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  • By "Roy Poeteray" <roy_poeteray at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 11:34:53 -0800

Hi to all,


It has been a long time, but the computers are working again.


Last night when we went to bed after looking at CNN about Haiti, who could imagine that I would wake up at around 4.10 in the morning by a rumbling sound that came closer and closer.

Normally I don’t hear anything on account of  the airco.

Suddenly the house was shaking and I heard some noises in the house.


Then I realized that we had an earth/sea quake too.

In the morning my daughter called, who lives in Bringamossa, that they too were woken up by the quake.

She had the news on her Black Berry saying that it was 4.2 on the scale.


Bought the news paper, but nothing saying about it.

Even the tv stations don’t mention anything about it.


But we are going to find out what has happened and I will notice you all.





- Dushi Aruba
  • By "Roy Poeteray" <roy_poeteray at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2009 10:03:10 -0500
It took a long time, but I had some problems with the computer.
Anyhow the last days it is very sticky weather.
Almost no wind and a humidity of around the 70%.
Temperature is 32 to 36 degrC average during the day.
Looking at the weather satellites show that there is a lot of rain areas around Aruba but nothing yet for us.
So we have to use the water from the WEB for the plants.
A couple more weeks and the hurricane season is officially ending.
But with the changing of the climate all over the world you never know.
Till now I think we have been lucky with the hurricane season.
Till next time.

- Dushi Aruba
  • By "Roy Poeteray" <roy_poeteray at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 07:01:59 -0400
Well it started very early in the morning, thunder and lightning.
When I woke up at six this morning I saw that everything was wet, so it rained at last.
Checking the satelite, I see a big area coming from the mainland of Venezuela.
The temperature outside is 27 degrC and a humidity of 56.
The sky looked very overcast and it looks like if it is going to rain again.
For me it feels nice. because these last days it was very hot and almost no wind.
Till next time.

- Dushi Aruba
  • By "Roy Poeteray" <roy_poeteray at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2009 09:15:01 -0400
Well I am back again to udate you.
When I woke up this morning I saw that it had rained a lot at least in Paradera where I live.
Checked the weather satelite and saw that a lot is still coming our way.
Could not drink my cup of coffee on the porch, because of the rain.
When I am writing this it starts to rain again.
At least the plants will get some water, but the roads are slippery again.
The temperature is 28 degrC and the humidity is 67%.
Aruba also will get a new gouvernement with a new party.
Now with Valero closed (oil refinery) people will get it hard to live.
You can see it at the grocery stores, it is very quiet.
I hope for the best especially for the people that this won't last too long.

- Dushi Aruba
  • From: "Roy Poeteray" <roy_poeteray at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 13:11:27 -0400
Watching Erika, because I have got a lot of family living on Saba.
Just spoke the family and the people are preparing their houses for her.
They expect Erika in the foreday.
Here on Aruba it is hot and I am here sweating behind the computer.
Outside is some wind and out in the shade it is alright to be.
For now I sign off and take a three weeks vacation, but will keep in touch with my family on Aruba as well on Saba.

- Dushi Aruba
  • From: roy poeteray <roypoeteray at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2009 12:06:44 -0400

Coming back early this morning from a party in the Marriot hotel, the temperature was still 30 degrC.
When I woke up this morning it was pouring and hardly no wind.
The temperature dropped to 27 degrC, what was a nice temp.
Every now and then there is some drizzle.
Looking at the rain radar shows that there is still something heading to Aruba.

It is now 12 noon and the sun is out and you can feel the temp. rising.

Till next time


- Dushi Aruba
  • From: roy poeteray <roypoeteray at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2009 13:34:31 -0400

Today the weather is a little bit overcast, hot (32 degrC) and a humidity of 65% and a windspeed of 2 Bft (9,3 km/h).
Checking the rain radar shows that there is a front on the main land of Venezuela and the atlantic heading West.
Who knows??

When you pass the beaches, looking at the Caribean sea, you feel like jumping in the water and just relax.

Tiil next time


- Hoping and praying
  • From: roy poeteray <roypoeteray at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 19:03:43 -0400

As I watched closely what TS Anna was doing, here on Aruba everything was calm and hot.
Where I live on the island, we only had a few drops in the morning and hardly no wind.
The humidity is on my weather station 69%.

Spoke to my family on Saba a couple of hours ago and everybody and everything was OK.
Now watching Bill very closely and hoping that he will stay on  the course he is heading now back to the Atlantic.

Till next time


- Update
  • From: Aruba Hurricane <arubahurricane at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2009 23:53:41 +0100
Hello everybody,

I'm thanking you for all the years you've been reading my reports as the hurricane season struck over the caribbean islands and especially Aruba.
I've reported all that time with pleasure and went all over the island to gave you a look at what was happening.
This season I'm not able to keep you updated with new weather reports as i'm not here in Aruba.
Hope rightnow you will keep me updated so at least I know whats happening in my country;-) and afterall you will see some msg from me if something happens and i will wonder:)
thank you
You're Hurricane Reporter from Aruba

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- "this has been a test...."
  • From: Amy Spagnola <snubagirl at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 4 Jul 2009 14:42:39 +0100
.......of the 'this is hurricane season'.....
Wow- last night was interesting.  About 9pm we had a HUGE wind gust that rattled the windows and then sheets of rain came down.  Lights went out around the island a few minutes later.  They were phased back on until about 2am.  The rain continued a steady patter into the night and now it is cloudy and looking like we might get a tad more rain before this is over.  One home in a nearby neighborhood lost their roof in the initial wind gust, but no one was hurt.

Funny side note, my friend took me to the grocery store about 8pm (I did a Miss Mermaid and busted by fin, can't drive with a full leg cast)  I saw the cutest battery lantern and bought on impulse never thinking I would need it within the hour!

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