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- November Rainfall
  • By "Joanie Howard" <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2016 21:05:21 -0000
Good Evening to All (wherever you are),
A lovely day here after some very iffy weather this weeks, quite a lot of rain, then no wind, then breeze from the North West which is unusual, now gone back around to the East.  The total rainfall here on the Searocks since I arrived on the 3rd November has been 5.31 inches, which is good, plants are happy, cistern is reasonable, the pool was brimming to the top last week but after having 4 grandchildren for Thanksgiving it was emptied by about 6 inches! The current temp is 82F on the balcony and the sun is gently sinking down over Shoal Bay East, the Atlantic is calm to the North and the sky is turning pink and gold.
We have had some wonderful diving and I attach a young visitor from Philadelphia communing with the resident Red Grouper on the Oosterdiep Wreck.
Lets hope the fat lady is singing and we have seen the last of the storms.
My best to everyone,
JH
Searocks

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- Super moon
  • By Joanie Howard <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2016 22:49:35 -0400
Good evening all, this is how the super moon looked tonight in Anguilla looking 
Southeast toward St Barts and St Martin, not as stunning as the pic posted by 
Grenada but very beautiful all the same. I am afraid i can't resist sending you 
the small brown dog mark ll cooling herself in the pool as well.
It sounds as though the North of Santo Domingo is having a very bad time, I 
wish them no more rain for the moment and lovely sunshine like we have had here 
today. It has been a sparkling day.
My best to everyone and a good night.
JH
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- Super moon
  • By Joanie Howard <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2016 22:49:35 -0400
Good evening all, this is how the super moon looked tonight in Anguilla looking 
Southeast toward St Barts and St Martin, not as stunning as the pic posted by 
Grenada but very beautiful all the same. I am afraid i can't resist sending you 
the small brown dog mark ll cooling herself in the pool as well.
It sounds as though the North of Santo Domingo is having a very bad time, I 
wish them no more rain for the moment and lovely sunshine like we have had here 
today. It has been a sparkling day.
My best to everyone and a good night.
JH
Sea rocks

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- Rememberance Day
  • By "Joanie Howard" <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2016 22:34:55 -0000
As it is the 11th day of the 11th month I feel we should all remember them. I am reading a book  called The Secret Hunters by Rannulph Fiennes at the moment and the horrors of what happened in the last two world wars is not to be contemplated, if all our brave men and women had not fought the Nazis what would the world be like now?
 
Anguilla is beautiful, calm and peaceful at the moment, temp is 84F and we have had 1.90 inches of rain since I arrived back on 03 November, it is hot though and I have the fans all going.
 
I wish everyone a Good Evening,
JH
Searocks

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- Home to Anguilla again
  • By "Joanie Howard" <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2016 23:36:56 -0000
A very good evening to all,
I am so happy to be back in Anguilla, even though it is hot, humid and rainy. Since my last post we have had 2.40 inches and today we had .70 of an inch of rain, the pool has become an infinity pool again but it is good to be warm (36F in The English lake District at the moment with sleet), my dive computer says it is 80F in the house at the moment. The Island is green and the plants are happy, so are the mosquitos as well, if you are coming soon don’t bother to bring perfume, just bring the OFF or other repellant. Last night there was plenty of thunder and lightening to the north and the ‘son et lumiere’ was spectacular. Lovely dive with Dougie this AM, eels, octopuses, rays, turtles and a lovely wahoo swam by, also saw a live healthy Flame Helmet on the bottom which is quite rare.
Small Brown dog mark II behaved impeccably through Manchester, Paris (Charles de Gaul Airport) St. Martin and on the GB Express ferry and I attach a couple of pics of her making friends with others of her age at Sandy Ground this morning.
I wish everyone a great evening,
JH
Searocks

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- rainfall
  • By "Joanie Howard" <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:07:56 +0100
Just an update from my last post, the Searocks has had 3.9 inches of rain since then, also some quite violent thunder and lightening, nothing though to what Bermuda is about to get I suspect. Good luck and safe passage through ‘Nicole’ to all my friends (and everyone else) in BDA.
Best to all,
JH
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- Mathew
  • By "Joanie Howard" <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:01:56 +0100
Afternoon Everyone,
I have had an email from my neighbour.   Yesterday on the Searocks was very gusty with squalls and he kindly reset my rain gauge and we have had an inch of rain in the last 24 hours, power is out on our road but nowhere else, Murphy’s law I suppose. I attach a pic of my house yesterday, grey and squally, but better than here where we have had winds up to 70MPH in gusts and horizontal rain on and off, the remnants of Karl I think.
Take care and good luck if you are in the way of this storm, it looks like it could do almost anything, wouldn’t surprise me if it turned around and headed back to Anguilla as a Cat something hurricane.
JH
Little Bay Barn

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- Mathew
  • By "Joanie Howard" <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:51:27 +0100
Good Evening,
I have no immediate news of Anguilla, though I hope my house is shut up tight, but this storm looks like one of those unpredictable ones to me, and Mother Nature can (and does) make fools of us all. I think all the islands between T&T and Anguilla should be prepared for something, so everyone take care please.
JH
Little Bay Barn

- Anguilla on the grape vine
  • By "Joanie Howard" <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:47:42 +0100
Good Evening to you all,
It is a while since I have posted due to the fact I am 5000 miles away from Anguilla. I don’t have substantiated information but I understand there was enough wind and rain to cancel the air and sea ports yesterday, plenty of squalling showers over the last couple of days, but no injuries or disasters that I know of, I do however have verified information that the water temp  is 83F plenty warm enough to generate incentive to potential hurricanes. So please stay prepared.
On a completely different note, a few of you will know I lost with great sadness the little brown dog last autumn. I have now been finally brave enough to honour her by taking care of another small brown dog, please see pics, her name is Lili but is better known as ‘the devil in disguise’. She is 11 weeks old, full of character and I may say not all of it good. I am busy trying to train her to be able to deal with Eurostar, Air France and GBexpress ferries which she will have to deal with in a couple of months when I will return to Anguilla. Please wish me luck!
I wish you all a very good evening and hurricane free next couple of months.
JH
Little Bay Barn

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- Rain, Lightning and Thunder
  • By Elvin's Weather Updates <elvin.richardson at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2016 23:43:48 -0400
For the first time in months Anguilla is raining.  So far the rain is light with some gusty winds from time to time.
We are seeing lighting and hearing thunder which many here have not heard in months.  

Everyone is hoping for just enough rain across Anguilla.  We really need it here.  

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



- Anguilla from afar
  • By "Joanie Howard" <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 5 May 2016 18:46:18 +0100
Good Evening to all readers of Stormcarib,
My kind neighbour  on the Searocks has been reading my rain gauge and we have had 3.85 inches since the beginning of May, very welcome to the cistern, pool and plants. I attach a pic of my Yucca in full bloom saying ‘wonderful rain’ I hope my Locus Tree has survived, there are no Locus trees in Anguilla and I found the seed of this one on Shoal Bay East (it looked like a brown leather purse) and amazingly it has grown. It has however been very hot and humid lately around 90F, I wonder what the sea temperature is?
I wish everyone a great weekend.
Kind regards,
JH
Searocks

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