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- RE: Lili
  • From: "i9y4ibn" <i9y4ibn AT carib-link.net>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 11:29:40 -0400
Hello Gert,
It looks like Trinidad and Tobago got off unscathed from Tropical Storm
Lili. From reports coming in this morning from Regional Coordinators
throughout Trinidad and Tobago, the only damage were trees falling across
roads in the Mayaro-Rio Claro area and one tree in Tobago.
There was heavy rainfall in the eastern half of Trinidad and Tobago. 24mm of
rainfall was recorded in the Rio Claro Mayaro area.
The remaining western half of the island recorded less than 3 mm.
Last night had some very bright lightning and loud thunder but very little
rainfall around my area.
This morning 24th. at 1030 am. local time we experienced strong gusts of
wind in excess of 25kt.
Shy conditions are cloudy and the Met. Office reported that we may have some
afternoon showers and thundershowers. The humidity is 70 per cent.
That is the latest position at this time (1530z) 24th. September 2002.

- Uh oh.....
  • From: "Robert & Colleen Krucia" <krucia AT wow.net>
  • Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 12:45:23 -0400
Hello again fellow Caribbeaners. The time has come to sit up and take note. TD 13 is bucking and seems to be rushing things a bit. Too soon to tell what and where but one thing's for sure... this system is trying hard to get big quick . We call that  "force-ripe", heheh. 
My thoughts and prayers are also with our friends in the Western Caribbean who have Isidore to contend with at this time. That one's bad.
It's presently hot and humid here. Rained twice already this morning.
Well.......... all you neighbours up north, hold on and let's see what this upstart of ours does. Take care and God bless you all.
Robert Krucia.
Port of Spain

- Update.
  • From: "Robert Krucia" <krucia AT wow.net>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2002 05:32:50 -0400
To update, there was some flooding the south and central regions a few days ago. A freak storm hit and that is "normal" for this time of year. A couple houses had roofs come off. I did not hear of any major injuries thank God.
We get water spouts this time of year and some come ashore.
 Last week we had a really heavy shower come in from the west over the Northern Range. It caused a bit of flooding in Port of Spain and environs. That ran off quickly though.
The season seems to be "shifting gears" again. The shear that lasted up to earlly July seems to have gone and we've begun to get those sweltering humid days that so typify this time of year. This season seems to be slow in "winding up". I pray it does not seek to make up for it.
Glad for you guys in Antigua and the rain to replenish your water supply.
It's a holiday here today. I'm going to see if the King-fish and Carite will co-operate and jump on my line.
Bye for now.

- First Flood
  • From: "Robert & Colleen Krucia" <krucia AT wow.net>
  • Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2002 08:54:35 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
Well we had our first bit of flooding yesterday after a particularly rainy morning. Nothing major but it's begun.
After a bright start this morning we now have about a five eights to three quarter cloud cover. It's looks like it's going to be wet again later.
I'd say the season is shifting gears and getting ready to wind up a little. That system I mentioned over Texas last week has caused a significant amount of trouble for them. I guess this is "here we go".
Hi to everyone and take care..
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- Me and my BIG mouth.
  • From: "Robert & Colleen Krucia" <krucia AT wow.net>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 23:26:50 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
Well I had to go and say it yesterday and today the weather made a liar out of me. It just poured and poured today from before dawn until after two p.m. Seems we have another trough about to hit tonight into tomorrow morning and we could well be looking at some flooding soon. Hope this one is not as bad because it will spell trouble for sure. Meanwhile the rest of you folks take care.
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- Cool-O-Breeez-O
  • From: "Robert & Colleen Krucia" <krucia AT wow.net>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 00:31:18 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
       Well it's been a wonderful last few weeks. The rain has fallen with regularity and unusual precision. There has bee no flooding but showers have been almost daily, moderate and just enough to keep us out of trouble.
       The water company has not mentioned the word water shortage or drought since last December,  Oddly our rainy season last year was very dry in comparison to the norm and the dry season was anythign but. Go figure.
       I have a notion that we will begin to see some rotation showing up in these systems that keep rolling one after another into the Atlantic off Africa soon.
        Sat pics of a system over Texas that moved in this morning off the Gulf of Mexico looked like it wanted to organize but it was too late, being already over land.
       Well good folks so far so good and lets hope & pray it stays that way. Hello to all you fellow correspondents and ciao for niao.
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- The Picture Presently.
  • From: "Robert & Colleen Krucia" <krucia AT wow.net>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 08:46:57 -0400
            After reading a few posts from some of the other islands,  I observed that the islands north of us all seem to have had a really dry "Dry Season". No one posted from Barbados as yet but while there I was talking to Andrew from our hotel. He said Barbados had had no rain for three months (up until two weekends ago). The place was pretty dry. We took a drive inland and it looked really brown, the kind of bush fire hazard you really don't want to see.
           Conversely our dry season here has been so wet, I have not seen or heard of a single bush fire! That is extremely unusual. Whatever there might have been would have been pretty small. The hills are all green except where people are cutting into the mountainside to build. That's a story all by itself, I'm not going there now. It's too much. The picture attached is taken in March (!!) after one showery morning, note the cloud cover on the very green hill (middle of the dry season).
           We last had a "dry season" like this about five years ago. As far as I could tell nothing significant happened after that to say it heralded anything in particular (for us anyway).  Systems coming off the African continent seem to be south of their usual latitude. That puts us a little more in the crosshairs since we're south of the action most of the time. Take care people and keep praying.
Bye for now.


- Checking in.
  • From: "Robert & Colleen Krucia" <krucia AT wow.net>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 22:51:22 -0400
Hi Gert and fellow correspondents. Here we go again, another season of banana roulette.

 Spent a great weekend in Barbados 2 weeks ago at a really nice little
 hotel called Smuggler's Cove. It's family run,
efficient and right on the
 beach (west coast). Weather was bright and very breezy, just right for
 the sailing regatta. No fish caught, but Captain Andrew Tempro from
 our hotel tried his best, they just weren't interested.

 Things seem to be happeing a little further south than usual but it's
 still early, we'll see what 2002 brings.
 Me? I pray God spares us all this season.
 Later folks.


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