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- Rainy day in Puerto Rico
  • By Francisco Echegaray <fechegaray at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:37:18 -0400
Greetings from San Juan, Puerto Rico
 
Here the situation is in calm right now.   We got some rain sporadically since Tuesday night.  Today in the morning, again we had rain on and off extending until the night.  Rain has been light all the time.  According to a local report we got about 1"" of rain in San Juan today, so you can see that this has been just another rainy day but nothing out of the ordinary.  We have had No unusual winds neither.
 
Earlier this afternoon the satellite picture showed some ominous cloud areas towards the southeast of P.R. and the V. I.  and many here though that heavy downpours and flooding was imminent for the whole island.   Indeed the governor of P.R. allowed for public employees to leave early from gov. offices this afternoon (except for those in emergency agencies), and classes got cancelled at the University of Puerto Rico by 2:30 PM.  But these rains have not  materialized so far.  When I now look at the satellite picture it looks as if 99L has been splitting up with the heaviest rain areas going well to the north or to the south of Puerto Rico.   We still can't say we are safe from this strong wave but I certainly hope that everything stays like that for the rest of the night...  
 
 

- Has the wet season begun ?
  • By "Richard Boyd" <boyd at mylink.net>
  • Date: Tue, 31 May 2016 13:32:27 -0400
 
 
Yesterday at the San Juan Airport we had close to two inches of rain, a new record for May 30th. The heavy rain continues today, May 31st. We have had significant rainfalls for the past several weeks. Has the wet season begun early ?

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