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- Hews about Dominica
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:45:05 -0400

Hi Gert,

this is what the most read local newspaper of Barbados was reporting today. I am just not sure how true that is.

http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/100649/lost-dominica-lashed-monster-hurricane-maria

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-419

May be you are able to forward this to the appropriate pages? However, I cannot confirm any of them!

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Best regards to all and stay safe.
Jurgen

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)

- In the blink of an eye!
  • By Mario Chanderbhan <chanderbhan.mario at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:06:05 -0400
Here on the south coast; squally conditions! It's white-out, small trees are 
swaying/ bending.

Judging from the latest satellite picture, it's one of Hurricane Maria's feeder 
bands/ tail.  Way worse than this morning😳

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- Barbados
  • By Jennifer Pequeneza <sydmouth at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:56:19 -0400
Wow! Are we ever getting blasted with the wild winds and the rain.  Visibility almost down to nil.  Trees bending double.  This keeps up and I could be losing some of my screens on the WSW side of my house.It is pretty horrific out there - so glad I am now home and not on the road.    

- Daybreak #Hurricane #Maria
  • By Mario Chanderbhan <chanderbhan.mario at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 06:54:04 -0400
Squally conditions being experienced on the southern coast of the island.  I'm 
about a mile & some from the beach & I can hear the ocean; It's angry alright.  
Winds are gusty coming in mostly from the S - SSW - SW - WSW.  I not too long 
heard on Y103.3 FM that all schools are closed.  Everyone be very careful if 
you're on the roads.  

Stay safe.

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- Barbados
  • By Jennifer Pequeneza <sydmouth at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 06:00:53 -0400
Rained all through the night - sometimes very heavy.  No thunder or lightening, and hardly any wind.  Now the winds are picking up and we are expecting heavier rain this morning.  Three inches has fallen already.  Flood warning still in effect until at least 12 noon today.

- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/footprintsinthewan/videos/1671666779544029/
  • By Mario Chanderbhan <chanderbhan.mario at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:36:56 -0400

Live Stream: Tent Bay, St. Joseph, Barbados

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- Barbados Satellite IR
  • By Mario Chanderbhan <chanderbhan.mario at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 03:44:52 -0400

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- Barbados
  • By Mario Chanderbhan <chanderbhan.mario at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 03:42:59 -0400
03:39: It is really coming down on the south coast of the island!!!!  Winds S - 
SSW.

Stay Safe Everyone here and on the other Islands.

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- thunder T's
  • By Jennifer Pequeneza <sydmouth at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 17 Sep 2017 16:28:25 -0400
I volunteer at the local shelter for dogs and with this weather keep passing through we have issues with dogs terrified of the thunder boomers. Enough that they are trying to eat their way out of their kennel doors and destroying the wire which is wrecking their gums.  Not good..  We were interested in purchasing the thunder jackets that have been around for a few years to help calm them but being a charitable shelter and at $50 US a shirt it is a little out of our reach.  We have found and it is proven for our dogs anyway, that a toddler T shirt size 2 or 3 or whatever would fit your dog, two front paws in the arm holes, and the head through the neck, put on and pulled snug against their middle and tied at the top on their back - for some strange reason it is their comfort zone and they can actually relax in a storm and not fear anything.  I know this is not for every dog - but it works so far for us, a simple shirt pulling firmly against their belly, which is the point that they get the relief from,  and tied securely not too tight on their back, for some reason gives them a sense of calm.  It might work for your dog or not - give it a go and see. Anything is worth trying if you can make your dog feel safe and unafraid through the storms we are having one after another.

- TS Maria
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Sun, 17 Sep 2017 12:18:35 -0400
The outer bands of Maria are pouring heavy rainfall onto Barbados.
Visibility was less than 200 yards at some time.
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Best regards to all.
Jurgen

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)

- Barbados
  • By Jennifer Pequeneza <sydmouth at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 17 Sep 2017 12:14:00 -0400
It is 12 noon and we have had our first squalls of heavy rain with high winds and thunder.  Now it is just raining lightly.

- Tropical Storm Maria
  • By Jennifer Pequeneza <sydmouth at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 16 Sep 2017 17:59:25 -0400
Barbados now as of 5.30 pm has tropical storm Maria heading for us. Thunder lightening, gusty winds, and heavy rain.  5 inches expected onto our already sodden grounds.
Supposed to come in tomorrow and through Sunday night into Monday.  Will keep watching.
 

- Ditto
  • By Mario Chanderbhan <chanderbhan.mario at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2017 12:22:01 -0400
Peter Allen.  

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- Irma
  • By Peter Allen <stilettocruises at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2017 00:43:17 +0000 (UTC)
My heart is heavy for my friends and northern neighbors of the island chain.Be 
safe and god bless you,you guys are going to have a tough nite.I can't begin to 
think what 185mph sustained is going to be.


- Hurricane Hunter has not too long left to fly into Irma
  • By Mario Chanderbhan <chanderbhan.mario at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2017 16:53:32 -0400

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- In reply to Jennifer
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2017 00:15:41 -0400

Dear Jennifer,

even though there are no posts from St. Kitts during this season, I had a look at the archives page and I found at least one person reporting from there last year. May be you'll try to contact him. However, I can't tell if he is still available.

I hope that helped.

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Best regards.
Jurgen

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)

- irma
  • By Jennifer Pequeneza <sydmouth at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2017 19:25:58 -0400
I have friends staying on vacation at the Marriott in St. Kitts.  Do we have any correspondents in St Kitts that can tell me what is happening right now regarding hurricane preparations?

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- Zephyr
  • By Mario Chanderbhan <chanderbhan.mario at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2017 15:56:28 -0400
As Hurricane Irma approaches the Lesser Antilles, here in Barbados ( South 
Coast ) for the last couple of hrs started out with a short-lived Zephyr and a 
shift in wind direction coming in from the WSW.  It's weird seeing the clouds 
move from W to S. 

 Aircraft have been approaching & landing from E -W as well as takeoff.

We've been having some intermittent showers for a few hrs now.  Right now 
outside is still and hot.

Islands under watches & warning: stay safe.



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- First rain from H3 Irma
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2017 15:15:43 -0400
Hi there from Barbados,

since about an hour (14:00 AST) rain from one of the outer bands of hurricane Irma (see attachment) is falling in Barbados in intervals.

Let's see what more is to come, rain wise.

However, Anguilla seems to be in for a full hit! Stay safe people over there! A cat 4 hurricane is not really a cozy thing! I cross my fingers for Anguilla and nearby islands.

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Best regards to all.
Jurgen

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)

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- Category 3 🙈❗️
  • By Mario Chanderbhan <chanderbhan.mario at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2017 08:29:55 -0400
We need to keep a very keen eye on Irma.  This trajectory & category is very 
disturbing at the very least. 

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- 93L 🙈
  • By Mario Chanderbhan <chanderbhan.mario at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2017 07:56:15 -0400
Irma?  

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- Update
  • By Mario Chanderbhan <chanderbhan.mario at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 19:06:09 -0400
Oh my word!  Would you look at how HARVEY intensified😳🙈
Stay safe Texas.


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- ❗️😳❓
  • By Mario Chanderbhan <chanderbhan.mario at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2017 20:37:29 -0400
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- TS Harvey, the aftermath
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Aug 2017 08:49:23 -0400

Hi everyone,

Barbados has not been hit equally by the storm. The most damage happened in the North by flooding, not so much by wind. Whereas the South of Barbados was spared of major damages. Just one mysterious thing happened in Providence, Christ Church. About half of the roof of the "Providence Methodist Church" has been lifted off and was blown into the village. Residents say "It was a cyclone", even though the area in general was quite calm, no strong winds down here and not a lot of rain. However, the MET Office had forecast the possibility of "mini tornadoes". So it could have been one what lifted the roof.

I have compiled a web page showing the damages, as far as I got aware of. You may watch it here.

Stay safe!

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Best regards to all.
Jurgen

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)

- barbados
  • By Jennifer Pequeneza <sydmouth at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:13:01 -0400
We have still not been given the all clear from the met office for people to be outside.  They are estimating around 12.30 pm.  Reports coming in from different parishes of minor damage, mostly water but definately the brunt of the storm was directed to the top of our island.  St. Lucy, St. Andrew and Speightstown was hit very hard.  Lots and lots and water, silt and mud everywhere.
Water draining away now, and we have had some sun periodically on the South Coast but also a couple of gusty heavy showers again.  So not finished yet.

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- HARVEY!
  • By Mario Chanderbhan <chanderbhan.mario at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:56:53 -0400
Heavy rain, Numerous Lightning strikes & thunder.  

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- Barbados
  • By Jennifer Pequeneza <sydmouth at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:43:02 -0400
Heavy rains falling for the past hour. The sky is wired with lightening and some of the thunder boomers are quite loud.

- TS Harvey
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:55:07 -0400
Hi to all,

at 4:45pm I felt the first wind gusts (see attachment) while I did some clean-up of lose stuff outside, and then it was calm for a while, a few short showers later. At the same time I spoke to a friend on the East Coast and over there was nothing happening. She wasn't even aware that a storm was literally on our doorsteps, unbelievable!

Now since about 8pm, slight but steady rain."Harvey" is coming - and right at us, a 12 on the darts.

Everyone may stay safe and dry! I am just hoping, tomorrow morning it won't read it to be a cat 1 or worse...

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Best regards to all.
Jurgen

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)

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- Barbados
  • By Jennifer Pequeneza <sydmouth at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:45:00 -0400
Rain falling straight down, quite heavy for the past 30 minutes. No wind at all. So it begins!


- Harvey
  • By Jennifer Pequeneza <sydmouth at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:28:25 -0400
We are awaiting Harvey.  No wind - a few frogs singing.  Everywhere on the island closed, gas stations, offices, supermarkets etc etc all closed this afternoon early. I have done what I can to be ready - luckily I am not in a flood prone zone from the rainfall amounts we are supposed to receive.
I will be going out and up to the animal shelter where I volunteer in the morning to see how all the dogs came through.   They are safe in a concrete building but still they have no human to pet them and say they are safe. Hoping they will be just fine and I know they will be happy to see us.


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- ITS OFFICIAL!
  • By Mario Chanderbhan <chanderbhan.mario at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:52:42 -0400
St. Vincent, Barbados & St. Lucia under are under a Storm Warning.  Outside is 
still, hot Oppressive.


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- 91L
  • By Mario Chanderbhan <chanderbhan.mario at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:22:06 -0400
Looks like 91L is consolidating; more counterclockwise rotation than yesterday 
& convection.


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- barbados
  • By Jennifer Pequeneza <sydmouth at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2017 18:15:21 -0400
The heavy rain squalls just keep coming through.  Another one just past that you can't see out of the window = just blinding rain The satellite is showing tomorrows weather to have more of the same with higher accumulations than today.



 


- Here it comes again
  • By Mario Chanderbhan <chanderbhan.mario at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2017 13:26:46 -0400

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- WHOA!
  • By Mario Chanderbhan <chanderbhan.mario at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2017 13:12:15 -0400
Rain: Torrential; almost white-out & just as it abruptly began, so it ended.  
Pity I didn't have my iPad with me as I was out on the road.  

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- TS Don
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:21:37 -0400
It's a few minutes past CPA of TS DON but here we don't have higher winds as normal and currently no rain. Just overcast sky. I am hoping it will stay that way. Temperature 28.4°C at this time, lovely. The attached photo is looking straight south taken at 16:45 AST (time of CPA). In the background is the Atlantic. No sign of a Storm.

Grenada, take care, it's heading your way now.

Everybody stay safe!

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Best regards to all.
Jurgen

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)      

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- Tropical Storm Watch
  • By Mario Chanderbhan <chanderbhan.mario at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2017 20:33:21 -0400
Although T.S. Don is still a ways east, a few pockets of showers are occurring 
here on the South Coast.
Winds are variable.  All those in Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, St.Vincent & the 
Grenadines & here in Barbados stay safe.  Conditions are expected to 
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- NHC Forecasting
  • By Peter Allen <stilettocruises at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2017 14:14:09 +0000 (UTC)
This year the rules have changed,NHC have become proactive in there forecasting 
where previously something had to be a depression to be granted prediction 
cones etc.This has led to some jumping the gun with the exception of the TS 
that went through Trinidad,however it's great if it materializes into 
something,so you're dammed if you do and dammed if you don't.I'll be watching 
everything lets see what this one brings.


- ALERT
  • By Mario Chanderbhan <chanderbhan.mario at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2017 19:04:54 -0400

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- TD#4
  • By Mario Chanderbhan <chanderbhan.mario at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 6 Jul 2017 14:06:18 -0400
Sir Richard Haynes Boardwalk; Invigorating walk this morning.

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Latest Models Output seemingly moving TD#4 slightly to the left of the forecast 
track than this a.m.
We'll just have to keep an eye on it.

Great weekend to all. 
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- Don?
  • By Mario Chanderbhan <chanderbhan.mario at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2017 12:15:14 -0400
Parakeets enjoying the breeze'n'sunshine today.....meanwhile...

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..meanwhile 94L INVEST.......WNW turn 🤔.....

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- As of 7:46 p.m.
  • By Mario Chanderbhan <chanderbhan.mario at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Jul 2017 19:48:34 -0400
Rain has stopped; Just the intermittent drizzle.  And and eerie Zephyr.

Below: convection has fizzled out.

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- Barbados
  • By Mario Chanderbhan <chanderbhan.mario at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Jul 2017 19:11:41 -0400

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Satellite Photo of Tropical Wave just off Barbados.  Looks like a circulation 
was/ is trying to establish itself within this wave.  Lots of rain last night 
and the better part of today on the South Coast.  Last I heard, we had a Flood 
Warning in effect. 

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- Rain
  • By Peter Allen <stilettocruises at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Jul 2017 19:38:32 +0000 (UTC)
Based on the sat photo this afternoon, it certainly looks like we could be in 
for a very wet nite.


- Barbados
  • By Jennifer Pequeneza <sydmouth at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:59:00 -0400
Rain rain and more rain, most of the night and all day.  Holetown is posting receiving 105mm and Grantley Adams Airport 40mm.  I am in the middle location between the two,  but we have had an awful amount. The winds have been changing all day from East, to SE, then back to NE and then SW which is unusual.  My garden is under water. It is getting dark now but still raining and I can hear Thunder in the background.

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- TS Bert
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 21:40:15 -0400
Hello to all,

it is now 1/2 an hour past CPA to Barbados and after that rain and strong winds on and off all day long everything is nice and calm down here in the South of Barbados. A gentle cool and constant breeze it going through the house and cools it down perfectly. Saves me a lot A/C energy for tonight.

However, there is a good chance that the "show isn't over yet. On the satellite this system looks really disorganized and some big chunks are seeming to break off, as Jennifer mentioned down below. I have edited an animation from Intellicast.com and marked Barbados with a pink circle around it. It looks like we may be in for some more to come. At least not a storm, but more rain.

Have a good night out there and try to stay safe and dry.

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Best regards to all.
Jurgen

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)

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- Barbados
  • By Jennifer Pequeneza <sydmouth at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:23:13 -0400
Tropical storm warnings discontinued earlier today BUT this afternoon the winds were a howling and the rain was something else. For a good 30 minutes - enough for everywhere to be come very sodden.  We are now at 5pm still under Flood alert as more rain could possibly fall later tonight with a band that has broken off from the one going through Trinidad the ABC islands. 
To our neighbours to the south of us be safe and Good Luck.
 

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- barbados
  • By Jennifer Pequeneza <sydmouth at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 18:24:15 -0400
It started raining in the night here in Barbados - and according to Weather Underground figures for Grantley Adams Airport we have had so far today 62.99 mm  I do not know if that is a true figure but it sure has rained non-stop all day - sometimes very heavy.  Still raining now as I write.
I was out and about today and many of the roads were waterlogged. Also lots of fender benders.
Hopeful for the sun tomorrow.

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- Barbados
  • By Jennifer Pequeneza <sydmouth at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 19:05:43 -0400
Since Christmas the weather has been much cooler and wetter than other years that I remember.
Some mornings at 20 degrees with the North wind blowing and rain showers falling  - one doesn't want to get out of bed.  Usually by mid morning the sun will appear and we still have temps reaching 28 degrees during the day but by late afternoon it really cools off and again the nights have that chill in the air.
All things considering this is still much better than having to shovel snow!

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