDT 0300UTC].
Movement: West [280°] near 12 mph [19 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 115 mph [185 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1005 mb.

Currently about 195 miles [ 315 km] Southeast of Kingston, Jamaica.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Jamaica; Grand Cayman Island.

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 30, 2022   No Comments

Post-Tropical Cyclone Karl – Day 5

Post-Tropical Cyclone KarlPosition: 18.6N 93.0W [ 4:00AM CDT 0900UTC].
Movement: Southwest [215°] near 5 mph [ 7 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 30 mph [ 45 kph].
Wind Gusts: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1007 mb ↑.

Currently about 80 miles [ 125 km] West of Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico.

This is the final 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.]

October 15, 2022   2 Comments

Tropical Depression Karl – Day 4

Tropical Depression KarlPosition: 19.1N 92.8W [10:00PM CDT 0300UTC].
Movement: South [190°] near 3 mph [ 6 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 35 mph [ 55 kph].
Wind Gusts: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1004 mb ↑.

Currently about 75 miles [ 120 km] West-Northwest of Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico.

Karl has been down-graded to a Tropical Depression and all Watches and Warnings have been cancelled.

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 14, 2022   Comments Off on Tropical Depression Karl – Day 4

Tropical Storm Karl – Day 3

Tropical Storm KarlPosition: 20.6N 92.8W [10:00PM CDT 0300UTC].
Movement: Southeast [135°] near 7 mph [11 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 45 mph [ 75 kph].
Wind Gusts: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 70 miles [110 km].
Minimum central pressure: 998 mb ↓.

Currently about 195 miles [ 315 km] North-Northeast of Coatzacoalcos, Mexico.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Bay of Campeche coast of Mexico from Alvarado to Sabancuy.

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 13, 2022   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Karl – Day 3

Tropical Storm Karl – Day 2

Tropical Storm KarlPosition: 22.4N 94.3W [10:00PM CDT 0300UTC].
Movement: Stationary.
Maximum sustained winds: 60 mph [ 95 kph].
Wind Gusts: 75 mph [120 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 105 miles [165 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1000 mb.

Currently about 255 miles [ 405 km] North-Northeast of Veracruz, Mexico.

Karl is just wandering around in the Gulf without any steering guidance.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Gulf Coast of Mexico from Tuxpan to Frontera.

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 12, 2022   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Karl – Day 2

Tropical Storm Karl

Tropical Storm KarlPosition: 20.5N 94.9W [10:00PM CDT 0300UTC].
Movement: North-Northwest [330°] near 6 mph [ 9 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Wind Gusts: 50 mph [ 80 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 115 miles [185 km].
Minimum central pressure: 1006 mb.

Currently about 165 miles [ 265 km] East-Southeast of Tuxpan, Mexico.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the Gulf Coast of Mexico from Cabo Rojo to Roca Partida.

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 11, 2022   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Karl

Remnant Julia – Day 5

Remnant-JuliaPosition: 15.0N 91.6W [ 4:00PM CDT 2100UTC].
Movement: Northwest [305°] near 15 mph [24 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 30 mph [ 45 kph].
Wind Gusts: 40 mph [ 65 kph].
Minimum central pressure: 1006 mb ↑.

Currently about 80 miles [ 125 km] West-Northwest of Guatemala City, Guatemala.

This is the final 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.]

October 10, 2022   Comments Off on Remnant Julia – Day 5

It’s A Holiday

It’s the second Monday in October, so it is Thanksgiving Day / Jour de l’Action de grâce in Canada. Have a happy one.

The US Federal government has decided to call it Columbus Day [and/or Indigenous Peoples’ Day (if the Indigenous People had had better control of their borders, they wouldn’t have been replaced by white whackos)] , 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 10, 2022   5 Comments

Tropical Storm Julia – Day 4

Tropical Storm JuliaPosition: 12.8N 88.1W [10:00PM CDT 0300UTC].
Movement: West [280°] near 15 mph [24 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: 1002 mb ↑.

Currently about 95 miles [ 155 km] Southeast of San Salvador, El Salvador.

The system is now over the Pacific Ocean

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Pacific coast of Nicaragua from Puerto Sandino northward to the Honduras border; the Pacific coast of Honduras; the coast of El Salvador.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Pacific coast of Guatemala.

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, 2022   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Julia – Day 4

Hurricane Julia – Day 3

Hurricane JuliaPosition: 12.5N 82.7W [10:00PM CDT 0300UTC].
Movement: West [270°] near 16 mph [26 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 75 mph [120 kph].
Wind Gusts: 90 mph [145 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 115 miles (185 km].
Hurricane Wind Radius: 35 miles [ 55 km].
Minimum central pressure: 988 mb ↓.

Currently about 65 miles [ 105 km] West of Isla de San Andres, Colombia.

Currently about 80 miles [ 130 km] East-Northeast of Bluefields, Nicaragua.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for San Andres, Providencia, and Santa Catalina Islands, Colombia; the coast of Nicaragua from Bluefields to Puerto Cabezas.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Nicaragua south of Bluefields to the Nicaragua/Costa Rica border; Nicaragua north of Puerto Cabezas to the Honduras/Nicaragua border; the Pacific coast of Nicaragua; the Pacific coast of Honduras; the coast of El Salvador.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Nicaragua north of Puerto Cabezas to the Honduras/Nicaragua border.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Honduras from the Nicaragua/Honduras border to Punta Patuca.

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, 2022   Comments Off on Hurricane Julia – Day 3

I Voted

Voting Sticker

My county mailed me my absentee ballot as First Class Pre-sorted election material and I got it on 10/03/2022.

I immediately filled it out and then put it in the mail on 10/04/2022 at the main post office in the city. I will check on the Supervisor of Elections web site to see when it is received. The envelope was pre-addressed and barcoded and marked as election material. With a month to go I have high hopes that it will reach the election office prior to November 8th.

I just checked and my ballot has been received and counted. 😀

October 7, 2022   Comments Off on I Voted

Tropical Storm Julia – Day 2

Tropical Storm JuliaPosition: 12.8N 76.1W [10:00PM CDT 0300UTC].
Movement: West [270°] near 17 mph [28 kph].
Maximum sustained winds: 45 mph [ 70 kph].
Wind Gusts: 55 mph [ 90 kph].
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 105 miles (165 km].
Minimum central pressure: 999 mb.

Currently about 360 miles [ 575 km] East of Isla de Providencia, Colombia.

Tropical Depression Thirteen has strengthened to a Tropical Storm and is forecast to become a Hurricane tomorrow.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for San Andres, Providencia, and Santa Catalina Islands, Colombia; the coast of Nicaragua from Laguna de Perlas to Puerto Cabezas.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Nicaragua south of Laguna de Perlas to Bluefields; Nicaragua north of Puerto Cabezas to the Honduras/Nicaragua border.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Nicaragua south of Laguna de Perlas to Bluefields; Nicaragua north of Puerto Cabezas to the Honduras/Nicaragua border.

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Honduras from the Nicaragua/Honduras border to Punta Patuca.

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, 2022   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Julia – Day 2