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- WATCHING ANOTHER ONE
  • From: MARTHA WATKINS GILKES <marthawatkinsgilkes at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:50:17 -0400
MAYBE  BY NEXT WEEKEND..  WE   HOPE  FOR   RAIN  AT  LEAST!!! 


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TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
800 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

1. A tropical wave located several hundred miles southwest of the Cape
Verde Islands is producing disorganized cloudiness and
thunderstorms.  Environmental conditions are expected to be
conducive for gradual development of this disturbance over the next
several days while it moves generally westward at 10 to 15 mph.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...30 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...70 percent.


- Hoping for rain.
  • From: Martha Watkins Gilkes <gilkesm at me.com>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:04:45 -0400
This shows the small weather system approaching the islands with we hope badly 
needed rain.  However it is  south of Antigua. ---located just above the 
butterfly shaped island of Guadeloupe

So we may not get much but we. are hoping.    Our met office last nite said 
small crafts should remain in port. 

Let's hope the rest of hurricane season is as calm.  


http://wwwghcc.msfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/get-goes?satellite=GOES-E%20HURRICANE&info=ir&lat=16&lon=-40&width=1000&height=300&type=Animation&palette=spect.pal&mapcolor=red&zoom=4


- TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWO off the island chain
  • From: MARTHA WATKINS GILKES <marthawatkinsgilkes at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:59:46 -0400
WE ARE   WAtching  Tropical Depression  two.. probably  to stay SOUTH of Antigua according to the latest  track.  


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Martha


- WONDERFUL WELCOME RAIN IN ANTIGUA
  • From: " MARTHA WATKINS GILKES" <marthawatkinsgilkes at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:48:59 -0400
 IT IS  RAINING   and  we  are  so thankful for  it... Badly needed on  our ISLAND!   There is a tropical  system going by... No  bad weather  but    beautiful rain!!



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- Update
  • From: John Fuller <johnefuller at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:13:57 -0400

The boys in the back room have sent out for carbolic soap


- JUNE 1 THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!
  • From: MARTHA WATKINS GILKES <marthawatkinsgilkes at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2014 14:37:33 -0400

WELL  HERE  WE  GO AGAIN..   ANOTHER   HURRICANE  SEASON OFFICIALLY STARTING..  BUT  THIS YEARS forecast  SOUNDS  POSITIVE   WITH THE FORECAST..  of  course  it only takes  ONE   so  we  have to remember that..  and the key  as  those of us  who are  seasoned hurricane survivors  is TO BE  PREPARED   ( that  was  also the  girl scout code and  I was  one in my youth!!)  

Just  to say a  big  thank you  and    hats off to GERT  for his  continued  efforts  to keep STORM CARIB  GOING..  It has  served such an important role for so many  "in harms way"  being  able to   "connect"  so    a  big  THANK YOU TO GERT    and  I hope you wont be hearing for me  very often as  that  means  THERE IS  BAD  WEATHER  HERE on our  special "rock".  

 and  THE  REASON I KEEP DOING THIS  is  reminded  in   this  text  after we  were  seriously  hit by Hurricane  GEORGE in   1998-  scroll down to my  post from  SEP 24th 1998.  I  often get  emails  from  those  who appreciate  the posts!     Thanks  and keep them coming!   


http://stormcarib.com/georges/gantigua3.htm
 
i hope  i never  have  to post   such a report again.    

MarthaWatkins Gilkes














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