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- Happy New Year!
  • From: maryann.faro at gmail.com
  • Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2008 18:24:30 +0000
Happy New Year 2009!

May GOD keep us all safe in 2009.

Kind regards,

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- Wow- Omar you have worn out your welcome
  • From: Amy Spagnola <snubagirl at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 00:10:49 +0100
Well- what to say.  Not only is this thing sitting on us, the rains are doing 
an energizer bunny.  This is nuts.  The seas are crazy and some even crazier 
kite boarders did not heed the "stay out-pool is closed" warning.  Tomorrow 
will tell what the final tally is, but thank goodness, no serious injuries or 
worse.  Small blessings.  I will post tomorrow if I can get my camera to work 
(graceful me sent it swimming today).  Good luck to all in Omar's path.  Time 
to squeegee out the house (again!).  
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- Hi!!
  • From: "Mary-Ann Faro" <maryann.faro at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 03:07:34 -0400

It's been raining verry hard for a couple of hours on the island.
Where I live we don't have problems with flooding but there is some
parts on the islands where they do have.

It is also windy outside.

Stay safe,


- Aruba full of clouds
  • From: Dennis Guanipa <denaua at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 02:57:33 +0000
Hi everyone here is what is happening now on our beautiful sunny island; wel 
the all island is covered with clouds also we have thunders and lighting is not 
raining that much but I think the rain still to come we have no wind at all,it 
seems like this system like us is coming right on to us,wel for now that's it 
no much maybe later or tomorrow we are going to get the real deal,I will let 
you guys now see ya, Dennis the arubian boy.
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- Rain and more rain!!!
  • From: "Mary-Ann Faro" <maryann.faro at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2008 11:46:31 -0400
Today we have thunder en Lightning but right now it did stop. But it
is still raining. It has been a long time ago that we have so much

On http://www.24ora.com/ you can see the pictures how much rain we did have.

Kind regards,

Mary-Ann Faro-Zievinger

- thunder and lighting
  • From: Active Force <activeforce at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2008 16:22:24 +0000

Hello fellow stormcarib.com users,


We are expericing lots of rain with thunder and lighting, as always meteo of Aruba didnt warn us of anything..


It started to rain at around 10.45AM its now 12.13PM and its still raining at 12.20PM rain has stop mostly, in the far distance i still can hear thunder)


Lighting and thunder can still be heard but not as frequent as 20 minutes ago...


I will post some pictures i took..



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- Hi!!
  • From: "Mary-Ann Faro" <maryann.faro at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2008 11:47:14 -0400
It is raining verry hard now here with thunder en lightning!!!

Kind regards,

Mary-Ann Faro-Zievinger

- strange move of 93L
  • From: Dennis Guanipa <denaua at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 18:21:11 +0000
Hi everyone,well this system made a strange move it was going west westward and now is coming to us,we had heavy rains early this morning at the moment we have no sun at all the all island is covered with a big cloud,looks like its going to rain again also big waves and windy,well a little rain is no bad but this is to much,bay bay see you soon take care guys.

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- Hi!!!
  • From: "Mary-Ann Faro" <maryann.faro at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 12:51:40 -0400

We just began to hear thunders and it started to rain here.

The sky is gray and the wind is picking up a little bit.

Kind regards


- Update
  • From: Dennis Guanipa <denaua at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 08:08:25 +0000
Hi,Aruba is  wet wet I mean really wet thunder and lighting every where a system coming from the colombian coast just hit us is raining like crazy another system coming from the africa coast also look like is coming to us,well at lease my plants get some water, very high waves and a lot of wind also a lot of thunder and lighting and heavy rain,see you soon,Aruba wheater forecaster Dennis.

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- Aruba Wheater
  • From: Dennis Guanipa <denaua at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 17:16:03 +0000
Wel aruba has been quiet not much of the hurricanne season activity down here,lucky we are out of the hurricane pad but still wanna to experience one,at the moment we have a nice blue skyes with a temperature of 34 degrees with a nice brezze,I will keep up dating talk to you soon, Dennis. If you have problems with your wheater feel free and come to Aruba its always nice down here,see you soon.

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- ouch
  • From: Amy Spagnola <snubagirl at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2008 23:57:24 +0100
Well, isn't this shaping up to be one heck of a season.
To those who suffered Ike's visit, our thoughts and prayers are with you.  
Godspeed for a swift recovery.  If you are in a position to help, please do so. 
 I wish I had the means, but I only have skills and prayers to offer.  To those 
in his path, take heed and prepare.  It seems the forecast models are befuddled 
with this seasons storms.

Compared to what is happening north of us, our weather is positively boring- 
very strange, but boring.  Last Thursday Hanna sent some feeder bands our way.  
We had wind reversals and some unusual seas.  I am going to try to attach some 
photos.  Today we had the wind shift 180 degrees to due south then die.  The 
current did not- it picked up.  Made for a very interesting day of "sailing".  
Glad we put paddles onboard as that is how we came back.  Some beautiful 
towering cumulus clouds to the south west might offer a light show tonite.

Let us see where Ike goes next.  The Gulf Coast has it's head spinning.  I hope 
they will be spared further grief this season, as do all our islands.

Good luck!
Safe regards,

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- Never been so hot
  • From: Aruba Hurricane <arubahurricane at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2008 23:09:47 +0100
Hi All out there.
Wow it's today 1st of september but for the past couple of days it's so hot and no wind at all. Seeing rightnow 2 hurricanes 1 tropical depression and 2 to come is crazy. It has never been so hot since the 6 years I live here now.
we always had a few days to cool down after a hurrican, now we seem not to get a little rest...
anyway hope all goes wel this season as it look we're gonna have a strange one this year with no break at all...
take care

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- Aruba
  • From: "Mary-Ann Faro" <maryann.faro at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2008 12:31:38 -0400
Hi guys!!!

Just wanted to tell you all it is verry hot here on the Island.

Thanks for accepting me to be a corresponted. I will do  my best to
inform you what is happining on the island.

Kind regards,


- Thunder
  • From: Amy Spagnola <snubagirl at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 11:09:43 +0100
First, I would like to say good luck to all in Florida who are about to get 
their 3rd visit from Fay.  
This morning I was awoken by a loud clap of thunder and a wet kitten landing on 
my head.  For the first time in a long time, we have thunder, lightning and a 
patter of rain.  I hope it breaks the heat- it has been a tad much.  I spoke 
with my parents in NJ and they asked "How hot is it?"  Hot and humid enough for 
me to turn on the AC- and I don't like AC, it just cuts the humidity.
Looking to the east and the calendar, I hope the rest of the season stays 
quiet, but we shall see!
Take care and stay prepared.
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- The rains have come
  • From: Amy Spagnola <snubagirl at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 23:31:27 +0100
Well- we finally got some much needed rain.  The last good rainfall was 
November 24, and today, June 24 saw a doozy.  Downpours to near white out for a 
few minutes.  The airport reported a gust of 44 mph or 70 kmph at one point.  
It started with a drizzle at 1pm then a steady rain about 2.  About 2:30 is 
when we got the winds. It was nice to watch- if you were inside- I got soaked 
at work on the beach.  It is still a bit grey and chilly, but a welcome relief. 
 On a side note, the fire department here is probably very happy with the rain. 
 Today is St. John's day and Dia Dera Gai (Bury the Rooster).  The tradition is 
to gather all the dried weeds in your yard into a pile and burn them. This 
started in the old days when folks here grew corn, wheat, flax and cotton.  
They would clear the fields, burn the debris and use the ashes to fertilize the 
land.  Now we don't farm so much- it is not enough rain normally.  If it is 
very dry, the fire department is hopping.  Todays rains kept things nicely 
under control.  There is a slight wafting of smoke and a pale haze in some 
parts of those determined to keep the tradition alive.  
The Dera Gai celebrations involve having a fake rooster on the dance floor and 
some very talented dancers do a folkloric dance to celebrate the new planting 
season.  Something to see.  The men are blindfolded and must find the rooster.  
In the old days, the winner would be awarded the live rooster to put in the 
stew pot.  Now the beautiful and colorful dance takes place, but the lucky 
rooster lives another day- hence the fake rooster.  Ahhhh-ruba- one happy (and 
today wet) island.  Looks like the sun will be out tomorrow for another day of 
sailing.  Take care to all!
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- Sticky Hot Season Began!
  • From: Aruba Hurricane <arubahurricane at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 3 May 2008 20:48:03 +0100
Hi All Out there,
Here's my first report from Aruba for this year or hurricane season. Last about 2 weeks I can say it has been pretty much like if there's somewhere around a hurricane. So hot and sticky. No rain yet but we're waiting kind of it for it.... Just so the heat will cool down a bit. Looks like it's august now...
Anyway, still some days to go before the real hurricane season hits again, hopefully a weak season this year...
Regards Bren,
Hurricane Reporter Aruba

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