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Wondering if someone is ok? Interested about a property? I have opened a Pleas for Help bulletin board for Anguilla in order to communicate with each other. It is divided in 4 different sections (People, Properties, News, General) to keep things more organized. Hope it helps, Gert.

Anguilla focused weather info can also be found on the public Facebook group Anguilla Tropical Weather by Roy Peacock.

- 110 years young
  • By Joanie Howard <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:54:06 +0100
Good Evening to Everybody,
I have nothing to add on Anguilla, and there is plenty on the internet regarding progress. What I did want to say is, there is an amazing Jamaican lady who lives about 15 miles away from me in Shap, Cumbria. She came to the UK in the 1970s to help her daughter Doreen who is 87. Her name is Amy Johnson and she was I10 yesterday, she was counting her cards from the Queen and when the reporter said she was 110 she put her head back and roared with laughter "Good Lord I am 110" and laughed again. She is amazing and epitomizes the spirit of the Caribbean. If you want to see more look up www.bbbc.co.uk/cumbria.
As an aside, I take back my frustrations of my last post, KLM has put me on the direct flight from Amsterdam to St Martin on 1st  December, so I will be home soon.
Have a great night if you can.
All the best,
JH
Little Bay Barn

- Ophelia
  • By Joanie Howard <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2017 22:33:36 +0100
Good Evening Everyone.
This evening the wind is howling, the leaves are flying, plus a few branches as well, I have skylights here in The Little Bay Barn and if I have them open even a crack Small brown dog and I are covered in Oak, Beech, sycamore and Ash leaves in a few moments, the river is up, almost over it"s banks, this is Ophelia in the Lake District, I think the gusts are only 70-80 MPH, but they are certainly making their presence felt., but nothing like Irma or Maria we would just call this just a rather wild and stormy night..
I am in a state of extreme frustration, I have been checking the flights daily since 06 Sept, and I have a ticket booked 01 Dec from manchester to Amsterdam to Curacao to St Martin, and today I checked Juliana airport"s arrivals and saw that an Air France plane arrived direct from Paris Charles de Gaul at 1.45PM on time, but will AF tell me when they are flying direct, will they Hell!! No direct flights until they know not when. aaaarrgh
I will just have to wait, aaargh again.
In the meantime, I wish you all a good night.
JH
Little Bay Barn.

- WIND SPEEDS
  • By Steve Donahue <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:22:53 -0400
my vantage pro 2 stopped working during Irma at 105 mph.  Many here in Anguilla 
are trying to find out max sustained winds/max gusts. If anyone has the info 
for Anguilla/St. Martin love to get the word out. I HEARD 175 and 205 gusts but 
that has never been confirmed. My weather station is up and running again but 
anguilla-weather.com is onl updated when I am running generator and on desktop. 
Supplies are slowly starting to arrive
but slowly. Ferries are up and running to SXM and planes will be arriving there 
starting today. Still some lines at banks for cash as 
very few places take credit cards but gas lines have dropped way off. ANGLEC 
says hope to have power island wide by end of year. Since I am pretty much at 
the end of the line in the West End, guess it will be a long wait. 

Steve Donahue
tainos at anguillanet.com
Sent from my iPad


- 1 MONTH IRMA UPDATE
  • By Steve Donahue <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2017 09:57:20 -0400
Sea Bourne Airlines has started flights in to Anguilla from Puerto Rico - 
believe 3 days a week. St. Martin airport is scheduled to open 10 Oct. and 
several ferries are now offering service from the Blowing Point Police Station 
(the ferry terminal is gone) to the police station at the Simpson Bay bridge. 
Assume shuttle is provided to airport. Several more hotels have announced they 
will not be opening until the spring, including Zemi Beach. Best bet for 
tourist is to book a villa. Villa managers will not be renting any villa not 
ready for guests and they know the up to date situation. Schools have opened, 
most of the gas lines are gone and grocery stores are becoming well stocked. 
Ferryboat has opened along with Tasty's and lots of roadside stands.  Electric 
is slow because of the very large number of downed poles, but now restored out 
several miles from the Valley. Heard electric will be restored to the east end 
as there was much less damage there than in the west. Cash is easier to get at 
ATMs but there are still limits in place.  Big problem continues to be access 
to building suPplies but there appears to be a large quantity of concrete 
available. And the beaches are still beautiful. Cheers,

Steve Donahue
tainos at anguillanet.com
Sent from my iPad


Steve Donahue
tainos at anguillanet.com
Sent from my iPad


- We're in St John USVI
  • By Gianna <denisgianna at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2017 13:32:54 +0000 (UTC)
Tortola is right next to us...four short miles.
Like Tortola, St John suffered major damage. We have 750 beautiful villas, and 95% need repair. Some are roofless, some, like the one in which we took refuge, have every single window and door blown out and substantial water damage. Irma brought winds of 250 mile/hour with stronger twisters to 270 miles/hour. We have sketchy Internet areas now, but no power except for the lucky few with a working generator. I say working because, not being used and poorly serviced, some quit right after Irma and are now silent. Water damage from Maria is extensive, particularly because Irma opened grooves and weakened or tore fixtures. Food and gas were scarce or non-existent for the first five days after Irma,but this torture was prolonged by Maria, that took out our only source of provisions: Puerto Rico.

US organizations shuttled food and water by helicopter from Puerto Rico until it went down. St Thomas airport was out of commission until last week, with small planes turned upside down on the tarmac, so a Navy ship was stationed out in the ocean for a while. Private organizations such as Bloomberg set up clinics and donated money and equipment. FEMA set up a shelter by a (heavily damaged) school and is serving meals. Cruz Bay is a boating cemetery. One hundred and three boats sheltered in Hurricane Hole in Coral Bay. Only eight survived. Coral By is located the closest to Tortola and it will take six months before they regain electricity. I saw a picture of Jost VanDike, BVI taken from the air. The island is bare and all homes are destroyed. The US Coast guard evacuated a number of people from it right after Irma.

Let me know if you need more. Ask for specifics.

Gianna

 


- The Spirit of Anguilla
  • By Joanie Howard <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2017 19:20:23 +0100
Good Evening to Everyone,
Gert has asked all correspondents to update circumstances on their Island, as most of you will know I am not there, Steve, Jed and Kelvin have been doing an excellent job and all I can report is how personally I have been affected and encouraged by my Angullian friends and neighbours. My friend Ozzie (Daddy) Harrigan has said " come back Joanie, I have a generator for you, don't worry we will look after you." My lovely Dominican special firearms policeman whom I lend my apartment to when I am away, and who I talked to today because I have been so worried about his family in Dominica, who have lost everything and are living in a shelter, but are alive and OK. He told me he has gas for cooking, no damage in the apartment, and something I had forgotten, I put a gravity feed tap from the cistern in the garage, so he has water, he can boil to drink, he can flush the toilet and can fill a bucket and pour it over him for a shower and he has tilly lamps for light, he is fine he says. Incidentally he did also say, no looting as such in Anguilla.
Every time I call and make contact with Anguilla, I get off the phone encouraged and inspired by the kindness, resilience and spirit of the people.
I shall return with my small brown dog as soon as Air France and GB Express can transport me. 
I wish as good an evening as you can have to everybody, fool moon tomorrow night, I believe, enjoy it for me, we are covered with rain and mud, hail and clouds from remnants of Lee and Maria.
JH
Little Bay Barn 

- ANGUILLA UPDATE
  • By Steve Donahue <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2017 20:56:00 -0400
It's now been 3 weeks since Irma and things are moving along. We have cell 
service and 3G internet with FLOW pretty much island wide.  Digicel was down 
for about 2 weeks but has now set up portable towers. Gas seems to be readily 
available, but lines are still long at banks and ATMs - and especially for 
money orders at Post Offic. Several places - including Best Buy and Post Office 
are now taking credit cards. Biggest problem is building supplies. Most of ours 
came from Puerto Rico but now they are keeping it themselves. That leaves us 
with Miami.  I'm being told T111 for replacing my roof maybe 2-3 week wait. 
Lots of donated stuff being provided to anyone in need by churches, gov't and 
individuals. My wife and AARF ARE PROVIDING FOOD for dogs and cats as needed. 
All in all, things are moving along but it will be a long haul. Here in the 
West End probably 2-3 months for power - but connections have now moved out 
several miles from the power plant.  

Steve Donahue
tainos at anguillanet.com
Sent from my iPad


Steve Donahue
tainos at anguillanet.com
Sent from my iPad


- Anguilla Strong
  • By jedsshed at gmail.com
  • Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2017 17:21:13 -0400
Communications are slowly coming back along with power. As of yesterday, we 
have about 6 percent back. Our utility company has been concentrating on The 
Valley (which is our main hub) and are currently branching out to the east and 
west ends of the island.
Although it may seem like a long time since 5 September, our guys are doing 
great considering the massive amount of damage we received. It took several 
days just to clear the power poles and trees off the main roads so traffic 
could flow again.
I'll soon be able to upload some "before and after" pics, but for now, just 3 
from my phone.
The first is of the old Pump House. It dated back to WWII when Anguilla 
exported salt to the refinery on Aruba. For years it was transformed into a 
very popular night spot for both locals and tourists.... Now just a heap. Since 
this pic, all the debris has been cleared and I am sure she'll be up and 
running again!
The other two shows you that metal roofing can't take 185 mph winds....
Anguilla Strong!
More later,
Jed Lindblad 

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- LOOKS QUITE
  • By "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 12:06:01 -0400

According to Crown Weather, maybe something in the Western Caribbean early October but nothing on the horizon for us.  Not sure some of us here in the Caribbean could survive even a small hurricane.

 

Steve Donahue

tainos at anguillanet.com

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177

 


- Anguilla Update
  • By Gert van Dijken <gert at vandijken.com>
  • Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:27:44 -0700
I received the following from Cara at GB Ferries via Joanie Howard:

Our vessels were safely secured for the hurricane and so did not sustain any major damage.  Just some broken glass windows from flying debris but that is the least.  We are ready to resume operations between the islands as soon as the ports are functioning again both here and on SXM.

All our families were affected but we thank God for spared life. 

Our (GB) base headquarters in the Valley was severely damaged and so the office is not functional but we hope to have it up and running for October. In the meantime, we communicate via our phones.

We anticipate Anguilla to be restored to full functionality within the next few months.  From all reports, we did not fare as badly as the other islands which were hit by Irma.  

We thank God that the majority of our housing across the island were unharmed and there was no major loss of life (1 life lost).  The majority of the damages to housing was to the older wooden structures or structures with wooden roofing.

All the grocers are open and fully operational.  The utility companies are working hard trying to restore electricity and running water.  They expect to have The Valley fully restored with electricity before the end of the month.

All our schools were badly damaged however, they will resume on October 2nd albeit in temporary alternate facilities.

Already across the island the vegetation which was badly beaten, are pushing out new green leaves thus restoring some colour to the island.

All our efforts here are concentrated on bringing the island back to normal and in some cases better functioning.

[....]

Best Regards
Cara
--
Gert van Dijken
Caribbean Hurricane Network
http://stormcarib.com

- Maria
  • By Steve Donahue <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 16:40:26 -0400
Looks like Maria has past us just to our south. Winds recently started to clock 
around to the SE. Winds have been hi-30's to low 40s with some gusts I'm sure 
over 50. So far tarps on my roof partially blown off by Irma are holding as 
long as doesn't get any worse. Hope this is good-by to Maria. No real downpours 
today and again just some light rain/drizzle now. Stay safe PR

Steve Donahue
tainos at anguillanet.com
Sent from my iPad


- Maria
  • By Steve Donahue <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:31:43 -0400
Since my weather station was destroyed by Irma can't give much info. Some wind 
gust to maybe hi 20's  out of NE, one hard , short downpour but mostly light 
rain. Praying for my tarp covering the roof stays on and not flooded out again. 
 See attached -  sea is pretty rough.

Steve Donahue
tainos at anguillanet.com
Sent from my iPad

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Steve Donahue
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- Maria
  • By Joanie Howard <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:46:40 +0100
A friend just called me, and said "I know you are OK in England Joanie but I also know your heart is beating in Anguilla." Not just Anguilla, it is beating for all the Islands.
Stay as safe and do as best as is possible.
JH
LIttle Bay Barn

- Maria
  • By Steve Donahue <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:14:58 -0400
Maybe 20 - 25 mph winds now, light drizzle. WindGure says 40-45 tonight. Out of 
NE will
probably clock around east then SE. MORE LATER I hope

Steve Donahue
Sent from my iPad


- Fwd: CNN piece on Anguilla
  • By Gert van Dijken <gert at vandijken.com>
  • Date: Sun, 17 Sep 2017 08:59:02 -0700
Forwarded to me by website visitor:

Talk about arbitrary:  2 bars on Sandy Ground, less than a football field away from one another:  1) Johnno’s—a bamboo structure right on the water—survives; and 2) Pump House—a substantially built structure set ever so slightly away from the sea—is levelled.

 

This CNN piece accurately portrays Anguilla’s resilience.

 

http://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2017/09/16/anguilla-paradise-hold-holmes-pkg.cnn

 



- Here we go again
  • By Steve Donahue <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Sun, 17 Sep 2017 11:41:23 -0400
Unbelievable as it may seem, here's the la,test from crown weather (theor report not mine): 

I think that we will see the center of Maria pass right over Guadeloupe, Antigua, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis as a Category 2 or 3 hurricane on Monday night into Tuesday. I do have serious concerns for a northward shift in the track as some of the guidance are showing a track that takes the center of Maria right across the same exact areas that Irma moved across.

Everyone across the islands of Martinique, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Antigua, Montserrat, St. Kitts, Nevis, Barbuda, St. Martin, St. Maarten and Anguilla need to prepare RIGHT NOW for a hurricane hit and it could be a major hurricane impact starting late Monday and continuing through Monday night and into Tuesday.


Steve Donahue
Sent from my iPad

- Anguilla
  • By Joanie Howard <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 16 Sep 2017 21:45:45 +0100
I have had an email from Gert asking me what I know about the reconstruction of 
Anguilla after hurricane Irma and Jose. I am 6,000 miles away, but I do know 
that Anguilla is working hard after such devastation to get power, 
transportation, food, water, fuel and communications all back together again, I 
think the next two or three weeks will tell us a lot. I would like to repeat 
myself in saying a HUGE Thank you to Gert, Dave and their team for the help and 
information they have given the whole Caribbean Island chain during this last 
catastrophic 10 days. I would also like to thank Steve Donahue (who is a 
friend) for his excellent reporting before Irma arrived, I am so sorry he and 
his lovely wife Suzi have suffered so much damage.
I will be in touch when I know more
JH
Little Bay Barn
P.S.i haven't heard if any of the Anguilla ferries survived? There was 
practically nowhere for them to find safe harbour.


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- AXA SIT REP
  • By Steve Donahue <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:09:04 -0400
Island is absolutely destroyed. The first 2 days were spent clearing electric 
from roads. I'd say 60-75% down with many just snapped in half. UK has sent 
troops and they are on the ground patrolling. Have heard nightmare stories of 
SXM and BVI re crime and looting. Not the situation here.  Recovery moving. Gas 
and ice is non- existent. Spent 5 hours in line Wed but none arrived. Spent 6 
hours yesterday for 3 gallons. Enough to run gen set to do load of wash, take 
shower. Maybe another tomorrow. Aid is being given out and no one is suffering. 
I am the US Embassy Rep for AXA and we never called for any "emergency 
evacuation" ?- and were very carful to do so. Med students got off quickly. 
Anyone who wants to get off island can. Stories on CNN are over blown. My house 
lost roof and most of contents collected over 20 years trashed. But other are 
worse off. Estimate for electrics?  Bet 3-5 months - and I am at end of island. 
Ferry terminal destroyed and so far just flights to SXM or closer islands. 
Think there will be tourist season but certInly not great. Beaches in good 
shape. Not many palms. Starting to see green on leafless trees. Try to keep you 
updated later. Steve Donahue

Steve Donahue
Sent from my iPad


- Hurricane Irma
  • By ShashiRawal <shashirawal at aol.com>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:56:51 +0100
Rendezvous Bay Beach has a lot of damage 
Slow process to recovery commences 

Shashi 

Sent from my iPhone


- Fwd: Government of Anguilla. Hurricane Relief Information
  • By Gert van Dijken <gert at vandijken.com>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2017 15:05:16 -0700

From: Frank Goodwill
Date: Sun, Sep 10, 2017 at 1:15 PM
Subject: Government of Anguilla. Hurricane Relief Information
To: Gert van Dijken <gert at vandijken.com>


Hi Gert,

Please find following a link the the Government of Anguilla Facebook site outlining the "official" ways of supporting the relief work on the island. It should open in a Web browser even if you are not a Facebook user.


Regards,

Frank Goodwill



- Anguilla
  • By Joanie Howard <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2017 21:38:54 +0100
I have finally managed to talk to someone on Anguilla, my lovely Dominican firearms policeman that I lend my apartment to when I am in the UK.. He summed it up in 4 words "Anguilla is mash up" , but my apartment had only a little water in it so obviously the bed is dry as he is going back there tonight..Apparently Anglec has so much infrastructural damage  that they are not expecting power to be restored to the Searocks until 2018, I hope that is not so, but who knows. There is a little bit of good news, unrelated to Hurricanes. Deanna Mussington of Anguilla got 4 yesses (spelling?) on the X Factor on TV tonight.
Well done her.
The best that is possible to you all everywhere,
JH
Little Bay Barn








- Fwd: Letter from the ATB Chairperson Regarding Hurricane Irma
  • By Gert van Dijken <gert at vandijken.com>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2017 14:29:16 -0700
From the Anguilla Tourist Board
--
Gert van Dijken
Caribbean Hurricane Network
http://stormcarib.com

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Annemarieke Jongsma <aj at gobeach.com>
Date: Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 1:34 PM
Subject: Fwd: Letter from the ATB Chairperson Regarding Hurricane Irma
To: Gert van Dijken <gert at vandijken.com>



---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Anguilla Tourist Board <AnguillaTouristBoard at pmgroup.bz>
Date: Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 13:28
Subject: Letter from the ATB Chairperson Regarding Hurricane Irma 



Anguilla Tourist Board - Official Communication Sept, 8 2017

Letter From the ATB Chairperson

Dear Friends and Partners,

As we embark on the road to recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, we thank you all for your thoughts and prayers, your unwavering support, and your generous offers of assistance.  Anguilla is indeed fortunate to benefit from a deep reservoir of goodwill among our visitors, past and present, our travel trade and media partners, and our friends and relatives abroad. 

We are still in the process of conducting an island wide assessment of Irma’s impact on our tourism product.  The National Emergency Operations Centre is coordinating teams of officials and volunteers who are conducting damage assessment and needs analysis across the island. 

Preliminary reports indicate that most of our resort hotels have weathered the storm, while some of our Villas, Charming Escapes and Guest Houses have not fared as well.  We will be sharing more details as they become available to us.

Again, we thank you for your support. With your help we will rebuild and restore our island.  Many families are in need of relief, and we will be sharing information on how you can help, what kinds of supplies are most urgently needed, and where these supplies can be sent.

Warm regards,

Donna A. Banks
Chairperson
Anguilla Tourist Board
 
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- Fwd: Anguilla Fundraiser
  • By Gert van Dijken <gert at vandijken.com>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2017 11:44:55 -0700


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ellen Garland
Date: Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 11:41 AM
Subject: Anguilla Fundraiser
To: gert at vandijken.com


Hi Gert:

Please add this to your list - there is a link to the paypal site for Anguilla.

http://www.anguilla-beaches.com/hurricane-irma.html

Thanks,

Ellen



- Irma and now Jose
  • By Joanie Howard <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2017 17:48:38 +0100
Good Evening to everyone wherever you are,
I know not much more than what has been on the internet, except my little house is still standing on the Searocks with a roof atop. so I must be one of the very lucky ones. I am now worrying very much about Jose as all structures have been weakened by Irma and I remember Marilyn. So please don't relax and again strengthen your defenses.
One thing I wanted to say is that I am extremely disappointed in my Government (whom I voted for). If a lowly correspondent of Stormcarib knows that a devastating hurricane is coming 10 days before the event, how come the British Government didn't, and why didn't they send teams to Anguilla, B.V.I.. and T&C to help shore up government buildings like Hospitals and shelters etc.,beforehand?
My best to all and especially those still in Irma's path, including my son and family.
Have the best night you can,
JH
Little Bay Barn
P.S. I have emailed my MP, something I have never done before, to raise questions in The Houses of Parliament. 


- Anguilla got hit really bad
  • By Elvin's Weather Updates <elvin.richardson at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2017 23:41:17 -0400
Reporting from Anguilla after the passage of beyond catastrophic IRMA.   Communication is very hard and it's understandable since almost every pole is leaning, broken or gone.   Major property damage to just about everything hunt and everyone.  Lot's of roofs completely gone and windows and doors literally blown aÔway.  Reports of damage to the hospital, prison, police, shelters and so much more.  As of now I'm hearing about one unconfirmed death that was as a result of IRMA.  The island is with electricity.  
Personally I got some hard hits as well but I'm alive and well thanks be to GOD.  
My encouragement to anyone in the path of IRMA's 185mph winds, please know this storm will be like sometime you will never see and never want too.  

Will do another update with some pictures in the morning.  

Regards 

Elvin E. A. Richardson
Elvin's Weather Updates
The Valley
AI-2640
Anguilla, BWI



- hurricane Irma
  • By Joanie Howard <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2017 17:53:48 +0100
I have very little news of Anguilla, and what I have to say is not officially confirmed, but best of all, no loss of life that I know of. The Hospital has lost its roof, but patients are OK, and The Anguilla Great House hotel on Rendevous Bay has suffered alot of damage. I will report more when I hear it.
Good luck and prayers to those still in Irma's path,
JH
Little Bay Barn

- Irma
  • By Steve Donahue <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2017 05:59:57 -0400
Cell service gone 10 min avg n at 55, gust 84, rain .86, bar 974.8. Lots of 
lightening. Nightmare. Lots of leaks.  Using landline cell

Steve Donahue
Sent from my iPad


- Irma
  • By Steve Donahue <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2017 04:33:26 -0400
Wind 10 min aVg n at 35 gust 65, bar 991.3 rain 0.28. Just hangin on. 

Steve Donahue
Sent from my iPad


- IRMA
  • By "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2017 23:11:42 -0400

No major changes – cat 5.  10 min. average wind – N at 18, gust 37, Bar. 1005.0  Power still on (go figure), moon is out.  Doubt either will last long.  Later.

 

Steve Donahue

tainos at anguillanet.com

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177

 


- IRMA
  • By "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2017 20:51:30 -0400

If you need something to feel better about, Irma moved from 12 mi. north of us to 13 mi. south.  Don’t know how much help these little wobbles will be but can’t hurt.  10 min. avg. wind –N at 15, gust 31.  Bar. 1006.7

 

Steve Donahue

tainos at anguillanet.com

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177

 


- IRMA
  • By "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2017 18:03:03 -0400

So instead of 1 mile to our north, now 20 miles.  Won’t make much of a difference. Still cat. 5.  Wind N at 13-18, gust 31, bar. 1006.8

 

Steve Donahue

tainos at anguillanet.com

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177

 


- FW: IRMA - ELECTRIC
  • By "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2017 16:14:08 -0400

UPDATE – 4:10 – Power turned off at 3:30 – now back on.  For how long????  Gov. water turned off this morning.  Still nice day here – 12-16 mph from north.  Think it will change in several hours.  Later.

 

Steve Donahue

tainos at anguillanet.com

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177


- FW: IRMA - WIND CONDITIONS
  • By "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:04:14 -0400

Update Tuesday 2:00 PM  Latest wind speed/direction From Crown Weather

 

Anguilla Wind Speed & Direction Forecast

Day

Time (EDT)

Wind Dir.

Wind Speed (MPH)

Wind Gust (MPH)

Tuesday

08 PM

NNE

23

34

Tuesday

09 PM

NNE

29

40

Tuesday

10 PM

NNE

34

46

Tuesday

11 PM

NNE

34

46

Wednesday

12 AM

NE

40

52

Wednesday

01 AM

NE

46

58

Wednesday

02 AM

NE

52

63

Wednesday

03 AM

NE

52

63

Wednesday

04 AM

NE

63

80

Wednesday

05 AM

NE

80

98

Wednesday

06 AM

NE

109

132

Wednesday

07 AM

NE

144

172

Wednesday

08 AM

ENE

172

201

Wednesday

09 AM

SSE

161

190

Wednesday

10 AM

S

121

150

Wednesday

11 AM

S

80

98

Wednesday

12 PM

SSW

63

80

Wednesday

01 PM

SSW

58

69

Wednesday

02 PM

SSW

52

63

Wednesday

03 PM

SSW

46

58

Wednesday

04 PM

SSW

40

52

Wednesday

05 PM

SSW

40

52

Wednesday

06 PM

SSW

34

46

Wednesday

07 PM

SSW

29

40

Wednesday

08 PM

SSW

23

34

Wednesday

09 PM

SSW

23

34

 

 

Steve Donahue

tainos at anguillanet.com

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177


- FW: IRMA - WIND CONDITIONS
  • By "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2017 11:16:38 -0400

UPDATE – Wed. 11:00 am.  ****FAVOR*** Please – no need to acknowledge – filling up mailbox.

 

If you didn’t see latest from Roy Peacock, nothing left to say.  Cheers, Steve

 

Irma is now the 5th strongest hurricane ever formed in the Atlantic basin - winds 180 mph and the strongest ever outside the Caribbean Sea or Gulf of Mexico. A hurricane hunter is still checking and has not reached the northern eyewall where the earlier strongest winds were so it could be even stronger than that!

 

Official position 7am tomorrow 18.1N  63.0W  at 175 MPH - I don't think there is anything else left to say apart from God bless Anguilla!

 

Regards

 

Roy

 

 

Steve Donahue

tainos at anguillanet.com

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177

 


- FW: IRMA - WIND CONDITIONS
  • By "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2017 08:22:56 -0400

UPDATE TUESDAY 8:00 AM – Lord help us!  Direct hit in the morning, now cat 5, Hurricane Hunter/NOAA report winds near center of 175 mph – WITH HIGHER GUSTS. Fluctuations won’t make much difference -  45 mile wide core.  At least cat 4.  Here right now – wind N at 0-10 mph, bar. 1009.4 steady – pretty day.

 

During storm will try sending updates to http://stormcarib.com/reports/current/anguilla.shtml as long as internet or cellular holds up.  Power going off at 2:00 pm.  Hoping Gov’t water stays on.  For pet owners, Morlens/AARF is closed and no room to accept any additional pets.

 

Steve Donahue

tainos at anguillanet.com

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177


- IRMA - WIND CONDITIONS
  • By "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2017 18:24:53 -0400

UPDATE - MONDAY 6:00 PM – Rob Lightbown and our friends at Crown Weather Services (http://crownweather.com/) have been kind enough to provide us here in Anguilla with this great information re: wind speeds.  Hope this helps everyone to prepare.

 

Anguilla Wind Speed & Direction Forecast

Day

Time (EDT)

Wind Dir.

Wind Speed (MPH)

Wind Gust (MPH)

Tuesday

8:00 PM

NNE

23

34

Tuesday

9:00 PM

NNE

23

34

Tuesday

10:00 PM

NNE

29

40

Tuesday

11:00 PM

NNE

34

46

Wednesday

12:00 AM

NNE

34

46

Wednesday

1:00 AM

NNE

40

52

Wednesday

2:00 AM

NNE

46

58

Wednesday

3:00 AM

NNE

52

63

Wednesday

4:00 AM

NNE

52

63

Wednesday

5:00 AM

NNE

58

69

Wednesday

6:00 AM

N

63

80

Wednesday

7:00 AM

N

69

86

Wednesday

8:00 AM

N

109

132

Wednesday

9:00 AM

NW

138

167

Wednesday

10:00 AM

SW

132

161

Wednesday

11:00 AM

SW

98

121

Wednesday

12:00 PM

SW

69

86

Wednesday

1:00 PM

SW

63

80

Wednesday

2:00 PM

SW

58

69

Wednesday

3:00 PM

SW

52

63

Wednesday

4:00 PM

SW

46

58

Wednesday

5:00 PM

SW

46

58

Wednesday

6:00 PM

SSW

40

52

Wednesday

7:00 PM

SSW

34

46

Wednesday

8:00 PM

SSW

34

46

Wednesday

9:00 PM

SSW

29

40

Wednesday

10:00 PM

SSW

29

40

Wednesday

11:00 PM

SSW

23

34

 

 

 

 

Steve Donahue

tainos at anguillanet.com

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177


- FW: IRMA
  • By "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2017 15:02:06 -0400

UPDATE MONDAY 2:30  Still expect cat 3 or 4 head on for AXA.  Any wobble now won’t make much of a difference.  Some wind estimates I got from few websites:

 

Tues.   1700 – NNE 25 mph

            2000 – NNE 25 mph

            2300 – NNE 30 mph

Wed.    0200 – NNE 35 mph

            0500 – N 48 MPH

            0800 – N 70 MPH

(late morning strongest wind – NW-W-SW  probably 100mph +

            1300 – SSW 85 mph – Moving out

 

Again, waves will be in the 20+ ft. range starting from north clocking around west then SW and south.  Expect Sandy Ground to get slammed with full force of winds from the west as Irma passes.

 

Not much else to say.  Trying to get more accurate wind speed/direction/timing figures.  Will pass on if I get.

 

 

Steve Donahue

tainos at anguillanet.com

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177


- FW: IRMA
  • By "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2017 10:26:45 -0400

UPDATE MONDAY 10 AM - OK – this is now getting REALLY scary – as in life-threatening.  Below just sent out by Crown Weather Service:

 

“I Cannot Stress Enough The Urgency Of Being Prepared For Major Hurricane Irma For Those Of You On The Islands Of Barbuda, St. Martin, St. Maarten, Anguilla & The British Virgin Islands – The core of at least a Category 4 hurricane is forecast to move right over you late Tuesday night and Wednesday. This is likely to be as a bad as or much worse than Hurricane Luis from 1995. Please take this hurricane very seriously and prepare now for a major hurricane impact from Tuesday night through Wednesday.”

 

Get ready NOW!

 

 

Steve Donahue

tainos at anguillanet.com

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177


- IRMA
  • By "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2017 08:46:13 -0400

UPDATE MONDAY 8 AM - Most of the guessing is over and no choice to but to be prepared for strong cat. 3 or cat 4 hurricane with – if not direct, close enough to consider direct.  If any good news, worst of the storm will be in daylight on Wed.  Right now, here’s what I’ve been able to find figure from some sites re: wind:

 

Tues.   2200 – NNE 40 mph

            2300 – NNE 40 mph

Wed.    0300 – N 55 mph

            0800 – NNW 90-100 MPH – maybe stronger.

            1200 – NW –W – SW - “full strength”

 

Wind Guru is showing 27 ft. seas coming from the south and a rain rate of 1.5 in/hr. as it passes – but quickly dropping off.

 

Please don’t hold me to these – more later. 

 

Feries stop 12 noon, PJIA not showing any cancelled US/EU flights in/out today, but probably nothing tomorrow.  AXA will probably close late today but expect local planes to already be evacuated.  No word on power shut off but figure late Tuesday.

 

 

Steve Donahue

tainos at anguillanet.com

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177


- Irma
  • By Joanie Howard <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2017 13:27:42 +0100
I am emailing from far away from my blue home in Anguilla, and I just want to send my very best wishes and prayers to everyone all the way down the Island chain. I am afraid some Islands are going to be hit hard by this one.
I would also like to send a big thank you to Gert, Dave and the Stormcarib team, this is when this website comes into it's own and is really valuable.
Stay as safe as you can,
JH
Little Bay Barn
UK

- FW: IRMA
  • By "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2017 11:59:56 -0400

UDATE – SUNDAY NOON.  No major track change at 11:00 am.  Here’s way windfield looks now:

Outside circle – 50 mph-80mph

Inner circle – 80 – 130 (approx..) mph

 

 

 

Steve Donahue

tainos at anguillanet.com

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177


- Irma bearing down
  • By "Jed Lindblad" <jedsshed at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2017 10:52:52 -0400

As all of us here on Anguilla remember Gonzalo’s visit in mid-October of 2014, a storm that was supposed to be just a strong tropical depression, passed over us as a Cat 1….surprise, surprise. Although there wasn’t a lot of structural damage, some of us were without power for 7 days!

 

Now, the latest track on Irma brings her within 40 miles to the NE of us on Wednesday, 6 September around 3:00 PM as a possible Cat 4 hurricane! Time is not on our side.

 

I hope, as the NHC makes future track adjustments, the 40 mile distance from us will change, but with the storm being only 3 days out, I wouldn’t bet on a considerable track adjustment. Pray that those tracks (IF they are adjusted) take Irma further to the north, but in all cases, be prepared for the worst!

 

 

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Jed Lindblad

Seafeathers, Anguilla B.W.I.

 

264-235-1945 (Mobile)

904-807-8820 (Vonage)

 

jedsshed at gmail.com

 

 


- IRMA
  • By "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2017 10:27:26 -0400

Latest reports from Crown Weather.

 

As of right now, I think we should see Irma's eye pass about 25-35 miles or so north of Anguilla on Wednesday and then about 100 miles north of San Juan, Puerto Rico on Wednesday night.”

 

Hurricane Conditions are expected for the islands of Antigua, Barbuda, St. Martin and Anguilla on Tuesday night and Wednesday and across the British Virgin Islands on Wednesday and Wednesday night.”

 

Everyone across the Leeward Islands, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico need to prepare for hurricane conditions as soon as possible. Any further south shifts in the forecast track of Irma could put the core of the hurricane right across much of the Leeward Islands, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.”

Can’t put off preparations any longer.  More on winds for us in AXA later.

 

Steve Donahue

tainos at anguillanet.com

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177

 


- HURRICANE IRMA
  • By "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2017 09:01:30 -0400

UPDATE – SUNDAY MORNING – Forecasts/models now call for Irma to pass much closer to us – best guess,  25 – 100 miles to the NE.  Probably time to start boarding up now in AXA.  TS force winds will should start effecting us late Tuesday (happy hurricane Luis anniversary L ) or early Wed.  Based on current info, Wed. afternoon/evening will bring strong TS winds/cat 1 winds then slowly die off Wed. night.  Winds?  Irma will have between 130-140 mph winds/160-170 gusts around the eye as it passes NE.  Unless conditions/track changes, should be much lower for us.  I’ll try to get some wind directions/strengths for us later today.

 

But as you can see, tracks/conditions change quickly, but this one is not going to go away.  Expect watches/warnings today when NHC will start issuing 3 hour updates. Also probably when SXM flights will start to be cancelled.

 

Steve Donahue

tainos at anguillanet.com

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177


- FW: HURRICANE IRMA
  • By "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Sat, 2 Sep 2017 12:34:02 -0400

UPDATE.  Some good news – NHC now has Irma going only as far south as 17.1° then late Monday already heading WNW and early Tuesday up at 17.4°.  But still passing 100 – 150 mi. to our NE at probably cat 4.  A weather buoy way out near the path on Sun. – Mon reports water temp of 84.2° - another closer to us 85.1° - perfect for intensification.  East End vs. West End will probably make big difference re: winds.  Later.

 

 

Steve Donahue

tainos at anguillanet.com

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177


- HURRICANE IRMA
  • By "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Sat, 2 Sep 2017 10:59:32 -0400

As before – lots of “ifs” out there.  Irma is at 19° and there are indications it has now started it WSW move.  Should go as far S as 17° and then start to move W and quickly WNW late Mon./early Tues – gaining strength the whole time over warm water.  If this holds true, it should pass to our ENE as cat 4 – possibly 5 -  as close as 50 miles (Crown Weather prediction) to 150 miles (based on current NHC track).  TS winds extend out roughly 50-125 miles and we should prepare at least for some 30-60 mph winds – but easily higher.  As before, East End and north side will have the worst of it.

 

Personally, I’ll wait to see what happens Monday with the direction/turn, but will probably do my hurricane drill then - if nothing else to be on the safe side.  Tomorrow/Mon. we should start to see  warnings/watches posted by Antiqua and then get 3 hour NHC updates and hopefully Hurricane Hunter reports.

 

Again – stay safe – and keep a close eye on NHC web site.

 

Steve Donahue

tainos at anguillanet.com

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177

 


- HURRICANE IRMA
  • By "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2017 11:58:41 -0400

A bit of a bright spot this morning.  Models are now showing a turn to the WNW around Monday/Tues. which would mean Irma brushing AXA to our east/NE.  Problem is it will first move WSW for next 2-3 days, then West, then needs to QUICKLY make a turn to the WNW.  Several models predict this but not all.  Also as it approaches our area it will encounter warmer water – and then we could see a cat 4 or possibly 5 - but not likely before.

 

Thinking now is close to/just north of AXA sometime Wednesday/Thursday.  If the models hold true (and they are long range as in more than 5 days out) we should expect worst of conditions in the East End and along the north shore here in AXA.  Key right now is to hope the WNW turns happens sooner (Sun. – latest Monday) rather than later.  We should know impact Irma will have on AXA by Mon. or latest Tuesday.

 

Stay safe.

 

Steve Donahue

tainos at anguillanet.com

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177

 


- TS IRMA
  • By "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 10:51:27 -0400

Satellite images show that Irma may already be a hurricane and then develop into a possible cat 2 or 3 by the weekend.  This will be a tough one to call, but best guess right now – on the projected WSW track, it will pass south of AXA on Tuesday/Wednesday somewhere around 16.0 ° -16.5 ° (near Guadalupe/Antiqua) then start heading WNW around mid-week toward Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands.   But… there are a lot of buts.  An early shift to the WNW will bring it much closer to us – a slower movement could allow more intensification -  but we won’t know more until probably the weekend. Right now, several models are forecasting a turn to the WNW as early as Sunday at around 50° - 55° (see attached - AXA is 63°).  Not good for AXA.

 

Bottom line – Irma is a SERIOUS threat to the central/northern islands – Guadeloupe up through SXM/AXA – and we should now be thinking of possible preparations this weekend.  As always, keep checking the NHC website.

 

Cheers,

 

Steve Donahue

tainos at anguillanet.com

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177

 

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- TS IRMA
  • By "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2017 11:09:23 -0400

The now-TS Irma is looking like it COULD BE one of those treacherous Cape Verde-type hurricanes – right now, too early to call.  Of concern is the short-term tracks have it moving WNW to a point above 20 degrees (we are 18 degrees) for 2-3 days, BUT THEN heading WSW and W back to around 18 degrees (see attached).  No matter the strength/course, any effects will occur next Tuesday here in AXA – which just HAPPENS to be the 22nd anniversary of Cat 5 hurricane Luis striking AXA.  We will have a much clearer picture on Fri./Sat., and then on Sunday when hopefully a hurricane hunter will be able to investigate.

 

 

 

Steve Donahue

tainos at anguillanet.com

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177

 

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- INVEST 93-L - EASTERN ATLANTIC
  • By "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2017 13:34:48 -0400

There is slow development expected with this system through next weekend when it COULD intensify to a hurricane – possibly strong.  It won’t be in our area until next Tuesday – Wednesday so models right now are all over the place.  But several of the more reliable have it coming our way.

 

Much more will be known in the next few days but could get pretty stormy here in AXA next Tuesday, 5 Sept.  More in the next few days if/when this develops.

 

Cheers,

 

Steve Donahue

tainos at anguillanet.com

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177

 


- TROPICAL SYSTEMS
  • By "Steve Donahue" <steve at anguilla-weather.com>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:26:15 -0400

Right now, none of the tropical systems to our east are any threat to AXA – but possibly the Bahamas and Western Caribbean. 

 

Here’s hoping you’ll hear nothing further from me the rest of this hurricane season.  J  Cheers,

 

Steve Donahue

www.anguilla-weather.com/

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177

 


- TROPICAL SYSTEMS
  • By "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:47:40 -0400

Right now there are 3 tropical lows out to our east, but development is unlikely with any of them because of high wind shear just to our east.  But continue to monitor for any possible unexpected development.

 

Cheers,

 

Steve Donahue

tainos at anguillanet.com

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177

 


- STORM 91L - EASTERN ATLANTIC
  • By "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:19:40 -0400

This is just a heads up regarding the system out in the Atlantic (long way off), but right now models are calling for slow development, possibly affecting AXA as a depression (20-30 mph winds, some rain) on Friday into Saturday.  The northern islands (including AXA) are most at risk for any kind of storm.  As of now, only 1 model calls for possible strengthening to a tropical storm before reaching us – but all the others, nothing stronger than a depression.  So right now, figure some winds, maybe a little rain (please!) for AXA – but continue to monitor – could easily change.  Cheers,

 

Steve Donahue

tainos at anguillanet.com

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177

 


- INVEST 94-L
  • By "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2017 09:37:22 -0400

There has been no further development of this system and chances of development in next 5 days have now been lowered to around 70%.  All current models call for the system to pass well to the north of us and is no threat at this time.  No further updates on this system - but continue to keep an eye out for any changes.

 

Steve Donahue

tainos at anguillanet.com

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177

 


- FW: INVEST 94-L STORM
  • By "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2017 11:53:46 -0400

WEDNESDAY, July 4 – 11:39 AM

 

Some changes with Invest 94-L this AM, now with the potential to become TS Don by tomorrow, and possibly graze us to the north on Saturday-Sunday.  Unless there is additional strengthening/track change, should just bring us some squally/rainy weather.  Crown forecast today;

“Given the appearance of Invest 94-L on satellite imagery and the fact that it will be embedded within favorable environmental conditions for development, I think that there is at least a 90 percent chance that we will see Invest 94-L become Tropical Storm Don by Wednesday.

Everyone Across The Northern Lesser Antilles {includes Anguilla}, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico & The Northeastern Caribbean should at least be prepared for tropical storm conditions starting on Saturday and continuing into the first half of Sunday.”

As always – continue to monitor the forecast.  Cheers,

Steve Donahue

www.anguilla-weather.com/

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177

 

TUESDAY, July 3 – 9:59 AM

Based on this morning’s forecast, looks like no real threat for us here in AXA.  No further updates unless things change for the worse.  Cheers,

Even though it is looking increasingly more likely that Invest 94-L will pass to the north of the Lesser Antilles, I would still caution Everyone Across The Northern Lesser Antilles, Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico to keep a close eye on this tropical disturbance. There is the potential that this system could still come close enough to produce squally weather this weekend.”

 

 

Steve Donahue

tainos at anguillanet.com

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177

 


- INVEST 94-L STORM
  • By "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2017 09:59:27 -0400

Based on this morning’s forecast, looks like no real threat for us here in AXA.  No further updates unless things change for the worse.  Cheers,

Even though it is looking increasingly more likely that Invest 94-L will pass to the north of the Lesser Antilles, I would still caution Everyone Across The Northern Lesser Antilles, Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico to keep a close eye on this tropical disturbance. There is the potential that this system could still come close enough to produce squally weather this weekend.”

 

 

Steve Donahue

tainos at anguillanet.com

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177

 


- SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE NEXT WEEKEND
  • By "Steve Donahue" <steve at anguilla-weather.com>
  • Date: Sun, 2 Jul 2017 11:51:45 -0400

Nothing to be too concerned about right now but could be some bad weather next weekend – POSSIBLY a tropical storm but probably just a tropical disturbance with some rain/gusty winds.  Just need to keep an eye on because it si forecast to pass over us.  The Crown Weather Service forecast this morning:

“As of right now, I think there is a 40 to 50 percent chance that we will see a tropical depression form to the east of the Lesser Antilles between 30 and 40 West Longitude around Tuesday or Wednesday.

Everyone Across The Lesser Antilles” {this includes Anguilla},” Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico should keep very close tabs on this tropical disturbance. There is the potential that this system could impact you next weekend as, at the minimum, a strong tropical disturbance and very possibly as a tropical storm.”

Just need to keep an eye on it this week.  Cheers,

Steve Donahue

www.anguilla-weather.com/

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177

 


- "LIKE A MINI-HURRICANE"
  • By "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Mon, 29 May 2017 09:35:40 -0400

Thunder/lightening/rain started at about 1:30 AM and constant all night long.  Still raining and very windy – 20+ mph sustained, 37 mph gust at 7:00 this morning.  Sea is wild with whitecaps.  Received 1.4 in. of rain since started last night. Sky has been all blue to our west since early am – dark black over us and to our east.

 

Steve Donahue

tainos at anguillanet.com

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177

 


- Anguilla
  • By shashi rawal <shashirawal4 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 29 May 2017 07:02:44 -0400
Last night lots of rain , thunder and lightening. This morning  it's raining 
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- RAIN, RAIN
  • By "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Tue, 9 May 2017 20:23:50 -0400

Rain all day long in Anguilla since about 9:30 this AM…AND – it’s cold.  1.20 in. so far and right now 72 degrees.  Looks like it should be outta here in few hours.

 

Steve Donahue

tainos at anguillanet.com

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177

 


- March Rain
  • By "Joanie Howard" <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 12:05:48 +0100
Sadly I have had to leave my winter home and return to the mud and rain in the English Lake District. Talking of rain, up to when I left Anguilla last Wednesday our total rainfall on the Searocks for March had been .98 of an inch and I don’t think there has been any more since, it was quite hot the last few days 91F on the day I left and the ocean was flat calm with very little breeze but I am told the north east wind is back and the sea is stirring again. I leave you for now with a pic of Captains Bay and Scrub Island  in one of the big seas we had in the last few months.
My best to all and in hope of a Hurricane free season to come.
JH
Little Bay Barn

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- Anguilla Tulip
  • By Joanie Howard <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2017 22:02:33 -0400
The current temp is 78f and we have had high winds and  very rough seas for 
about the last week and 3/4 of an inch of rain since 01 March, plants are sort 
of happy, bit of rain but quite a lot of salt in the wind as well. I had to 
send you this picture of the Anguilla Tulip which is actually a Mahogany seed 
just opening, just another example of how nature 

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I hope you all have a great night.
Jh
Seaarocks

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- Cold and wet
  • By "Joanie Howard" <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2017 23:04:27 -0000
Good Evening Everyone, it is very un-Anguilla like weather, the current temp is 73F in the breeze, the sun, that has been invisible since lunch time, has just gone down, we have had about a quarter of an inch of rain, which I must say is much needed.  I am sitting  at my computer in a pair of Levis a cotton shirt and a cotton sweater and my body temp is just about OK, but it is definitely what I would call bed-weather. Definitely no diving tomorrow, the sea is angry, someone has upset it, large wild rollers coming in. Stay warm ad dry.
Best regards,
JH
Searocks

- Windy Weather
  • By "Joanie Howard" <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2017 15:41:24 -0000
Good Morning to you all,
Just to post that we had .93 of an inch of rain during the whole of February here on the Searocks, that means less than 2 inches so far in 2017. Not enough by a long shot.  We have very strong winds gusting at the moment and there is supposed to be a local sailboat race this afternoon, which should be interesting to say the least. The Temp is a lovely 80F in the shade, the ocean a deep blue with a lot of whitecaps and it is gorgeous. I attach a pic of The Tradition, one of our old local sloops which has been beautifully restored and will take you out sailing.
My best to all,
JH
Searocks

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- Full moon
  • By Joanie Howard <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2017 22:18:18 -0400
Evening everyone,
On this night of the beautiful full moon, I send you this pic of it over island 
harbour, the best I can do without a flash. It has been a great day today here 
in Anguilla, lovely dive off Sandy Island, 3 HUGE Barracudas, a couple of nice, 
quite big nurse sharks, thankfully sleeping, and a lovely big turtle.  Then 
listened to some great music from the 264 string band at Madearimon Restaurant 
on Shaol Bay, the place to be on Anguilla on a Saturday Afternoon. The food is 
delicious as well.
I wish you all a very good night,
JH
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- January Rain
  • By "Joanie Howard" <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2017 19:20:30 -0000
Good Afternoon Everybody,
I did remember to say “White Rabbits” first thing this AM so hopefully February will be a lucky month for us all. The current temp is 80F and there is a strong easterly breeze, very comfortable in the shade.
The total rainfall for January on the Searocks was .99 of an inch, not enough I am afraid, the plants are still thirsty and dropping their leaves everywhere. Lovely dive at Anguillita yesterday, but the island is quiet, the hotels and restaurants are not busy and this should be our prime time, so please come on down if you are in need of a holiday. Small Brown Dog Mark II is busy lounging on the gallery and chasing lizards but has been completely flummoxed by Harry our resident wild tortoise who will absolutely not run away, see pics.
I wish everyone a great rest of the day and evening.
JH
Searocks

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- December Rain
  • By "Joanie Howard" <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2017 15:02:46 -0000
Good Morning All,
The current temp is 78F in the house and the total rainfall for December 2016 on the Searocks was 3.14 inches. I hope 2017 has started without any hiccups, it did for me I had a wonderful dive yesterday morning in the beautiful soft coral garden, saw  10 Turtles no less!
My best wishes,
JH
Searocks

- From Anguilla
  • By "Joanie Howard" <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 1 Jan 2017 01:36:16 -0000
A Very Happy New Year to all and sundry. current temp is 78F, extremely comfortable compared with many other parts of the world, and there is a new moon and a fresh breeze. Where else would one want to be? I was invited to a party tonight but as I would like to start 2017 in my happy place 75 or so feet under the ocean I declined the Indian food (no doubt delicious) and assortment of various people of paradise ( to borrow T&T’s words) so that I can get up at 6.30 get my dive gear together, feed, water and walk the small brown dog before I jump onto Dougie’s boat, breath the ions off the ocean and tip off  backwards into the Atlantic Ocean. 2016 saw me make 70 years as they say here, and one of my Anguillan friends said the other day, “but Joanie you are only 70EC dollars not 70US. So I attach a pic where one can look great at 70EC in a 3mil wetsuit with a mask and regulator hiding all the wrinkles. Have a happy time and a great year everyone.
JH
Searocks

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