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- Drippy...
  • From: "nich shillingford" <nichs at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 09:25:09 +0000
Greetings from a very moist and drippy Nature Isle...
Its early morning here -post 5:00a.m. and some of the winds have returned.
Later into the evening -last night there were pretty stiff wind gusts to near gale force in my area though it did not last for more than about two hours. Then there were some ominous winds coming from the West but they too abated. Later followed the constant light to moderate rains and some thunderstorm activity.
There is distant thunder again rumbling this morning but the pets seem more relaxed now or are they just keeping still for What may yet arrive?
The satelite pics don't look too bad,( all things considered) at any rate more rains are expected -Nothing new!
Peace and Love from the Nature Isle always...
This is what Your Lord God asks of You- To Love Tenderly, Act Justly and Walk Humbly with Your God...Blessings to All!

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- Blustery and wet...
  • From: "nich shillingford" <nichs at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2006 23:46:57 +0000

I am located a little under a mile east of the Capital city Roseau.

Conditions have improved considerably, though -from Yesterday we have had incessant showers over much of Dominica. Of course, this is nothing new for the Nature Island of the Caribbean -especially in the rainy season!

However, There were some warranted fears over the approach of this new sytem -91L.Invest

We anticipated bad conditions and the weather bulletins were given adequate air time on some radio stations indicating that even if the island should be spared the effects of a storm or Tropical depression that there would be squally conditions with some gusts to Tropical storm force! This too was emphasized on the Weather Channel.

These bulletins were heeded. This afternoon about 4:30 in the city there were fresh wind gusts with accompanying rain bands causing some discomfort to pedestrians who tried to shelter and run in between squall lines. Needless to say Umbrellas were useless against the rain and drving wind coming apparently from the East and South East directions. Most persons headed straight home after the inclement bout which lasted about half an hour at least. It has been followed by overcast skies and a moderate rain with overhead 'Zig Zag' Lightning and thunder at times.

I think however, the observation made by the correspondent from Puerto Rico will be right -We may have to watch what seems to be a centre of Circulation forming East North East of Barbados.
In any case all of this is reminiscent of the approach and passage of Tropical Storm Debby in 1994 which affected us and Tropical Storm Iris in 1995 which made a direct hit.

Not so ironic -If this storm ever gets named it will be CALLED DEBBY!

Much is very quiet now and we await to see what next...the island is already under a Flood WATCH UNTIL 6A.M. 10th August. Its also a bit chilly- a great time for oats and what some Dominicans call 'Flour Pap'!

God's guidance to All from the Nature Isle of the Caribbean!!!

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- HELP!!!
  • From: Mark Halabecki <pioneering_mark at yahoo.ca>
  • Date: Sat, 8 Jul 2006 09:47:37 -0700 (PDT)
I REALLY do not want that system to the east of the islands to turn to a hurricane! I am praying extra hard, and would like everyone else to do the same! I am here for only 1 more month and I would like to live to return home! I don't want to experience a hurricane! I also don't want to have to be stuck inside all the time because I cannot go out in fear of landslides, mudslides, rocks falling, rivers flooding and taking me into the sea! I hope it moves more northwards and misses Dominica! Please spare Dominica!
I hope everyone gets prepared for it! Even if it doesn't turn to a hurricane, it will be a nasty storm.  I know I am going to stock up on canned stuff and batteries.  Keep safe, and I will be looking on here very often to see if there is any new news.

- Rain
  • From: Mark Halabecki <pioneering_mark at yahoo.ca>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2006 17:52:46 -0700 (PDT)
Well, after about a week of no rain, we are getting some rain right now.  Last week we had tons of rain and winds, and then a week of sun and heat.  Now, we have our rain which will be good to fill our pools and to water the vegetation.  Hope the system coming in tomorrow won't be Beryl.  We shall see.  Until next time, keep safe and enjoy the weather while you can.

- Windy
  • From: Mark Halabecki <pioneering_mark at yahoo.ca>
  • Date: Wed, 31 May 2006 12:34:16 -0700 (PDT)
I think the system that is north of Dominica is causing some weather here on the Nature Island of the Caribbean.  We are having some strong winds and rain that is off and on.  About 5 minutes ago it was raining, and now it is sunny.  Very confusing as to my planning of the day!  Hopefully this system won't turn to the first hurricane/tropical depression/tropical storm.  I don't want it to start this early in the season.  Well, continually hoping it will be a slow season.  Until next time, take care and be safe at all times!

- Finally Reprieve!
  • From: Mark Halabecki <pioneering_mark at yahoo.ca>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 20:18:18 -0700 (PDT)
Finally, during this time of the dry season, we are receiving some rain.  It is still about 27C degrees, but is cooling down now that we have the rain.  People have still be flocking to the Nature Island of the Caribbean, from their cruise ships.  I encourage people to visit the island.  It does have a lot to offer. 
I hope this upcoming hurricane season is a slow one and the Caribbean is spared.  Take care, and hope I don't have to write here a lot about any bad hurricanes hitting Dominica.

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