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- 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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