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- Culebra Rainfall Data
  • By William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2017 07:02:26 -0400
Good Morning,

Culebra's rainfall for the month of May was 3.3 inches, bringing our yearly total up to 13.2 inches.  This is a bit below normal as the attached chart over the past 30 years will show.  The first part of the month was dominated by Sahara Dust, as experienced by most islanders.  This past week brought some clearing and showers which cleaned out the air also.

I also attach a few snorkeling photos, Enjoy,  William


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- Culebra Rainfall Data
  • By William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 1 May 2017 07:58:50 -0400

Good Morning,

Culebra received 4.6 inches of rain in April, almost double our monthly average.  This brings our total to 9.9 inches of rain for 2017 thus far.  We have had good rain over the weekend, mostly soaking in and giving the island a thick green look.

I attach the rainfall data chart, and some  recent snorkeling photos.

Enjoy,  William


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- Culebra Rain
  • By William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:13:53 -0400
Good Morning,  Culebra recived 2 inches of rain last night (see attached photo) and it seems to have soaked in well.  Our grasses, trees, and flowers will really benefit from this.  It certainly has been a cool spring time here.  We wish all you islanders well as we prepare for the "H" season.

Enjoy,  William


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- Culebra Rainfall Data
  • By William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 06:55:37 -0400

Good Morning,

Culebra had a very dry month until a week ago.  For the month we received 3.8 inches of rain, at the end of the month.  It's been five years since we received any amount close to that, our average for March is 1.7 inches.  Our year total is now at 5.3 inches

Yesterday was a clear, bright morning for snorkeling.  We saw the usual tropical fish along the reef, a large Atlantic Sting Ray and then as we came ashore, a big surprise.  4 deer grazing on the grass on the beach.  They just stood there watching me for a bit and then went back to the fresh green grass from the recent rainfall.  A really exciting morning for me,  Enjoy,  William


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- Culebra Rainfall Data
  • By William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2017 07:55:14 -0400
Good Morning,   Culebra remains to be mostly cool & dry.  However at the end of February we received some small passing showers in the amount of 1 inch for the month.  Our yearly total is 1.5 inches.

I attach the rainfall data chart, and some local Culebra photos, Enjoy,  William


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- Culebra, PR Rainfall Data
  • By William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 21:15:16 -0400
Good Morning,

January 2017 in Culebra has been a very cool and dry month.  We had temps of 60 degrees for a few mornings, and only 0.5 inches of rain.  See the attached chart for comparisons to other years.  I also attach some underwater photos of our recent snorkeling.  Enjoy,  William




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- Culebra's Old Year Data & Happy New Year
  • By William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 1 Jan 2017 07:13:44 -0400
Good Morning,

Culebra finished 2016 with 1.5 inches of rain for December and total of 33.8 inches for the year.  A very average month and year, with the "Christmas" winds showing-up right on schedule.  We had a very pleasant and safe year with no major storms coming our way and just enough rain to keep the cisterns full and the island green and growing.

We thank Storm Carib for keeping us all connected with information, data, and island living around the Caribbean.

Attached are the rainfall data chart for Culebra, and an under/over water photo,  Enjoy,  William


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- Culebra: Wet & Windy
  • By William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2016 06:38:17 -0400
Good Morning,

Culebra had a wet & windy night, also had some lightning with thunder, strange for this time of year.  Culebra received 0.60 inches of rain last night, with wind gust of 20-25 mph.

I have posted the rip current warnings and it is expected to be like this for most of this week.  So, be careful out there.  I also post a sea level photo taken on Sunday, showing the build up of the seas.

Merry Christmas to all our island reporters and friends,  William


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- Culebra Rainfall Data
  • By William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2016 06:29:45 -0400

Good Morning,

Culebra recived a bit above average rainfall this month, 6.4 inches.  This brought our yearly total up to 32.2 inches so far.  Some good soaking rains and a couple of "deluges" that brought some run-off.

I attach the rainfall data chart and a photo of the full moon setting as the sun rises from a water level photo, taken earlier this month.

Enjoy,  William

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- Crazy weather!
  • By MJ <caribemj at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:37:19 -0400
Here on Culebra we've had rain on and off for days. Today has been squally, with high winds then dropping to nothing and blue skies. Repeat. Wackadoo! 

Thinking of those to the south and hoping for the best with Otto.

From my front door (through a window, the rain was blasting)


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"Being good and kind, that will carry you through the world." ~ Alvin, gardener at Biras Creek

My blog:   http://islandwomanculebra.blogspot.com/


- Culebra Rainfall Data
  • By William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2016 06:45:22 -0400

Good Morning,   Culebra's rainfall total for October is 4.4 inches.  That brings our total rainfall for the year up to 25.9, still very low on average, but with two "wet" months to go this year.  Last week we had two days with 0.5 inches and that brought our total for the month up nicely.  Culebra remains green and growing, lots of grass to cut this month.

I attach the rainfall data chart, a beach scene from the east end of Culebra, a Hawksbill turtle I observed yesterday morning, and a Grouper laying eggs in the shallow water sand.

Enjoy,  William

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- Culebra Rainfall Data
  • By William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Oct 2016 06:24:05 -0400
Good Morning,

Please find attached a rainfall data chart for Culebra, PR.
Culebra has been below average rainfall for the last three Septembers and no heavy storms for those months either.  "Mathew" barely affected us with some gust only.  With 2.2 inches this September, we have a yearly total of 21.5 inches thus far in 2016.  

I also attach and "Above/Below photo and a sunrise photo with St Thomas in the background.

Enjoy,  William


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- Culebra Rainfall Data
  • By William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 06:36:12 -0400
Good Morning,  

Culebra's rainfall total for August was 3.1 inches, a bit below our average of 4.0 for that month.  Our yearly total now is 19.3, also below our average.

I attach a chart show the historical and updated data.  Also, a couple of water level views around the island.

Enjoy,  William

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- Culebra; July Rainfall
  • By William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2016 07:18:31 -0400
Good Morning,  The second half of July gave Culebra some good rains and squally rains for the last two days of the month.  July's total is 4.1 inches, the most of any month so far this year.  That amount gives us a total of 16.2 inches for 2016 thus far, giving our soil a good moisture base without runoff.  See the attached chart for historic and current rainfall data.

I also attach photos of the tropical system approaching  with a Shelf cloud and Cumulus clouds;  A photo of the ISS flyover Culebra on July 24th:  A photo of our new bunch of bananas and a combo/waterline photo of Culebra.

Enjoy,  William


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- International Space Station Flyby
  • By William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2016 06:00:15 -0400
This is the best I could do with capturing the ISS (International Space Station) flyby this morning at 5 AM.  It was very cloudy on the horizon and the ISS literally jumped out ot the cloud.  There was a lot of ambient light, including some from the Moon, making for a less detailed trail.  Still, exciting for me to see. Culebra did receive some small showers during the night and after this passage of the ISS.

Enjoy,  William

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- Culebra Rainfall Data
  • By William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2016 06:50:23 -0400
Good Morning,   Culebra is extremely dry once again.  June started out with much promise, but since then it has bits & drabs.  We are far below our averages with only 1.6 inches for June and only 12.1 inches thus far for the year.  See Attached chart.

Most mornings appear like this first photo with a thick haze and not much promise of rain.

I also attach some underwater photos taken this month.

We wish you all a Happy 4th of July Holiday,  William

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- Culebra Rainfall Data
  • By William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2016 06:34:41 -0400
Good Morning,  Like all the other islanders, we here on Culebra have been very dry for this time of year.  We did have a bit more precipitation at the end of the month of May, and hopefully the prediction of a rainy June holds true.  Thank you for the CariCOF info from Nevis.

As you will see on the chart attached Culebra received 1.7 inches of rain in May, making for a yearly total of 10.5 inches.

I also attach some cloud photos taken around the island last week.
Enjoy,  William

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- April Showers = May Flowers
  • By William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 06:40:46 -0400
Good Morning,  Culebra had a good rainfall amount of 3.1 inches of rain in April.  We did not get the big rains that some of our neighboring islands did, but what we got really soaked in to keep the island green and blooming.  The rainfall chart below shows average rainfall so far this year.  I also attach photos of the Memoza and Cirus blooms this morning.
Enjoy,  William

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