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- Slept like a baby
  • From: "Geert Huisman" <spx at indel.net>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2005 08:09:20 -0400
what a quite night, no rain, no winds, and a lot of stars. , some wind now, still no rain but sky is grey
Geert Huisman

- local advisory
  • From: "Geert Huisman" <spx at indel.net>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 12:03:24 -0400
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2005                   Time: 12 P.M.
Emily strengthens to a Category 2 Hurricane.......Tropical Storm Warning in effect for the ABC Islands.........


INTENSITY CATEGORY: Category two hurricane

CENTER LOCATION: 12.7 N 64.0 W or   480 km East Northeast of Bonaire



PRESENT MOVEMENT: towards the West Northwest or 285 degrees at 16 KTS/ 18 MPH or 30 KM/HR.

DISCUSSION: Hurricane Emily is still strengthening and is now a Category 2 hurricane and expected to become a category 3 (major) hurricane by Friday morning when the center will be located North of Aruba. The center of Emily continues on its West Northwesterly track and is forecasted to pass at about 200 km North of the ABC islands tonight and Friday morning. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING is in effect for the ABC islands.
During the passage of  Emily, tropical storm force winds (force 7 to 9), rough sea conditions and periods with heavy showers and thundershowers are expected. These tropical storm conditions are expected to affect the ABC-islands starting late Thursday evening and continuing through Thursday night and Friday morning.

EFFECT ON LOCAL CONDITIONS:  As Emily is moving West Northwestward, bands with rainshowers are preceding the hurricane and will affect our islands  this afternoon and evening (thursday), causing scattered rainshowers. Tonight and tomorrow morning,  Tropical Storm Conditions are expected to affect the ABC islands causing Tropical Storm Force winds, rough seas and heavy rainfall.

WATCHES/WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A TROPICAL STORM WARNING is in effect as of today (Thursday) 7 A.M. and all interests are advised to be prepared for tropical storm force (gale force) winds from Westerly and Southwesterly directions, rough seas and heavy rainfall tonight and friday morning.
A Small Craft Warning will be in effect as from this afternoon, advising owners of small boats not to venture from port and secure their vessels properly.
Interests at coastal facilities should also take appropriate precautionary measures, in relation with expected rough sea conditions and possible winds from westerly and southerly directions.
Local authorities and residents are advised to continue monitoring the further progress of this weather system.

Thursday, 14 July 8 PM
13.3N 66.4W Category  Two Hurricane 240 km NE of Bonaire
Friday, 15 July 2 AM
13.9N 68.1W Category Two Hurricane
195 km N of  Curacao
Friday, 15 July 8 PM
14.5N 69.9W
Category Three Hurricane.
200 km N of Aruba

NEXT ADVISORY: Thursday 14 July, 6 PM (noon)

TROPICAL STORM WARNING: A warning for tropical storm/hurricane conditions, including possible sustained winds within the range 63-117 km/h (39-73 mph) (34-63 knots) are expected in specified areas within 24 hours or less.


- It's raining
  • From: "Geert Huisman" <spx at indel.net>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 11:30:24 -0400
the first showers just started, sky is grey-dark grey, not much wind

- Emily-curacao
  • From: "Geert Huisman" <spx at indel.net>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 10:16:23 -0400
We just felt the first very few rain drops on Curacao. No wind at all,  sky is partly clouded from the east darker clouds are seen. local emerceny plan is lounched, red croos is stand by- local sea rescue is stand by and prepared. Local government adivised to prepare, get water and food and spare batteries etc. local business are still open so it is just a "normal working day"
keep you updated
Geert Huisman

- Update
  • From: Simone Tiemissen <stiemissen at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2005 13:06:45 -0700 (PDT)
Bon Dia from Curaçao,

Last night I woke up because it was so HUMID and HOT!
No breeze or whatsoever. This morning there was some
thunder and it looked like it was going to rain a lot,
but the gods waited until afternoon. Now we've got
little rain, the word in Dutch is 'motregen', don't
know the translation in English, sorry. It's like itsy
bitsy rainy drops.

Looks like we're going to get some more stormy
weather! No Cindy yet?

greetz, Sim

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- Update
  • From: arthur fernandes <info_awc2003 at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2005 09:46:00 -0700 (PDT)
hallo to all
Here in curacao we're keeping eye on the mega tropical wave moving trough the Windward islands.  it seems that it wil be our four tropical depression of the season.lets hope that it wil not be a big one, some rain are welcome.
from the sunny island A.Fernandes

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- Curaçao
  • From: Simone Tiemissen <stiemissen AT yahoo.com>
  • Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 09:22:16 -0700 (PDT)
Greetings from the Ilse of Curaçao. Weather has
changed over the past week. Thanks to this big
oil-plant which chimneys are viewable in all parts of
Willemstad, 'you always know how the wind blows'. 
The direction of the smoke hasn't been normal since
may 16th. We are experiencing reversed (little) wind,
or no wind at all. There was this big sun storm on may
15th, probably has got to do with it.

greetings, Simon

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