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- Pre-Hermine
  • By nada sonia <nadasonia825 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 03:12:19 -0400

Thank God for small mercies!

The impact to Saint Lucia could have been torrential rain and we would have had flooding. Thank God for the hot sun today.
Tuesday afternoon brought dark grey clouds and warning showers then absolute stillness. No wind, total calm and it was humid.
Wednesday there was no rain and it was HOT.
Just woke because a peal of thunder was so loud it set off car alarms. Radar shows some patches of rain. Now a cold breeze is blowing gently. I like it like that - cool breeze and gentle rain.

99L looks impressive right now. Stay safe and dry all in its path.
Goodnight!


- Hot and still
  • By Chris Reed <reedprincess at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 02:30:07 +0000
Well, Invest 99 has materialized nothing so far down here in the south of the island. Some dark threatening clouds this afternoon, with barely a shower dropping on us. It's very still, hot and humid around here. We could really use some rain and breezes to cool things down! Nothing destructive of course!
Keeping an eye on 99, but likely we'll see little rain or anything from it.
And TS Gaston is a good far long ways our, with forecasts having it going north - no threat to us, or the Caribbean at large. We'll be keeping an eye on it, and as always, we'll be prepared - it's that time of year!
Stay safe out there!

Sent from my Sony Xperia™ smartphone

- Not sure
  • By Susan Beckwith <suebeckwith123 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:51:12 -0400
Not sure whether we should go into full on mode or just do some mild preparations.
With the two tropical waves out there! I think a clearing of the gutters, a couple of candles, some matches and the all important bottles of water would be in order, especially as whenever we have heavy rain in St Lucia the water company turns off the water.

Today ( Tuesday) its hot and sticky with no wind at all, in fact a wonderful day.

Lets hope its a storm in a teacup!


Sue 

Susan Beckwith

- //WL2K loads of water
  • By J69DS at Winlink.org
  • Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 20:22:00 -0000
Hi All, 

All during last night we had rains. Woke up this morning to a nice thunder and 
lightening show here...
All ok on top of the mountain. Went out and from Pigeon Point down to the Red 
Cross at Vigie all was ok, just rain rain rain..
Got word that town was flooded so did not go there since had no cause to be 
there today.

Got home and it is still drizzling with occasiobn heavier showers...

This morning Hewanorra reported 35mm of rain.
currently official wx info from GFL Charles airport at Vigie is
25 Degrees Celcius, RH is 94% Wind Calm, Visibility 10Km and light rain.

Current at Hewanorra in Vieux Fort is:
26 Degrees Celcius, RH 94%, Wind ENE (70Gegrees0, Visibility 10Km, Light Rain

Met office forecast from 12 noon today:

FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
WINDS WILL BE BLOWING FROM THE EAST NEAR 16 MPH OR 26 KM/H
WITH GUSTS NEAR SHOWERS.
WEATHER: CLOUDY TO OVERCAST SKIES WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED 
THUNDERSTORMS.
 
RESIDENTS AND MOTORISTS IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING AND
LANDSLIDES ARE ADVISED TO CONTINUE TO BE VIGILANT AND EXERCISE CAUTION.


73 de J69DS,
Email sent via Winlink on High Frequency Radio
Amateur Radio rocks!


- Thunder and Lightening
  • By Susan Beckwith <suebeckwith123 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 07:49:45 -0400
Woke up during the night to sounds of thunder and heavy rain, this has continued for the past 4-5 hours its very dark and cold - having to wear a sweater which is unusual!! Looking at the forecast this weather is here for the day. Cant even see across the valley at Roseau, its just white with rain!


Keep Warm

Sue

- //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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