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- More rain!
  • From: Christine Westmaas <chrisalis1003 at yahoo.co.uk>
  • Date: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:35:12 -0400
The rain is coming down in torrents now and we are having more lightning and 
thunder than before. Bertha obviously didn't want Trinidad and Tobago to be 
left out! We need the rain as we, too, have not had enough rainfall to meet the 
needs of our reservoirs. As has been mentioned by correspondents from other 
islands earlier though, we don't need flooding or landslides as an extra... 
Regardless of the annual mouthing of our politicians, utility authorities and 
of our citizens, we really do not play a proactive role when it comes to 
preventative measures re flooding. Efforts may be made by a few individuals in 
communities and perhaps in positions of power but it has to be a collaborative 
effort on the part of ALL of us.

- South Trinidad
  • From: Christine Westmaas <chrisalis1003 at yahoo.co.uk>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 17:34:59 +0100
We awoke to a bright, sunny and stiflingly hot morning but by 11.00 a.m. dark clouds began to gather and we could hear the odd rumble of thunder.  We have had  a few flashes of lightning and some loud thunder in the last half hour or so and it is raining steadily at the moment.  As the day progresses, I will keep updating, especially if there is any dramatic change in the weather.

- Close enough
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:11:45 -0400
2014-07-31st. Thu. 06:45 a.m.
Trinidad & Tobago, W.I.

Using the tools Dave has provided graciously in stormcarib.com
a 'blob' that requires emergency preparations and future operations
is about 60 hrs. away from full Impact. Or 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning!
Bearing waves over 10ft., winds of 30 kts. with higher gusts,
Rainfall is dependent on forward speed and SAL content near the center.
Which could be anything over one inch which will be a relief to all islands baring its hazardous nature.

Talking about 'Hazards and Perils', it makes landfall on a Saturday, probably nowhere near you. So stay put in one place and don't add to any type of trauma or confusion thus endangering the situation and first responders. If necessary, continuously and without criticizing, ASK FOR HELP! Before, During and After, .... ASK FOR HELP! You have to be certified, qualified and equipped to handle emergencies. Lastly, remember it's a team effort!

Pray, Plan, Prepare and Procure!!

God bless

God bless



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- Stalling Troughs, Waves and Depressions
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 06:43:45 -0400
1) My weather forecast for Trinidad, Tobago and The Windward and Leeward Islands is the same as international forecasts.
60% chance of rain and scattered thunderstorms
Winds from the ESE in excess of 10mph.
Sea swells averaging 7 ft.

(If you look at it that's not bad.)

2) The stalling and gut feelings???
If the pressure drops,
the winds pick up and are consistent,
And, (that is actually what's stopping all the above),
SAL dry-air and upper level jet stream reduces or are not relevant,
what we actually have is 'Bertha' forming over us.
Then again, I don't know squat.

God bless

- Bare with me, ...
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:30:30 -0400
I've just came from work one hour.
Facts are:
The weather forecast is 40% chance of thunder-storms tonight. 
Min. = 76 F. with persistent cloudiness.

There is going to be a third direct hit. (soon).
And the one tonight and the two previous had circulation.

If you leave out, barometric pressure and consistent and gusting wind speeds,
one will have to agree with Dominica - based on damage - 
They are all low-end tropical depressions.

I definitely will have to write again soon. 
Thank God it's week-end.

God bless

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- Wow
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:53:36 -0400
I am a half hour late for work.

Where did this all come from?

I don't know but Tobago and Grenada
seemed to have had it hard so far.

Got to go, ....

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- ~~ Keep Calm ~~ -
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:26:47 -0400
Peace,
Glorious Peace,
Please, ....

Keep Calm !

ONCE you have prepared
and at this point, there is nothing
you can do but, KEEP CALM.

BY DOING THAT, you remove the object from danger,
and danger from the object.!.!.!. So, keep calm!

To Martinique: "Notres sentiments vont a la gente."
For Dominica (right now): "Ca beau, pas tene peur." 
To the Lesser Antilles (and Puerto Rico) : 
"You barely have two more hours to prepare."

God bless because, My God walks on water.

- Reality and Truth
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:43:45 -0400
2014 - 07 - 23rd. Wed. 03:10 a.m.
Petit Valley, Diego Martin, 
T'dad & T'bgo, W.I.

Pray, Plan, Prepare and Procure, People of Paradise,

When I look at the NHC forecast,

The Weather Forecast for T'dad, ( a quick glance at the weather forecast of other islands {notably Barbados and Guadeloupe} ), the indisputable comments of Dr. Jeff  Masters and whosoever he puts to write, and other pertinent but not less significant in their own right writers, I see:

T'dad: 80% chance of rain with thunderstorms.
B'dos: Cloudy.
Guadeloupe: Cloudy.
Other areas: passing clouds.

NHC: (couldn't be better written):
...SPECIAL FEATURES...

THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWO...AT 23/0300 UTC...WAS 
NEAR 13.4N 51.4W...ABOUT 590 NM TO THE EAST OF THE LESSER 
ANTILLES. THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING WEST-NORTHWEST 16 KNOTS. THE 
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1012 MB. THE MAXIMUM 
SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS ARE 30 KT WITH GUSTS TO 40 KT. PUBLIC 
ADVISORIES ON TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWO ARE ISSUED UNDER WMO 
HEADER WTNT32 KNHC AND UNDER AWIPS HEADER MIATCPAT2. 
FORECAST/ADVISORIES ON TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWO ARE ISSUED UNDER 
WMO HEADER WTNT22 KNHC AND UNDER AWIPS HEADER MIATCMAT2. 
CONVECTIVE PRECIPITATION...NUMEROUS STRONG FROM 13N TO 14N 
BETWEEN 51W AND 53W. RAINSHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE ELSEWHERE FROM 9N 
TO 16N BETWEEN 50W IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN AND 64W IN VENEZUELA 
AND IN THE SOUTHEASTERN CORNER OF THE CARIBBEAN SEA.
This I wholly agree with and couldn't be better written.

However I would translate some facts contained above that people need like how they need graphic satellite images which is not reality and far more so is not what represents a tropical depression.

- TD. #2 is about 36 hours away. (the axis).
- a.  It is 600 miles away and is about 100 miles in diameter moving 15 kts. WNW. (averaging).
- b. That means when not if it dissipates or intensifies, it will be 175 - 325 miles in   diameter.
- a. i. It presently is responsible for 10 ft. waves and 30 - 40 kt. winds. 
- b. i. A feeder band within its radii will be responsible for winds over 15 mph. and possible rainfall over an inch. 
- The following link shows what exists already for small-island states, ie. the smallest islands are most vulnerable, ...

I am not looking for work or leadership and feel greatly pleased we now have truth and reality on the pages of our media. It was unbalanced before. People can take care of themselves even children, given reality.

God bless




- Thunder!!!!!
  • From: Stephen Abouhamad <stephen_abouhamad at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 16:30:46 +0000
Trinidad and Tobago

As I finished post I heard some intense thunder in the background. Hope everyone stays safe and dry.

Regards,
Stephen Abouhamad

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- Rain Rain Rain
  • From: Stephen Abouhamad <stephen_abouhamad at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 16:23:52 +0000
Trinidad and Tobago

Rain continues over these few days in Trinidad. This is from a weak tropical wave that is passing the the southern windward islands. These showers are not as intense as Friday but the ground is still saturated with all the rain over these days. Flights are still disrupted due to the bad weather especially domestic flights to Tobago. 

 
 


Regards,
Stephen Abouhamad

- Huhm, ...
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 05:27:22 -0400
2014 - 07 - 20th. Sun. 04:55 a.m.
Petit Valley, Diego Martin, T'dad & T'bgo, W.I.

No room for complacency, ...!

To tell you the honest truth, it was difficult and uninteresting to get true my reading of the daily news this morning. However there were two areas that are heartening;
The news have sub-treated the interests of their stakeholders and conveys more reality.
Stephen from Trinidad in stormcarib posted what I wanted to say. He is from South and Trinidad is bigger than people realize.

I don't like how things will look or are looking.

And the simple reality (which everyone is facing and conveying) are the forecasts are for rain to continue today and tomorrow with a blob that has no room for complacency 4 - 7 days away.

(I agree with earlier posts before the season began 'Bertha' will be the one to watch. More from historical experience than superstition.)

Well the solution is first to define the problem then give it to the Lord in prayer.
Pray, Plan, Prepare and Procure, ..., then pray again.

God bless 



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- Rain came down in buckets!!!!
  • From: Stephen Abouhamad <stephen_abouhamad at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 04:03:17 +0000
Trinidad and Tobago



A pleasant good night everyone in the StormCarib family. Hope everyone is dry tonight after what transpired earlier today. Today was a wet day from early as 5am. Showers, Thunder Storms and Gusty Winds. This was cause by a Tropical Wave that was intensified with the I.T.C.Z. Continuous rain fall was felt throughout Trinidad and as the media reported tonight that many areas were flooded out with some streets being submerged.
Its been a long while since I have seen weather conditions change so quickly. Many times today I was tricked to think that the rain was going to stop and within five minutes the dark clouds just rolled back in to prevent any sunshine from squeezing in.
The intense weather caused many flights today to be delayed and even cancelled which made my work more difficult. Hope you guys have a good night.

Regards,
Stephen Abouhamad

- Passing Clouds and Showers, ..., - (Conserve) -
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:34:18 -0400
Only because of the 36 hour deadline I comment on a few items of interest.

Otherwise it's all passing clouds and showers that I give thanks for, ....
Thanks Almighty!

TROPICAL WAVE EXTENDS FROM 07N52W TO 12N50W MOVING W AT 15 KT. 
THE WAVE APPEARS AS PART OF A GREATER 700 MB TROUGH BETWEEN 50W-
60W...OF WHICH THE WEAKER 700 MB TROUGH IS S OF 12N ALONG 51W. 
SCATTERED MODERATE CONVECTION IS FROM 08N-10N BETWEEN 50W-57W.

TROPICAL WAVE EXTENDS FROM 13N56W TO 20N53W MOVING W AT 10-15 
KT. SIMILAR TO THE WAVE SE OF THIS WAVE...THE WAVE LIES WITHIN A 
BROAD 700 MB TROUGH ALOFT BETWEEN 50W-60W. IT IS LIKELY ENERGY 
FROM BOTH THESE WAVE WILL MERGE OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. NO 
SIGNIFICANT DEEP CONVECTION IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE WAVE AT THIS 
TIME.

Thanks alot Christine for your posts. (Very helpful). 
I miss Michelle but she told me why.

God bless

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- More rain
  • From: Christine Westmaas <chrisalis1003 at yahoo.co.uk>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:09:35 -0400
Although we have had overcast skies all day, we have only had a few short-lived 
showers. At the moment, though, it's raining very heavily in San Fernando. 
Thankfully, our reservoirs will be getting some much-needed inches if this 
continues. I heard a news report that says that a dam in Tobago is operating at 
25 per cent capacity.

- Out of Nowhere, (No circulation), ...
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 06:26:12 -0400
I am afraid in less than 24 hrs. the SAL air layer has dispersed enough for the next tropical wave less than 24 hrs. away from Port of Spain to hit us with precipitation that needs attention.

Aside: Tobago and the Point Fortin and parts of South-Central Area were hit by heavy winds in the last tropical wave.

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- Defining Cyclonic? ie. Circulation and Wind, ...
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:18:24 -0400
2014-07-10th. Thursday, 5:00 a.m.
Petit Valley, Diego Martin,
T'dad & T'bgo, W.I.

Why worry when you can pray and give thanks?
Which in itself presents a solution to any problem.

Attached are a three pics of what began 
around 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. yesterday and continued on and off 
with light to sometimes moderate showers, (no wind),
during the night.

Aside:
My method of seeing circulation are time-lapse satellite images.
But that's not what i want to impart.
I remember from wind-surfing days that, ...
5 -15 mph. winds will flutter leaves and twigs even.
15 - 25 mph. winds will bend the branches in shrubs or small trees.
25 - 35 mph. winds will bend the trunk of a small tree 
and make big tree branches bend but not break.

Just a little low-tech info one can share presently.

God bless

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- Several Points of Passing Interest, ...
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2014 18:04:50 -0400
2014-07-07th. Mon.
T'dad & T'bgo, W.I.

Good Day, Good Everything, People of Paradise,

One can only say thanks and hope that the respite from the barren heat and dryness 
is replaced with the refreshing waters of The Trade Winds 
in this summer season of blossoms and plenty.

There are a few points of interest that as brothers and sisters 
with experience some others may miss and are worth mentioning.
If things continue to pan out as they are unfolding,
there will be no cause for alarm.

First, my heart-felt feelings go out to the people of Mexico
who have experienced today what will turn out to be,
a possibly fatal earthquake. 
(They already live in a desert and the mouth of a volcano 
and experience Pacific and Atlantic storms.)

The Bahamas just recovering from the 1st. on the 1st. July 
is also worthy of attention again because the blob that 
keeps rejuvenating in wind-shear is up to it again.

Also of more than passing interest is the next blob 4 - 7 days away;

TROPICAL WAVE EXTENDS FROM 11N29W TO 02N25W MOVING W AT 20 KT. A MID-LEVEL VORTEX IS NEAR 08N29W. THE SYSTEM HAS MAINTAINED AN IMPRESSIVE SATELLITE PRESENTATION WITH DEEP CONVECTION INTACT SINCE LEAVING WEST AFRICA. SCATTERED MODERATE CONVECTION IS FROM 6N-9N BETWEEN 28W-31W. SCATTERED SHOWERS ARE WITHIN 180 NMOF THE TROUGH AXIS.

As for t'dad & t'bgo, locally, the next blob will pull a draught thru us from tonight bringing mild refreshing showers.

If not for yourself, for your neighbour,
remain alert, 
God bless






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- Correction to previous post
  • From: Christine Westmaas <chrisalis1003 at yahoo.co.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2014 05:21:40 +0100
Sorry, made a serious blooper, but my husband's travels cover the years from 1972 (not 1992 as I mistakenly wrote previously) to 2013.
The mosquitoes are merciless.  To bed I must go.

- Not an awful lot of rain - yet
  • From: Christine Westmaas <chrisalis1003 at yahoo.co.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2014 04:57:50 +0100
While we have had some rain in Trinidad and Tobago since the start of the rainy season, it has not been enough to pacify the water management authorities who are watching reservoir levels with some concern.  There has been some scheduling of the water supply to conserve supplies and to alert the population to the need to use water wisely.  Before we know it, the dry season will be upon us but hopefully the rains will come in sufficient abundance to satisfy the country's needs and to have enough extra stored as well.
On a personal note, my husband launched his book of travel tales yesterday.  Entitled "Out of the Box", it is a compilation of his adventures from 1992 to 2013 and covers Latin America from Mexico to Argentina, some of the Caribbean countries (including but not limited to Cuba, Jamaica, Martinique), Morocco and South Africa and parts of Europe.  At the launch we exhibited artifacts that we have collected since our honeymoon through Venezuela to Peru in 1974 to those collected from Spain and Morocco last year.  Unpacking and re-placing them in the house is not on my list of eagerly anticipated things to do!  The occasion was made even more special as it coincided with our 40th wedding anniversary.
The mosquitoes are out in their usual huge numbers tonight, despite every effort to eliminate breeding places.  It seems that this is a problem plaguing many areas around the country.  With dengue fever a very real threat, the mosquito masses are a cause for serious concern.  Even when the health authorities spray the area, there is no relief from the creatures which even find their way under the soles of your feet to inflict their itchy bites by day and by night.
I think that's my cue to say "Good night!"

- Out of my area but not League
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2014 21:56:12 -0400
I have to comment on a blob that just passed us and rekindled its blob nature right in the middle of wind - shear. 
(May I add it's pulling wind-shear with it.)
It's going to hit out of my area in less than 36 hours 
but not as a cyclone but wave, heavy wave.

Don't panic, but pray, plan and prepare, ... 
If I am right.

God bless
This year we have all got it right 
and should applaud ourselves.

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- Met Services warns of drier than usual weather conditions
  • From: Katy Young <katy at sbms.co.tt>
  • Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2014 18:10:25 -0400
Evening all,
Citizens and visitors to Trinidad and Tobago are being urged to conserve water because of drier than usual conditions.
This is the link to the statement by Met Sevices: http://190.58.130.230/web/ClimateSection/meta/files/rainfall_Advisory_26_June_2014.pdf

In Tobago, the below average rainfall is expected to continue until August.
Will keep you all update
Katy

--

Katy Young
Director


Store Bay Marine Services Limited

Unit 3, The Surf Shack, Lot 1, Pigeon Point Road,Crown Point, Tobago

Website: www.sbms.co.tt Email: katy at sbms.co.tt

Phone: 660 8468 Cell: 740 2269 VHF: Ch06

Facebook: Store Bay Marine Services:https://www.facebook.com/StoreBayMarineServicesTobago

Directors: John R Stickland & Katy Young




- Water Conservation - Capital vs. Current - Private vs. Gov't
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:41:53 -0400
2014-06-26th. Thurs.
Petit Valley, D'go Martin,
Trinidad & Tobago, W. I.

Well talk about how not all optimism is a good thing, ...
I surely hope that no one was set up for disappointment by 
the poor display of rain we have been getting.

You know I sometimes put my foot in my mouth 
but bear the consequences well. So I forecast 
rain at midday tomorrow and early or midday Saturday (Minimum).
Rain from tomorrow ( Windwards) and over the weekend for 
2 1/2 days (Maximum).

When I was allowed and invited to contribute here after the disaster in Haiti. I have always said the legislation for Mother Nature are archaic and not money-making. In fact they seem to have been ad hoc means to deal with a current situation and not capitally planned, financed and income bearing. The grouse then was spastic electrical outages esp. during bad weather. Now today we have to do something about pools, dams and reservoirs. Irrigation and Drainage.

I remember throwing stones in a river so that infants could bathe in a pool. (Primitive times I know.) Any way the fact that monopolies control electricity, the water-courses and water retention and distribution seem to need some attention and may I say be given to private individuals like those who remember the good ole days. (Not forgetting the role of first responders.)

God bless




- Thanks, thanks, ..., Thanks!
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2014 05:29:24 -0400
Good Day, Good Everything, People of Paradise,

Thank God, so far, ....
 
The following could be a problem for The Windwards tonight and tomorrow and The Leewards the following day in terms of street flooding
IF and ONLY IF:
IT SLOWS DOWN OR THE (SAL) DRY-AIR CLEARS.

...TROPICAL WAVES...

AN ATLANTIC OCEAN TROPICAL WAVE IS ALONG 17N39W 12N41W 6N41W 
MOVING WESTWARD 25 TO 30 KNOTS DURING THE LAST 24 HOURS. 
CONVECTIVE PRECIPITATION...RAINSHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN 360 
NM TO THE NORTHWEST OF THE LINE 19N32W 15N41W 9N46W 7N52W.

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- Sitting in wait
  • From: Stephen Abouhamad <stephen_abouhamad at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:49:13 +0000
Trinidad and Tobago
17/06/14

Well we are already at the 17th of June and it shows that the rainy season has begun. It has been a slow start to the season as always with no named storms as yet. But thats the norm here. Lets sit and wait to see how it shapes up. These days we are hardly having any rain at all with lots of sun. But its only the start. We need to keep our eyes open. 
Regards,
Stephen Abouhamad


- Rain
  • From: Stephen Abouhamad <stephen_abouhamad at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2014 05:02:12 +0000
Trinidad and Tobago
16/06/14

Pleasant Good Morning. Happy Belated Fathers to everyone. Hope you all had a wonderful day. Lots and lots of rain early yesterday morning. Hope no one got flooded out. The tropical wave made its presence felt. We are all sitting in wait for the next tropical wave which is expected in the Caribbean in the next 48 hours. Bye for now.
Michael Abouhamad

- Wave and Cyclone - 2 Different Things
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2014 16:44:40 -0400
2014 - 06 - 11th Wed.
T'dad & T'bgo, W.I.
16:30 (4:30) p.m.

Let's recall please,
- A tropical wave and a tropical cyclone is two different things.
- A tropical cyclone can develop anywhere at anytime. (Heat and Pressure).
- Satellite images and conditions on the ground and on the sea are different.

Having gotten that out of the way, a tropical blob will peak 48 hrs. from now and start in Trinidad and Tobago tonight. In my opinion;

[see: NHC forecasts, ... (Everybody has it right.)]

God bless



- Rain and more rain
  • From: Stephen Abouhamad <stephen_abouhamad at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 8 Jun 2014 02:00:40 +0000
Trinidad and Tobago
San Juan
07/06/14

Wow the rainy season has started off with a bang. These past two days here in Trinidad and Tobago have been filled with lots of rain, wind, thunder and lightning. I felt the effects of it last night as i made my way home from work. The rains came down a little after 9pm while i was on work and the rains continued straight into this morning. It was some weather i must say. Hope everyone is safe tonight.
Regards,
Stephen Abouhamad.

- Hot Sun
  • From: Stephen Abouhamad <stephen_abouhamad at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2014 05:36:33 +0000
San Juan
Trinidad and Tobago
5/6/14


A pleasant good morning to all readers on Storm Carib. Seeing that it is the start of the hurricane season we are hoping that this season will be quite but as faith would have it it takes just one storm to make its presence felt in the Atlantic basin. At the present moment these days it is hot and sunny with a light breeze at times. Everyone be safe.

Regards,
Michael Abouhamad

- (Typical) Borderline Convective Conditions
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2014 11:54:30 -0400
2014 - 06 - 01st. Sun.
11 : 45 a.m.
T&T, W.I.

Hi everyone, Happy Sunday !

This post is historical reporting in three parts rather than future forecasting.

One, it's more relevant to areas further in the chain of tropical things.
Two, it is typical trinidad weather ( refreshing ) at the beginning of the rainy season.
Three, it is bordering on cyclonic but definitely convective for the last day and a half.

Winds, very few, gusting just below 35mph.
No blackout, but a serious attempt at a white-out.
The insane heat of previous years before and after rain is not present.
The humidity (pressure) is bearable if not refreshing.

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God bless



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- Repeating Salient and True Media Info
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 27 May 2014 03:28:27 -0400
This is just to state the obvious which the media has gotten right from day #1.

There is going to be rain.
In the early part of the rain,
Winds will average 10 - 15 kts.
Peaking at 15 - 20 kts.
Seas (off-shore) will be dangerous at times.

The periphery of the third blob
has reached Trinidad and will contest wind-shear
west of St. Vincent and Grenada.

My wish for 2014:
If you have no important business to do 
in forecasted periods. Then do just that.
Stay home.

God bless


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- Thank God for Water
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 26 May 2014 01:24:26 -0400
2014-05-26th. Mon.
Petit Vly, D'go M'rtn,
Trinidad & Tobago, W.I.

Thank almighty God for the heavenly juice that gives us life in a moderate shower. 
Thank God!

That was the second tropical wave, leaving the southern Windward Islands 
and going up to the northern Windward Islands.

The third tropical wave is about 48 hours away and too early  to call.
It left the ITCZ with notable activity, or circulation but once again it's too early to tell.
As for me it seems to be headed for inland south America.

Thank God

- Rain
  • From: Katy Young <katy at sbms.co.tt>
  • Date: Sun, 25 May 2014 07:30:40 -0400
Morning all,
The first real rain for months is now falling on Tobago. For the last two hours we've had rain, which the island desperately needs as many areas are now on a water schedule because the reservoirs are so low. Below is the forecast for the rest of the day.
Have a great Sunday
Katy

ISSUED AT: 05:36AM

Date:Sunday 25th of May 2014 

Meteorologist: Gary Benjamin

FOR THE PERIOD TODAY UNTIL MIDNIGHT:
TRINIDAD,TOBAGO AND THE Southern Windwards 
Cloudy periods with showers or rain in varying
localities and the chance of thundershowers in a
few confined areas.

THE REMAINDER OF THE LESSER ANTILLES
Sunny with interruptions of mainly light showers
in a few areas.
  
SEAS: Normal to Moderate occasionally Choppy
WAVES: 2.0 to 2.5m IN OPEN WATERS
1.0m IN SHLTD AREAS
Temperature Units:Celsius

LAST NIGHT MIN. TEMP.
Piarco: 24	Crown Point: 24

FORECAST MAX. TEMP. 
Piarco: 32	Crown Point: 30
Tides ISSUED AT: 05:38PM
Date:Saturday 24th of May 2014   

Port of Spain HIGH 1.04a 2.00p LOW 7.39a 7.33p
Scarborough   HIGH 1.03a 1.27p LOW 7.36a 7.41p


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Katy Young
Director


Store Bay Marine Services Limited

Unit 3, The Surf Shack, Lot 1, Pigeon Point Road,Crown Point, Tobago

Website: www.sbms.co.tt Email: katy at sbms.co.tt

Phone: 660 8468 Cell: 740 2269 VHF: Ch06

Facebook: Store Bay Marine Services:https://www.facebook.com/StoreBayMarineServicesTobago

Directors: John R Stickland & Katy Young




- Rainy season official begins in Trinidad and Tobago
  • From: Katy Young <katy at sbms.co.tt>
  • Date: Tue, 20 May 2014 15:14:54 -0400

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological (Met) Office has official declared the start of rainy season today.

In a statement is says:

 Trinidad and Tobago experienced cloudiness and showery activity overnight into this morning. This showery activity has been associated with the passage of a Tropical Wave over the Southern Caribbean.  Rainfall activity as a result of the passage of a Tropical Wave or the influence of the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), whichever is first, heralds the start of the Rainy Season each year. 
Over the 12-hour period beginning at 8:00 pm (19th May 2014), the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service recorded 1.6 millimeters of rainfall at Piarco, Trinidad with higher rainfall accumulations occurring in other localities. Sequences of rainy episodes can be anticipated to ensue over the next four (4) to five (5) months, interrupted by short-lived fair conditions. The rainy season is initially forecast to be near normal. 
The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service wishes to re-assure the national community, that in keeping with our mandate, we continue to closely monitor weather conditions around Trinidad and Tobago and will continue to advise the general public in a timely manner about any impending adverse weather conditions which are likely to affect our islands.
 Have a great afternoon all
Katy

 



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Katy Young
Director


Store Bay Marine Services Limited

Unit 3, The Surf Shack, Lot 1, Pigeon Point Road,Crown Point, Tobago

Website: www.sbms.co.tt Email: katy at sbms.co.tt

Phone: 660 8468 Cell: 740 2269 VHF: Ch06

Facebook: Store Bay Marine Services:https://www.facebook.com/StoreBayMarineServicesTobago

Directors: John R Stickland & Katy Young




- Elles sont venues, les pluies, ....
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:43:43 -0400
Petit Valley, Diego Martin,
Trinidad & Tobago, W.I.
2014 - 04 - 20th. Sun.

 Happy Easter, People of Paradise 

Definitely from tonight, Sunday night, the weather we've been having for the last two to three weeks will become more pronounced. That is rainfall will become more sustained and recurring. Sometimes a little over-bearing. Tonight I forecast will last definitely more than a day and a half, (less than three).

This is for Trinidad & Tobago. I haven't factored in the other islands. 

Sea conditions have nothing to do with what T'dad & T'bgo is experiencing currently. This as we all know will improve over the coming months if not weeks.

Lastly I normally write Gert at gobeach when the season starts, but I include everybody this time and invite you to look at wind-shear over a) Eastern Caribbean b) Colombia c) Florida and Bahamas. Then look at sea temperatures. Qu./ Isn't there a common hazardous point?

The good news is I agree with even the skeptics that 'out-of-control' global warming is on the wane and with 'El Nino' almost normal conditions will apply this season. Thus predictable. But then again there is SAL (Sahara-Dust) or (Dry-Air). Going back to Gert whom I have alot to thank for, "It only takes one."

God bless



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- 2014 - 04 - 14/15 Full Moon
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:46:55 -0400
I couldn't resist sharing this pic. 
courtesy Mr. Maurice Darlington, Bermuda, a Trinidadian, 
of Port of Spain's 'National Academy of the Performing Arts'.



- Springing into Summer
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2014 22:03:30 -0400
Dear People of Paradise,

Recently, (since my mom's passing), I did not have my vehicle. So my ability to see the coast and fishing depots and what I mean, the bigger birds, the migratory birds has gone caput.

The leaving of the scissors-tail (maybe swallow), back to the Northern Hemisphere, also signifies besides Spring, that 3 - 5 weeks after the rainy season is coming. Its leaving is normally accompanied by the first set of heavy showers, then a long dry period.

However there are other signs. One we know very well. The poui tree blossoming and decorating the dry hill slopes.

I can go on. But what we need to predict is not only Spring is here. But in 3 -5 weeks the rainy season will be here. (Even if it's a dry, humid one.) Attached is the South American weather coming north or The Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone rising above the equator to 10 Latitude.

God bless


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