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- Update
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT coqui.net>
  • Date: Sat, 3 Apr 2004 17:40:02 -0400

Vieques 1730 hrs. 04-03-2004 Very heavy haze starting this morning. Any one know what it is? African? Volcanic? Extraterrestrial? Or the US Navy?

Vernon


veiw south twds Esperanza.JPG

- Update
  • From: "Vernon" <vernon AT coqui.net>
  • Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2003 13:32:58 -0400
To Bonaire..... The winds right now are all around Vieques. The windows on the house are "singing"....... singing loudly. Skies clear, temperature 76 /24C and it's a great day to do nothing.......
Vernon 

- Update
  • From: "Vernon" <vernon AT coqui.net>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2003 19:06:48 -0400
Feliz Navidad
Vieques, Puerto Rico.

- Update
  • From: "Vernon" <vernon AT coqui.net>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 21:03:45 -0400
9:00 PM waves of heavy rain since 5:00 PM. One after the other. Boy it is going to be green here. Not good for snorkeling or diving. But the island will be pretty. 
Vernon

- Update
  • From: "Vernon" <vernon AT coqui.net>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 18:01:03 -0400
Very, very wet.....

Not a beach day.JPG

- Update
  • From: "Vernon" <vernon AT coqui.net>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 07:48:28 -0400
Woke up this morning to rain, rain and more rain. Yet we still have electricity. Very strange.
Vernon

- Update
  • From: "Vernon" <vernon AT coqui.net>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 21:30:12 -0400
Very still and calm in Vieques. I'm feeling uncomfortable about this. All you islanders please tell me you just have beaucoup rain and nothing much else. (small wind) And of course all is well. 
Vernon
Vieques

- Vieques
  • From: "Vernon" <vernon AT coqui.net>
  • Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2003 16:48:43 -0400
We are having a beautiful cool, gray and rainy day. I hope it will last through tomorrow.
Vernon

- Update
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT coqui.net>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2003 17:55:31 -0400
The rain has been off and on. Not a time for the beach but a great time to refresh friendships and acquaintances. A time to think about how green the island is going to be in a few days. (And just how much the grass will have grown. Always a small downside to everything.) 
Vernon

- Update
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2003 16:18:42 -0400

My prayers today are for Bermudians.

   I lived in Bermuda many years ago and experienced one small hurricane. The causeway from the main part of the island to St Davidís (airport) was awash for days. Absolutely nothing passed over it. The island doesnít sit very high out of the ocean and it is susceptible to big waves taking away a lot of beach sand and running into some low lying areas.

vernon

 

FYI. After that storm I remember finding an uncovered wreck 20-30 yards out in front of Elbow beach hotel in about 20 feet of water. The anchor and beams got recovered in just a few weeks after the storm.


- Fabian
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2003 08:10:00 -0400
I believe many of the people on this board can appreciate just how little this storm (Fabian) missed us by. And those that have been through a storm like this give thanks and pray the  rest of the "season" we will be as lucky.
Vernon
Vieques 

- Update
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2003 12:47:28 -0400
Lovely rain........... with patches of sunlight.  Two days hence and all will be emerald green again.
Vernon

- Update
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2003 20:39:26 -0400
Not much rain so far... we are hoping for some 1/2 inch or so.

- Update
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003 08:02:28 -0400
The heat has arrived....... It would be very nice to have some rain with it.
vernon

- Update
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2003 08:14:29 -0400
Has anyone else noticed how cool it is during the night?  This is August and we haven't had the heat....yet.
Vernon

- Update
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 19:33:53 -0400
Not too much rain today. All has become quiet again. Except for the frogs (tree frogs) and crickets this evening.
 
My thoughts and prayers return to the people of Monteserrat.
Vernon

- Update
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 10:34:26 -0400
A nice heavy rain this AM.. Sunny skies now. Some breezes. No problems.
 

- Update
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 21:49:26 -0400
With a little rain Montserrat could be turned into a concrete slab. I pray for everyone there.
v.

- Update
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2003 21:42:20 -0400
 
 
There seems to be a "bump" about 14 or 15 degrees North to the east.
    
Berry of St. T has made an excellent observation. I also pray that a "Hugo" doesn't pass by for a visit.
 
   We speak of the experiences of big hurricanes with great glee at the local bar. But I remember the days after a hurricane were a terrible time.... No water....  No Electric... No phone.. No TV...No ice for drinks...  and foodstuffs were severely limited. Washing up out of a rain barrow and flushing with a bucket of sea water is great bar talk. But It wasn't fun after the first few days. We couldn't even get to an airport to retreat to some place else. We lived here and were bound to stay and clean up.  And even good rice gets old after 20 days.
     And if it does stop raining after the storm.... Then you don't have any water in the rain barrow and the cistern is shared with those that have no cistern.
 
How many hurricanes have the readers of this board been through. I think it would be interesting to see the posts.
     I personally remember "David" and I have a fleeting memory of a small one before that. David was a government lie. NOAA said seas "three to five".  David took out the pier in Esperanza, Vieques. And some an idiot in a "big power boat " took out four other boats tied to the pier, all by himself, by running across their stern lines.
    I prefer to reminisce about ancient hurricanes than to have a new experience.
Vernon
Vieques.
 

- Update
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2003 18:30:27 -0400
  FYI.    Attachment is link to monserrat Volcano info...
 
vernon
Vieques
 

Montserrat Volcano.url

- Update
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2003 18:14:52 -0400
 
 
Heavy rain and wind early morning. Overcast gray skies all day. Cool and overcast to the horizon this PM. Not much wind since this AM.
Vernon  
Vieques PR 

- Update
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2003 21:30:56 -0400
 
 
I see most of you to the south and east are getting some rain. We could use a little rain here. My jasmine and bananas are starting to wilt.   Let all of us hope/pray we can get through this season without problems.
Vernon
Vieques
 

- Update
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2003 09:43:22 -0400
Big winds last night. Grey skies today. It has been chilly for the past three days.
 
 
For the French Departments....
 
Vente fort soufflant par raffalle la nuit derniere. Ciel gris aujourd hui. Il a fait tres frais pendant ces trois derniers jours.  
 
vernon
Vieques

- Update
  • From: "vernon" <vernon AT xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2003 11:56:42 -0400
June 1st beginning of hurricane season? Nope.... 1908 March 6-9 (cat 2) and a few others in April and May.
Click on link (unisys weather..) to site then click Archive 1851-2000 look for the  arrival times.
 
   The feeling in Vieques by older people  (us older people being dumber than the young people) is that this coming hurricane season will be more than what has been predicted by the Scientists. Papaya, mango, Robles trees, flowers of all kinds are blooming, fruiting and dropping seeds. I can't give away fruit lately.
vernon
Vieques
ps. I have put up most of my hurricane panels these past few days.
 
link and email scanned by Norton and are safe to open.

Unisys Weather Hurricane-Tropical Data.url

Robles 001.jpg

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