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- Thinking of you all
  • From: "Joanie Howard" <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:50:00 +0100
I have a picture of despair, it is my best friend of over 50 years standing in middle of the wreckage of her mother’s beautiful Poiciana/Flamboyant tree after Fay, I didn’t feel it was fair to post but I am sure you can all imagine it. All I can say is I am sending love and the best of luck to Bermuda.
JH
Little Bay Barn

- Gonzalo
  • From: "Jed Lindblad" <jedsshed at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:26:59 -0400

Other than no power since 2:30 Monday afternoon and Gonzalo’s hit later that evening, things are slowly getting back to order here on Anguilla.

 

The sliding doors on the north side of the house weren’t even thinking about keeping the rain out! There was a short period on lightning and thunder and then around 7:30 PM the wind completely stopped. About ½ hour later the wind started back from the south which indicates to me the storm came close enough to us to catch part of the eye.

 

The next morning was mop and bucket time in the house and leaf removal from the pool! J….

 

There is some structural damage around the island, but mostly the trees and shrubs took the brunt of the storm.

 

This Drop Box link takes you to a few pictures before and after the storm…. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/75iwsfw9utooc7c/AAAeJ0Rp7axdRH2c0HDo5e6Wa?dl=0

 

 

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Jed Lindblad

 

Cove Bay, Anguilla B.W.I.

264-235-1945 (Mobile)

904-807-8820 (Vonage)

 

jedsshed at gmail.com

 

 


- Recovery mode
  • From: Elvin Richardson - Weather <elvin.richardson at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:01:14 -0400
‎Well we sure did get a beating from Gonzalo however we are OK. Most of the damage seems to be down poles and lines, trees, signs and very minor flooding etc. Not much in the way of rain however outside is presently very dark and raining. Electricity is out island wide and Anglec crews are working full speed to restore power. Most business are closed but all essential services are up and running. I will post some pictures later. Out of the 2 cell phone providers (Lime and Digicel), LIME is fully operational and Digicel is down in some areas.  

Until next time, remember #itonlytakesone

Elvin E.A Richardson
'AXA WeatherMan'
The Valley
AI-2640, Anguilla
B.W.I
Email:elvin.richardson at anguillanet.com
Twitter: at elvinrichardson
FB: http://www.facebook.com/elvinsweatherupdates
Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone.




- Second hand report
  • From: "Joanie Howard" <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:46:23 +0100
I have just spoken to a good friend who lives near the valley, she said everyone is OK, quite a lot of trees down and power cables down –no electric at the moment- as far as she knows no boats lost, but a lot of  water, she said the eye took an hour and fifteen minutes to go over so Gonzalo must have been taking his time, which of course means more time for more damage. Like some of the other islands I gather  Anguilla was taken a bit by surprise, I hope Bermuda does not get full force as her plants, trees and structures will already have been weakened by Fay.
I hope all are OK and send my best from far away.
JH
Little Bay Barn
P.S. I echo Jane Higgins from ST Thomas, this is what Stormcarib is all about, so please donate if you haven’t already, we don’t want Gert to have to close up shop.

- WRAP UP
  • From: "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:56:13 -0400

Finally got my generator on line.  Gonzalo was a Cat 1 hurricane when it passed over us at 8:00 with the lowest pressure for the storm at 984.8.  The eye was with us for about 20 – 30 minutes when the wind died down and the rain pretty much stopped.  Highest wind recorded here on the West End was 72 mph at 8:55 from the WSW.  My rain gauge went crazy at about 5:00, but based on the water in my pool, about 5 inches.  Rain has now stopped, winds are quickly dying – sustained mid-20’s, gust 36 – 40 mph.   Pressure now back up to 1004.8 mb.  Was able to get out around 5:15, but not much happening.  Barnes Bay was rough but beach seemed ok.  Maundays Bay had some erosion, but nothing like what it has been in the past.  We’ll see how everything looks in the morning.  Right now, trying to clean up all the standing water in the house.  Never knew I had so many leaks.

 

Cheers,

 

 

Steve Donahue

www.anguilla-weather.com/

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177

 


- UPDATE
  • From: "tainos at anguillanet.com" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:04:28 -0400

The storm passed over us about 8:00 with pressure at 985.4. Been rising since - now at 999.4. Peak wind was 72 mph at 8:55. Rain gauge got messed up about 7:30, but I'd say about 3-4 in. Be glad to see this one go.


- UPDATE
  • From: "tainos at anguillanet.com" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 19:44:49 -0400
Pressure nnow at 983.7.  Real quite and rain let up.  Eye????  Everything in house is soaked.  10.75 in. of rain - most since about 2:00.  On;y 15 min. left on laptop and can't get to gen set because of rain.  This is getting rally old.

- GONZALO
  • From: "tainos at anguillanet.com" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 17:33:28 -0400
Now located about 20 mi. to our SE with wind of 74 mph - higher gusts.  Blowing lots of leaves around the yard but no damage that I can see.  Had a hi gust for the day few minutes ago of 60 mph, but mostly in the low-mid 40's.  Pressure continues to drop - now at 1000.0 mb.  Pressure at the center is 984 mb.  Still not a lot of rain - 0.92 for all day.  Just went to look at the north side - not too bad.  Went down to Maundays  Bay - seas are up close to the dunes/sea wall, but all seems fine.  More later with some pictures.

- UPDATE
  • From: "tainos at anguillanet.com" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:48:18 -0400
Power out at 2:30 - using backup.  Getting serious now.  Wind steady at 32-35 NNE, gusts to 46 as of few minutes ago.  Pressure  dropping like a stone to 1004.2 mb.  Not a whole lot of rain - just 0.62 all day.  See what the 5:00 update has to say, but expect Cat 1 hurricane right over us.

- GONZALO
  • From: "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:05:24 -0400

The good news?  We are still under a hurricane watch (hurricane conditions POSSIBLE in next 24 hours) as opposed to a warning (conditions PROBABLE).  But we are right in the crosshairs, and since the hurricane hunter just measured SUSTAINED winds at the center of 70 mph with higher gusts, that’s what we should expect in about 6 – 8 hours.  Rain is coming down pretty good, but not a deluge, and pressure continues to fall to 1006.8 mb (from 1011.0 this morning).  Pressure at center is 988 mb.  There is no well-defined eye, but thunderstorm activity just to our SE is pretty strong.

 

More later – though may need to be on generator.

 

Steve Donahue

www.anguilla-weather.com/

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177

 


- Gonzalo heats up
  • From: Elvin Richardson - Weather <elvin.richardson at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:10:38 -0400
Anguilla is now officially under a Hurricane watch. The rains have started to come down and with winds extending out 65miles from the center and the CPA showing 19miles for Anguilla, I think it is ok to say, it's getting pretty close for comfort.  

Home I go to wait out the storm and rain.  

until next time remember, #itonlytakesone

Elvin E.A Richardson
'AXA WeatherMan'
The Valley
AI-2640, Anguilla
B.W.I
Email:elvin.richardson at anguillanet.com
Twitter: at elvinrichardson
FB: http://www.facebook.com/elvinsweatherupdates
Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone.

- GONZALOA
  • From: "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:57:20 -0400

Gonzalo continues to move slightly north (closer to us) and strengthen slightly - is expected to pass very close to our south at (or very near) hurricane strength about 10:00 PM tonight.  Forecast calls for 70 mph winds, gusts to 86 mph.  From satellite runs, looks like most of the heavy rain will stay to our south – but still be some good rains.  SXM just issued a hurricane watch, but still under a tropical storm warning.  Central pressure is 992 mb (we are currently 1009.4 mb, but falling).  We’ve had some gusts up to 33 mph, but still out of the ENE.

 

I’ve shutter my windows but right now, not planning on putting up my metal shutters on the sliders.  Schools are closed and heard that ferries stopped running this morning.  Should be back to normal sometime tomorrow.

 

Cheers,

 

Steve Donahue

www.anguilla-weather.com/

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177

 


- GONZALO UPDATE
  • From: "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 08:55:00 -0400

As of the 8:00 AM forecast, it appears Gonzalo’s track has moved slightly north, and will now pass about 25 mi. to our south this evening with winds of about 60 knots (70 mph) at the center – close to hurricane (which this will probably become after passing us).  It is forecast that winds extend out about 30 miles to the north, so we should expect 40 – 50 mph winds with some higher gusts. It’s a small storm so should be out of here by tomorrow.  Waves are not forecast to be unusually large, perhaps 12-14 ft. off shore, less in shore – but will be rough on the south side.  Rain is always a guess, but would expect some but not the floods some are talking about.  Power was off this morning, but back now.  I would expect ANGLEC to disconnect perhaps late this afternoon.  As of now, the MIA flight this AM to SXM is not cancelled, so should be some good news. 

 

Here in AXA, winds are from the NE 14-18 mph.  Seas have some whitecaps, but not bad.  Pressure is 1010.8 and steady.

 

More when 11:00 forecast comes out.

 

Steve Donahue

www.anguilla-weather.com/

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177

 


- TS GONZALO
  • From: "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:31:46 -0400

Right now, new TS Gonzalo is forecast to pass about 80 miles to our south late tomorrow (Monday) with winds at the center perhaps 63 mph, gust to 75 mph.  We – as well as most of the islands – are under a tropical storm warning.  But TS force winds extend out only about 20 - 30 mi. to the north, so expect maybe some 30 – 35 mph winds here with perhaps some higher gusts.  Probably be a pretty good rain event.  Also, I would expect some beach erosion on south facing beaches – especially during some strong SE winds.  North beaches should be fine.  Advisories will now be issued every 3 hours, so keep checking.  It is currently at 16.4 N ( we are 18.2 N) and is expected to keep moving due west until Tuesday.  If this holds true, it will pass well to our south.  But need to keep monitoring it’s position to see if it moves further north.  As always, keep checking the advisories for any change.

 

Steve Donahue

www.anguilla-weather.com/

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177

 


- Anguilla and TS Gonzalo
  • From: Elvin Richardson - Weather <elvin.richardson at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 14:12:55 -0400
I was just notified that we are under a Tropical Storm warning. Looking at outside we wouldn't know anything is coming how according to the NHC it is. I will continue to monitor and hope for some much needed rain. Yesterday we had a thunder and lighting show but only produced some rain in the western end of the island. Let's all pray for the rain and limited winds.  

Until next time remember #itonlytakesone

Elvin E.A Richardson
'AXA WeatherMan'
The Valley
AI-2640, Anguilla
B.W.I
Email:elvin.richardson at anguillanet.com
Twitter: at elvinrichardson
FB: http://www.facebook.com/elvinsweatherupdates
Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone.

- Rain Hopefully?
  • From: "Joanie Howard" <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 22:56:29 +0100
It looks as though the northern islands could be getting some rain and I do hope so as I am told Anguilla is still pretty dry and I don’t relish the idea of an empty cistern on my return.
On the subject of mosi’s, interestingly enough a few of my friends have been asking me where to buy mosquito nets(bedbathandbeyond.com in the states) as they are planning to bring their own when they come down to the Caribbean this winter, sort of “have net will travel” attitude, I think it’s not a bad idea, I have always had them on all my beds and I know some people think I’m quaint and it is just an old West Indian custom, especially when the house is screened anyway, but I find they really do help, and you can now get them treated with anti-mosi stuff so the little beggars can’t bit you through the net if you happen to roll into it in your sleep. Just a thought.
I wish you all a good night, and also welcome to Shashi from Rendevous Bay.
JH
Little Bay Barn

- Good Day
  • From: shashi rawal <shashirawal4 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:56:47 +0100
I am delighted to be able to  contribute to the weather updates from Rendezvous Bay Beach Anguilla.

Shashi

 

- Anguilla
  • From: "Joanie Howard" <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:53:35 +0100
Good evening All,
We have still had not enough rain to keep the cisterns and pools topped up, but thankfully have also not had the full force of any tropical storms or depressions affecting us, long may that last.
The bad news is that for the 4th year my house on the Searocks has been broken into by opportunist ‘tiefs’. I do not have much to steal, so they do not take much but considering the business I bring to Anguilla, it is a great shame. I am personally responsible for the building of at least 5 Villas on Anguilla and more than 30 people a year come and stay at Hightop and I have been operating since 1989.
I am well aware of the privilege of having a home there and living in it for 6 months of the year but I also think that the Government of Anguilla ( and also a lot of the other islands) should appreciate the business brought in by snowbirds (or swallows as I am known as here). It is a sadness that I am sorry to report.
To keep everyone updated I hear via the grapevine that Gwen’s Reggae Grill has closed at it’s past location and is moving down to the west end of Shoal Bay East, I do hope the ambiance and music will be as good.
I will be back in Anguilla soon and in the meantime the small brown dog and I wish everybody well and lets hope storm free for the next six weeks or so.
A very good night to all,
JH
Little Bay Barn

- !!!Wave affecting Anguilla with showers!!!
  • From: "Elvin Richardson" <elvin.richardson at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2014 09:31:42 -0400

The morning started off with some much welcomed showers.  Skies are still partly cloudy and we hope the rain continues.  I took some pictures on my way to work showing the capital  (The Valley) and the current skies. 

 

Until next time remember #itonlytakesone

 

 

Elvin E.A Richardson
'AXA WeatherMan'
The Valley
AI-2640, Anguilla
B.W.I

Email:elvin.richardson at anguillanet.com
Twitter: at elvinrichardson
FB:  https://www.facebook.com/elvinsweatherupdates/

 

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- Finally rain, little but welcomed!!!!!!
  • From: Elvin Richardson - Weather <elvin.richardson at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:15:51 -0400
Anguilla just had a little down pour of rain that lasted about 20mins - 30 mins. It was light and steady but in my view the best sign of rain we've had in a months.  We are far from not wanting more rain but this is sure welcomed by everyone.  

I notice the tropics are very quiet and even the ‎'big wave' that was coming off the African coast is no more. Let's see how long this last.  

Until next time remember #itonlytakesone

Elvin E.A Richardson
'AXA WeatherMan'
The Valley
AI-2640, Anguilla
B.W.I
Email:elvin.richardson at anguillanet.com
Twitter: at elvinrichardson
FB: http://www.facebook.com/elvinsweatherupdates
Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone.

- Nervous
  • From: "Joanie Howard" <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:50:25 +0100
Good Evening all you lucky People of Paradise (to pinch Ian’s phrase from TNT)
I always get nervous when Dave says a storm system is going to be shoved out to sea, Bertha was pretty awful here on this side of the Atlantic, much worse than Anguilla, last weekend we had winds over 70MPH on the hills, and more than 60MPH here at The Little Bay Barn, so don’t think things just dissipate somewhere mid Atlantic. I hope my cistern has filled up a bit with what looks like passed over Anguilla, I would also like to give a big welcome to Alvin “The Weatherman” to StormCarib, the more people we have reporting the better.
It is forecast to be about 38F here tonight, don’t mention socks, one needs sheepskin boots.
A good night to all,
JH
Little Bay Barn
 
 

- Skies out. Will we get it?
  • From: Elvin Richardson - Weather <elvin.richardson at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:35:53 -0400
‎The picture shows the view of outside right now. Will we finally get some rain. Time will tell. As steve said we are still waiting. We need the rain.

Until next time remember #itonlytakesone

Elvin E.A Richardson
'AXA WeatherMan'
The Valley
AI-2640, Anguilla
B.W.I
Email:elvin.richardson at anguillanet.com
Twitter: at elvinrichardson
FB: http://www.facebook.com/elvinsweatherupdates
Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone.

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- INVEST 96L
  • From: "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:30:25 -0400

As expected, Invest 96L was pretty much a non-event for Anguilla.  Only received 0.46 in. of rain past 36 hours – we were hoping for a lot more.

 

Steve Donahue

www.anguilla-weather.com/

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177

 


- First signs of disturbance been felt
  • From: "Elvin Richardson" <elvin.richardson at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:01:19 -0400

Today around 1pm we heard the sound of thunder and a quick heavy down pour with some gusty winds that lasted a few minutes.  The rest of the afternoon skies were partly cloudy becoming very cloudy and dark.  The capital (The Valley) just experienced another heavy down pour that didn’t last long however the clap of thunder can still be heard.  I can only assume these are the first signs of Invest 96L. 

 

The forecast of 96L seem to be tracking more closer to us that previously thought however the good news is that we don’t expect it to develop into anything stronger than a depression or at most a small tropical storm by time it reaches the CPA to #Anguilla.  We are all hoping for some rain and if the outside picture hold true, then we are in for some.  Only time will tell what we’ll get but I’ll be waiting on tonight’s update to see what changes might take place.

 

Until next time remember #itonlytakesone

 

Elvin E.A Richardson
'AXA WeatherMan'
The Valley
AI-2640, Anguilla
B.W.I

Email:elvin.richardson at anguillanet.com
Twitter: at elvinrichardson
FB:  https://www.facebook.com/elvinsweatherupdates/

 


- Periods of rain this morning
  • From: Elvin Richardson - Weather <elvin.richardson at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:59:20 -0400
‎Anguilla saw some wet conditions this morning and last night. Still need more rain as it just clean the dust off the trees :). Outside is windy and nice and the skies are clearing up. 
The disturbance in the Atlantic is now 0% chance of developing however I'm still hoping for some rain weekend and the forecast still calling for it. Time will tell what happens. Until next time remember #itonlytakesone

Regards

Elvin E.A Richardson
'AXA WeatherMan'
The Valley
AI-2640, Anguilla
B.W.I
Email:elvin.richardson at anguillanet.com
Twitter: at elvinrichardson
FB: http://www.facebook.com/elvinrichardson
Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone.


- New to stormcarib family
  • From: Elvin Richardson - Weather <elvin.richardson at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2014 22:07:15 -0400
‎Good evening everyone, my name is Elvin Richardson from Anguilla known to many locally as the "weatherman" and it is a pleasure to be part of the stormcarib family. I have use this website for years as a tool to update many people and businesses on the island of Anguilla about upcoming weather and I look forward to sharing whatever I can through this website to better help us all when the time comes.  

I'm just returning to the island from a short getaway and notice a lot of wet spots I'm guessing from the little wave that's passing through however hardly not enough rain and we are desperate for it.  
As we enter the peak of the season I do notice there is an invest off the Africa coast. It is far too early to say much about it so time will dictate what happens however we should keep an eye on it.  

Until next time, remember #itonlytakesone


Elvin E.A Richardson
'AXA WeatherMan'
The Valley
AI-2640, Anguilla
B.W.I
Email:elvin.richardson at anguillanet.com
Twitter: at elvinrichardson
FB: http://www.facebook.com/elvinrichardson
Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone.

- Bertha's sparse rain
  • From: "Joanie Howard" <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2014 21:10:22 +0100
Good Evening Everybody,
I am told by my guests in my house on the The Searocks that they got about 3 or 4 hours rain and had to drop the South and East shutters to keep dry, I don’t know how much we got in the cisterns (Steve will tell you better) but  I would hope for 3 to 4 inches.
On a different note, tonight is the 100 year anniversary of The First World War, we have all been asked to turn off all our lights at 10PM until 11PM leaving on a single light or candle for a shared moment of reflection of when war was declared, roughly 950 million people died, and that did not count the civilians, and the reason I mention this on Stormcarib (and please correct me if I am wrong anybody) is that 15,000 of them were West Indians, along with masses of Canadians, Indians, Anzacs and on and on.
Lest we forget.
I wish a very goodnight to all and a warm welcome to Richard from Carolina, PR.
JH
Little Bay Barn

- FW: BERTHA
  • From: "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2014 08:55:54 -0400

Sort of a “ho-hum” night in Anguilla with the passing of Bertha.  Had some rain squalls come through after midnight, but winds in the low 20’s were not bad except for a few gusts in the hi 30’s.  Strongest gust was 40 mph around 7:30 this morning.  Rain that we really need was disappointing – only 0.4 in.  And it looks like it’s quickly moving out of here to the NW.  Good news with no damaging winds, bad news for our cisterns.  Cheers,

 

Ooops – forgot to attach wind graph since midnight – see below.

 

Steve Donahue

www.anguilla-weather.com/

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177

 

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- BERTHA
  • From: "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2014 08:51:26 -0400

Sort of a “ho-hum” night in Anguilla with the passing of Bertha.  Had some rain squalls come through after midnight, but winds in the low 20’s were not bad except for a few gusts in the hi 30’s.  Strongest gust was 40 mph around 7:30 this morning.  Rain that we really need was disappointing – only 0.4 in.  And it looks like it’s quickly moving out of here to the NW.  Good news with no damaging winds, bad news for our cisterns.  Cheers,

 

Steve Donahue

www.anguilla-weather.com/

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177

 


- Bye, bye Bertha
  • From: "Jed Lindblad" <jedsshed at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2014 06:28:46 -0400

At 6:00 AM it’s still cloudy and breezy, but very little rain so far. Steve, at the Anguilla Weather Site, has recorded .19” since this morning. I think most of that took place shortly after midnight when we had a short, but heavy downpour. Nothing much since then but some non-electricity affecting wind gusts.

 

Looking at the current radar, it appears we may have a chance of a little more rain from the “tail-spin” as Bertha continues to the NW. We need much more rain here, so I am keeping my fingers crossed!

 

Our friends in Puerto Rico are really in desperate need of rain… Here’s hoping that Bertha safely helps you out!

 

 

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Jed Lindblad

 

The Cove, Anguilla, BWI

(264) 235 1945 (Mobile)

(904) 807 8820 (Vonage)

 

 


- Well Done Grenada
  • From: "Joanie Howard" <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:56:15 +0100
Congratulations to Kirani James and Grenada for winning the gold medal for the 400 meters at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow tonight, I think (??) T&T were second so the the Caribbean holding it’s head up high.
Now then, Bertha Mark 11 and beyond, as there are more jems in the necklace following on across the Atlantic, please be ready everyone, tilly lamps, extra water and batteries etc., etc.  I hope we just get a good rain and fill out systems, but you never know.
A good night to all,
JH
Little Bay Barn
P.S. I wrote this last night but British Telecom has been having one of it’s little turns and I couldn’t send it. I have just heard from the nice people staying in my house in Anguilla and they said we have had some much needed rain, let’s hope for some more.

- Bertha Mark 2?
  • From: "Joanie Howard" <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:44:21 +0100
Good Evening Everyone,
I hope Bertha does not materialize, fingers crossed, I was alone in my house in Anguilla for the last Bertha , with no hurricane shutters the wind howling at 125 MPH outside, the gales, dirt and rain pouring through the windows, no electric, no phone, and a transistor radio with the only station receivable from St. Martin in French of course. Needless to say I was not prepared, and learnt my lesson, so please be ready for this hurricane season, who knows what will come.
I would also like to wish all the athletes good luck at the Commonwealth Games which are opening tonight in Glasgow, especial luck of course to the Caribbean and mega luck to Anguilla.
I wish you all a good night,
JH
Little Bay Barn

- Interesting Article
  • From: "Joanie Howard" <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2014 21:49:48 +0100
Good Evening to Everybody,
First of all a peaceful and quiet hurricane season to us all.
I read the an article in The Times about a week ago regarding tagged sharks/tarpon/marlin/tuna helping scientists forecasting hurricanes and I have attached it, I am not very clever with the computer but I hope you can all read it, I found it very interesting. Yet another reason for protecting our oceans.
As far as I know all is well in Anguilla and the north of England is alternately cold and wet and chilly and sunny.
I wish you all a very pleasant evening,
JH
Little Bay Barn

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- Lovely Rain
  • From: "Joanie Howard" <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 15 May 2014 23:15:18 +0100
Good Evening Everyone,
I know I am many miles away from Anguilla but I had a wonderful BBM from Ruth who looks after my house while I am away, it said, and I quote “the rain gauge is full (and it shows up to 8 inches), the pool is full, the cistern is full and we have had great rain, Thank God.” 
I wish all a good night,
JH
Little Bay Barn
P.S. For those culinary experts among you the St. George’s Day wild mushrooms have been amazing this year, dipped in beaten egg rolled in fresh parsley, chives with a hint of garlic mixed with breadcrumbs and sautéed in butter. Delicious! (a word of warning don’t eat any wild mushrooms without properly identifying them first).

- Rain....Finally
  • From: "Jed Lindblad" <jedsshed at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 10 May 2014 20:20:59 -0400

We are finally getting a significant amount of rain fall this evening! I’m as happy as our cistern!

 

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Jed Lindblad

 

Cove Bay, Anguilla B.W.I.

264-235-1945 (Mobile)

904-807-8820 (Vonage)

 

jedsshed at gmail.com

 

 


- RAIN
  • From: "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Fri, 9 May 2014 15:32:06 -0400

St. Martin (10 miles across the channel from us) reports over 2 inches rain yesterday/last night.  Us in the West End, Anguilla??? How ‘bout a whopping 0.09 inches!  Not enough to even make puddles.  And today?  Heavy clouds all around, but only 0.03 in. rain.  WE NEED RAIN!!!!

 

Steve Donahue

www.anguilla-weather.com/

Anguilla, AI2640, B.W.I.

US Phone – 410-505-8661

Anguilla Phone – 264-497-8177

 


- Ground sea pics
  • From: "Joanie Howard" <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:07:37 +0100
Two weeks ago I reported a big ground sea on the north side of Anguilla, here are a few pics of it at Captains Bay and the reefs around Island Harbour. Also I have had so many nice emails wishing the small brown dog a safe passage back from Anguilla to the north of England, and I have to give credit where it is due, GB Express Ferry, Air France, TVG rail in France, Eurostar and Virgin Rail all worked on time and efficiently, but  the small brown dog was tired and slept for nearly 12 hours last night.
My very best to everyone, until the next time.
JH
Little Bay Barn

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- Rain
  • From: "Joanie Howard" <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2014 19:52:14 +0100
Good Afternoon Everyone,
We have had .59 of an inch of rain in the last 3 days, and very welcome it is too, lets hope it keeps coming.  About 10 days ago we all saw a huge plume of black smoke rising to the sky towards the south of the island, it turned out the dump at Corito had caught fire and several thousands of old tyres were burning and may continue to do so for the next couple of months. A fellow diver from Grand-Case St Martin sent me a pic of what it looked like from over there which I have attached.
Had a lovely dive yesterday on Deep South reef and the Oosterdiep wreck, when we crossed to the wreck we found a little reef shark (about 4ft) circling inside it trying to select his lunch, well when 10 of us appeared around the wreck he got quite cross and if he had been a dog I would have said his ruff went up, the back arched, the fins went down, then he decided there were too many of us and disappeared with a swish of his tail.
Next Wednesday the small brown dog and I renew our acquaintance with the Air France Airbus  and the Eurostar to return to the old country for the summer. I thank all of you who have read my posts and hope I haven’t bored you too much.
I wish all a Hurricane free season.
All the best,
JH
Searocks

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