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  • From: "Karen Vyborny" <knotimpaired at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2007 07:13:18 -0400
Low and behold shortly after midnight the skies opened up and we rejoiced at hearing rain falling on our tin roof.  Could we be finally coming into our rains? We certainly hope so!!! We had a total of .98" for the day. Enough for us to skip watering the plants for a day or two :)
Last tuesday we had a earthquake centered just north of Culebra that I had the pleasure of being outside and feeling the earth shake. The reason? We recently adopted a (now) 6 week old puppy named "Coqui Perro". She had some "business" outside she wanted to attend to. If you are on the island you can meet her most tuesday nights at the "Coqui Cafe" at around 6 pm. That is where we adopted her from, hence her name.
I was invited to join a new weather site yesterday. www.cwmro.com/forums/index.php. Yes it is a Canadian site but I have a feeling that it will also provide lots of interesting information on the tropics and many members from down here. We also will add a link for them on our weather page www.viequesweather.com.
Hope everyone made it through the downpours safely and are rejoicing along with us on the much needed rain.
Attached is a photo of Coqui Perro stealing some cat food from our blind cat, Fortunata.

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- Vieques
  • From: "Karen Vyborny" <knotimpaired at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 17:27:25 -0400
Our local radar is still out. It has been for 3-4 days, mostly off but occasionally we can get it.
We are hearing thunder and seeing flashes to our NW and see by Stormcarib radar we also have something to the south so tonight should be interesting.
Yesterday we received 2.72" of rain. So far we have received 8.43" for October. Our average is about 7.75 for the month. You can see our weather station logs here.
Also check out the photo of a awesome iguana that parked itself in our front yard this afternoon. He/she was about 4.5' overall. He/she never moved with the exception of thrashing the tail if one of our cats got too close.
Stay dry everyone.
Karen & Lee

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- Vieques
  • From: "Karen Vyborny" <knotimpaired at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2006 15:40:38 -0400
I must say September was a washout (no pun intended) as far as rain goes.
The total for the month was a mere 3.31". The average for the month is 6.46".
Ironically, of the 3.31", 1.16" of that was received on this past friday and yesterday.
October started off with a massive thunder and lightening show at about 4:45 a.m. this morning and from then until approximately 6:15 a.m. we received 1.61" of rain for a total rainfall of 2.77" for the last 3 days.
Has the rainy season begun???
Don't forget to go to www.playacofi.com for live weather and Vieques information.

- Vieques
  • From: "Karen Vyborny" <knotimpaired at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2006 18:03:13 -0400
Well my friends, things have been rather quiet so we also have. Now things are changing.
That said, we have what may become our next TD to the east of us and it bears watching.
For those in the Spanish Virgin Islands keep a eye out for our weather page at www.playacofi.com.
We have all of the up to date sats & storm info. Just scroll on the left to see what catches your interest.
Karen & Lee
Playa Cofi

- And the thunder rolls
  • From: Anita Hrivnatz <dbllibra at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 13:06:40 -0700 (PDT)
Here in Vieques, we enjoyed the light show with out
having to pay as high of a price - to my knowledge
there were no power outages.
Mostly, everyone is just complaining about a lost
nights sleep.


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- Vieques
  • From: "Karen Vyborny" <knotimpaired at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2006 22:03:55 -0400
Some of us meet friends and will miss if they pass.
We lost Jerry the other day and as we watch Chris go by, let me share his life he spent with us.


Gerard F. Wallace, 61 years - July 30, 2006
Gerard F. Wallace, 61, was stricken Sunday, July 30, 2006 on his way to vacation in Maine. Born in New York City on November 9, 1944 he was the son of Joseph and Phyllis Wallace.

He graduated from Beverly High School and attended Northeastern University where he played on the basketball and football teams. Gerry was a Beverly firefighter for many years, as well as, the President of the Fire Union for more than 20 years. As President he worked to improve the lives of hard working men, women and their families.

A member of both the Union and Elks Clubs, Gerry will leave many friends behind. He is survived by his wife, Linda E. (Brine) Wallace, his children, Shannon A. Wallace, Daniel J. Wallace, Patrick N. Wallace, and daughter-in-law, Gretchen A. Wallace. A loving brother, he also leaves behind Stephen M. Wallace, sister-in law, Roxanne Wallace, Sisters, Jan Miller and Barbara Jobin and nephews and nieces.

A resident of Vieques, Puerto Rico for the last 10 years, Gerry will leave many dear friends behind there as well. While in Vieques and in Beverly he was a true competitor and enjoyed playing dominoes, trivial pursuit, horseshoes, Jeopardy and anything else that sparked friendly competition. He could often be found reading a good book on the beach or socializing with his many friends. A comical man with a heart-of-gold he was a happy sight to all those with whom he came in contact. Gerry will be missed greatly and was a proud father, brother, and husband.

A memorial service will be held in the First Baptist Church, 221 Cabot St.,Beverly on Friday, August 4, 2006 at 1 P.M.
Memorial Contributions can be sent to the Andy Hawryluk Firefighter Scholarship Fund (mail to 1 Tudor Rd., Beverly, MA. 01915 Attn: Brian Miller) or the Shriners Hospital-Boston, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA. 02114, 617-722-3000.
Jerry spent many years with Tio, Linda, Casey and Clapper. He also was a guest at our house. Lee and I walked down today and looked at his tire track when he last left.
We will miss him speak words, he was a great guy, we all loved him, he smiled everyday and he loved his wife and kids along with us more than anyone could.
We are sending photos from last Labor Day when he enjoyed a party here . This will be for his wife and children.
Jerry was the one you wanted to live next to you, a dinner guest and a best friend.
If someone wants to cry, cry for him. That is how special he was to us.
Lee and I will miss him, we are sorry to loose him.

- Vieques
  • From: "Karen Vyborny" <knotimpaired at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2006 13:03:20 -0400
So far, so good. Rain has not hit but the radar does show some headed our way.
All in all, we think Vieques will be relatively quite.

- Vieques
  • From: "Karen Vyborny" <knotimpaired at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2006 07:23:52 -0400
Like the rest of the local area we received a hit from the first low of the season.
Since the NHC discussion said there may be a possibility of 50-60 knot winds in the thunderstorms we decided to take our sails down and clear the patio which took about 2 hours (1900 sf patio). Actually we were happy to have the low since it was a good trial run for us as far as securing the outside and timing, etc.
All in all we received .71" of rain which fell short of the predicted amount but we are still thankful for what we got. The highest gust we received here at the house was 24 mph but that is not representative to what the island received in other areas. We are on the north coast in somewhat of a swale so I imagine the higher locations received much higher gusts.
We were very concerned about loosing our banana trees since this is the first year that we have fruit but this morning they are standing tall. Their leaves are shredded all to **** but they made it through.
Lets hope that this is not an early Cape Verde season.
Stay dry everyone.

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- Vieques
  • From: "Karen Vyborny" <knotimpaired at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Wed, 3 May 2006 06:28:10 -0400
It appears the rainy season may be upon us.
On Monday May 1st Vieques received .98" of rain and yesterday we received another 1.07". We woke this morning to a downpour and in just a bit more than a hour we got .71" for a 3 day total 2.76".
We can only keep our fingers crossed it continues for a while so cisterns get a chance to fill up.
Keep an eye out for Vieques news and weather at www.playacofi.com.
This photo was taken yesterday morning looking e/ne towards Culebra from just west of Mosquito Pier.

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