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- Update
  • By jbagcm at gmail.com
  • Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:20:44 -0500
The eastern portion of Grand remains hot and dry. A few sprinkles now and 
again, but nothing that would reverse the brown spots that are popping up in my 
lawn. 

Seems a bit cloudy this morning, so hopefully there will soon be a change in 
the narrative. 

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- Update
  • By Marc Babin <marc.p.babin at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2016 20:00:35 -0500
Our hearts are with those in Haiti and the effected regions left behind in Matthew's wake. You'll be happy to hear that help and aid are close, preparing to come to you. We had a flurry of Air Force activity here in Cayman today as the US has sent a full barrage of aircraft to escape the storms in Florida and prep to arrive on your shores. It is like an Air Force museum at our tiny airport tarmac right now, lined with Sikorsky Black Hawks and Chinooks. By the looks of it, they are stocked with supplies for you. 

Many thoughts being sent your way. Stay strong! 

--
Marc Babin

- Update
  • By jbagcm at gmail.com
  • Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2016 13:57:05 -0500
Today has brought a slight wind, but it is still hot in my neck of the woods. 
There is a constant rumble of thunder in the west. Spoke to a relative who told 
me that they were enjoying a heavy shower in Savannah. Pic attached. The local 
radar is showing some heavy showers from Savannah area, heading west to George 
Town. 

Still keeping an eye on Matthew. 

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- Turning North
  • By Sharon Marcussen <s_marcussen2003 at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Oct 2016 14:23:12 -0700
... finally, but very slowly. Back at cat 4.
Just a few people buying hurricane supplies today and boy, is it hot!


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- Now a cat 5.
  • By Sharon Marcussen <s_marcussen2003 at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:07:35 -0700
Its now a cat 5 ... whoa!


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- Hurricane Matthew now cat 4
  • By Sharon Marcussen <s_marcussen2003 at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Oct 2016 01:38:51 +0000 (UTC)
Matthew is now a cat 4! My thoughts and prayers for those in its path. The fatality count is now at 2.

A great explanation on how this storm has strengthened so quickly (it was just a depression wednesday morning!) can be found here.

The predicted route is still holding (eastern tip of Jamaica and then northward), but like previous posters, I am preparing. Just in case.
As of mid-afternoons, supermarkets and hardware stores saw a few early birds come in for supplies, but the majority appear to be waiting.
CNS has just put out an article on severe weather warning for sister islands.

Have a good evening!
Sharon

- On the watch
  • By Marc Babin <marc.p.babin at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:23:33 -0500
We are glad to see and hear that those already hit by Matthew are safe and sound. As for us, and as stated by another from our islands, we are taking notice. Hopeful that most models have him turning north but a feeling in my stomach has me concerned of a westerly path. In any case, it's a weekend to restock the kit and prep sand bags. 

It is very hot right now and the ocean has been very calm. Last night we watched as 4 superstar storm cells circled the island 


--
Marc Babin


- Update
  • By jbagcm at gmail.com
  • Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:23:31 -0500
I hope everyone in the Eastern Caribbean that is in the path of Matthew is 
staying safe, and don't suffer any serious damage. 

With the entrance of Matthew into the EC, we are sitting up and taken notice. 
While I appreciate the technological advances in weather predicting, there is a 
voice in my head telling me to replenish what was eaten out of the hurricane 
supply cabinet. Just in case. 

On the local scene, it is HOT here. Down right uncomfortable outside. There 
were a few showers on the western side of the island a few days ago, the usual 
afternoon heating of the day rain.  

As I started to type this, I was surprised by some seriously loud thunder just 
to the south. Decided to go outside with my phone to take a pic of the 
lighting. Not the smartest of hobbies to have, but oh well. First snap...got 
lucky. 

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- Update
  • By jbagcm at gmail.com
  • Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2016 18:50:58 -0500
Today has been an active day, as far as rain is concerned. Spoke to a friend 
that lives closer to Rum Point, said they ran out of their pool to take cover 
from the lighting. 

It looks as if it is our turn now. As I type the rain is starting to come down. 
Driving along the south coast on the way home, I got a nice pic of a cell 
moving inland. 

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- Update
  • By jbagcm at gmail.com
  • Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2016 20:44:05 -0500
On the way home this evening, our commute took a little longer. While driving 
through Savannah, the rain came down fairly hard. Lasted all the way up to 
Bodden Town before it eased up. 

The local radar is showing increased activity in our area. 

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- Update
  • By jbagcm at gmail.com
  • Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2016 19:46:11 -0500
Although there has been a decrease in shower activity since yesterday, some 
areas are still getting the occasional downpour. 

Got a decent pic of a cloud drifting in from the south. By the time we arrived 
at our destination we had to stay in the car for about ten minutes until the 
rain stopped. 

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- Update
  • By jbagcm at gmail.com
  • Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:42:52 -0500
It has been a while since my last posting. 

Overall it has turned out to be a good rainy season, especially for the farmers.
Last night in the interior we had some heavy rain. 

Must say, I haven't heard anyone really complaining about it being dry lately. 
Although truth be told we have been having some very hot days. 

Again this morning the clouds are moving in. Looks like another beautiful rainy 
day. 

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