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- I'd call that a miss!
  • By William Smith <w_smith at compusmiths.com>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Nov 2010 10:28:05 -0400
Fortunately, Tomas took a sharp jog (or did an eyewall replacement) to the East 
last night, and then passed to the South of Pine Cay, passed over the eastern 
end of the Caicos chain, and is now receding to the NorthEast.

http://www.boatus.com/hurricanes/windFields.asp? (Thank You Lee!) is another 
good site for following the track.

We got 0.86 inches of rain yesterday (Friday) through midnight, and another 
0.95 today (Saturday), for a total of 1.81"

Peak Windspeed for Friday was 30 Miles Per Hour, and 36MPH Saturday.

Not complaining at all, I'll take that kind of a hurricane any day!


- North District-Salt Cay
  • By "Michele Belanger-Mcnair" <saltcay at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Nov 2010 06:58:57 -0700

Debbie at Salt Cay Divers reports that the ferry and dive boats are floating in their moorings; no one reports any injuries or major damage as yet.  55 mph winds registered north; on the eastern shore Debbie had rain hard enough to come in under the doors.  Sounds like the North and Eastern Districts had more rainfall and higher winds than South.


I’ll check the seawall project and report in if any news there.


Let us hope Middle and North fared well.

- Salt Cay Sat 8:20 am
  • By "Michele Belanger-Mcnair" <saltcay at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Nov 2010 05:20:51 -0700

We seem to have been spared so far, but I have not done a drive around as yet.  No idea how the dock project fared or the moored boats.  Timing was poor for this storm as there are many, many, bags and bundles of cement on our dock area for the seawall.  The DC, Carolyn Dickenson was out yesterday with several men personally wrapping tarps over the cement in an effort to protect it.  Let us hope it worked and supplies and equipment on the project came through unscathed.


The seas to the east of Salt Cay are calm compared to sunset last night when it was pounding pretty good; the western seas are rough with white caps running from the south when at sunset the west was running strong but not as rough.


Wind peaked at 2:45 am with gusts up to 35 mph per our gauge.  Rain was steady, but never really rained hard, just constant.   The sound was minimal for a storm with this much pre-arrival publicity—and I am not complaining. 


Current conditions are wind West, 10mph on average; calm out; barometer 29.71 and rising; temperature 81F and humidity at 83%.  Sky is overcast with dark clouds towards the north and Grand Turk.  It just started a light rain/spinkle south.  No idea North District as yet.

- 07.45 Providenciales Turtle Cove Sat am...
  • By ROWLAND HULL <rowland.hull at btinternet.com>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Nov 2010 11:58:09 +0000 (GMT)
07.45 Turtle Cove Providenciales
Woke up to just windy conditions, no rain and no evidence of any damage. Looks like the preparations paid off and the lack of wind 
when it pelted with rain meant no water encroachment - super.... Once again Provo dodges the bullet, but sounds like Middle Caicos got the brunt.
We can start to relax again and enjoy our wonderful location.
That's it from here - until the next time.

Rowland Hull

- Update 6
  • By Edgar Howell <howelledgar at yahoo.co.uk>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Nov 2010 11:41:31 +0000 (GMT)
North and Middle Caicos are reporting that strong winds and heavy rain moved over those islands shortly after 2am.  Parts of Bottle Creek are without electricity. Middle Caicos is reporting no electricity at this time.  Flooding, if it exists, is confined to the usual areas during heavy rainfall - this is the case for each island in the chain. 
There are no signs or reports of a storm surge associated with the passing of Tomas.   Get out the coffee/hot chocolate, steamed fish and fried cakes. This is going to be a great Saturday.

- Update 5
  • By Edgar Howell <howelledgar at yahoo.co.uk>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Nov 2010 11:15:50 +0000 (GMT)
It's morning light again and there are no signs of damage or anything out of the ordinary except the storm called Tomas.  Winds picked up over Providenciales and North Caicos shortly after 2am this morning.  Grand Turk is still reporting breezy conditions.  Rain has stopped falling over most of the country and residents are no doubt giving thanks and wondering if anything other than an ordinary summer storm passed by.  
Update 6 will speak to conditions on Middle Caicos and the extent of flooding.
A wind gust of 32 mph was recorded on the northwestern end of Providenciales some time between 2am and 6am.
Current conditions: barometric pressure 29.68 inHg; temperature 77.9 F; relative humidity 80%; winds out of the west at 8 mph.

- Tomas stirs it up
  • By Kirk Graff <yamahatci at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Nov 2010 05:17:21 -0400
Awakened at about 2:30 am by winds in the force 7-8 range and pelting
rains. Pretty much from the South , it reached it’s peak around 3:30
and began swinging West quickly. Now at 5am the winds have diminished
and it all seems like only moments ago but the nerves are still
humming. Our position does not feel the West wind quite as much but
the trees are still showing 6-7 winds. I’m sure the West coast of
Grand Turk is a mess right now, and hopefully Tomas will have moved on
enough before high tide can cause further problems.
Maybe a Middle Caicos landfall?

- 03,00 hrs Saturday Providenciales - Turtle Cove
  • By ROWLAND HULL <rowland.hull at btinternet.com>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Nov 2010 07:07:50 +0000 (GMT)
03.05 am Saturday Turtle Cove...Provo....
Time for a cup of tea.  Getting out my pencil over the excellent Stormpulse map, I reckon the eye is bang over the middle of Middle Caicos as I type.... the winds here in Turtle Cove are about 50 mph (?). The palm trees are bending nicely and the boats are rock solid. Rain not too hard, and we don't have the horrible roar that we experienced with Ike, which was truly awful. All electricity and internet on, and the digestives going down a treat. All's well.....

Rowland Hull

- Winds...
  • By Edgar Howell <howelledgar at yahoo.co.uk>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Nov 2010 06:24:02 +0000 (GMT)
Can't sleep just yet.  Within the last fifteen  minutes the winds have increased significantly.  winds which were almost non existeent are ow gusting to 25 mph from the northwest.
If the condition worsens during the night, electricity permitting, I will post another update.

- Update 4
  • By Edgar Howell <howelledgar at yahoo.co.uk>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Nov 2010 05:53:48 +0000 (GMT)
Grand Turk is now reporting rain and lightning was seen in the vicinity of Providenciles about 15 minutes ago. Thunder was  heard in the distance.  If the rain continues into the morning there is the real possibility of severe flooding and some roads are already flooded. This system called Tomas is strange indeed.
Current conditions: barometric pressure 29.62; temperature 74.3 F; relative humidity 98%; winds out of the north at 6.3
mph; light rain.  Since the rain started today we have recorded 3.5 inches on the  northwest end of Providenciales.
Whatever happened to the winds?  Was it ever really there reaching the surface?  Is it still on its way? Ahhhh, it's time for rest.

- 11.30
  • By ROWLAND HULL <rowland.hull at btinternet.com>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Nov 2010 03:55:22 +0000 (GMT)
Turtle Cove midnight, November 5.
Its just raining, and raining and raining.. very little wind, if any, but certainly raining.....
A very strange Hurricane...very still.

Rowland Hull

- Tomas Dances
  • By Kirk Graff <yamahatci at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2010 23:47:27 -0400
 at  11:30pm And it looks like the Caicos Islands may be the target yet.
Tropical storm force winds are sure to affect the entire Turks &
Caicos, but who will get the Hurricane? Tomas is a good dancer and
still has some moves left. Currently winds on Grand Turk are strong
but the whale can’t pinpoint the direction for some reason. From the
trees it looks SE to S but we get gust in the West window occasionally
also. Rain has been nil, and the street lights show the glow of a lot
of haze in the air, presumably salt. Man I hate night storms. Best to

- Update 3
  • By Edgar Howell <howelledgar at yahoo.co.uk>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Nov 2010 03:46:37 +0000 (GMT)
We have been under a large blob of cold top clouds for the better part of an hour and we are only experiencing light rain.  Over the last  five minutes there were intermittent spells of heavier rainfall and increasing winds. Maybe, just maybe we have not seen the last of Tomas as yet.   The barometric pressure has dropped a bit, however, there is not much evidence of a sustained increase in wind speed over Providenciales.
This one will be remembered for a while.

- Raining hard on Pine Cay now
  • By William Smith <w_smith at compusmiths.com>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2010 23:30:10 -0400
The rain has really picked up, but the wind speed has dropped to 2MPH, which is 
essentially nil.

The satellite weather radar on Weather Underground shows us  in the eye of the 

The Weather Channel loops showed what looked like an eyewall replacement that 
shifted the eye suddenly to the East, but it was still tracking north to the 

http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/east/watl/flash-rb.html shows it might have done 
another eyewall replacement and reformed directly on top of us at 02:45 UTC 
(10:45PM EST)

The NHC shows it still 70+ miles to the south of us, tracking right over Pine 
Cay about 6AM, and still 75MPH peak windspeeds.

Very strange storm!  At the very least, the next 6 hours won't be boring!

More News As It Happens!

- Not much happening on Pine Cay
  • By William Smith <w_smith at compusmiths.com>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2010 21:57:28 -0400
Rain just started about 9:30-ish on Pine Cay, but still only a drizzle.  The 
wind has dropped to 11MPH, and the satellite loops aren't clear if Tomas has 
taken a sharp turn to the East, started to dissipate, or is still headed our 
way.  We're going to wait another couple of hours and see...

- Elusive Tomas - Update 2
  • By Edgar Howell <howelledgar at yahoo.co.uk>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Nov 2010 01:44:34 +0000 (GMT)
It has been raining since my last update and there is a surprisingly enough absence of any winds to suggest that we are near a tropical storm or a hurricane except that the winds being reported are strictly concentrated around the core of what is the 'centre' of Tomas. 
The trough pushing Tomas to the north and east appears to be kicking Tomas into disorientation. Perhaps though, he has a last surprise in the bubble that is spinning up just south of the TCI.
Inagua reported rain with no significant winds.
Current conditions: barometrice pressure 29.68 inHg; temperature 78.4 F; relative humidity 98%; winds at 0 mph; light rain.

- Salt Cay Report
  • By "Michele Belanger-McNair" <michelemcnair at comcast.net>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2010 16:48:31 -0700

It is 7:45 pm and all is well on Salt Cay.  Wind is gusting about 14 mph, average 13 mph.  We have had higher gusts earlier.  Wind is out of the Southeast.  Sky is overcast though it tried to break through at one point this afternoon.  Barometer is 29.60 with a gradual decline.  83 degrees F with humidity of 75%, up about 10% over the last few days.  All we have had on the south is some sprigs, no measureable precipitation. 


Wifi is hit and miss as is cell service depending on where you are standing.  So if no report it is more that I can’t get a connection than panic.


I plan to keep the watch tonight and will report in when I know what is happening. 

- Update 1
  • By Edgar Howell <howelledgar at yahoo.co.uk>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2010 23:34:40 +0000 (GMT)
As the centre of Tomas nears there is dead calm over the island of Providenciales.  The quiet is
very interesting given  that we will probably experience heavy showers and thunderstorms within the next  hour and a half to two hours if the system holds.  It is beginning to rain as I write and conditions will deteriorate.
Providenciales, North Caicos and Middle Caicos will probably feel the brunt of the  hurricane force winds associated with Tomas much later tonight.
Current conditions: barometric pressure 29.62 inHg; temperature 81.5 F; relative humidity 75% winds out of the southeast at 0 mph.
The tale will be told as the night progresses.  We are about to face the music again.  Stay safe!

- Calm before....
  • By "Robert Sonderman" <safari at tciway.tc>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2010 17:43:56 -0400

All quiet on Provo.  By 3:00 pm about 20% of the residences were partially shuttered,  versus  from only 10% this morning.  The supermarket parking lot was chock full.  Now we’re just waiting.

- Tomas - Calling after dark?
  • By Edgar Howell <howelledgar at yahoo.co.uk>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2010 18:24:33 +0000 (GMT)
Residents across the Turks and Caicos Islands are preparing for the approach or near encounter with hurricane Tomas.  We have had very little to no rainfall and people used the day to purchase food items  and supplies to secure their homes from wind and rain.  There was a line up at the propane (cooking gas) depot this morning and some residents have finalised their preparations and have settled in for the storm. 
Tomas seems to be struggling somewhat and we will have to wait out the night to see what actually happens. Despite the shifting forecast path and the uncertainties about what the wind speed of Tomas will be  as the storm passes the TCI, residents are being cautious. Tomas' forward speed has increased and hopefully this will mean that Tomas will not hang around long enough to cause significant wind damage.
Current conditions on Providenciales: barometric pressure 29.62 inHg; temperature 84 F; wind out of the east at 3.6 mph; relative humidity 59%.   

- Fwd: Turtle Cove Providenciales Turks and Caicos
  • By Gert van Dijken <gert at vandijken.com>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2010 07:44:03 -0700

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: ROWLAND HULL <rowland.hull at btinternet.com>
Date: Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 7:12 AM

Hi Gert
All bunkered down here in Turtle Cove  in a somewhat humid Turks and Caicos whilst we wait for Tomas to rear ugly head. Boat secured, (it rode well thru Ike), and spits of rain just starting. All banks closed, schools shut etc. This time much more information from the authorities (well done to them)  in good time as well as evidence of better preparaton.. great stuff. Internet and cells all ok..... they were a godsend two years ago. Feel much for those poor souls in Haiti..what a time they are having....

Rowland Hull

Gert van Dijken
Caribbean Hurricane Network

- Hocus Pocus - approaching from the south...
  • By Edgar Howell <howelledgar at yahoo.co.uk>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2010 20:50:33 +0000 (GMT)
Tomas, somewhere in the elongated area of showers and thunderstorms to the southwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands, is forecast to be headed in this general direction.  It is expected that the 'centre' of Tomas will pass near to the westernmost islands in the chain late Friday evening and into Saturday morning.
Residents in the islands have secured the necessary emergency supplies and some have taken steps to put up hurricane shutters.  Schools have been ordered closed and preparations are on the way to open hurricane shelters as the need arises. 
The approach from the southwest coupled with the rainfall potential in the northeast quadrant of the storm could spell trouble.
Rain, associated with the outer fringes of the storm could begin to spread over the country later tonight.
Current conditions as the sun prepares to bid us farewell: high cirrus clouds; winds out of the east at 8 mph; barometric pressure is 29.68 InHg; and the temperature is 85.3 F.

- Greetings from Pine Cay...
  • By William Smith <geekho at me.com>
  • Date: Thu, 04 Nov 2010 01:01:01 -0400
We're preparing for the storm, feeling for the folks in Haiti who don't need 
any more bad weather!

I'm doing a continuous upload of pictures from my various webcams to:


and my simple (reads well on mobile browsers and Polycom IP phones) weather 
conditions webpage at:


are still being updated about every minute, as is airport code PIC at Weather 
Underground.  As long as the power and Internet stay up, I'll turn the outside 
lights on tomorrow night for the hurricane.

This afternoon's forecast had Tomas passing directly over Pine Cay, but now 
it's trending off towards North Caicos, and might miss us by ten whole miles!  

Actually, as we discovered with Hannah/Ike, that's a good thing for the entire 
TCI, the southerly winds on the west side of the hurricane push the water off 
the Caicos Bank, while the northerly winds on the East side pile the water up 
on the Bank.  We had an 8-foot storm surge for Hannah/Ike, and we'll avoid a 
repeat if Tomas goes off to the East of the TCI.

More News As It Happens!


- Tomas
  • By "Sam Hunt" <sam at nwhamiltonrealty.tc>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Nov 2010 13:23:08 -0400

Greeting s from Sunny Providenciales in Turks & Caicos. So far it has been a nice and quite year for everyone here in Turks & Caicos. But it looks like that might be about to change with the oncoming TOMAS. Feeling it for poor Haiti as it looks like there is going to be a lot of rain heading there way as well as ours shortly. It might not be up there as a major hurricane and hopefully it doesn’t, but we all know that island can’t deal with lots of rain. And especially with so many people still not in proper housing.


The path’s do seem to place it a bit to the west but as Gert mentioned it’s a big mass of a storm so it will still reach. I think from Turks & Caicos point of view we will get lots of rain over the weekend with some forecast’s even saying it might go up and then down and around, a bit like Hanna a few years ago.


Anyway of to get a nice curry for lunch now, prayers go out to Haiti and fingers crossed it doesn’t hit them or anyone to badly.


Sam Hunt

Associate Broker/Manager




PO Box 381, Suite 106,

Neptune Court,Grace Bay,


Turks & Caicos Islands


Tel:  (649) 946-4042

Fax: (649) 946-4043

Mob: (649) 331-4066

Website:  http://www.nwhamiltonrealty.tc











- Possible Missing boat with one aboard update
  • By "MPL" <yamahatci at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2010 10:13:17 -0400
Title: Possible Missing boat with one aboard update

Apparently he was not missing. He knew where he was all the time. Just no one else knew. No other details available.

- Possible Missing boat with one aboard.
  • By "MPL" <yamahatci at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2010 17:28:00 -0400
Title: Possible Missing boat with one aboard.

Missing sailing vessel with experienced owner aboard. Forty foot (or so) white sail boat with wide blue stripe. (Looks like a Morgan.) Missing since yesterday afternoon. I believe the name is Sherpa. Last seen at Hawksnest Anchorage Grand Turk South Shore.

US Coast Guard has been alerted apparently. Anyone with info please contact either US Coast Guard or captain at tciway.tc. More details when available.

- Earls legacy in GT
  • By "MPL" <yamahatci at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2010 11:47:59 -0400
Title: Earls legacy in GT

So.. sitting here in the bright sunny clear day, I have to think, Whew! That could have been so much worse. My Grandpas name was Earl. Some similarities are apparent. There will be some collateral damage to the coast and the foliage, but it could have been so much worse. I miss-spoke a couple times yesterday. First about the boats, being too late to do anything with them, at the last post. I witnessed some brave souls moving a slamming and crashing boat away from one dock around 5 pm and spoke with another friend who moved his boat around 7pm. All I can say is I am so glad no one got hurt. Earl was maybe our 6th hurricane since David in Freeport and all have been owning boats. There is a point where the boat is not worth the risk to life and limb.
Everybody looks in pretty good shape this time, but waiting to the last minute is just not a good idea. Second was the typo on Hurricane Ike. Although it seems like just last year.

Now all we have to do is wash the salt off and hope Earl keeps out to sea. Good luck to those in Carolinas and Nova Scotia. Both places have big history with Grand Turk and Salt Cay.

- Salt Cay: Final on Earl
  • By Michele Belanger-McNair <saltcay at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2010 05:41:00 -0700
All if fine on Salt Cay.  Drive around shows no damage; all boats are apparently fine.  Rough seas, broken ceiling with a threat of some rain, wind out of the SW.  Another day in paradise.

- Salt Cay, TCI Pre-Dawn
  • By Michele Belanger-McNair <saltcay at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2010 03:01:15 -0700
Good morning from Salt Cay.  The sky is mostly clear with some rain clouds scattered; stars are still out and the surf is still pounding.  Wind is from the SW at about 15-20 mph.  The sound of wind was definitely diminished in the house before I went outside.  It appears we had little if no rain during the night.  There have been NO interruptions in power, phone or internet services.  I will do a drive around the island and dock and update our status later this morning.  After the devastation of Ike on Salt Cay in 2008, it appears we can breath a temporary sigh of relief.

- Salt Cay, TCI
  • By Michele Belanger-McNair <saltcay at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 17:01:05 -0700
It is dark on Salt Cay now.  Today has been gusting winds that I can only  conservatively estimate at approximately 35-50 mph at times not having weather equipment.  It sounds right now as if the winds are kicking up a little more and it is starting to rain.  Seas are rough but the two large boats at Deane's Dock are so far riding it out okay on their moorings.   The seawall appears to be holding though it is taking a severe beating.  The eastern shore has had a pounding surf that I can easily see at ground level on the southern part of the island.  There appears to be no obvious damage as I drove around near sunset.  People are in their homes or in the two island shelters.  Most homes are boarded up and waiting it out.  There has been some rain, but nothing hard or sustained since weather escalated about 1pm.  I have been able to keep several shutters open on my home with no problem. Wind is out of the NE.  We so far have had continuous power and no break in internet service or phones.  We are hopeful this is the worst of it but will remain vigilant through the night.

- GT Monday afternoon 31st
  • By "MPL" <yamahatci at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 16:21:45 -0400
Title: GT Monday afternoon 31st

Sitting here looking at the NOAA visible image of Earl sends a shudder through my bones. One has to wonder how we can not get smashed by this giant storm. Hurricane Ike put a deep fear into everyone in the Turks side of this chain of Islands. I have heard more people saying it can’t hit us than ever before. There are still houses blown apart near this date 2009 dotting the island.

Hopefully a glancing blow on the soft side of the storm is all we will experience. Another wave is sliding through as I write with whipping gusts and sideways rain. Once again on the North shore, so far. North Creek is churning like we haven’t seen in quite some time, maybe since Hortense. It was too dark to see with Ike. There will be a couple boat casualties Im afraid. Hopefully not too serious. I had to leave our boat in the water this time. It is not a happy boat out there pitching in 2 to 3 foot chop. The roar of the North reef is distinct in those moments of calm. Unfortunately a sleepless night again as Earl looks to be his closest at around 11pm. High tide is about 1am and it is lower than today’s noon tide. We should be ok on that front. I dont know though, after 4pm and the tide has not yet retreated. I hope the power stays on. The fans somewhat drown out the noise of the weather. The wait is nerve-racking.

- EARL...
  • By Edgar Howell <howelledgar at yahoo.co.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 17:17:11 +0000 (GMT)
We are looking east again!
Sunny skies, choppy seas, brisk winds and high clouds on the horizon tell a story that we are all too familiar with.  Earl is passing by, or will pass by, or should comtemplate moving himself a few hundred miles further east and north of TCI.
Prepartions are well on the way in the Turks and Caicos Islands.  Schools closed at noon and government offices and banks will close at 2pm until further notice.  Residents are stocking up on the usual supplies, lining up at the filling stations and some residents are putting up shutters.  The Department for Disaster Management and Emergencies will no doubt open shethers later today.  Sandbags are available from the Red Cross.
Will report of actual weather conditions later.

- Temperature sensor wrong (hit by lightning?)
  • By "William P.N. Smith" <w_smith at compusmiths.com>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2010 10:39:27 -0400
And as soon as I published the above, the temperature sensor went berzerk and started reporting 105 degrees. Please ignore the temperature (and RH and dewpoint) from geekho.com/wanda until further notice.

It's clearing here now, but still very overcast, and the satellite loops look like we're not out of the woods yet. We're probably out of the Invest 97 storm, but there's another something building off to our east that might (*) give us some more rain today or tomorrow.

(*) Or might not.  We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!

- Heavy Rain and Strong Winds
  • By Edgar Howell <howelledgar at yahoo.co.uk>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2010 12:17:09 +0000 (GMT)
Heavy rain and gusty winds associated with lightning and thunder pounded the islands last night and into the early morning.  Wind gusts, in some places, were in excess of 50 mph.  The skies are overcast and this is likely to continue, with intermittently  heavy showers, for the better part of the day. Motorists on Providenciales are not hampered by the flooding along sections of the Leeward Highway.
The system appears  more organised and may strengthen as she tracks through the Bahamas today. Stay Safe!

- Quite the Invest!
  • By "William P.N. Smith" <w_smith at compusmiths.com>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2010 02:46:05 -0400
Invest 97, not to be confused with a tropical storm or even depression, is sure giving us some serious weather!

On Pine Cay yesterday (Wednesday), we got 2.09 inches of rain and a peak windspeed of 42MPH, so far today (2:30AM) we've had another 1.02" of rain and a peak windspeed of 34MPH.

Cold (well, noticeably cooler) and dark at about 4PM, howling gale, nearly continuous thunder this evening, this weather pattern that couldn't decide what it wanted to do over the last couple of days really took off!

Besides the usual Weather Underground PWS (search for airport code PIC), there's a webpage at geekho.com/wanda that's updated every minute if you want to keep track of the weather. It's a very simple page, so it comes up quickly on mobile browsers, etc.


  • By Edgar Howell <howelledgar at yahoo.co.uk>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2010 01:06:58 +0000 (GMT)
Our first brush with a tropical system for the 2010 hurricane season is here.  An area of disturbed weather approached the Turks and Caicos islands earlier today.  Grand Turk reported rain, gusty winds and overcast skies beginning early this afternoon. Thunder was heard over North and Midle Caicos.  Providenciales is currently experiencing strong wind gusts at times with heavy and continuous rainfall.    The barometric pressure is 29.85 inches; Temperature 76.3 F; Relative Humidity 98%; winds are out of the north at 12 km/h  gusting to 59 km/h and the rainfall is estimated at 1.5 inches since 4 pm today.
Localised flooding is expected in some areas.  

- First Report of the year from TCI
  • By "sam" <sam at nwhamiltonrealty.tc>
  • Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 11:52:30 -0400

Hi All.


I was meant to start reporting last year, but thankfully it was a quite one and work was keeping me occupied anyway. Today the weather in Provo is nice, a light breeze and the sun is out  with a little bit of cloud cover. Last week we had the first large rain fall of 2010, leaving most of the usual roads flooded. I think the rain started early Thursday morning around 3am and went on for at least 12 hours. The island did need the rain but not that much in one go. Anyway off to get some lunch now and hopefully if I have done this right my post will be up and I will be able to keep posting throughout the season.


Have a blessed day.


Sam Hunt

Associate Broker/Manager




PO Box 381, Suite 106,

Neptune Court,Grace Bay,


Turks & Caicos Islands


Tel:  (649) 946-4042

Fax: (649) 946-4043

Mob: (649) 331-4066

Website:  http://www.nwhamiltonrealty.tc











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