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- WHY ANTIGUA HAD NO POWER FOR PART OF THE NIGHT.....
  • By Martha Watkins Gilkes <marthawatkinsgilkes at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:01:12 -0400


THIS  WAS  RELEASED BY OUR  POWER COMPANY!    WE HOPE  IT CAN BE  SOLVED BEFORE  A  REAL STORM COMES OUR  WAY!!

 On Tuesday 23rd August at approximately 10PM a lightning strike damaged a 69KV line within the Crabbs to Cassada Gardens circuit. At the time of the incident the Crabbs to Lavington 69KV circuit was undergoing maintenance. This maintenance work left the Crabbs to Cassada Gardens circuit as the sole circuit for all electricity transmission, which caused a system wide outage.  System restoration began shortly after midnight once the fault had been identified and isolated. Despite only having the capacity to carry 30MW of electricity all feeders were closed by 6AM on Wednesday 24th August. 

The maintenance work on the Crabbs to Lavington 69KV circuit will be postponed in order to assist in exporting electricity from Crabbs. The restoration of this circuit is estimated to be completed by 4PM. Due to the damage from last night’s lightning strike the Crabbs to Cassada Garden circuit can only maintain 30MW of electricity. Antigua will experience a short period of load shedding until 4PM when the Crabbs to Lavington 69KV circuit is restored.

APUA would like to thank all their consumers for their patience and understanding.


- STORM MOVING ON THRU OUR NORTHERN NEIGHBORS
  • By Martha Watkins Gilkes <marthawatkinsgilkes at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:39:24 -0400
AS IS  ALWAYS  THE  CASE  WHAT  PASSES  THRU US  MOVES  ON TO OTHERS .. AND USUALLY GETTING  STRONGER!!   ST MAARTEN JUST   RELEASED THIS  SO THEY  ARE  NOW   GOING  THROUGH WHAT  WE  HAVE..  WITH  stronger winds most likely as this  systems moves north

Beware  to our  neighbors and hope it does not  cause  lots of  damage along the way...




PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN
DATE ISSUED: Wednesday, August 24, 2016  at  12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)
VALID UNTIL: Thursday midday (12:00 LST) August 25, 2016
…A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY, FLASH FLOOD ADVISORY, and SEVERE WIND ADVISORY ARE IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE…
WEATHER: 
This afternoon: Cloudy and windy with scattered showers, some of which may be heavy and possible thunderstorms.
Thursday: Partly cloudy to cloudy at times with isolated showers possible.
Forecast High: 30°C / 86°F             Forecast Low: 24°C / 75°F
Sunset Today:  6:32 P.M.                Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:57 A.M.
SURFACE WINDS: 
This afternoon through Thursday midday: Variable with a moderate to near gale force of 15 to 35 miles per hour and higher gusts.
SYNOPSIS: 
An active tropical wave passing through the Lesser Antilles will continue to bring gusty winds and showers, some of which may be heavy with possible thunderstorms, to the local region today. Motorists and residents in areas prone to flooding and falling rocks are advised to be vigilant and exercise caution as flash flooding is still possible.
Seas are peaking near 9 feet and are expected to gradually subside on Thursday. Small craft operators and sea bathers should exercise extreme caution and secure their property.
STATE OF THE SEA: Rough            WAVES/SWELLS: 8 to 9 feet
SPECIAL FEATURE:  A tropical wave passing through the Lesser Antilles still has a medium (60%) chance of formation in 2 days and a high (80%) chance in 5 days.
At 11:00 am today Tropical Storm Gaston had maximum sustained winds near 70 mph. The current forecast track will take Gaston well north of the Lesser Antilles, therefore posing no threat to St. Maarten.
The St. Maarten Meteorological Department will continue to monitor the progress of these systems.

- STORM MOVING ON THRU OUR NORTHERN NEIGHBORS
  • By Martha Watkins Gilkes <marthawatkinsgilkes at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:39:01 -0400
AS IS  ALWAYS  THE  CASE  WHAT  PASSES  THRU US  MOVES  ON TO OTHERS .. AND USUALLY GETTING  STRONGER!!   ST MAARTEN JUST   RELEASED THIS  SO THEY  ARE  NOW   GOING  THROUGH WHAT  WE  HAVE..  WITH  stronger winds most likely as this  systems moves north

Beware  to our  neighbors and hope it does not  cause  lots of  damage along the way...




PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN
DATE ISSUED: Wednesday, August 24, 2016  at  12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)
VALID UNTIL: Thursday midday (12:00 LST) August 25, 2016
…A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY, FLASH FLOOD ADVISORY, and SEVERE WIND ADVISORY ARE IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE…
WEATHER: 
This afternoon: Cloudy and windy with scattered showers, some of which may be heavy and possible thunderstorms.
Thursday: Partly cloudy to cloudy at times with isolated showers possible.
Forecast High: 30°C / 86°F             Forecast Low: 24°C / 75°F
Sunset Today:  6:32 P.M.                Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:57 A.M.
SURFACE WINDS: 
This afternoon through Thursday midday: Variable with a moderate to near gale force of 15 to 35 miles per hour and higher gusts.
SYNOPSIS: 
An active tropical wave passing through the Lesser Antilles will continue to bring gusty winds and showers, some of which may be heavy with possible thunderstorms, to the local region today. Motorists and residents in areas prone to flooding and falling rocks are advised to be vigilant and exercise caution as flash flooding is still possible.
Seas are peaking near 9 feet and are expected to gradually subside on Thursday. Small craft operators and sea bathers should exercise extreme caution and secure their property.
STATE OF THE SEA: Rough            WAVES/SWELLS: 8 to 9 feet
SPECIAL FEATURE:  A tropical wave passing through the Lesser Antilles still has a medium (60%) chance of formation in 2 days and a high (80%) chance in 5 days.
At 11:00 am today Tropical Storm Gaston had maximum sustained winds near 70 mph. The current forecast track will take Gaston well north of the Lesser Antilles, therefore posing no threat to St. Maarten.
The St. Maarten Meteorological Department will continue to monitor the progress of these systems.

- MORE RAIN TO COME
  • By Martha Watkins Gilkes <marthawatkinsgilkes at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:22:48 -0400
Antigua  has  had  some  nice  rain from  this  system..  about  1  inch as of early morning according to Met Office.. 
and  some  flooding  in  the low areas that  always  get this!   But no  “damage”…We are  still in it...

This  link below  is a  REAL TIME view of  what is happening now  over  antigua …    located just  about the  “BUTTERFLY” island of  Guadeloupe   
So are   very little  wind  (  Some strong  squals…but  mostly  NICE  SLOW  RAIN!)   Hope it continues  as  we  NEED THE RAIN .. .   we  are in the PEAK of hurricane season so this has been a  good “dry run”  for people to  think more  of  being  prepared for  a  real storm hitting us.   



http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/ramsdis/online/loop.asp?data_folder=tropical%2Ftropical_ge_4km_visir2_floater_2&width=640&height=480&number_of_images_to_display=12

- Current Situation
  • By Daniella Seepaul <daniellaseepaul at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 07:42:18 -0400

Hi All,
The rain from 99L started around 10:30 pm. The wind can be heard in the marina, but its a gentle howling wind. Our current situation can be seen in the attached photo.

Regards,
Daniella Seepaul

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- REAL TIME SAT IMAGE OF THE STORM APPROACHING
  • By Martha Watkins Gilkes <marthawatkinsgilkes at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:08:51 -0400
TO  SEE the  clouds  slowly creeping over us  check the  REAL TIME  LINK  BELOW…
Antigua is  just  above the  butterfly shape island (Guadeloupe) 

TODAY IS  HOT  AS    H…    YOU KNOW WHAT…  in  Antigua..   Painfully hot!   not a breath..   guess it is  the  calm before the  storm!    and it was  same yesterday as  i  enjoyed by “mermaids picnic”  “in the  sea”!  You can see the  glassy calm water!! 


http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/ramsdis/online/loop.asp?data_folder=tropical%2Ftropical_ge_4km_visir2_floater_2&width=640&height=480&number_of_images_to_display=12


- 2 p.m. STORM INFO...
  • By Martha Watkins Gilkes <marthawatkinsgilkes at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:05:34 -0400

2 p.m.  National Hurr Center   report  in   and includes  info from HURRICANE HUNTERS   

Reports from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that the tropical wave located a few hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles  ( THATS My  HOME  SWEEt home  Antigua!  )  has an elongated and poorly defined circulation, according to the 2.00PM weather outlook from the National Hurricane Center (NHC).
Interests from the islands of the north-eastern Caribbean Sea to the Bahamas should continue to monitor the progress of this system.
“Even if this system is not yet a tropical depression, it will bring some very squally weather to the northern Lesser Antilles starting this afternoon and continuing through tonight and then to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday night. This squally weather will include locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds with gusts of 40 to 50 mph possible in some areas.




http://www.soualiganewsday.com/local/soualiga-newsday-top-stories/item/9480-updated-tropical-wave-east-of-lesser-antilles-could-bring-gusty-winds,-heavy-rains-and-possible-flash-floods-and-mud-slides.html

- HURRICANE HUNTERS FLYING THE SUSPECT AREA NOW
  • By Martha Watkins Gilkes <marthawatkinsgilkes at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:17:10 -0400
This is good news  as  this will give  us a better picture of  what  is going on in this system.   

WEATHER RECONNAISSANCE FLIGHTS
CARCAH, NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER, MIAMI, FL.
1015 AM EDT MON 22 AUGUST 2016
SUBJECT: TROPICAL CYCLONE PLAN OF THE DAY (TCPOD)
         VALID 23/1100Z TO 24/1100Z AUGUST 2016
         TCPOD NUMBER.....16-088

I.  ATLANTIC REQUIREMENTS
    1. SUSPECT AREA (NEAR LESSER ANTILLES)
       FLIGHT ONE - TEAL 70           FLIGHT TWO - TEAL 71
       A. 23/1500Z                    A. 23/2330Z,24/0530Z
       B. AFXXX 01EEA INVEST          B. AFXXX 0208A CYCLONE
       C. 23/1300Z                    C. 23/2200Z
       D. 16.0N 56.5W                 D. 16.5N 59.0W
       E. 23/1445Z TO 23/1800Z        E. 23/2300Z TO 24/0530Z
       F. SFC TO 10,000 FT            F. SFC TO 10,000 FT

       FLIGHT THREE - TEAL 72
       A. 24/1130Z,1730Z
       B. AFXXX 0308A CYCLONE
       C. 24/1030Z
       D. 17.5N 62.0W
       E. 24/1100Z TO 24/1730Z
       F. SFC TO 10,000 FT


- FOR ANTIGUA FLASH FLOOD WATCH STATEMENT
  • By Martha Watkins Gilkes <marthawatkinsgilkes at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:16:31 -0400

FLASH FLOOD WATCH STATEMENT

WHCA31 TAPA
BULLETIN
FLASH FLOOD WATCH
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES
11:44 AM ECT TUE AUG 23 2016

THE LEEWARD ISLANDS AND BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS OF ANTIGUA, BARBUDA, MONTSERRAT, ST. KITTS, NEVIS AND ANGUILLA VALID FROM 8 P.M. TONIGHT UNTIL 8 A.M. TOMORROW WEDNESDAY. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS ALSO IN EFFECT FOR THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS VALID 8 A.M. TO 8 P.M. WEDNESDAY.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO MODERATE TO MAJOR FLOODING IN LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS.

PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE TAKEN TO SAFE GUARD LIFE AND PROPERTY. SOME HOUSES IN LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS MAY REQUIRE EVACUATION. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND MOVE QUICKLY TO HIGHER GROUND IF FLASH FLOODING IS OBSERVED OR IMMINENT OR IF A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS ISSUED. NOTE, JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS, BE EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS, AND IF IN DOUBT, MAKE THE SMART CHOICE, TURN AROUND DON'T DROWN, MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

THE MET OFFICE IS PAYING VERY CLOSE ATTENTION TO AN APPROACHING TROPICAL DISTURBANCE. AS OF 8 A.M. THIS MORNING, IT HAD A 50 CHANCE OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE (TROPICAL DEPRESSION, TROPICAL STORM OR HURRICANE) IN 48 HOURS AND A 60 CHANCE IN FIVE DAYS.

THE DEVELOPING DISTURBANCE IS EXPECTED TO CAUSE VERY WET WEATHER ACROSS ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA AND THE REST OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY, AND THE ACROSS THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. RAINFALL TOTALS OF 25 TO 75 MM OR 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE.

THE WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO SUBSIDE BY WEDNESDAY NIGHT ACROSS THE LEEWARD ISLANDS AND BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON ACROSS THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS.

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICESWILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE SITUATION. PLEASE CALL 463-4638 OR STAY TUNED TO LOCAL RADIO AND TV STATIONS FOR LATER STATEMENTS AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

FORECASTER DALE DESTIN


- Watching weather coming.
  • By Martha Watkins Gilkes <marthawatkinsgilkes at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:36:25 -0400

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Martha Watkins Gilkes
P.O. Box W1924
Antigua, West Indies
268 460 4423
Cell 2687647722
Sent from my  fab iPhone
Marthawatkinsgilkes at gmail.com


- Alert
  • By Daniella Seepaul <daniellaseepaul at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:26:58 -0400
Hi All, 

Antigua Meteorological Services posted:

TROPICAL CYCLONE ALERT STATEMENT

WHCA31 TAPA
TROPICAL DISTURBANCE ALERT STATEMENT
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES
9:30 AM ECT TUE AUG 23 2016

THIS IS FOR THE LEEWARD ISLANDS AND BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

...TROPICAL DISTURBANCE APPROACHING THE ISLANDS...

THE ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE IS PAYING VERY CLOSE ATTENTION TO AN APPROACHING TROPICAL DISTURBANCE. AS OF 8 AM THIS MORNING, IT HAD A 50 CHANCE OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE (TROPICAL DEPRESSION, TROPICAL STORM OR HURRICANE) IN 48 HOURS AND A 60 CHANCE IN FIVE DAYS. THESE PROBABILITIES HAVE BEEN STEADILY RISING OVER THE PAST 24 HOURS AND HAVE NOW BECOME A CAUSE FOR SOME CONCERN.

ALTHOUGH IT IS STILL MORE LIKELY THAN NOT THAT THE SYSTEM WILL IMPACT US AS NO MORE THAN TROPICAL DISTURBANCE OR STRONG TROPICAL WAVE, WE CANNOT RULE OUT THE DISTURBANCE RAPIDLY DEVELOPING AND IMPACTING US A TROPICAL CYCLONE. HENCE, RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE PROGRESS OF THIS WEATHER SYSTEM UNTIL IT IS OUT OF OUR AREA.

THE DEVELOPING DISTURBANCE IS EXPECTED TO CAUSE VERY WET WEATHER ACROSS ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA AND THE REST OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY, AND THE ACROSS THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. RAINFALL TOTALS OF 25 TO 75 MM OR 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE. HENCE, A FLASH FLOOD WATCH AND/OR WARNING WILL LIKELY BE REQUIRED FOR PORTIONS OF THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS.

HEAVY THUNDERSTORMS ARE ALSO EXPECTED, WHICH COULD INTERRUPT ELECTRICITY AND RELATED SERVICES. LIGHTNING IS VERY DANGEROUS &8211; IT CAN KILL AND INJURE. REMEMBER, WHEN THUNDER ROARS, GO INDOORS!

SEAS WILL BECOME HAZARDOUS WITH PEAK HEIGHTS ON WEDNESDAY OF AROUND 2.7 METRES OF 9 FEET. HENCE, SMALL CRAFT AND SEA-BATHER WARNINGS WILL GO INTO EFFECT BY THIS AFTERNOON.

THE WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO SUBSIDE BY WEDNESDAY NIGHT ACROSS THE LEEWARD ISLANDS AND BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON ACROSS THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS.

AT THIS TIME, NO STORM-FORCE WINDS ARE ANTICIPATED.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THE PRODUCTS ISSUED BY THE METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

FORECASTER DALE DESTIN


Regards,

Daniella Seepaul


- Eyes on 99L
  • By Daniella Seepaul <daniellaseepaul at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:32:22 -0400
Hi All,

Invest 99L is in close proximity to Antigua but no sight of it yet.




Regards,
Daniella Seepaul


- 400 miles away
  • By Martha Watkins Gilkes <marthawatkinsgilkes at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 06:51:48 -0400
As of 2 am.  But not so strong yet however we need to be alert.  TS Gaston now 
formed. But the track is north Tx goodness !!! 

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Martha Watkins Gilkes
P.O. Box W1924
Antigua, West Indies
268 460 4423
Cell 2687647722
Sent from my  fab iPhone
Marthawatkinsgilkes at gmail.com


- Update
  • By Martha Watkins Gilkes <marthawatkinsgilkes at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:47:24 -0400

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- 99L
  • By Daniella Seepaul <daniellaseepaul at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:37:59 -0400
Hi All,

99L should be affecting the Leeward islands by tomorrow evening/night until Thursday. And due to Saharan dust, luckily there isn't a major storm at our doorstep. We however, should  be prepared for some gusty winds and rain.

Be vigilant!

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Regards,
Daniella Seepaul


- HURRICANE HUNTERS TO FLY SUSPECT AREA STARTING TODAY
  • By Martha Watkins Gilkes <marthawatkinsgilkes at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:57:40 -0400
FROM TODAY    THERE ARE   3  FLIGHTS SCHEDULED  FOR  THE  HURRICANE HUNTERS  TO CHECK OUT THE 
“SUSPECT AREA”    99L   
So  later in the day we will have more  accurate info on  what this system really is doing…    Very unlikely to be more than  squalls  for the  LESSER ANTILLES  ( Antigua Included)  but this 
could  develop and be problems for the islands   along the way and the USA COAST  



WEATHER RECONNAISSANCE FLIGHTS
CARCAH, NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER, MIAMI, FL.
1015 AM EDT MON 22 AUGUST 2016
SUBJECT: TROPICAL CYCLONE PLAN OF THE DAY (TCPOD)
         VALID 23/1100Z TO 24/1100Z AUGUST 2016
         TCPOD NUMBER.....16-088

I.  ATLANTIC REQUIREMENTS
    1. SUSPECT AREA (NEAR LESSER ANTILLES)
       FLIGHT ONE - TEAL 70           FLIGHT TWO - TEAL 71
       A. 23/1500Z                    A. 23/2330Z,24/0530Z
       B. AFXXX 01EEA INVEST          B. AFXXX 0208A CYCLONE
       C. 23/1300Z                    C. 23/2200Z
       D. 16.0N 56.5W                 D. 16.5N 59.0W
       E. 23/1445Z TO 23/1800Z        E. 23/2300Z TO 24/0530Z
       F. SFC TO 10,000 FT            F. SFC TO 10,000 FT

       FLIGHT THREE - TEAL 72
       A. 24/1130Z,1730Z
       B. AFXXX 0308A CYCLONE
       C. 24/1030Z
       D. 17.5N 62.0W
       E. 24/1100Z TO 24/1730Z
       F. SFC TO 10,000 FT





WHAT  IS  AN INVEST  -  FOR THOSE  WHO  NEED  HURRICANE  101 ….  

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/what-is-an-invest-20120815

- What we are watching
  • By Martha Watkins Gilkes <marthawatkinsgilkes at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:41:12 -0400
99L.   900 miles away and 90 L. Behind and hope it turns North.  

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- WATCHING FOR SOME Squally Weather on our doorstep
  • By Martha Gilkes <gilkesm at me.com>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:02:03 -0400
WE  ARE  HOPING  FOR   SOME  RAIN…   probably  starting tomorrow  evening and night…  



Closer to home, Saharan Dust snorting 99L is slowly organizing as the concentration of dust is waning and more favorable conditions of less shear, less dust and warmer SST's are in it's current path. It is expected to impact the Lesser Antilles starting late Tuesday night through Thursday with good rain fall amounts and squally winds. 99L's organization has improved significantly from yesterday and by looking at the satellite imagery, needs to fill in it's northern side to finally reach TD status. if it does soon, then the bulk will probably move on a more WNW path. Hard to tell at the moment with this one where it will go after leaving us but the Bahamas and Florida might want to follow it's progression.




also



“Even though Invest 99-L is not expected to be a tropical cyclone when it reaches the Lesser Antilles on Tuesday night, it is still expected to bring some very squally weather to the central and northern Lesser Antilles starting sometime Tuesday afternoon and continuing through Tuesday night and then the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday night. This squally weather will include locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds with gusts of 40 to 50 mph possible in some areas.







- WEATHER WATCHING
  • By Martha Gilkes <marthawatkinsgilkes at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2016 22:37:05 -0400
We are   watching   the  ATLANTIC  now.. with things  becoming  more  active…  Thankful  Fiona is  turning  NORTH  
and wont   effect  Antigua  or  any  land mass… but  watching   99 -L  which may be on our  doorstep  mid week 
but hopefully    NOT  AS  A HURRICANE…  but a tropical storm.  Time to  be  alert! 


 



- Be Prepared!
  • By Daniella Seepaul <daniellaseepaul at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2016 10:17:13 -0400

Hi Fellow Islanders,

Things are definitely stirring up in the Atlantic. All eyes on Invest 99L as it seems to be coming our way, with a 50% chance of developing into a cyclone within the next 5 days.
 
Today however, is a typically beautiful day in Antigua with the met office forecasting "Partly sunny with a 20 percent (or slight) chance of showers".

Be Prepared! Be Safe! 

Regards,
Daniella Seepaul

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- Update
  • By Johnefuller <johnefuller at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2016 19:24:54 -0400

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- Tropical Wave
  • By Daniella Seepaul <daniellaseepaul at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2016 14:11:09 -0400

Hi All,
It's a wet, cold, rainy day in Antigua as a tropical wave (Ex 96L) makes it way through.  
Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological services has issues a flash flood watch for low lying and flood prone areas of Antigua, Barbuda, Montserrat, St Kitts, Nevis and Anguilla from 12 pm to 4 pm today. 

Keep safe everyone!

Regards,
Daniella Seepaul

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- RAINY WEATHER IN ANTIGUA
  • By Martha Watkins Gilkes <marthawatkinsgilkes at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2016 09:17:59 -0400
HAPPY   SUNDAY  TO  YOU WEATHER  WATCHERS  WHO FOLLOW US ON  STORM  CARIB… AND THANKS TO  GERT FOR CONTINUED  SUPPORT  OF  STORM CARIB AS ONE OF THE BEST  SITES  FOR  CARIBBEAN PEOPLE TO COME TOGETHER  AND  REPORT ON WHAT IS GOING ON  IN THE ISLANDS ..   

 ANTIGUA  HAS  RECEIVED  WONDERFUL   HEAVY SHOWERS OF BLESSING  YESTERDAY ( SATURDAY)   AND   DURING  THE NIGHT  AND   AGAIN  THIS EARLY  SUNDAY MORNING… HOWEVER   IT IS  CARNIVAL TIME    (MONDAY AND  TUESDAY!!  SO  SOME  ARE NOT  HAPPY IT  HAS BEEN POURING OFF AND ON  AND  WE  ARE  WATCHING   SOME  TROPICAL WAVES COMING OUR WAY.    THERE IS LOTS OF  TALK OF THIS BEING A MORE ACTIVE HURRICANE SEASON SO  TO BE READY IS THE KEY!  
  
   

- ????
  • By "John Fuller" <fullaw at candw.ag>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:38:15 -0400

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- Lovely rainy weather
  • By Martha Watkins Gilkes <marthawatkinsgilkes at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2016 16:38:52 -0400
IT IS  ALREADY  JULY  4th!   Not celebrated  by Antiguans  but  we “transplanted Americans” still  honored our country yesterday— raising the  American flag over the  COCONUT TREE!      … and  as of the last few  days   Antigua has  been  blessed with  SHOWERS OF  BLESSING  badly needed  with  tropical waves  coming through… all good for  our  drought island!    and  already  we  are  over  a  month into the  HURRICANE  SEASON which started  JUNE  1st.     I think people are   a bit  SLACK in  even thinking about  it  and  hopefully  will become more  prepared as  time goes  by and we  get into the  height of the  season! 

- Rain and more rain
  • By Alan Scholl <scholla at candw.ag>
  • Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2016 14:28:23 -0400
Starting around 4AM this morning, we have been drenched. It has stopped for the 
last two hours but still very overcast. 

Alan Scholl




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