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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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- Hot Sun
  • From: Stephen Abouhamad <stephen_abouhamad at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:42:09 +0000
10/3/14
Trinidad and Tobago
San Juan

A very pleasant good afternoon. Its a long while I haven't put a post here. Well as we see the sun is very hot. Trust that we will get an ease soon. Bye for now.
Michael Abouhamad

- De Caribbean Groovin'
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2014 08:41:30 -0400
2014 - 03 - 02nd. Sat.
08 : 05 a.m.
T&T, W.I.

Caribbean Carnival !

Wweeelllllll ! Trini Carnival 2014 has reached 'Big Sunday'

Mr. Kill at from Grenada nearly won Soca Monarch.
Usain Bolt left the 'Rolly Polly',
and whine on a 'tall, thin thing'. [see attached]

Petrotrin Phase II won Panorama again.
A 'naturally-born' stalwart of 'ex-tempo' 
(improviso (original out-of-season tourist) calypso) 
won in his category.
King (Desert Scorpion) and Queen (Desert Oasis/Mirage)
of Masquerade as well as The Juniors,
were no surprise, if not creativity but sheer beauty.

By no means least, The Chutney King and Tassa
has not left their thrones. Tonight however may be a different story. (comedy?).

Weather-wise at 7:00 o'clock this morning 2nd. March, the temps. were 23 C. or 73 F.
There are rough seas forecasted (8 - 9 ft.) two to three miles east of the east coast.
This all easily in the month that can be Easter.

God bless this Nation under a Groove.  

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- Do NOT Panic !
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2014 07:00:56 -0400
It is my stellar but personal opinion,

that,
1) The depth, distance and google earth, mean a tsunami definitely less than one (01) foot high can be generated esp. in the coastal areas of Guadeloupe.
2) The tsunami process is moving outwards (north-east) towards shipping in the north-central Atlantic.
3) The problem is not the tsunami or panic word tsunami but the vigilance used to deal with the situation. SPECIALLY AFTERWARDS, when the effects of the hazard are HEIGHTENED.

4) It is not life-threatening if vigilance is observed, DON'T PANIC.

WECA43 PHEB 180936
TIBCAX

TSUNAMI STATEMENT NUMBER   1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
0936 UTC TUE FEB 18 2014

THIS STATEMENT APPLIES TO COUNTRIES WITHIN AND BORDERING THE
CARIBBEAN SEA...EXCEPT FOR PUERTO RICO...THE U.S. VIRGIN
ISLANDS...AND THE U.K. VIRGIN ISLANDS.

... TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT ...

THIS MESSAGE IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY.

THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED AS ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.  ONLY
NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE
DECISIONS REGARDING THE OFFICIAL STATE OF ALERT IN THEIR AREA AND
ANY ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN RESPONSE.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

 ORIGIN TIME -  0927Z 18 FEB 2014
 COORDINATES -  14.7 NORTH   58.8 WEST
 LOCATION    -  NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
 MAGNITUDE   -  6.7

EVALUATION

 A DESTRUCTIVE WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI THREAT DOES NOT EXIST BASED ON
 HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DATA.

 HOWEVER - THERE IS THE SMALL POSSIBILITY OF A LOCAL OR REGIONAL
 TSUNAMI THAT COULD AFFECT COASTS LOCATED USUALLY NO MORE THAN A
 FEW HUNDRED KILOMETERS FROM THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER. AUTHORITIES
 IN THE REGION NEAR THE EPICENTER SHOULD BE MADE AWARE OF THIS
 POSSIBILITY.

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY PRODUCT ISSUED BY THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI
WARNING CENTER FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
BECOMES AVAILABLE.



- Partial Blackout of Information and Data
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2014 05:42:18 -0400
People of Paradise, 

Nothing bad is going to happen in the near future.
I write to keep the hurricane lanterns burning 
for comfort and safety as well.

1st. is that when there is partial blackout of some data,
the first thing my daughter does is call me and say,
"Dad, something bad is going to happen. You figured it out?"
2nd. from what data I have to work with 
{Now get this clear, re: The southerliness of effects}
The oncoming episodes of weather will be worse
than the two just gone. 
3rd. part of the blackout is 
I don't know what you all experienced 
with the last two cold fronts.

Translated = Heavy Seas, Cold Nights, Drizzly conditions giving way to heavy rain.
    A 'wet' dry season.

Peace


- Rain continues to show its presence.
  • From: Stephen Abouhamad <stephen_abouhamad at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 20:57:42 +0000
Trinidad and Tobago
San Juan

Good day to all StormCarib readers. The month of January is coming to a close and rain is continuing to show its presence here in Trinidad. I am a fan of rain throughout the year as it helps cool the land and reduce the effects of bush fires and drought. Hope everyone is drinking allot of water and keeping cool.
Stephen Abouhamad

- Mariners , ..., (be wary), .....
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:26:54 -0400
It's a long time I have not disagreed with weather forecasts.
(More than five months to be exact.)

The weather forecasters are saying seas will improve in 36 - 48 - 72 hrs. forecasts.

I don't think so.

Besides what is going on in Atlanta today.
Atlanta's cold front is too close.
The first one hasn't left as yet.
(That is the side-effects we are experiencing now.)

I say, 'recipe for caution'.
But, then again, who knows, .....

God bless

- Winter Weather and Tourist Season
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 05:31:46 -0400
2014-01-27th. Mon
05 : 18 a.m.
T&T, W.I.

Good Night, Good Morning, Good Day, Good Everything, People of Paradise,

In a few ways the totally fantastic weather we are having is going
once again in a few ways is going to get worse after lunch.

That is sea-swells will get increasingly higher and nights colder
with a persistent drizzly and 'damp' atmosphere.
That's not bad,
if your hotel has squash courts or a heated-pool in the basement.

As an addendum, the Sahara Dust (SAL) is clearing.
How long it will clear for
and what that means weather-wise,
nobody knows.
But it means something.

Thought: 'the Mind', n. a beautiful servant, a dangerous master.

God bless

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- Ppuuurrrrrfect, tropical winter weather, .... Let the people sing!
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2014 17:10:08 -0400
People of This Magnificent Paradise,

What wonderful weather we are having since last night. 
(For at least the next two next days, ....)

No flood! No gale force wind! No bitter heat or cold!
Smell of fresh 'frais'! Sights of Green foliage, Yellow blossoms and fruits,
Courteous atmosphere and strangers! No mist! 
Rippling Blue and Silver seas! Sunsets welcoming nights of unforbidden romance! Then dawns crescendoing to brilliant illumination!!!!!

W O W 

The attached picture is my early family (when my wife was alive) bathing in a sheltered bay on the North Coast!

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- Missing Tobago Fisherman
  • From: Katy Young <katy at sbms.co.tt>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 14:43:11 -0500
Not a weather post but please can those who are sailing between Grenada and Trinidad keep a look out.
Missing Castara Fishermen. The coastguards in Tobago and Trinidad and Grenada are continuing their search for 33-year-old Tobago fisherman, Kervin Williams. Williams went out to sea on Monday in his piroque "Blessings" but has not been seen since. Anyone with information is asked to contact the coastguard. I will add information as I get it
Thanks
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



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- New Year Rain
  • From: Stephen Abouhamad <stephen_abouhamad at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2014 14:52:50 +0000
Trinidad and Tobago

Good day to all members of StormCarib. Well the conditions here in Trinidad continues to be mixed with sunshine and rain. As the dry season begins we are having some extreme temperatures. If you all have to step outside during the day please drink plenty water.
Stephen Abouhamad

- Rough Seas Bulletin in effect for Trinidad and Tobago
  • From: Katy Young <katy at sbms.co.tt>
  • Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2014 17:24:01 -0500
Bulletin##4

Date: Tuesday 07th of January 2014 
ISSUED AT:12:14PM

 ROUGH SEAS CONTINUE ALONG EXPOSED COASTS OF
TRINIDAD &amp; TOBAGO  Observed  buoy  data  and 
reports  reaching  the  Trinidad  and  Tobago 
MeteorologicalService indicate that sea
conditions along the exposed coasts of Trinidad
and Tobagocontinue to be moderate to rough. Wave
heights are 2.5 to 3.0 metres along the
exposedcoastlines of Tobago in particular.  This
is attributed to relatively strong winds in
thelower levels of the atmosphere. These strong
winds are currently agitating surfaces of
theAtlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.


Numeerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models
forecast similar conditions for at least thenext 
48 to 72 hours with wave heights in open waters 
reaching 2.5 to  3.0 metres near-shore for both
islands but occasionally reaching in excess of
3.0 metres offshore for thenortheast exposed
coasts of Tobago in particular. As such rough
seas will persist. Seas inopen waters of Trinidad
and Tobago, particularly the northeast coasts of
Tobago, willcontinue to be affected for at least
the next  48 to 72 hours.  Although wave heights
insheltered areas are  below 1.0 metre,  seas can
become choppy at  times.  Additionally,conditions
may become aggravated during high tides.


Citizens, especially those residing along coastal
areas are advised to be on the alert forabove
normal sea conditions. All necessary measures
MUST be taken to preserve life andproperty.


SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS,  SEA BATHERS  AND ALL OTHER
MARINEINTERESTS ARE ASKED TO EXERCISE EXTREME
CAUTION IN ANY SEARELATED ACTIVITIES.


The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service is
closely monitoring sea conditionsand will issue
an update at midday tomorrow or earlier if the
situation warrants.

Saide Shakeer
Meteorologist


--

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




- TT Met Office officially declares start of dry season
  • From: Katy Young <katy at sbms.co.tt>
  • Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2014 17:21:41 -0500

TTMET officially declares the Start of the Local Dry Season for 2014


The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Services (TTMET) has issued an official release recording Tuesday 7th January 2014 as the start of the Local Dry Season for 2014. The ODPM joins TTMET in observing that the onset of the dry season is particularly important to several sectors including water resources, agriculture, forestry, tourism and the general public. TTMET reminds members of the public should note that the start of the dry season seldom begins with abrupt dry conditions but is more often based on the type of rain bearing systems which are different from those of the local wet season. This information is based on reliable scientific understanding and criteria which determine that the region is in a relatively drier state.


TTMET advises that usually the local dry season is not devoid of rainfall, rather the rainfall when it occurs is more often than not, less in amount than during the wet season, and is produced by different rain bearing systems from those during the local wet season. The local dry season is usually characterized by a general decrease in rainfall potential, with fair weather for the most part, but there will still be episodes of rain showers some of which can still be moderate to heavy. Since these conditions are conducive to bush and grass fires citizens are advised to engage in the following activities in preparation for the season:


Before a fire event occurs:

·         Obtain a fire extinguisher and ENSURE that each family member knows how to use it.

·         CHECK regularly for faulty electrical wiring and repair if necessary

·         TEACH children to REFRAIN from playing with matches of other flammable material

·         ENSURE that keys for burglar proofs on doors and windows are readily accessible to all members of the household.

·         DO NOT KEEP heat generating appliances plugged in or unattended.

·         TURN OFF gas from cooking tanks when not in use and

·         CHECK regularly for leaks

·         HAVE a fire evacuation plan and practice it with your family.

 

During a fire:

 

·         LEAVE the building immediately, if a fire is too big to extinguish

·         CONTACT the local fire station in your area to report the fire.

·         STOP,  DROP and ROLL. DO NOT RUN, (if your clothes are on fire)

·         COVER your nose and mouth with a small cloth and

·         STAY LOW to the ground until you exit the building, if there is smoke.

 

After a fire:

 

·         DO NOT re-enter the building until the local fire authority says it is safe to do so, even though the fire is extinguished.

·         CHECK for structural damage to your home and REPAIR immediately.

 

Also, we ask that citizens visit the ODPM’s website at http://www.odpm.gov.tt

 for information on fire prevention and mitigation strategies for the dry season. Please be reminded to contact Fire Services at 990, Forestry Division at 622-3217 / 662-5775 / 643-9595 / 657-7256 or ODPM’s Customer Call Centre at 511 if you are heavily impacted by a fire.


ENDS

 

Issued by:

Public Information, Education and Community Outreach Unit

publicinfo.odpm at gmail.com

 

For further information, please contact:

ODPM’s Customer Call Centre at 511



--

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




- Happy New Year
  • From: Stephen Abouhamad <stephen_abouhamad at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2014 15:12:37 +0000
Trinidad and Tobago
2-1-14

Happy New Year to all readers of StormCarib. I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas Season and a great New Years. Hope this year brings all the the blessings in your life.

Well even though its the end of the hurricane season here in the Caribbean we are still having some regular showers, some being intense. During the wee hours of the morning I heard rain falling on my roof. To me these slight showers are a blessing to what the new year will have in store for everyone.
Stephen Abouhamad

- No damage reported, traffic flowing, ....
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2014 06:46:38 -0400
Last night for most of the night we had bouts of 10 - 20 minute heavy rain. The sunrise this morning is an overcast pinkish red. At times, (very few) the rain was pushed by breeze.

Except for Tobago, I called south, East and far east, (i'm in north west), and traffic is flowing and no damage reported.

As I said it's still overcast, so exercise caution.

Thank God!

- T & T has a situation
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2014 03:09:03 -0400
We are having some type of bad situation.

Can't tell until closer to day-light and waking hours.

Don't panic,
There are plenty able-bodied men and women with equipment who can handle everything.

Stay indoors. (Unless threatened with imminent danger.)

- Happy and Holy Christmas -
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Dec 2013 23:51:37 -0400
Merry Christmas, People of Paradise,

It is with deep affection that my family wish all the readers and writers of the stormcarib web-site a profoundly holy season of love and cheer, sharing and caring, reflection and planning.

A thousand thanks to the gate-keepers of the site, Dave and Gert for an opportunity that I never had any where else. Not to mention saving life and limb in this charitable process, while getting a glimpse of each correspondents' view of Paradise.

Weather-wise, the mornings have been so cold that we had mist at ground level in the valley where I live at 8:00 - 9:00 o'clock in the morning. And yes, the system further north has circulation.

Attached is a picture done by a close friend and de facto God-Mother of my daughter. 
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- *** ~-~ MERRY CHRISTMAS ~-~ *** -


- Seafarers, ..., CAUTION
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2013 17:10:28 -0400
I agree with this.
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God bless

- ROUGH SEA CONDITIONS FORECAST TO AFFECT TOBAGO AND TRINIDAD AT THE WEEKEND
  • From: Katy Young <katy at sbms.co.tt>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:00:06 -0500
ROUGH SEA CONDITIONS FORECAST TO AFFECT TOBAGO AND TRINIDAD AT THE WEEKEND
THE Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (T&T Met) is warning that sea conditions will become rough tomorrow and Sunday. Strong winds are forecast to hit Saturday morning, particularly the exposed north and east coastlines of Tobago and Trinidad. Rough seas are forecast, with wave heights in excess of three metres. Conditions may be expounded during high tide. Citizens, especially those residing along coastal areas are asked to be on the alert for above normal sea conditions.
T & T Met is recommending that all necessary measures are taken to preserve life and property. Small craft operators, sea bathers and all other people with marine interests are being urged to exercise caution during any sea related activity.
Take care all
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




- Latest Information Bulletin from T and T Met Office
  • From: Katy Young <katy at sbms.co.tt>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:56:30 -0500
Date: Wednesday 11th of December 2013 
ISSUED AT:02:04PM

Over the past few hours parts of Trinidad and to a
lesser extent Tobago have been experiencing
cloudy/overcast conditions with periods of rain
and showers, some of which have been moderate to
heavy at times. This rainfall activity is
associated with the passage of a low-level trough
and moisture surge encountering favourable
conditions in the upper levels of the atmosphere.


Numerical Weather Prediction Models (NWP) forecast
rainfall activity associated with this system to
continue to affect Trinidad and to a lesser
extent Tobago. Periods of rain and showers are
forecast for this evening into tonight, but
cloudy conditions are expected to continue into
tomorrow morning, 12th December 2013. 


Localized street and flash flooding may occur in
areas experiencing prolonged rainfall or heavy
showers. Given the expected conditions and the
already saturated soil, rivers of moderate
carrying capacity can become overwhelmed and
there is the possibility of landslides/landslips.
Citizens are therefore advised to be vigilant and
cautious as they conduct their activities and to
pay attention to the media or visit our website
at www.metoffice.gov.tt/forecast for daily
weather updates at 6am, 10am, 3pm and 6pm.


We wish to underscore that at this time Trinidad
and Tobago is not under any Tropical Storm
threat, Watch or Warning.


The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service
will continue to closely monitor this system and
will issue another bulletin if the situation
warrants.  

Shakeer Baig
Meteorologist
Have a good afternoon all
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




- Next 3 -4 days, stay in your Parameters.
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2013 05:04:07 -0400
2013 - 12 - 09th. Mon.
04 : 40 a.m.
P/Vly, D'go,
T&T., W.I.

Christmas Greetings, People of Paradise,

Last Chance to Book (Early)

Can you believe that we are in Christmas time, 13 years into the new millenium?
Since 14 in 2014 is an omen of romance and partnership, this Carnival
should be a very interesting and involved one. For my part I was born in the 50's in the last century, so any romance will be with the iguana in the fruit trees and other pets and domestic (wild) life.
Low-key in other words.

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  Carnival 2014 - Trinidad & Tobago

Next three to four days, weather -wise will be:

High Seas (> 8' ft.), 15 - 25 knot Winds, and more than one ( less than 20 mins.) 
heavy rainfall a day.

This is not BAD, it's typical weather.
But beware, if you bat outside your crease, you will get stumped or lose your wicket.
So, once again, exercise caution this winter season for North.
And summer season for South.

God bless, all of us who have benefitted from a freedom-fighter called Nelson Mandela,
This peace-maker has blessed all of us, May He rest in Peace, ..., Amen.

- Advent
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2013 05:27:30 -0400
Tis the season of Advent, People of Paradise

A time for ploughing and furrowing. 
A time for weeding and sowing. 
A time of draining, irrigating and fertilizing.
because,
Tis the end of Harvest Time and Storing time.
and 
Harvest Time is also Seed-Picking and -Planting Time.

All of the above, a reality by the way, is the actual meaning of the word 'Culture' !

Isn't the West Indies, full of culture?

On the weather - front; we say,
"Good Riddance, to the Hurricane Season. Thank God! Alleluia, Alleluia Amen!"

There is a pattern over The Southern, Lesser Antilles that 
in one or two cases will be responsible for more than street-flooding. 
Exercise the rudimentary caution.

May we all restore our grain, grit, seed and culture in this festive season.

Happy and Holy Christmas Season, People of Paradise

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- T&T Met Office warn of possible flash flooding and landslides in T and T
  • From: Katy Young <katy at sbms.co.tt>
  • Date: Sun, 1 Dec 2013 09:58:37 -0500
Morning all
Have a lull in the showers at the moment but looks like we could be in for some more rain in the next 6 hours. T and T Met Office is warning of possible flash flooding and landslides in next 4 to 6 hours. Please see attached photo.
Also there was an earthquake off the coast of Scarborough, Tobago last night. Must confess that I didn't feel a thing. Preliminary reports indicate the earthquake had a magnitude of 4.1 and occurred at a depth of 10km at approximately 12:08am local time today (December 1st).
Its location is reported at 11.12N; 59.71W, which is 115.0 km South East of Scarborough, Tobago. This location is represented by the red ring in the image provided.
Enjoy your Sunday all
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



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- All-island rain and flood alert
  • From: Christine Westmaas <chrisalis1003 at yahoo.co.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 22:14:08 +0000 (GMT)
Trinidad has been experiencing a lot of rain today and the ODPM has issued a flood alert for the Caroni basin.  Social media is also reporting flooded streets and neighbourhoods in some parts of south Trinidad, including Barrackpore, Monkey Town and Rousillac.  With the forecast for continued rain through the evening and into the night, more flooding is expected.  

- The Matriarch
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2013 05:31:42 -0400
2013 - 11 - 26th. Tue.
05 : 25 a.m.

It is with expected but depressive regret, our family informs
the readers / writers and people of paradise,

that my mom, RITA M. BORDE (89 YEARS) 1924 - 2013

passed her soul over to the eternal at 12:35 a.m.

May her soul and the souls of all the faithfully departed,
REST IN PEACE

Luv u, mom, ....

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- Rain is still in the area
  • From: Stephen Abouhamad <stephen_abouhamad at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2013 05:36:33 +0000
Trinidad and Tobago


Hi to all those loyal readers on stormcarib. Its been a while since my last post. Hope everyone is safe and well. Well here in Trinidad we are still have very strong showers of rain. Even though the hurricane season is coming to a close we should still keep our eyes open. During the past few days we have had some intense showers. These showers are associated with the ITCZ.

To be honest I love the rain and I prefer the rain to fall through out the year. I am not a fan of those extreme dry seasons. I like to see a little rain through out those dry months. Now you all know what are one of my wishes for Christmas. ^_^

- Feeder-Band in 4 - 24 Hrs.
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2013 15:03:32 -0400
2013 - 11 - 18th. Mon.
P/Vly, D'go M'rtn,
T&T, W.I.
14:47 p.m.

Early Christmas Greetings, People of Paradise,

In 04 -24 hrs. a feeder band will form over the Lesser Antilles. (Depending on where you are.)
This will feed the Low-Pressure system that knocked our two approaching waves to Davy Jones Locker.
I suspected it would become a tropical system because what caused it is three areas of jet-stream moisture.

If (and only if), it makes landfall we would be talking about it for a while.
However it will not make landfall anywhere far less us.

Just when I was bout to hang up lights on the tree facing the road for Christmas a neighbour passed away.
The cleaning up goes on however and the lights will go up, God willing, after the 24th . instant (Nov.).

Enjoy the holiday season of sharing and caring

(Lovely weather for soccer)



- Silence, ..., Soldiers, ..., Survival
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2013 20:22:40 -0400
People of Paradise,

Remember:
Poppy Day, (today)
Memorial Day, (tomorrow),

My definition of a hero is in one word, ..., SOLDIER.

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I wanted to post tomorrow but decided to post tonight instead.

Weather - wise, we have nothing to be afraid of. For within 36 hours 
wind-shear will be flowing from the Colombia-Venezuela border, 
- thru The Lesser Antilles - towards, mid-centre north Atlantic.

Firstly, this TW blob or Trough, is a South American phenomenon, 
for reasons like; time of year, atlantic high-pressure, et al.
Secondly, as usual it breaks up the cyclonic and makes it convective and milder.
Thirdly however, one must be aware that not only now in the storm season 
but due to climate change and experience of last winter, 
these south-american blobs will have; wind, rain and sea - swells.
One can almost say cyclonic within convective or  a LPS,
'can form anywhere - anytime'. I add, 'of any size'.

The fact that it is performing (for the second time), like this 
means the hurricane season is virtually over. However, I will be bold as usual and say, 
"Global warming isn't".

Quickly, three other things; 1) On my part, no pics - no drama over 'Haiyan' just give till it hurts.
2) I endorse the reality forecasts, weather media are giving out. It is truly welcome, 
and saves lifes.

Lastly, may the souls of all deceased veterans rest in peace.


- Public Advisory: Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone over Trinidad and Tobago - 10th November, 2013 – 9:30 am
  • From: Katy Young <katy at sbms.co.tt>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2013 09:27:07 -0500

Latest from the T and T Met Office.

Have a safe day all

Katy

Public Advisory: Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone over Trinidad and Tobago - 10th November, 2013 – 9:30 am

November 10, 2013 at 9:59am

Public Advisory

Sunday 10th November, 2013 – 9:30 am


TTMET advises citizens to be vigilant due to presence of the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone over Trinidad and Tobago.


The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has issued a bulletin at 8:15 am stating that the periods of rain and showers Trinidad and Tobago has been experiencing over the past few hours is due to a moist and unstable environment associated with the presence of the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). TTMET indicates that cloudy to overcast conditions with periods of rain and/or showers, some of which may be heavy and thundery are forecast for the next 6-12 hours. Rainfall accumulations of 20 – 30 millimetres or greater in some locations can be expected with gradual improvement in conditions tonight. Gusty winds will accompany moderate, occasionally heavy rainfall and the possibility of landslides/landslips and localized street/flash flooding may occur in the vicinity of heavy downpours. Noting the amount of rainfall that has occurred, and the forecast for the continuation of this rainfall activity, rivers of moderate carrying capacity may become overwhelmed.


Citizens are advised to be vigilant and cautious as they conduct their activities. The ODPM, as the lead coordinator of emergency management will continue to monitor this event and has put the first responder agencies on alert so that immediate assistance can be rendered if any adverse impact occurs. Please continue to monitor TV/radio reports, the ODPM’s social media: Facebook/Twitter and ODPM website for official updates and more preparedness information. Also pay attention to weather forecasts issued by the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service at 6 am, 10 am, 3 pm and 6 pm at www.metoffice.gov.tt

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If citizens have been affected by this inclement weather, they should contact our Customer Care Centre at 511.


Consequently, we continue to underscore the following:-

  • After heavy rainfall, stay inside until water levels have subsided and it is safe to venture outside.
  • Do not walk / drive through flood waters.
  • Be cautious when walking /driving along hillsides or landslide prone areas.


ENDS

Issued by:

Public Information, Education and Community Outreach Unit

publicinfo.odpm at gmail.com

For further information, please contact: ODPM Customer Call Centre 511


A Division of the Ministry of National Security

--

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




- Tropical wave continues to bring rain
  • From: Katy Young <katy at sbms.co.tt>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2013 08:24:06 -0400
Morning all
Looks like this tropical wave is continuing to bring rain to Trinidad and Tobago - it's been raining all night here but appears to have eased this morning.
Here's the latest from the T and T Met Office.
Have a good day all
Katy

ISSUED AT: 05:39AM

Date:Wednesday 30th of October 2013 

Meteorologist: Arnold Ramgoolam

FOR THE PERIOD TODAY UNTIL MIDNIGHT:
TRINIDAD and The Southern Windwards 
Cloudy with periods of light to moderate rain
and/or showers over broad areas. One or two of
these showers could become heavy and thundery at
times. Tonight would be mostly settled.

THE REMAINDER OF THE LESSER ANTILLES
Mostly sunny with a few daytime showers.
  
 
Gusty winds,street and flash flooding may occur
in heavy showers and thundershowers.


SEAS: Normal to Moderate
WAVES: 2.0 to 2.5m IN OPEN WATERS
Less than 1.0m IN SHLTD AREAS
Temperature Units:Celsius

LAST NIGHT MIN. TEMP.
Piarco: 25	Crown Point: 24

FORECAST MAX. TEMP. 
Piarco: 29	Crown Point: 29
Tides ISSUED AT: 05:38PM
Date:Tuesday 29th of October 2013   

Port of Spain HIGH 12:44am 1:23pm LOW 6:53am 7:20pm
Scarborough   HIGH 12:37am 12:50pm LOW 6:46am 6:53pm


--

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



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- Wet and Wild
  • From: Stephen Abouhamad <stephen_abouhamad at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2013 18:13:25 +0000
Trinidad and Tobago



Good day to all readers of StormCarib. Today has been a wet and wild day. It seems like the tropical wave will continue to give us here in Trinidad and Tobago showery conditions and a breezy day. It seems that this rain will continue to fall for a couple of days. Hope no one will get flooded out. This rain began in the early hours of the morning as I turned on my bed to hair the rain beating heavily on my roof.
Michael Abouhamad


- Hot, hot, hot, ..., Heat! Pressure & Wind-Shear!
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 27 Oct 2013 18:42:01 -0400
2013-10-27th Sun.
P/Vly, D'go M'rtn,
T&T, W.I.

I for one, and I guess, nobody, knows what tomorrow will bring.
All we can attest to: is that it's Christmas Season,
and we know that we know nothing.

Apart from libations, parang, fiesta, church, parties, bars, restaurants,
sea-sides (during day-light hours), and horrendous traffic. It will be really stupid to say;
Make sure your ID and precious papers are kept in plastic somewhere handy and safe,
Make sure you update yourself and weaker members of inclement weather
and emergency  numbers, precautions (like water & prescription medicine), shelters
Make sure you have back-up communication facilities
Make sure 1) You don't panic. 2) Afterwards stay put, (for several mortal reasons),
and Lastly, the point to make is: Don't add to the hazard or danger, ...!!!!!
Who will have thought of that?

Back to the weather, tonight is going to be like it is now, Hot, Hot, HOT!
Then I guess it's every bodies guess?
My take, or guess is some moist breeze will replace the heat and pressure
at some point, like early morning, this may or may not bring convective or another type of rain.
Anyway midday will have rain, heavy rain as usual.
(We just had elections, so i don't want to say flooding as usual).
Giving way to new-born cyclonic activity and speed it should not last the normal
4 - 5 days, but finish quickly in 2 1/2 days when we can go back to paradise picnicking

By the way I agree with every single weather media report, ... (This time, really, good job!)

May God bless us in all we do for the Good of All Things.


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- Overcast Skies
  • From: Stephen Abouhamad <stephen_abouhamad at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2013 01:31:35 +0000
Trinidad and Tobago
9:30pm

Good Night all stormcarib readers. It has been a while since I have last posted. Today started off sunny but after lunch their was a tremendous crack of thunder that made me jump out of my sleep. Then light showers began to fall until 4pm. Hope everyone is well and safe.

Michael Abouhamad

- Might need an umbrella today!
  • From: Katy Young <katy at sbms.co.tt>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 08:28:38 -0400
Good morning all - looks like it is going to be a wet day here.
Weather forecast courtesy the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Office.

YOUR FORECAST FOR TODAY UNTIL MIDNIGHT

Cloudy with intermittent periods of rain and showers over broad areas. A few of these showers will be heavy and thundery and accompanied by gusty winds.

Gradual improvement is expected after mid-afternoon.

Gusty winds, street and flash flooding may occur in heavy showers and thundershowers.

SEAS: Normal to Moderate

WAVES: 2.0 to 2.5m IN OPEN WATERS Less than 1.0m IN SHELTERED AREAS

Expected Maximum Temperature Today: 30 Degrees Celsius
Have a good day all
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




- Rain!
  • From: Katy Young <katy at sbms.co.tt>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2013 12:24:56 -0400
Afternoon all - well you'll need your oilies today! We'll be having some heavy showers throughout the day. Just had one in Tobago now! (see photo). Hopefully should be easing throughout the day.
Meanwhile the rest of the weather forecast courtesy the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Office.

FOR THE PERIOD TODAY UNTIL MIDNIGHT:

Cloudy periods in varying localities would bring light to moderate showers, some of which would develop into thundershowers in a few areas.

Gusty winds,street and flash flooding may occur
in heavy showers and thundershowers.

SEAS: Normal
WAVES: 2.0m IN OPEN WATERS Less than 1.0m IN SHELTERED AREAS

Tides:
Port of Spain HIGH 2.42am; 2.53pm LOW 8.37am; 9.14pm
Scarborough HIGH 2.50am; 3.01pm LOW 8.35am; 9.05pm

Expected Maximum Temperature Today: 32 Degrees Celsius



--

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



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- Possible Impact - Non-Cyclonic - 36 hrs. climax
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2013 12:17:17 -0400
People of Paradise,

The weather is totally unpredictable, add to that global warming. That's why I do what I do. 
I have good news even though I am forecasting IMPACT CLIMAX in 36 hrs.
It will not be cyclonic (for most of us).

It's the wind-shear. Totally unpredictable and not always beneficial.
It's breaking up 98L into convective precipitation. 
BUT:
Making it wider,
And more southerly in the initial stages.

This stupid, morbid post doesn't stop there. 
It has a tail all the way to Africa.

Expect a repeat of our last Impact.

Preserve Persons and Property

God bless

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- Information for the University of the West Indies
  • From: Stephen Abouhamad <stephen_abouhamad at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2013 05:22:33 +0000
Earthquake North of Paria Peninsula Trinidad
Oct.11.2013

On Friday 11th October, 2013 at 10:10pm local time, an earthquake occurred  North of the Paria Peninsula Trinidad. The event was located at 10.86°N  62.12°W. The magnitude was 6.4 and depth 60km. This event has been reported felt in Trinidad and Guyana. Please note that these results are preliminary and may vary slightly when additional data is processed.


Regards,
Stephen Abouhamad

- Earthquake in Trinidad tonight
  • From: Christine Westmaas <chrisalis1003 at yahoo.co.uk>
  • Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2013 04:50:37 +0100 (BST)
We experienced a quake tonight at about 10,10.  Unconfirmed reports put it at 6.0 - 6.2 on the Richter scale.  It seemed to last quite a while but again, reports say that it lasted 15 - 20 seconds.  We shall hear the official statistics tomorrow.  Even after the initial shake, a spoon hanging on a hook in my kitchen continued to move for at least another minute.  Facebook accounts show that the earthquake was felt all over Trinidad,  I haven't heard anything about Tobago yet.  The quake was also felt in Guyana.  I believe that eastern Venezuela also felt it.

- Invest98
  • From: Stephen Abouhamad <stephen_abouhamad at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2013 16:05:37 +0000
Trinidad and Tobago
12:08pm

Good Afternoon. I am keeping an eye on Invest98. Hurricane center has given it a 50% chance of further development. Lets hope that this one would not be as dangerous as those that have come before. 
Stay Safe,
Michael Abouhamad

- Heavy Rains In Trinidad
  • From: Stephen Abouhamad <stephen_abouhamad at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Oct 2013 23:13:05 +0000
Trinidad and Tobago
7:00pm


Good night to all readers here at StormCarib. There has been allot of rain here in the Caribbean these few days. Yesterday on the 5/10/13 was noted to be very heavy. The rains began at 12noon yesterday with thunder and lightening which knocked out the power in my community. These rains continued for a few hours and I noted that there was some flash flooding in allot of areas in Trinidad.

I made my way to work and upon reaching to work I heard that there was heavy in other islands of the Caribbean as well. These showers caused a disruption to one of LIAT's flight from St Vincent to Trinidad. While sitting with some of the passengers last night they showed me some of the pictures which showed heavy flooding at the airport in St Vincent.

Looking at the satellite it seems like the rainy season wants to go out with a bang. There is a tropical wave now off the coast of Africa that has a 10% chance to develop into a tropical storm. We here in the Caribbean need to keep our eyes on this one.

- A wind-shear deja vu
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Oct 2013 02:10:48 -0400
2013 - 10 - 06th Sun.
Pt./Vly, D'go M'rtn,
02:00 a.m.

Good Day, Good Everything, People of Paradise,

For us it is not a problem but,

The stalling of these two tropical wave blobs is not a good sign. Too much deja vu. Watson, "It is my speculation that it can't pass the wind - shear between Puerto Rico and Guadeloupe. So it is re-grouping more south ( off St. Vincent (a this year development) ) and take a more westerly than north west or north track." All in the 'work' of speculation dear watson. Definitely South America and Tobago and Toco are in this year's season.

In terms of of 'harm' (effects), there should be none. Nay, the street-flooding.

God bless

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- Tourist Season starts for T & T.
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2013 05:42:18 -0400
2013 - 10 - 04th Friday
Petit Valley, D'go, 
T&T, W.I.
5:15 a.m.

Book Early, ....

It's the merry month of October. All the bars will be full. 
Septembar, Octobar, Novembar & Decembar.
It's Christmas time, ..., the budget has been passed, the new financial year is ahead, 
The New Year is ahead, the fruits of our labour have been harvested and ready for consumption.

Not only that, CARNIVAL is ahead.
Food, Rum, Beers, Wine (local & otherwise), Parang, Soca, Chutney, Stick-Fighting, Pan, Fete, Party, ....

Recall:
Even though most of my posts during the season were predicting the effects of Cape Verde Tropical Waves
to the Islands south of Martinique, since last year we said that this year, 
"While we may experience an expansion of activity (in all senses), the effects of 'storms' will diminish."
(As compared to run-away global warming.)

We can all see the difference, esp. in media representation. (A welcome change).

Thank You, Merciful Father, Amen, Alleluia, Amen.

Attached is a picture my daughter took thru a magnifying glass with a non-smart phone 
when the space shuttle was clearly visible returning to earth on its last flight.

God bless



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- Lightening :)
  • From: Stephen Abouhamad <stephen_abouhamad at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2013 03:30:15 +0000
Trinidad and Tobago
11:30pm

Lots and lots of lightening tonight! Just looked out through my back door and saw some wicked lightening. Looks like there will be some rain tonight ^_^ Lightening does look beautiful at night

Stephen Abouhamad

- A Wet Day
  • From: Stephen Abouhamad <stephen_abouhamad at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 22:49:45 +0000
Trinidad and Tobago
6:50pm


Pleasant Good Night. It has been a little while since I have made a post. Woke up this morning to rumbles of thunder and rain that continued until 2pm this afternoon. Hope that no one got flooded out. Trust that all flights will arrive and depart safely, including the LI 309 and 787. Bye for now.


Michael Abouhamad

- A brief but violent storm
  • From: Christine Westmaas <chrisalis1003 at yahoo.co.uk>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 23:31:59 +0100 (BST)
San Fernando has just experienced a torrential downpour, very bright and rather frighteningly close flashes of lightning and loud, booming thunder - all in the space of half an hour!  The rain has stopped now but there is still the odd rumble of thunder and distant flashes of lightning.  The sky still looks ominous so we will probably have some more rain tonight. 

- Medium Potential for Street Flooding
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 05:03:51 -0400
These two tropical waves need mentioning. (Inbox me for reasons).

Guess this season can be called 'The season of week-end Disturbances'?

...TROPICAL WAVES...                                             
TROPICAL WAVE EXTENDS FROM 20N48W TO 10N48W MOVING W 15-20 KT. 
WAVE IS EMBEDDED WITHIN A SURGE OF DEEP MOISTURE AS DEPICTED ON 
THE TOTAL PRECIPITABLE WATER IMAGERY. WAVE IS BENEATH AN UPPER 
RIDGE ENHANCING LARGE CLUSTERS OF SCATTERED MODERATE TO 
SCATTERED STRONG CONVECTION FROM 10N-23N BETWEEN 44W-51W. 

TROPICAL WAVE APPROACHING THE LEEWARD ISLANDS EXTENDS FROM 
19N57W TO 9N55W MOVING W NEAR 15 KT. WAVE IS EMBEDDED WITHIN A 
SURGE OF MODERATE MOISTURE AS DEPICTED ON THE TOTAL PRECIPITABLE 
WATER IMAGERY. WAVE IS MOVING W OF THE UPPER LOW WITH CLUSTERS 
OF SCATTERED MODERATE/ISOLATED STRONG CONVECTION WITHIN 90 NM 
OF THE WAVE BETWEEN 10N-17N. 
God bless






- No news is good news
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 03:53:02 -0400
2013 - 09 - 25th Wed.
Petit V/ly, Diego,
T&T, W.I.

Peaceful and (Prosperous?) Greetings,
People of Paradise,

We'll take it as that, ie. "No news is Good News!." 

Thank God ( and Dave and Gert and Stormcarib).

Attached are some spices and 'dasheen' staple as well as sunset scenes, ....

God Bless, and 
Give till it hurts. [ref: Mother Theresa]



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- Lots of rain.
  • From: Stephen Abouhamad <stephen_abouhamad at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 15:39:20 +0000
Trinidad and Tobago
11:40am

Pleasant Good Morning. Woke up today with overcast skies with lots of rain, lightening and thunder. It seems that there might be part two this afternoon. Hope no one's property will be damaged because the ITCZ is very active. My peas tree was a causality of the high wind. Stay safe.
Michael Abouhamad.

- Latest on the active ITCZ from T and T Met Office
  • From: Katy Young <katy at sbms.co.tt>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2013 15:47:08 -0400

Monday September 16, 2013 – 1:30 p.m.

 

TTMET warns of increased rainfall due to an Active ITCZ during next 24-48 hrs

 

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service has issued a bulletin at 12:00 pm informing that an active ITCZ remains over Trinidad and Tobago as such partly cloudy to cloudy conditions continue with brief moderate showers some of which have been heavy and thundery.

 

Numerical Weather Prediction Models (NWP) forecast the ITCZ to remain over Trinidad and Tobago for at least the next 24 to 48 hours. Rainfall activity is forecasted to increase as the afternoon progresses particularly over Trinidad. Gusty winds and localised street/flash flooding as well as landslides/landslips are likely in the vicinity of prolonged rainfall or heavy downpours. Citizens are advised to be vigilant and cautious as they conduct their activities.

 

The ODPM, as the lead coordinator of emergency management, has put the first responder agencies (TT Fire Service, TT Defence Force and the municipal corporations) on alert so that immediate assistance can be rendered if any adverse impact occurs. The ODPM is continuously assessing the risks and monitoring relief efforts in the Diego Martin region. All citizens should be reminded that if they have been affected by any inclement weather conditions, to please contact our Customer Care Centre at 511.

 

Consequently, we continue to underscore the following:-

  • After heavy rainfall, stay inside until water levels have subsided and it is safe to venture outside.
  • Do not walk / drive through flood waters.
  • Be cautious when walking /driving along hillsides or landslide prone areas.

 

Trinidad and Tobago is NOT currently under any Tropical Storm threat, Watch or Warning. The TT Meteorological Service is monitoring this weather condition and will advise the ODPM if there is a drastic change.

Have a good day all
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




- Reporting from San Fernando
  • From: Lynn Seucharan <lynn.seucharan at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2013 00:48:21 -0400
Lots of lightening and heavy rolling thunder coming from the south and east of San Fernando at the moment. Very little air movement where I am as well.

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- We know, we know nothing, ..?
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:16:24 -0400
I have no authority.

I don't like responsibility.

BUT:
Apparently I am the one to say, it could either finish as an anti-climax, or, be even worse tonight. 

Please observe carefully the attached, ....

God bless

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- Some showers and gusts but south w
  • From: Katy Young <katy at sbms.co.tt>
  • Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2013 11:06:48 -0400
Morning all
Despite some heavy showers/slight thunder this morning the south western end of Tobago seems fine - there is no huge pools of standing water and so far I've heard no reports of any flooding. It certainly isn't any where near as bad as Diego Martin area in Trinidad.
Meanwhile here's the latest forecast from the T and T Met Office


Generally sunny but interrupted at times by periods of showers and/or rain in various locations and the thundershower in a few confined areas.

The evening and night would be cloudy with periods of showers and/or rain continuing overnight.

Gusty winds, street and flash flooding may occur in heavy showers and thundershowers.

SEAS: Slight to Normal

WAVES: Up to 2.0m IN OPEN WATERS, Near calm IN SHLTD AREAS

Tides:

Port of Spain: HIGH: ****; 1:08 pm, LOW: 6:25 am; 6:42 pm
Scarborough: HIGH: ****; 1:03 pm, LOW: 6:29 am; 6:48 pm

Expected Maximum Temperature Today: 33 Degrees Celsius


Enjoy your Sunday all - I am off to play on the water
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




- Please, ..., not again, ....
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2013 02:32:14 -0400
2013 - 09 - 13th Fri.
02 : 22 a.m.
P/Vly, D'go,
T&T, W.I.

What can I say
but 
Pray!

From around 1:00 a.m. (It is now twenty past two and still raining with lightening),
The yard is three-quarter (3/4) flooded with two (02" ins.) ins. of water and over three-quarter  (3/4" ins. ) ins. of mud!

The neighbours and western Tobago needs immediate 'damage-control'.

We have communications, water and electricity.

Will write soon,
God bless

Ps. Thank God for shovels and spades.
While the frog goes: " Knee-Deep, Knee-Deep!" 

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- Its The Weekend!!
  • From: Stephen Abouhamad <stephen_abouhamad at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 7 Sep 2013 15:20:32 +0000
Trinidad and Tobago
11:15am

Good Morning to all. Well its that favorite time of the week for some. Its Saturday Morning. Hope you all are enjoy the little sunshine that we are having now. Because this sunshine will not last the entire day.  Later on today we are expecting the normal daytime shower through out Trinidad and Tobago with the isolated thunder shower. So still if you are heading out this weekend its not a bad idea to place a small umbrella in your bag.

Even though this hurricane season has been really slow this year its not over yet. Looking at the satellite imagery we see that the African Dust has broken up and there is a tropical wave now coming off the coast of Africa with a 10% chance of becoming a Tropical Cyclone. We should keep our eyes on it as it drifts slowly Westward.

You all have a great day today in what ever you all do. :)
Regards,
Stephen Abouhamad

- Preparatory Guidelines, ..., to counteract stress !
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 4 Sep 2013 05:08:24 -0400
My dear People of Paradise, 

I can understand the need ) not to panic  ) continue commerce  ) not have available info. But !   Can't computer models have fail-safe buttons that allow reality to over-ride the computer models.

Clearly, while not an eye, 'Gabrielle' , Yes , 'Gabrielle' has a center. 
Further within hours, it will IMPACT !
That, by any under-estimation, is a life or death situation.

So; Let's deal with it, ....

1) Worst-case scenario and work your way up!
2) Get you modules or relief agencies in place with equipment. (Hence the need for reality).
2) (b) Set up reliable communications.
3) Allay fears and provide preventative measures. 

This should be done 36 - 48 hours before-hand.

Marketing, Pride or Rivalry has no place in more than one inch (1' in.) of rain and winds over 18 mph. for over 3 mins.

May God bless us, for as my daughter keeps saying "It could be worse."

God bless

- Fwd: Unusual high winds and heavy rainfall from the south
  • From: adesh nanan <adeshcnanan at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2013 23:55:51 -0400


Sent from my iPad

Begin forwarded message:

From: adesh nanan <adeshcnanan at hotmail.com>
Date: September 3, 2013, 11:50:52 PM AST
To: gert
Subject: Unusual high winds and heavy rainfall from the south

The humidity is high and a cold wind is blowing.The trees are swaying in the wind as thunder could be heard in the distance.A quick glance at the Doppler radar reveals an advancing cloud mass from the south moving to the north east. The village of Cedros would have experienced high winds that may lift roofs off.

Dr Adesh Nanan




- Feeder Bands and Dry (SAL) Air !!!!!
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 1 Sep 2013 20:03:37 -0400
Sorry (for the tone), (but I specialize in Emergency Work and Trauma).

1) It is big and started a feeder-system.
2) It has removed the Dry (SAL) Air.
3) Special Graphics shows what's behind.
4) There is heavy moisture on the ground and above.

Caution:
"Be wary of The Tail".

We continue to pray, Dear Lord!

- Tropics Seems A Little Active
  • From: Stephen Abouhamad <stephen_abouhamad at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2013 15:51:19 +0000
Trinidad and Tobago
11:50am
 
A pleasant good day to everyone that reads StormCarib. It has been a while I have not made a post but I am doing so at the present moment to inform you that some dangerous looking clouds are gathering over Port of Spain. It seems like there will be heavy rain by 2pm this afternoon. Hope everyone will be fine and happy Independence to the people of Trinidad and Tobago.
God Bless,
Michael Abouhamad.

- 36 Hours (more, ....)
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2013 07:50:53 -0400
Dear people of paradise, 

We in Trinidad and even though I don't live Tobago, Tobago are having some unpredictable and indescribable weather. (Let's call it 21st. Century Blobs).

Eg. Yesterday there was serious flood in Central T'dad  and a report of what we call a 'twister'. The rest of T'dad was dry. Last week-end The Great (Power-Boat) Race took place, in lovely weather. As the race finished Diego Martin had street flooding. The week-end before Port of Spain and Tobago (no where else) had heavy, heavy showers.

The reason I said (more, ....) the pundits all say that's touch-down time for the next 'blob'. The east of the blob is the worst so the tail is what to watch.

May god bless us in this unpredictable predilection,

Your bro. Ian

- Heavy showers
  • From: Katy Young <katy at sbms.co.tt>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:23:08 -0400
Morning all

Looks like an area of disturbed weather caused by the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone over the Windward Islands is still causing some heavy showers and thunderstorms throughout the day here on Tobago. The Met Office says the weather will affect the north and north east of Trinidad and Tobago. Should clear later. There are warnings of gusty winds,street and flash flooding may occur in heavy showers and thundershowers.

Have a good day all and don't forget your umbrellas.
Will update you as and when
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




- Thank God , ..., so far , ....
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2013 18:33:58 -0400
People of Paradise,

We have a lot to thank God for, ...!

While nobody wants reports that are negative. And I have such reports this week-end. All in all, the performance of Erin, 92L and the-present Tropical Wave is by any definitions benign. We can give thanks to The Almighty by donating to a suitable charity!

I am posting positive pics. (Once again I have otherwise, but will not.)

To complete my post, the estimation of my cadre is that;

Contrary to what we predicted it did not finish today. As a matter of fact the high possibility of it getting worse exists.

God bless.

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- Rain!
  • From: Katy Young <katy at sbms.co.tt>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Aug 2013 15:46:11 -0400

Good afternoon all - been experiencing some rain in Tobago this morning. There is some standing water on roads.

Here's the latest from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service.

The T and T Met Service has indicated that over the past few hours, parts of Trinidad, particularly the southern and eastern areas have been experiencing cloudy conditions with moderate to heavy showers and thundershowers. This is due to a surge in moisture associated with the approach of a tropical wave. Tobago is experiencing fair to partly cloudy conditions, but is under the same moist unstable environment.

Cloudy to overcast conditions with moderate to heavy showers and thundershowers will continue over Trinidad during the next 2-3 hours before becoming settled by late evening. Cloudy conditions are expected to again increase for both Trinidad and Tobago by late night as the Tropical Wave passes overnight with moderate to heavy showers and thundershowers occurring.

 This will continue for 12-18 hours before becoming settled by the evening of August 18th. Gusty winds will accompany moderate and heavy rainfall and the possibility of landslips/landslides and localized street/flash flooding may occur in the vicinity of heavy downpours. Noting the amount of rainfall expected and the forecast for the continuation of this rainfall activity, rivers of moderate carrying capacity may become bankfull and possibly overtop.

WE WISH TO UNDERSCORE THAT AT THIS TIME TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO IS NOT UNDER ANY TROPICAL STORM THREAT, WATCH OR WARNING

Enjoy your afternoon all
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




- Reprieve starting today, ....
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2013 02:50:58 -0400
If you watch what I am posting,

- There is tremendous removal of dry air.
- There is rotation.
-  It is big.

I don't like how this one looks. Saturday night  & Sunday event.

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- Rain continues to fall
  • From: Katy Young <katy at sbms.co.tt>
  • Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2013 06:51:16 -0400
Morning all,
Rain continues to fall here in Tobago as the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) continues to pass over Trinidad and Tobago. There is lots of standing water everywhere.

The latest from the T and T Met Office below:
Over the past few hours Trinidad and to a lesser extent Tobago, have been experiencing periods of rain and showers, some of which have been moderate to heavy and thundery. This rainfall activity is due to the presence the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) enhanced by a favourable upper level environment.

Intermittent rain and/or showers, some heavy and/or thundery, is forecast.

The possibility of localized street and flash flooding as well as gusty winds is likely in moderate to heavy showers or thundershowers. Noting the amount of rainfall that has occurred, and the forecast for the continuation of this rainfall activity, rivers of moderate carrying capacity can become overwhelmed.

Citizens are advised to be vigilant and cautious as they conduct their activities and should adopt measures which would preserve life and property.

WE WISH TO UNDERSCORE THAT AT THIS TIME TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO IS NOT UNDER ANY TROPICAL STORM THREAT, WATCH OR WARNING.


On a different note - Store Bay Marine Services has relocated. We've moved 200 yards up Pigeon Point Road. Come and see us at our new location - there's always plenty of beer in the fridge!
Have a good day all
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




- Further IMPACT, ...!!!
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2013 04:45:47 -0400
En garde T'dad & T'bgo;

Diego Martin where I live the river overflowed yesterday and I predict further Impact today. Though may not necessarily be Diego Martin.

God's speed, ....


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- Two Blobs of the African Coast
  • From: Stephen Abouhamad <stephen_abouhamad at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 9 Aug 2013 02:43:59 +0000
Trinidad and Tobago
10:45pm


Good Night. We need to keep an eye on these two blobs because the High Pressure is beginning to move off. That will make conditions more conducive for Tropical Storms to form at this time. Keep Safe Everyone. :)
Michael Abouhamad

- Strong convection almost Cyclonic (T'dad)
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2013 17:35:59 -0400
(For the next two weeks my posts will not be too tourists - oriented, ....)

Trinidad at least Diego Martin and Port of Spain had two maybe three heavy showers lasting near 20 mins. each of heavy, heavy precipitation. (negligible wind - maps say no bad seas).

Of course, yours truly is stepping out his crease as usual and say 1) it may get worse, as the first wave dealt with the dust and a tropical depression can form anywhere anytime after that. 2) Due to the intensity and based on history what the Trinidad triangle is experiencing now is going to be significant later, .....

For the modules; I would hazard a calculated guess to prepare for damage control, ....

For my part I enjoyed the scarcity of traffic and driving in the rain!

Eid Greetings to all,
Wa Allah Salem Allecum

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- Part ??
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2013 11:43:41 -0400
The rains are coming to resuscitate our agriculture. (less than 2" ins.)
Two days ago there was no dry air where the wave is now. Now there's dust. So after this wave passes with its refreshments, look out and stay tuned, .... It has a 'dust & decoy' atmosphere about it???

I didn't want to say it particularly concerns north of Guadeloupe so I will let [NHC] say it:

...TROPICAL WAVES...                                             
A TROPICAL WAVE AXIS EXTENDS FROM 25N59W TO 09N62W MOVING W-NW 
NEAR 15-20 KT. EXCEPT FOR THE NORTHERN PART OF THE WAVE N OF 
23N...TOTAL PRECIPITABLE WATER IMAGERY DEPICT THIS WAVE IS 
WITHIN A DRY ENVIRONMENT. METEOSAT-9 SAL TRACKING IMAGERY SHOW 
SOME DRY AIR SPREADING OVER THE WAVE ENVIRONMENT WHICH ALONG 
WITH STRONG WIND SHEAR IS HINDERING CONVECTION. A CLUSTER OF 
MODERATE CONVECTION IS FROM 24N-27N BETWEEN 57W-60W.

God's blessings

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- Summer Sun, Sand and Surf, ..., Forest, ....
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 3 Aug 2013 22:48:39 -0400
2013 - 08 - 03rd. Sat.
P/Vly, D'go M'rtn,
T'dad & T'bgo, W.I.
22:30 (10:30) p.m.

Pleasant Summer, People of Paradise,

I'm in the middle of my vacation in two years and really feeling like an old man. Some of my old friends wouldn't believe I give trouble to get ready to go to the beach and parks.

Talking 'bout parks, in Trinidad we have a whole peninsula dedicated to all and any type of tourism possible, .... Included and attached are pictures of that nature reserve.

Weather - wise, tomorrow is the perfect day for the beach and cricket. So too, the next three days, ..., will be perfect summer days of vacation.

You know it's funny what a little awareness of ecology can do to create perfect days and nights, ..., with some sort of self-control?

God bless

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- Additional Info, ....
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2013 06:01:37 -0400
Besides the two(2) pics attached there exists, (but I am not saying), the room for further dip.

On the other hand the wind-shear over Puerto Rico is good news.

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- Dust and Decoys - Impact Pending
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2013 04:17:22 -0400
2013 - 07 - 28th Sun.
Pt/Vly, D'go/M'rtn,
T'dad & T'bgo, WI.
04 : 00 a.m.

Fair weather, Fine Friends, Fear-Weather, (we pray),

I would like to sympathize with the victims of the possible tornado in Puerto Rico. (A (LPS) low-pressure-system can develop anywhere and at any time) This seems to be a case of the Trinidad scenario for two years being more northerly this season. God's Speed!

'Dissipated' TS, TD, TW, 'Dorian' is by the time of writing;

60 W. Longitude and axis-centre 10 N. Latitude !!!
that means it dipped un-appreciably.
the span from north-east to south-west is five (05) degrees latitude.
This is a guess (to prepare modules):
There will be some sort of direct impact.
Winds will be for less than five minute intervals 23 mph. gusting to no more than 35 mph.
At localized points of impact rainfall will be no more than 2 1/4 inches.

If it follows the t'dad & t'bgo pattern, storm surge will not be a problem but closed systems of wind circulation within dorian can give roofs a problem.

Always remember, now that the North Pole is a lake, whatever loss you endure, Hurricanes restore 'cold and moisture' to Northern Latitudes.

God Bless and I'm praying for you 

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- A Wet Night
  • From: Stephen Abouhamad <stephen_abouhamad at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 03:11:17 +0000
Trinidad and Tobago
11:12pm

Welcome to all StormCarib readers. Right now Trinidad is experiencing showers. I believe this rain will last until tomorrow please God. Hope that there will be no flooding or landslides. Please stay safe.
 Michael Abouhamad.

- Seems like a season of 'Dust & Decoys'?
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 19:12:18 -0400
2013 - 07 - 18th. Thurs.
Petit Valley, Diego Martin,
T'dad & T'bgo, W.I.
18:55 ( 6:55 ) p.m.

Happy Nelson Mandela (Birth) Day, People of Paradise,

I am wondering why there is a Tropical Wave scare of precipitation then I have stood alone and said the worst has not passed? The real one is behind waiting for the dust to clear! While the first one left the soil wet and people passive.

If you look at 40 - 42 W. Longitude you will see a scenario that happened twice for the season before. And that does not include the times around Florida and the Bahamas. A LPS (low-pressure-system) can develop anywhere, any time. [read: Grenada]

Anyway, this time i'm not alone.

While the research says 72hrs. ATA (time of arrival). The Trinidad Triangle can expect continued showers and heavier night-time thunder showers and then eventually hazardous precipitation in 48hrs. This is just my take for now? 

The rest of The Lesser Antilles should be sunny for 72hrs.

God Bless



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- Ideal conditions for Fishing, .... (All types)
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2013 06:01:35 -0400
Good Night, Good Day, Good Everything, People of Paradise,

While we may have more than one heavy shower during the day anytime from now, the weather right now is PERFECT for three things:

Planting crops
Fishing
&
Repairing and Maintaining, (Property, Plants & Equipment)

Good Luck, while throwing out your lines. You could possibly do like the birds. If one does not work out flit about to the next one, ....

God bless you richly




- Staying Alert
  • From: Stephen Abouhamad <stephen_abouhamad at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2013 03:31:54 +0000
Trinidad and Tobago
11:25pm

Good night to all the reader of StormCarib :)


Tropical Storm Chantal

Latest Update Mon, Jul 8, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT
Category
Tropical Storm
Wind Speed
50 mph
Pressure
1010 mb
Latitude
12.4° N
Longitude
56.1° W
Movement
WNW at 26 mph

Well for everyone here in Trinidad and Tobago it seems that the storm is moving West North West. This means that it is moving away from our islands. But looking at the maps we are expected to get some rain from this system. Please be alert! Showers may be heavy with gusty winds and flash flooding. Right now i am wondering how this system will affect the flights throughout the Caribbean as i work in the airline industry. :( You all have a safe night and be careful on the roads people. Arrive Alive :)
Regards,
Stephen Abouhamad


- T/S Chantel
  • From: Katy Young <katy at sbms.co.tt>
  • Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2013 16:14:44 -0400
Good afternoon
Been monitoring T'S Chantel all day.
At 3pm the T and T Met Office issued the following: Trinidad and Tobago is not under any tropical storm threat, watch or warning.

Tonight: Increading cloudiness towards midnight, with showers and an isolated thunderstorm. Seas may become choppy

Tuesday: Cloudy/overcast with showers/isolated thunderstorms. Seas may become choppy

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with light to moderate showers. There is a risk of some showers become heavy or thundery in the afternoon

Thursday: Mostly sunny and breezy at times apart from brief day time showers. The night will be fine.

Interestingly Windguru is predicting gusts of AT MOST 21Knts on Tuesday night. The wind will be changing direction Monday night into Tuesday from E to SE and then ESE. Wave directions remains the usual NE-ENE. Maximum wave height 2m.

Will continue to monitor.
Have a great afternoon all
Katy


--

Katy Young
Director


Store Bay Marine Services Limited

Unit B, Bago's Beach Bar, Pigeon Point Road,Crown Point, Tobago

Mailing Address: PO Box 130, Scarborough, 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




- Chantal - Initial Impact - 8 - 48 hrs.
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2013 05:52:49 -0400
Good Day, Good Everything, People of Paradise,

- TS 'Chantal' has been named well close and past 50 W. Longitude. 
Be wary, it's not a drill. Weather should be fair for 4 - 8 Hours even in Barbados for non-panic preparation.

- "CALCULATE" A worst - case - scenario !!!
Then break-up your 'bucket - brigade' modules into better and better positions and situations.

- Hint: (possible worst-case-scenario) Include slowing up, include as already done, a more southerly transit, include, in reality, the tail will have no SAL dry air and will be venomous.

"Other than that we agree with the following for T&T, just for today." 
(I give flooding a 65% chance tomorrow with some blown roofs [minimal] )
Right Now Today 77°F FEELS LIKE 81°
90° HIGH
75° LOW
Partly Cloudy - Scattered T-Storms - Scattered Showers
Past 24-hr Precip: N/A
Chance of Rain 30%
Chance of Rain 40%
Wind: Calm
Wind: ESE at 14 mph
Wind: ESE at 7 mph
Humidity: 89%
Humidity: 68%
Humidity: 88%
UV Index: 0 - Low
UV Index: 11 - Extreme
Today:
Scattered showers during the morning, then a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. High around 90F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Tonight 
Partly Cloudy Scattered T-Storms Scattered Showers
Tonight:
Partly to mostly cloudy skies with a few showers possible. Low near 75F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Pressure: 29.88 in 
Dew Point: 73°
Visibility: 6.2 mi
Sun & Moon 
Sunrise: 6:50 am Sunset: 7:33 pm
Moonrise: 7:01 am Moonset: 7:51 pm
Moonphase: New

God bless! To whom much is given, much is asked?



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- Tropical Storm Chantal rapidly develops
  • From: adesh nanan <adeshcnanan at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2013 00:03:13 -0400
Despite dry air and wind shear, it is unbelievable that this cloud mass has 
been able to organize so quickly and is now a force to be reckoned 
with.Although the cone does not include Trinidad and Tobago we have to be alert 
for heavy rainfall from this system could trigger severe flooding and landslips

Dr Adesh Nanan



- 20% Area of Disturbed Weather
  • From: Stephen Abouhamad <stephen_abouhamad at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Jul 2013 15:55:07 +0000
Trinidad and Tobago
11:00am

Good Morning to all the folks on StromCarib. Keeping an eye on the Atlantic. There seems to be a area of disturbed weather that most be monitored. Hope all will be well with the islands from Grenada to Trinidad.
Michael Abouhamad

- Worth keeping an eye on Invest 95L
  • From: Katy Young <katy at sbms.co.tt>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Jul 2013 08:45:24 -0400
Morning all
Currently wating Invest 95L which currently as a 20% chance of becoming a tropical storm in the next 48 hours. If it keeps moving west as it is, it should go below Tobago but most of the models have it tracking clearly to the north of us, with the exception of the CLP5 model which shows it tracking just slightly north of us and tracking through Grenada.
It is still early days but worth keeping an eye on
This morning in Tobago it is a beautful, sunny day although we're expecting a few showers this afternoon.
Have a great weekend
Katy

--

Katy Young
Director


Store Bay Marine Services Limited

Unit B, Bago's Beach Bar, Pigeon Point Road,Crown Point, Tobago

Mailing Address: PO Box 130, Scarborough, 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



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- Happy 4th July 1776 - 2013
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Jul 2013 01:23:59 -0400
It can't get better than it was for the past 4 days, ....

Happy 4th July!

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We will love to continue this trend.
In 12 - 60 hrs. there is some sort of Impact Pending!
But as I said the trend has a 50% chance of continuing as The SAL dry air will destroy the hope of hazardous moisture to almost zero.

God bless America
&
Central/Latin America

- Diverse Economics, Culture, Conditions & Society
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2013 02:14:22 -0400
2013 - 07 - 02nd. Tues.
01 : 50 a.m.
T&T, W.I.

Good and Shiny Everything, People of paradise,

In Trinidad, (Tobago is different), not much is made of - Vacation Tourists -  and another group called 'yachties'. Except maybe at night-clubs and restaurants and transport.

That is because we have:
a) Carnival tourism b) Business tourism c) Holiday tourism d) Sports (and Cultural exchange) tourism e) eco-tourism, ....
Tobago as I said is different and is actively considered as Robinson Crusoe Island.
Attached are a few pictures that I don't normally post of vacationing - in - t'dad.

Note: I agree with Haiti that what was Part X for the Lesser Antilles was Part XI for them. I noticed it before when I wrote about Belize.

Recall: Jeff Masters repeats that systems now are less wind-threatening and don't necessarily follow a tight cyclonic pattern. Storm surge and excessive rainfall and overflowing rivers are the new problem from the new widely-scattered systems.

Next one is a little over 72 hrs. away. Enjoy life blissfully in the meantime, ....

God bless



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- Wild Weather
  • From: Stephen Abouhamad <stephen_abouhamad at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2013 00:15:51 +0000
Trinidad and Tobago
8:15pm
28/06/13

Well at the present moment its raining cats and dogs in all areas of Trinidad and Tobago. It seems that it will be a very cold night where the frogs will be chirping away. Hope all pilots flying aircrafts into Trinidad will reach home base safely. Take care and God bless.
Michael Abouhamad.

- Rain!
  • From: Katy Young <katy at sbms.co.tt>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 13:51:52 -0400
Latest information bulletin from the T and T Met Office is indicating that both islands can expect some rain over the next 6-8 hours. This is due to a passage of a Tropical Wave. See attached photo for more information.
Have a good Friday all
Katy

--

Katy Young
Director


Store Bay Marine Services Limited

Unit B, Bago's Beach Bar, Pigeon Point Road,Crown Point, Tobago

Mailing Address: PO Box 130, Scarborough, 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



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- Wet and Cold Day
  • From: Stephen Abouhamad <stephen_abouhamad at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2013 14:13:18 +0000
Trinidad and Tobago
10:15am

Pleasant Good morning to all StormCarib readers. Woke up this morning to the sound of rain beating on the roof, after it was hot and sunny yesterday. It was a cool change of weather conditions. Will continue to monitor conditions for the balance of the day.
Michael Abouhamad

- Confirmation Pics - Remain Tranquil & Peaceful
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2013 02:36:04 -0400
2013 - 06 - 25th Tues.
02:30 a.m.

Good Night, Good Day, Good Everything, People of Paradise,

While so far we can thank Saharan Dust Layer that Part VIII is scantily organised, my point in the previous post is that its path seems to be more direct and spot on.

Here are confirmatory photos.

Remain at Peace with yourselves, ....

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- Back to back - Part VII & VIII - 36 - 96 hrs.
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2013 19:33:58 -0400
2013 - 06 - 22nd Sat.
19:15 (7:15) p.m.

Thank God! We have been lucky this far.

Today did some heavy drainage work issues, learnt from lessons of the last deluge, last year. Heading to a night spot and try to get tropically romantic under the full-moon. However all the while I was accompanied by a black not grey cloud. Then what do you know, it drizzled. It hasn't rained for over 36 hrs. Longer than that in some places. The point: No Full- Moon! (honeymoon or any type of moon :)

IF YOU haven't started on a daily business to PREPARE, .....
Then Part VIII will teach you some home-work tips.

Part VII (early tomorrow morning starting), will leave enough moisture to make a drizzle directly afterwards life-threatening. And that's what Part VIII will do (and it already has a little spin), coming right after!!!

But why write negatively to seasoned campaigners like us.

Because 'My'  projected path is not like the first six. But direct! (Lesser Antilles). Last minute preparation is called panic? It has to be done on a daily basis, .....

God bless

- Part VI - less than 36 hrs. (But weaker than Part V)
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2013 22:40:50 -0400
2013 - 06 - 17th. Mon.
22 : 00 (10 : 00) p.m.
D'go, T& T, W.I.

People of Paradise,

We agree with [ref: NHC] as follows:

...TROPICAL WAVES...                                     
TROPICAL WAVE EXTENDS FROM 11N59W TO 6N60W MOVING WNW NEAR 15 KT. THE WAVE REMAINS LOW-AMPLITUDE AND HAS LARGELY BEEN EMBEDDED WITHIN THE ITCZ TRACKING WESTWARD DURING THE PAST FEW DAYS. TOTAL PRECIPITABLE WATER IMAGERY INDICATES THE WAVE IS WITHIN AN AREA OF ENHANCED MOISTURE THAT SPREADS EASTWARD NEAR THE ITCZ REGION DUE TO FLOW AROUND THE BASE OF AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH. SCATTERED MODERATE/STRONG CONVECTION IS INLAND FROM 5N-9N BETWEEN 60W-65W. 
SCATTERED MODERATE/ISOLATED STRONG CONVECTION IS EAST OF THE WAVE FROM 9N-12N BETWEEN 47W-59W. IT IS ANTICIPATED THE WAVE WILL TRACK W-NW OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS TOWARDS THE SE CARIBBEAN SEA AND ABC ISLANDS.
The photo attached says midnight but it's really 8:00 p.m. T&T time.

To whom much is given, much is asked, so;
Pray, Plan, Prepare and Procure
On a daily basis as 2nd Nature,
God Bless

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- Nice Weather On Father's Day
  • From: Stephen Abouhamad <stephen_abouhamad at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2013 21:11:11 +0000
Trinidad and Tobago
16/6/13
5:10 pm

Good Afternoon to all members of StormCarib. Well here in Trinidad we had great weather conditions. This morning here in San Juan we had a little shower to start off the day before 6am. This to me was a little blessing in store for father's day. Other than that little shower we had wonderful conditions. Sunny weather for everyone to be out doors or just to stay home to relax on this Sunday. Hope all you fathers take advantage of this weather. Looking at tonight's weather we see Trinidad and most of the Caribbean will be under settle conditions with a slim chance of a night time shower. :) Happy Father's Day to all. ^_^
Stephen Abouhamad

- Overcast Skies
  • From: Stephen Abouhamad <stephen_abouhamad at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2013 14:13:00 +0000
Date: 14/6/13
Trinidad and Tobago
10:10 am


Pleasant Good morning from the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. It has been raining since yesterday with heavy showers and gusty winds and a little flash flooding. Presently visibility is poor. Roads have been found to be very wet so please drive carefully so you can reach your destination safely.
Michael Abouhamad

- Part V - One to watch, ..., and not finished !!!!
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 23:24:52 -0400
I don't like Part V.
There are too many conflicting reports, witnesses and verification.

It is my duty to say, " It is not over !!!! "

God bless

- Rain!
  • From: Katy Young <katy at sbms.co.tt>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:42:47 -0400
Latest from the T and T Met Office

Mostly cloudy with intermittent showers and or rain. Some of these showers can be heavy and thundery. Conditions should become settled tonight.

Gusty winds, street and flash flooding may occur in heavy showers and thundershowers.

SEAS: Moderate

WAVES: 2.0 to 2.5m IN OPEN WATERS Less than 1.0m IN SHLTD AREAS

All persons with marine interests are advised to exercise caution.


Certainly raining down in Crown Point and by look at the satelite image - will be in all day!
Have a good day all and stay dry
Katy
--

Katy Young
Director


Store Bay Marine Services Limited

Unit B, Bago's Beach Bar, Pigeon Point Road,Crown Point, Tobago

Mailing Address: PO Box 130, Scarborough, 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



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- On-and-off rain in San Fernando
  • From: Christine Westmaas <chrisalis1003 at yahoo.co.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2013 02:01:21 +0100 (BST)
Here in San Fernando, the bright and sunny start to our day was just a teaser - it has rained, sometimes very heavily - all through the day, with dull, dry patches between the showers.  We have just had a brief shower but I suspect that there is a lot of rain in store for us tonight.  The satellite picture seems to bear me out on that.  Oddly enough, the north east (Toco) has not experienced this type of weather today at all.  It has been dry and sunny and lots of people were at the beaches along that coastline today.  I am told that Balandra was particularly lovely for swimming this afternoon.

- Part IV at 40 W. Lontitude
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2013 04:28:58 -0400
Hi folks,
I really was hoping not to count this year. However, seeing our fellow-storm-chasers killed by a tornado in USA. one has to keep the candle burning. Lord have pity on us!

Part IV is at a really very delicate stage at 40 W. It is delicate for a lot of reasons. Then after the actual Part IV, it is the signal of what the others will do?

Seeing that it falls Saturday night maybe even Friday afternoon, we will give our take;
Winds 25 - 35 mph (but highly localised and scattered).
Definite street flooding.
3 - 7 ft. Swells.

To whom much is given, much is asked?

God bless

- Tropical wave hits Tobago and Trinidad
  • From: Katy Young <katy at sbms.co.tt>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2013 15:18:31 -0400
Information Bulletin from the T and T Met Office being issued at this time.....

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSHOWERS OVER TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO FOR THE NEXT 4 - 6 HOURS

Rainfall activity over Trinidad and particularly Tobago, associated with the passage of a Tropical Wave, is expected to sharpened over the next 4 - 6 hours in the form of moderate, and at times heavy, showers and thundershowers.

Given recent rainfall events and the small time frames between events, moderate and possibly severe episodes of street/flash flooding as well as landslips/landslides are highly likely especially along the hills of the Northern Range, Trinidad and the Main Ridge of Tobago. Rivers of moderate carrying capacities may become inundated.

Rainfall accumulations of between 25 - 40 millimeters and gusty winds in excess of 45 km/hr are possible from this anticipated event.

Citizens are advised to be vigilant and cautious as they conduct their activities.

WE WISH TO UNDERSCORE THAT AT THIS TIME TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO IS NOT UNDER ANY TROPICAL STORM THREAT, WATCH OR WARNING.

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Services is closely monitoring this weather situation and will issue another bulletin if the situation warrants.

Have a good afternoon all
Katy
--

Katy Young
Director


Store Bay Marine Services Limited

Unit B, Bago's Beach Bar, Pigeon Point Road,Crown Point, Tobago

Mailing Address: PO Box 130, Scarborough, 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




- A Little Blob
  • From: Stephen Abouhamad <stephen_abouhamad at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2013 05:35:31 +0000
Trinidad and Tobago
1:35am

Good Morning to all StormCarib readers. A little blob is approaching Trinidad and Tobago with heavy showers and gusty winds along with little flash flooding. Hope everyone is safe and well. Current conditions have settled for the time being. Still overcast. A few hours ago we had strong and heavy rain.

Michael Abouhamad

- Latest Information Bulletin from the T&T Met Office
  • From: Katy Young <katy at sbms.co.tt>
  • Date: Tue, 28 May 2013 08:19:34 -0400
Information Bulletin Being Issued at this time......

CONTINUED RAINFALL OVER TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Over the past two days, both Trinidad and Tobago have been experiencing periods of rain and showers, some of which have been moderate to heavy and at times thundery. This rainfall activity is due to the presence of a low-level trough and favorable upper-level winds.

Intermittent rain and showers, some heavy and thundery, are forecast to continue for the remainder of the day.

Over the last 24 - 36 hours stations at Piarco and Crown-Point have each recorded in excess of 30mm of rain. Noting this amount of rainfall, and additional accumulations of 15 - 20mm forecasted for today, there is a high possibility that major rivers could become inundated.

Moderate, and possibly severe, cases of street and flash flooding as well as landslides/landslips are likely in the vicinity of prolonged rainfall or heavy downpours. Gusty winds in excess of 45 km/hr at times are also likely.

Citizens are advised to be vigilant and cautious as they conduct their activities.

WE WISH TO UNDERSCORE THAT AT THIS TIME TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO IS NOT UNDER ANY TROPICAL STORM THREAT, WATCH OR WARNING.

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service is closely monitoring this weather situation and will issue another bulletin if the situation warrants.



Have a good day all!
Katy
--

Katy Young
Director


Store Bay Marine Services Limited

Unit B, Bago's Beach Bar, Pigeon Point Road,Crown Point, Tobago

Mailing Address: PO Box 130, Scarborough, 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




- Non-Hazardous Suspense
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 27 May 2013 19:38:24 -0400
Solemn Memorial Day to All Veterans and Service-Men

"You gave your all!"
God go with you, ....

Unless the 'acknowledged' system exiting the African coast does not feed up on all the moisture preceding it. One can guesstimate that there is a 40% favorable to 60% unfavorable chance that at least T'dad & T'bgo will have as much as 4 more days of overcast moisture.

BROAD SURFACE ANTICYCLONIC WIND FLOW IS TO THE NORTH
OF 10N BETWEEN AFRICA AND 60W. [ref: NHC]

Seas (Heat and pressure)are also starting to do their thing, ....
PLEASE READ THE HIGH SEAS FORECAST...MIAHSFAT2...
FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE 20 KNOTS OR LESS WINDS AND
9 FOOT SEA HEIGHTS IN THE AREA THAT IS BOUNDED BY
18N60W 10N60W 10N51W 18N60W. THE 48-HOUR FORECAST
INDICATES 20 KNOT WINDS OR LESS AND SEA HEIGHTS REACHING
8 FEET FROM 8N TO 12N BETWEEN 43W AND 53W.
So far all we have are occasional heavy showers, once in a blue moon 25 mph. gusts, and after-effect standing water. The problem is just now that may be whole day, everyday.

May their souls rest in Peace




- Squally day....
  • From: Katy Young <katy at sbms.co.tt>
  • Date: Mon, 27 May 2013 08:20:42 -0400
Morning All,

Looks like its going to be another day of umbrellas and kagools. Since early this morning its been squally, with showers and gusts.
The ODPMTT is forecasting that street and flash flooding may occur in heavy showers and thunder showers. We've got some standing water outside the shop but not much and it is draining away.
There's no swell.
Wind Guru is forecasting gusts of up to 22knt today, direction E to ESE. Wave directions remains a steady ENE and up to two meters in height.
Have a good day all - off to make a cup of tea!
Katy


--

Katy Young
Director


Store Bay Marine Services Limited

Unit B, Bago's Beach Bar, Pigeon Point Road,Crown Point, Tobago

Mailing Address: PO Box 130, Scarborough, 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




- Heavy Rain
  • From: Stephen Abouhamad <stephen_abouhamad at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 26 May 2013 14:16:25 +0000
Trinidad and Tobago
10:15am

Trinidad and Tobago is experiencing this moment heavy rainfall with gusty winds. Its very dark and overcast. I hope everyone has their umbrellas in hand  for today. These showers started at 6am and they have continued till now. Falling in heavy breaks at a time. Looks like its going to be a wet day.
Micheal Abouhamad

- 2nd Major Impact -
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 26 May 2013 03:27:30 -0400
Well Folks,

We don't know what got lost in the wire?
But from quarter to seven yesterday, Saturday morning, we had occasional heavy rain generally.
That was before what was described as a tropical wave earlier reached our southern shores (instant).

For some reason it's no longer described as a tropical wave,
There are hardly any satellite or hard evidence to corroborate.
Nobody, we mean nobody is aware that the blob has reached.

God bless

- San Fernando showers
  • From: Christine Westmaas <chrisalis1003 at yahoo.co.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 22 May 2013 22:33:36 +0100 (BST)
After an uncomfortably hot day, we now have leaden skies and very heavy rain here in San Fernando.

- A little blob
  • From: Stephen Abouhamad <stephen_abouhamad at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 22 May 2013 16:52:13 +0000
22/05/13
Trinidad and Tobago
12:50pm

A Pleasant Good Afternoon to all readers on StormCarib.  Reporting from Trinidad. Way out in the Atlantic ocean to the East of Trinidad there is a little blob with a weak low pressure with a 1011 mb low. This low pressure should be upon the windward islands by Friday. Just something to keep a close eye on during the next few days. Today's weather is hot and sunny.
Michael Abouhamad
 

- First Tropical Wave
  • From: Stephen Abouhamad <stephen_abouhamad at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 20 May 2013 23:47:41 +0000
Trinidad and Tobago
7:50pm


Hi Good Night,
                       Today was a very wet day in Trinidad. It shows that the hurricane season is here upon us once again with the first tropical wave. We had cloudy conditions through out the entire day with the isolated shower. Looking at the forecast for the next few days we see another tropical wave is fast approaching.  Trust that everyone is safe and sound and ready to enjoy this cool night. ^_^
    Michael Abouhamad

- Rainy Season has arrived!
  • From: Katy Young <katy at sbms.co.tt>
  • Date: Mon, 20 May 2013 13:19:56 -0400

Official Statement from the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Office: 2013 Rainy Season is here


The arrival of the first rain-producing Tropical Wave for 2013 last night (Sunday, 19 May, 2013) heralds the beginning of the 2013 rainy season. Given our weather-related history it has occurred just on time. This signals for Trinidad and Tobago a consistent intervention of Tropical Waves and the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) into our weather over the next seven (7) months. In essence, expect to see more episodes of rain in the coming months than the daily bouts of sunshine we have been experiencing.

 

Preliminary analysis indicates this year's rainy season should be very productive - more so than is usual. Over the years, the months of June, July and August have been coincident with the period our country has received the most amount of rainfall with July in particular standing above the others. There is no reason to believe that the 2013 rainy season will play out otherwise.

 

At present, the quick succession of Tropical Waves is not firmly established. So, there may be a reprieve following the passage of this wave. The stay, however, will be short-lived especially with the expected start of the Tropical Atlantic Hurricane Season on 01 June, 2013. This year the season is forecast to be a very active one with the formation of 18 named Storms, 9 Hurricanes and 4 Major Hurricanes (Categories 3 and above). Historically, the averages for named Storms, Hurricanes and Major Hurricanes are 12, 7 and 2 respectively.

 

Therefore, the overall picture weather-wise calls for a prepared public.

 

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service will continue to do its part in terms of early warning. In this regard, pay attention to the daily weather forecasts and updates. These are released 6:00am, 10:00am, 3:00pm and 6:00pm. Each forecast updates the previous. 

 

For cases of expected moderate to severe weather impacts, Information or Severe Weather Bulletins will be released accordingly.

 

Riverine Flood Bulletins will be issued whenever river levels, given current and expected rainfall, threaten to defeat maximum carrying capacities.

 

Finally, Tropical Storm/Hurricane Watch/Warnings will be issued whenever the effects of these systems are expected to be felt by this country in 36/48 hours.


Enjoy your day all
Katy

--

Katy Young
Director


Store Bay Marine Services Limited

Unit B, Bago's Beach Bar, Pigeon Point Road,Crown Point, Tobago

Mailing Address: PO Box 130, Scarborough, 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




- Light Rainfall To End A Humid Day
  • From: Stephen Abouhamad <stephen_abouhamad at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 20 May 2013 02:25:30 +0000
May 19th 2013
Trinidad and Tobago

Good night to all the readers of StormCarib. Hope everyone had a good weekend. Well its 10:25pm here in Trinidad and I am hearing light rain falling outside. Seems like its gonna be a cool night tonight. Sleep well everyone.
Stephen Abouhamad.

- First Post!
  • From: Stephen Abouhamad <stephen_abouhamad at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 19 May 2013 14:33:53 +0000
19th May 2013
Trinidad and Tobago
10:35am

Pleasant Good Morning to all readers on StormCarib. Hot sunny conditions at present in Trinidad. :) Hope everyone is making preparations for the hurricane season which starts on the first of June. Please make sure that you all have you necessary hurricane supplies. Good bye till me next post.
Michael.

- Impact 16 - 24 hrs
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 17 May 2013 05:04:37 -0400
2013 - 05 - 17th. Fri.
T'dad & T'bgo, W.I.

People of Paradise,

What seems to be the first potential to become a depression after exiting the Caribbean Basin, should affect the islands south of St. Lucia as early as this morning. Definitely in 16 - 24 hrs. some hazardous weather that has the potential to last 3 days will impact the Lesser Antilles.

One can note that the word 'Hazard' or 'Hazardous', does not affect you if, even after impact, you don't allow 'it' to affect you!

One can do this by praying, planning, preparing and procuring the necessities for survival. An on-going recurrence, even on a normal day (without paranoia).

By the way, this leads me to offer that mangoes are the 'best' colon cleansers and that fruit salad with mangoes will help even a chocolate lover lose weight. (tee hee).(And talk about clear skin!!).

A little birdie tells me we'll all be writing again soon, ....

God Bless

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- Delivered, as promised!
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 8 May 2013 03:14:02 -0400
2013 - 05 - 08th. Wed.
Petit Val'y, D'go Martin,
T'dad & T'bgo, W.I.

Happy Mother's Day (in advance), People of Paradise,

We would like to thank, Almighty God, that when the first system to pull north of the equator and the ITCZ skirted the north coast of South America, all T'dad & T'bgo had were isolated drizzles. Overcast and even white-out but Localized drizzles.

The rest, after breaking wind-shear off Colombia is out of our purview. But we will add three comments.
Our closeness to Belize and its concerns can be under-played as Trinidadians (at UWI / Cricket / Sports / Dialect and Accent / Closeness to Spanish-speaking neighbours / etc.) Not to mention those in oil and industrial-training.
Sympathy to our Dutch neighbours who experienced a violent loss.
Wind-shear has ramped up. Early or not it is very welcome.

T'dad & T'bgo will do well to observe the next system two to three days away. As it is more south than the first one.

God bless

- The Cycle
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 3 May 2013 06:05:47 -0400
Friday 03rd. May 2013
Petit Valley, Diego Martin,
T'dad & T'bgo, W.I.

Good Day, Good Night, Good everything, People of Paradise,

The Poui and Flambouyant have spread their leaves and flowers and seed in the far and wide buttress pattern along the soils with its first sprinkling of rain.

Hard to the touch but softened enough to allow immersion, decay and growth, this Earth will provide Food for the bird and beast, friend and foe, victor and vanquished. Pest and Predator will vie for the crown, which this inert earth will timelessly witness.

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But back to the tropical conditions right now, ....
We can expect rain soon. More north this time than last time.

And sad to say for those not prepared, there seems to be a 35 % chance the first Tropical Wave to reach the entire Caribbean will be here in 07 days.

God bless



- Latest from the T and T Met Office
  • From: Katy Young <katy at sbms.co.tt>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2013 08:45:48 -0400
Long cloudy spells or overcast conditions will be accompanied by periods of light to moderate rain/showers.

There is the likelihood of a thundershower and/or heavier
showers occurring during the day.

ALL SEA CRAFT OPERATORS AND MARINE INTEREST SHOULD
STILL EXERCISE CAUTION AS SWELL PERIODS CONTINUE
TO BE LONGER THAN NORMAL.

Gusty winds,street and flash flooding may occur in heavy showers and thundershowers.

SEAS: Normal to Moderate

WAVES: 2.0 to 2.5m IN OPEN WATERS Less than 1.0m IN SHLTD AREAS
Have a good day all
Katy

--

Katy Young
Director


Store Bay Marine Services Limited

Unit B, Bago's Beach Bar, Pigeon Point Road,Crown Point, Tobago

Mailing Address: PO Box 130, Scarborough, 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




- Sustained Showers and Intensifying, ....
  • From: Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 06:26:55 -0400
Late,
but save to say:

We had rain everyday for the last three (03) days up to yesterday!
(When the Diego Martin river rose at least on one occasion.)
Now it is going to intensify, ...,
..., and may last two days, ....

"Don't throw caution to the wind"

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