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- Vieques
  • From: "Karen Vyborny" <knotimpaired at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2006 06:24:29 -0400
We had a front roll thru last night that brought is .64" of rain and wind gusts to 16 mph.
I can hear the ocean roaring (we are on the north coast) and the sea conditions call for a heavy north swell for the rest of the week. Mariners take caution.

- Vieques
  • From: "Karen Vyborny" <knotimpaired at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2006 08:44:08 -0400
Happy New Year to all here at Storm Carib.
Vieques ended with a 2005 rainfall level of 54.65". (this is a bit under the actual rainfall because while in the states last spring our weather station went down for a little over a week)
2006 also brings the debut of www.tropicalglen.com a forum and 24 hour chat that we would like to welcome everyone to visit and join.
Hoping 2006 brings prosperity and happiness to all in the islands, minus of course, major storms.
Karen & Lee

- Vieques
  • From: "Karen Vyborny" <knotimpaired at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 20:19:34 -0400
Us folks here on Vieques would like to thank the heavens above for giving us a bit of sun today.
After many days of nothing but pure rain. We have over 15" for the month now. PR looks as if they are going to get hammered for a few more days.
Our quebrada is quiet for a change, the coqui frogs are singing up a storm and maybe we can get to our place in Culebra now that the ferry is once again running.
I think I can speak for all residents of the island by saying "We are sick and tired of this weather".
Enough is enough.
Stay dry friends.

- Vieques
  • From: "Karen Vyborny" <knotimpaired at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2005 10:45:16 -0400
As in St. Croix, it is raining cats and dogs here.
When I awoke around 4ish it was just a steady light rain. As the morning progresses it has intensified but more importantly our winds have been averaging about 10 mph consistantly with gusts around 15.
So far we have had 1.73".
We are finding tarantulas on our patio, (one in the umbrella), anyplace that is dry since their holes are flooded.
When will this end?????
Stay dry everyone and we hope Culebras friends made it back safely.

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- chatroom
  • From: "Karen Vyborny" <knotimpaired at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2005 16:47:05 -0400
Hubby has added a chatroom to our personal weather website.
Those interested in chatting about our local caribbean weather please go to our website www.playacofi.com/weather and send us an email on the bottom of the page and we will get everyone together to agree when to meet.
If you have trouble opening the site for any reason you can email me above.
Weather here is the same as most of the area. Light rain with the threat of severe weather that has not arrived yet.
We expect a few constantly rainy days.

- Vieques
  • From: "Karen Vyborny" <knotimpaired at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2005 03:25:44 -0400
Living in a true tropical house that has a tin roof, when it rains I generally wake up.
Since midnight we have had 1.42" off rain and it does not show signs of letting up.
Now I understand there is a system that is east of Barbados......
Will this season ever end?

- Vieques
  • From: "Karen Vyborny" <knotimpaired at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2005 11:40:17 -0400
While one has a schedule, one forgets it soon when feeling unwell.
Health is the main issue.
Otherwise where would us weather gurus go?
Hope you are felling better.
Karen & Lee

- Vieques
  • From: "Karen Vyborny" <knotimpaired at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2005 08:51:34 -0400
We also had rain yesterday and last night was a hum dinger.
Power went out and our sister island of Culebra must also be out since the get their elec via underwater cable from us.
This is our solution to keep things going.
Hey, life must go on and keeping up with the weather is the most important thing down here.
Now, will someone tell the municipality to pay the power bill?

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- Caribbean radar
  • From: "Karen Vyborny" <knotimpaired at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 13:18:43 -0400
Has anyone experienced any problems with our local NOAA radar?
For the last 3-4 days all we are getting is orange and reds.
We have also noted that we can be sitting here at our computers looking at the radar while watching a hell of a lightning show over El Yunque & Fajardo but nothing shows up.
Attached is a sample from our radar minutes ago.
Any thoughts?
Other than that is has been very hot and humid here today. We are starting to pick up a bit of wind finally.

- Vieques
  • From: "Karen Vyborny" <knotimpaired at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2005 16:18:37 -0400
Good afternoon everyone.
Yesterday here in Vieques we managed to get 1.81" of much needed rain. Today we are now wondering what #17 will do.
For those that have interests here in Vieques or for that matter Culebra (which is very close) visit our weather station at http://www.playacofi.com/weather/
We do have a generator so other than if the winds get high enough to blow it off its perch, outsiders can see what is happening here.
Best wishes to all. Just wish NHC would give more updates!!!!!

- Emailing: eatl-ir4-loop
  • From: "Vernon" <vernon at coqui.net>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2005 09:15:09 -0400

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- Storm
  • From: knotimpaired at earthlink.net
  • Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2005 17:03:22 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
Not knowing if you are getting the storm before us I just wanted to make sure 
you guys were ok.

The radar is funky so we have no clue whether it is going to hit you or us 
first.  We will call you guys in a bit to make sure you are okay.

Knowing you guys you will be at the DD and happy as clams.

Karen & Lee

- We should all start praying now
  • From: "knotimpaired" <knotimpaired at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2005 21:02:23 -0400
Puerto Aventuras, as well as Tulum and Playa del Carmen as well as barrios in between should have all of our prayers at this moment.
We will talk of this storm for years to come.
I think we will all agree that these folks will need our love and support in days to come.

- Vieques
  • From: "knotimpaired" <knotimpaired at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 07:51:33 -0400
Our rains ended last night but we still are hearing the Coqui's and bird's that are affected by the rains..

Our Patronales, Patron Saints Festival , starts tomorrow and we thank our Patron Saint that Emily has bypassed us. (so far)

We will be there, walk in the water backwards, and hope this brings us good luck. This is a Puerto Rico custom that we enjoyed at the end of June on the big island but now I think we need it here.

I can not stress more to our islands. We are here for you and do not hesitate to contact us. We all knew when we moved here we were in a zone that could make us vulnerable, but we never want to see it at our doorstep.

You can contact us at:


For SSB users we are WDB9819 and will monitor channel 14.986.99.

We will keep it on between the hours of 6 a.m to 10 a.m. then again from 2 p.m. till 6 p.m.

We will continue to monitor it 24/7 in the event of an immediate storm but hope those that see this will contact us with family info, etc, so we can call and let them know you are ok.

We are willing to absorb all costs so your family can stay in constant contact with your wellbeing.

Karen & Lee

- Emily
  • From: "knotimpaired" <knotimpaired at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2005 23:33:45 -0400
Our tiny island has been spared of the winds that our sister island, Culebra has received. We have at peak only received 13 knots and about 3/10ths of rain where they have had 40+ knot winds. We are only about 8 miles apart but that can go to show you the difference in the weather.
We attended a party this evening where our friends who live on the south end of the island said they had non-stop rain from 2 to 6 am and we live 4 miles away on the north side of the island and did not receive a drop. Go figure.
We are a bit confused because it is 11:29 and we have not seen a 11 PM update from the NHC and looking at the radar in our humble opinion it seems to be going on a more WNW to NNW track.
We pray for our fellow islands down south and know that Vieques and Culebra will be at your doorstep in time of need.
Karen & Lee
Playa Cofi, Vieques

- Vieques
  • From: "knotimpaired" <knotimpaired at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2005 07:35:53 -0400
At about 6 last night we received the first installment of the fringes of Dennis. Our highest gust was at 19 mph and overall we have received only .40" of rain through this morning.
We have many clouds covering us and expect light rain throughout the day.
Check out this picture we took looking north towards Culebra.

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- Update
  • From: "knotimpaired" <knotimpaired AT earthlink.net>
  • Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 20:14:57 -0400
Yesterday we ended up with a total of close to 2.5 inches. Today from 12:45 p.m. till now we have received 1.97 inches and we still have some
light rain on the radar so we will probably break the 2" mark again. The majority of this fell in the first hour.

As MJ in Culebra says, it is great for the grass and plants and the Coqui frogs are singing in harmony.

Ah, the pleasures of living in the tropics.

Karen & Lee

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