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- A Much Needed Rain.
  • From: jbagcm at gmail.com
  • Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2015 19:18:47 -0500
Since my last posting on June 3rd, there was no rain, at least in my neck of 
the woods anyway. That all changed today! 

While outside doing my usual weekend stuff, the thunder to the west kept me 
company for most of the morning. The Doppler radar confirmed my suspicions that 
part of the western peninsula was getting a real heavy rain. Looking around at 
how the lawn was starting to fade from green again, I wondered when we on this 
side would get. 

Within three hours, my wondering was not required any longer! Out of no where, 
the rain came down in buckets and did not stop until 30 mins after.  

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- Rain and more rain
  • From: William Mc Taggart <wmctagga at candw.ky>
  • Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2015 19:03:38 -0500
It has been a long time since I have experienced a severe thunderstorm such as the one we are now experiencing.

Rainfall rate of 8-10" per hour. Lots of thunder and lightening.  Wind gust to over 30mph

The severeness of the storm has subsided some but it continues to rain.  Now at 4" total for the day and 3.5" for the event. According to the radar, more is on the way.

William
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Local Weather Information
http://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=I90580545  My Station - Crewe Road
http://www.weatherincayman.com/  Several Local Weather Stations
http://www.weather.gov.ky/portal/page?_pageid=4421,1&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL Cayman Islands National Weather Service

- Rain has stopped, for now!
  • From: jason azan <jbagcm at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2015 21:38:22 -0400

Well the rain has stopped but according to the experts more is yet to come.
Time will tell whether the forecast models are accurate.

I managed to grab a few pics before the sun went down, amazing how fast the earth sucks up the water.

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- Rain and More Rain
  • From: William Mc Taggart <wmctagga at candw.ky>
  • Date: Wed, 03 Jun 2015 12:25:20 -0500
Reporting from Crewe Road, south side of Owen Roberts International Airport.

♫♫ The rain keeps coming down ♫♫
  time for it to stop ♫♫

This deluge of rain began yesterday morning (Tuesday) dumping 3.44" and continues today with a further 5.64" so far, with  total rainfall for the month of June of 9.17" so far, recorded by my station. Other areas have probably received more.

Flooding is occurring in low lying areas and shelters are open.


http://www.cayman27.com.ky/2015/06/03/roads-closed-homes-evacuated-due-to-flooding

Reviewing my statistics, we are well above the 30 year average (5.75") and the 10 year average (6.36") for the month of June.

The Cayman Islands National Weather Service has issued the following and can be found here.

http://www.cayman27.com.ky/2015/06/03/national-weather-service-issues-severe-weather-bulletin

 
  My backyard

As I send this report it is drizzling.

William
-- 
Local Weather Information
http://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=I90580545  My Station - Crewe Road
http://www.weatherincayman.com/  Several Local Weather Stations
http://www.weather.gov.ky/portal/page?_pageid=4421,1&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL Cayman Islands National Weather Service

- More of the same
  • From: jason azan <jbagcm at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2015 09:35:39 -0400

The rain started yesterday and seems to have no desire to leave. Throughout yesterday there were some really heavy downpours that lasted for some time.

This morning, around 3 am,  I was woken up by what sounded like rocks falling on my roof. It lasted for well over an hour.

As I type this the rain is still coming down in buckets, and the thunder is rolling in the distance.

My lawn has disappeared and now I own lakefront property!

Will try to send a few pics when the rain eases up.

As we start to stock up on supplies for the hurricane season, let us remember there are those who may not be able to do the same. "One person cannot help everyone, but everyone can help one person". The only thing better than surviving a disaster is knowing that you also helped someone else survived as well!


- The Rains Are Here
  • From: jason azan <jbagcm at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 27 May 2015 08:07:12 -0500

It has been a while since I have sent any updates from my corner of paradise, but I am happy to report that we have been having some good showers on and off. As I type this, the rain is coming down very hard here in Frank Sound.

Over the past three weeks the vegetation in and around my property has transformed from being brown and dying to green and lush. Although the days are very hot and muggy, the shower activity has started to increase, which is a good thing! 

Hopefully those of you who are still waiting for the rains to arrive will soon be blessed. 

Stay safe! 


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