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- //WL2K still raining-ish
  • By J69DS at Winlink.org
  • Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 20:55:00 -0000
I was hoping by now to see some sun but that has not materialised

Looking at the doppler it ought to clear overnight....
The image from NOAA on HF is showing still covered at 4pm which is real indeed

But it is nice and cool this way though...

Saw a couple of FLOW poles down earlier today, one in trois piton eare and and 
one in Monier area.
The Trois Piton area was hanging accross the road. But no serious danger in the 
sense that it had no power lines attached to it, only the flow cables...
I have not been in town but am sure there was the regualr flooding in the usual 
places.

In my area have not noticed any issues other than we are soaked :) no beach eh..

73 de J69DS J62DX 


- More rain
  • By Frans van Santbrink <j69ds at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:05:49 -0400
And it did not clear up.  More more More rain!!!!
Wx for the snails

- //WL2K thunderstorm
  • By J69DS at Winlink.org
  • Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:33:00 -0000
Yesterday I woke up to a nice rain storm here.
This morning it is a good thunderstorm, it even tripped the rcd.
turn it all back on, and counting the distance.. ok antennae stay connected for 
now...

Pouring rain on and off  with rolling thunder every so often. but that is all 
ok.
And by time I finish typing this has all blown over...

The WX according to our Met office:

FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
WINDS WILL BE BLOWING FROM THE EAST NEAR 18 MPH OR 30 KM/H.
WEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS,SOME OF WHICH MAY BE 
HEAVY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
 
RESIDENTS AND MOTORISTS IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING AND LANDSLIDES ARE
ADVISED TO BE VIGILANT AND EXERCISE CAUTION.


73 J69DS
BBS J62DX-3 on 144.390 
HF 3.815 / 7.188 Mhz

Email sent via HF Radio using Winlink/RMS


- Oops!
  • By Susan Beckwith <suebeckwith123 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2016 15:14:02 -0400
I realised that I posted the wrong sunset picture - so here is another one! I think you will agree they are both beautiful.

Sue


--
Susan Beckwith

- Great sunset but plenty of showers
  • By Susan Beckwith <suebeckwith123 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2016 13:58:32 -0400
Its been a funny week, hot and humid, unbearably so, a few showers and now a tropical wave passing over, dull and overcast with the odd heavy shower. 
Great for the plants, I have made a small herb garden at the side of the house and have planted some cuttings, I hope they take.

Great sunsets this week, here is one from the house looking over Marigot Bay.


--
Susan Beckwith

- Raining for election.
  • By Susan Beckwith <suebeckwith123 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2016 15:18:10 -0400
Well it rained all through the election yesterday after starting with a large storm - thunder, lightening and heavy rain at 4am, today it has been continuing but looking at the satellite, it seems we are soon to get some clear weather, it does seem to be brightening up a little outside.



Susan Beckwith

- //WL2K J^ Forecast
  • By J69DS at Winlink.org
  • Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2016 13:22:00 -0000
FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS 
 WINDS WILL BE BLOWING FROM THE EAST NEAR 20 MPH OR 31 KM/H WITH GUSTS 
 NEAR SHOWERS. 
 WEATHER: MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. 
 RESIDENTS IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING AND LANDSLIDES SHOULD 
 EXERCISE CAUTION, ALSO PERSONS GOING OUT TO VOTE TODAY SHOULD 
 BE VIGILANT FOR FLOODED AREAS AND SOME MODERATE TO HEAVY 
 SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. 



Right now still raining with some thunder and lightening...

Staying inside! Time for Cacao tea and bake!

Be good
73 J69DS Frans

// Email sent via radio on 7.105Mhz \\


- Update
  • By Marcus Day <marcus.p.day at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2016 09:05:59 -0400
Been raining hard for about 6 hours now, I just voted and the lines are there so it does not seem to be hampering voting - Be careful of flooding and land slides


Dr Marcus Day DSc, Director
Caribbean Drug & Alcohol Research Institute
 


- //WL2K plenty rain
  • By J69DS at Winlink.org
  • Date: Mon, 06 Jun 2016 11:08:00 -0000
Enough rain, thunder and lightening overnight.... this morning wet wet and 
still raining...
It has been a continious thunderstorm over the north of Saint Lucia overnight.

But is nice and cool that way though... 

Today is elections day here in J6 land. Keep safe my people and be good to each 
other.

73 de J69DS Frans

// Email sent via radio on 7.105Mhz \\


- //WL2K soon season
  • By J69DS at Winlink.org
  • Date: Tue, 31 May 2016 22:44:00 -0000
Just sending this one to make sure this works, so when and if something comes 
along we have it covered.

So far all is calm here. WX hot and a few showers...

just making sure all season preps are in place. 
Left to check the shutters.. ham radio in place, portable setups in place, 
generator in place, battery and solar yup!
Make sure you all have canned food in the cupboards, rotate it as time goes 
along

Let's hope for a quiet season....

Regards,

Frans j69ds j62dx


- Update on St Lucia before the season commences
  • By Susan Beckwith <suebeckwith123 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 30 May 2016 13:04:11 -0400
Its been an interesting time, we have had a severe lack of rain, resulting in the ground and in some cases buildings cracking! The local water company are trying their best but we all seem to be on some kind of enforced rationing. Which you wouldnt mind if only they would tell you first. Still I guess that is the fun of island living!

Rain showers seem to have started in the past few days so my garden and the general scenery around is looking a lot better, we have also had some wonderful sunsets!




--
Susan Beckwith

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