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- Hurricane Watch is set for Bermuda
  • By Keith / bdaweather <bdaweather at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2010 01:56:39 -0700 (PDT)
Good Morning All.

Friday 6 am local just a light breeze at present here in Bermuda partly cloudy sky. I am inland a bit but close to the south coast and this morning the sound is very familiar it sounds like a freight train in the distance progressively getting louder.

Bermuda is now under a hurricane watch warning

Igor is now moving at a faster speed and still a C 3 storm by the looks of things is still on a collision course with little Bermuda.

I was monitoring the ocean weather buoy at 21.65/58.70 last night as Igor passed by it recorded a pressure of 27.81 inches wave heights of 35 feet and wind gust of 105 mph. I don't know exactly how far the center passed but it must have been east as the wind had a northerly component. 

Thanks everyone for your concern I and the rest here will try and send as much as possible even though it may be brief. Now I must run as expected we have plenty to do. I will try and capture a few pictures today as I will be from one end of the island to the other at some point.

Have a nice day and Good Morning to you from a nervous Bermuda on this Friday September 17Th. 2010


- checking in from Shelly bay Bermuda
  • By "Marion Dyer" <mdyer at myhome.bm>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2010 20:23:09 -0700
Good night all , there is a lovely cool breeze tonight.. we don't need the air conditioners. The tree frogs are singing loudly. I shall take some pictures to post tomorrow as the waves will get bigger.
I went to the local market place aroun 8 pm to find it FULL- no where to park.So I think the reality of Igor is starting to sink in. I just have to fill the car with gas tomorrow morning and I am all set. Not looking forward to this advenutre at all. My daughter is charging all her electronic toys. Hopefully bewteen Keith, Susan and myself we can keep you up to date. Be safe everyone!


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- boarding up
  • By susan governale <susan_governale at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2010 22:58:01 +0000
I kind of agree with Keiths previous post.  I hope people are taking things more seriously than they seem.  As for us... my husband is already boarding up with the help of neighbors.  We have a complete south shore exposure and are pretty elevated... we also have two baclonies and 3 sets of french doors...During Fabian we had these doors boarded and they were still buckling.  We lost part of our roof during Fabian as well. 
On the way home I stopped by Elbow Beach on the south shore and it was very very rough and windy.  Ocean starting to get that low roaring noise.  There is a restaurant on the beach there with a deck area.  The workers were dismantling this entirely and they have steel doors to put on the kitchen area.  I hope its ok. 
I extended our stay at the resort for another night... so we will be there sat sun and mon nights.   Hopefully I will be able to post from there. 
On the bright side....  DENIM DAY tomorrow at work.  !    and i bet they let us go early.... not that anyone is going to focusing on work when they can watch Igore on the web.

- Sunny Hello From Bermuda
  • By Keith / bdaweather <bdaweather at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2010 14:45:20 -0700 (PDT)
Greetings from a sunny dry Bermuda yes its amazing that we are talking about a potential threat from a major Atlantic hurricane with our humidity today in the 65% range and a brisk north wind. All in all you would never suspect that such a potential catastrophie was on the horizon. Except for the tell tale signs of the ocean swell already on the south coast you would not be aware.
Yes there have been traffic congestion at our home centers today but I still have not been getting the feeling that people are really in tune here. I don't know if its a denial or just simple lets wait and see a little longer. Even though the Government has been sternly warning residents to stock up prepare etc. Even our weather service director has made a public announcement in the same vane. It appears that we may be in shut down mode for at least 36 hours because of the size of Igor when you get up on Sunday morning I doubt if you will be getting any sleep again until Monday night.
We are ready or just about with all my necessary emergency equipment checked generator plenty of fuel and all the items that we hope we don't need rope tools etc. We have two land-lines plus an emergency dial up service and of course the go anywhere Blackberry. If I do lose my DSL connection I will attempt to update via other means. As long as C&W hold out but I don't think we have to worry about them they have a new data facility here which I know is very secure.  

So again this evening its a lovely sunset in the works as we continue to track hurricane Igor in his approach to Bermuda.

I have attached a photo of our south coast here in the parish of Smiths Bermuda.......

Good Evening everyone from Bermuda.


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- Minor Update
  • By susan governale <susan_governale at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2010 20:06:13 +0000
Hamilton, Bermuda – September 16, 2010 — The City of Hamilton today stated that with the approach of Hurricane Igor over the weekend, the trench on Reid Street (between King and Court Streets) will be closed and Spurling’s Hill will be open to motorists from Friday evening.
The last garbage collection in Hamilton will take place on Saturday at 12noon. For public safety no garbage should be put out after 11am on Saturday.
All traffic lights will be turned off in the city on Saturday evening.
All City parks will be closed from Friday evening and public rest rooms will be closed at midday on Saturday.

- Soon come.
  • By susan governale <susan_governale at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2010 17:45:47 +0000
Just stepped out for lunch.  Its sunny, warm and breezy.  Cruise ship is still in Hamilton harbour.  Our convenience store was setting up a large display of batteries and flashlights.  There was a swarm of people picking up the boxes almost as fast as the lady could put them out.  I, however, was there to buy something more important than batteries.  ....Playdough.    Yup.   Playdough.  
No new official messages from government.  As things are not expected to get down and dirty until Sunday-ish I guess they are waiting for the right time.  This AM my husband bought a new drill bit and some screws for the boards and I heard rumours of extremely long lines at our home supply store (Gorhams) and the place where people go to get their bottled water. 
Other than that....   nothin new to report.

  • By susan governale <susan_governale at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2010 09:37:08 +0000
The 5am NHC update was not encouraging.  Talk of eye wall replacement and deep convection ...now I am no meteorologist but I know this is NOT good news.  Models show Igore on a direct line for us.  Im sure official warnings will be issued this afternoon.  After my post last night my husband suggested we book a room at a large resort nearby.  I was unable to resist my wifely urge to say "I SUGGESTED THAT DAYS AGO AND YOU POO POOED ME!"    So I was able to get us a room for Sat & Sun nights, at least they have a "Kids Zone" and we will be able to entertain our 3 year old there.  Much prep to be done now.  we have to board up and stow everything as securely as possible.  ..... more later this AM when I get to work.

- Here he comes.
  • By susan governale <susan_governale at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2010 23:06:17 +0000
Well.  it looks like no matter how you slice it Bermuda is going to get a bit of an ass whoopin.  if not an all out bitch slap.  Government has just issued the statement to which i have linked below.  My husband was doing remarkably well until he saw this statement.  His hurricane phobia is now in full effect complete with teeth gnashing and God invoking. 
Banks have already decided to remain closed on Saturday and pretty much everything else going on will be cancelled or postponed.  I filled my scooter up with gas on the way home and stopped by the grocery store.. both were a bit busier than ususal but not alarmingly so.  Im sure tomorrow evening people will begin to buy their supplies in ernest. 
I expect Jim Cantore and his crew will be arriving any day now to set up their camp.  If so I will try to stop by and bring the crew some snacks, which are of paramount importance during any storm. 

- Bermuda Igor Update 1pm local 15/9/10
  • By Keith / bdaweather <bdaweather at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2010 10:14:42 -0700 (PDT)
Well Wednesday noonday Igor is still hell bent on what looks like a very close call or direct hit on Bermuda.. I understand there are some variables here so the exact distance and east or west is still up in the air literally. But the latest GFS is still almost on top late on Sunday.

There have been no official warnings posted as of yet by our Weather Service but are expected to be set early tomorrow. There has been a frenzy of activity this morning as I have witnessed at two of our leading hardware and home centers. Its not a panic just the early folks who are taking no chances with the size of Igor and his potential devastating wind etc. I did see a few generators on flat beds being moved out the door.  I hope the general public do not wait to the last minute just because we have had three no shows recently as this one is really serious and even passing at a distance will still mean we could have hurricane force wind. Some Bermudians have a tendency to be laid back and wait till the last minute for things like this. This maybe attributed to the fact that the major supply stores have a strict policy of no returns on hurricane related items. Thus preventing folks taking everything back if the storm does not come. 
Again because of Igor's size well before the closest point we will be getting rain etc to prevent any outdoor work.

Otherwise then Igor, today its warm and sunny with a light breeze, the South Shore beaches are still calm and swimmers are enjoying the lovely day.

That's it for now from Bermuda where its still waiting and watching the weather to our south east.

Good Day.

- Correction
  • By Keith / bdaweather <bdaweather at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 14:59:55 -0700 (PDT)
Correction to my previous message Bermuda Igor Update
I don't know why I keep writing our experience with Hurricane Fabian the worst hurricane to affect Bermuda in 50 years as 83 when it was Friday September 5th 2003. The previous direct hit was Emily again a Friday September 25th 1987.  I apologize for that I guess its the stress of waiting and monitoring all these storms heading in the direction of Bermuda in the past 4 weeks..

- Bermuda Igor Update September 14th 21:00 GMT
  • By Keith / bdaweather <bdaweather at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 14:31:06 -0700 (PDT)
2100 GMT 6 PM Local.
Hello everyone its been a gorgeous day here in Bermuda after a few here and there showers earlier this morning. Any visitors here this week are enjoying lovely clear skies with the humidity in the 60s and a air temperature in the low 80s the cruise passengers on the 3 ships in port I am sure are very happy with their trip this week.
I must admit looking at the NHC tropical page showing this massive hurricane with an eye bigger then the island of Bermuda  on a almost direct line for Bermuda must be intimidating. I guess I would be petrified to venture on a cruise ship too. I received a message from a visitor 2 weeks ago she was very worried about cruising to Bermuda, at that time Earl on the east coast and Fiona which was supposed to be in our area but never happened anyway. I am glad she and the family made the decision to come and I do believe had no problems what so ever. She told me she spent two weeks glued to the Weather Channel prior to making the decision.
So to Susan and family the other writer here in Bermuda, yes there are many errors in the 5 day forecast especially trying to give a 100% track for 22 sq miles in the Atlantic 1000 miles away. By late Thursday you can more or less take the potential track to the bank and consider it as Gospel. Yes the NHC was advising folks not to read to much in the 5 day computer forecast as it could go 100 miles one way or the other. I suggest you get a nice bottle of wine as a precaution for the one way or the other it may come in handy if you are happy or sad with the final outcome.
Presently there is no panic here in Bermuda I have not seen any extra buying of supplies bearing in mind this is the fourth time we have had a fire drill for potential hurricanes in the past month I do hope people have not become complacent as even a 50 mile distance is bad because Igor is so large at 50 miles I would expect wind in the almost 100 knot range and off course its the possible tornadoes that could come with the thunder storms. Thats what happend with Fabian in 83 he bought tornadoes which done more structure damage then the storm wind. For those who don't know Bermuda buildings are mostly made of concrete block and are very secure we have strict building codes for this purpose. Thankfully with the lower sea temps we will most likely have a C 2 Igor when he is at his closest point now looking like sometime Sunday morning and he should be moving at a faster pace.
Well at present its business as usual as we await to see how much impact Igor will display. I was hoping that he would pass to the east but right now it looks like a 50 mile west but thats not etched in stone anywhere at this time...
Bottom line be aware and prepare especially for the one way or the other...
Best wishes to everyone talk to you soon. Next time I hope to able to say with confidence yea or nay. By the way it appears to be another two stoms approaching the African coast with tropical potential.......

- Im baffled
  • By susan governale <susan_governale at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2010 16:58:35 +0000
Im baffled.... just baffled.  NHC telling Bermudians not to put to much credence in the 5 day model.  uh....ok i guess.  I mean I know its hard to predict exact paths/intensity a few days in advance.... but not for nothin....   im gonna put some credence in the models   k? k!
My husband seems to be in a content state of denial and when I asked him if we should secure plans to ride out the storm/aftermath at a place with AC/water he looked at me with incredulity and said "Its kinda early to be doing that isnt it?"...   like i was asking our 3 year old to pick a college.  
ah well...   Guess I will sit tight a bit more.

- Here we go again !
  • By susan governale <susan_governale at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 17:41:39 +0000
I second everything Keith said.  Many of my co-workers are traveling this week and they all expect to get stuck state side through the weekend.  Everyone else is going through the normal do we prepare/do we not prepare rig-a-ma-role. After three (i think) close calls this year I think people are tired of the hype and then a no show of a storm.  But better to be safe than sorry and Igore seems meaner than the previous ones. 
I suspect I will go home tonight and find my husband beginning to gnaw at his finger nails.  sigh.... I should have just stayed on vacation.

- Bermuda/Igor/Monday September 13th 2010
  • By Keith / bdaweather <bdaweather at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 02:39:51 -0700 (PDT)
Well its looks pretty obvious at this point in time that Bermuda will be feeling the affects of major hurricane Igor this coming weekend. Now looks like he could be a very close pass west or even a worse scenario. The only thing now is if he moves further west then predicted then he may pass off course further west to Bermuda. we are presently right in the middle of expected track. This storm if all stays as is will be a carbon of our infamous Fabian Sept. 5th 83 in size intensity direction wind speed etc. With the water temperature around here lower then it was hopefully that will prevent the C5 status maintaining. The Bermuda Service has started to strongly advise people to closely monitor the movements of Igor in the next few days.
As I said in previous post we also have now TS Julia which could be to our east 6 days after Igor.
We have had a cold front go through this area recently and the air is now much dryer with north wind predicted right up to mid week. So I hope the water temps fall during this week right now still in the low 80s. Lovely Bermudaful day today light breeze and clear sky. Actually its really pleasant with lower humidity and the light north wind makes it really comfortable sea is calm this morning.
That's it for now by mid week will update on any pending warnings etc. that may be or about to be officially posted. By Thursday we should know almost 100% of what to expect. Would be nice if its just some rough seas and a light late summer breeze.
Have a happy safe day.

- Bermuda Igor Plus
  • By Keith / bdaweather <bdaweather at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2010 02:02:13 -0700 (PDT)
Good day everyone and hello from Bermuda.
Well I don't know where to start first updating on the tropics around here, what a crazy strange year so far. I thought that it was going to be a laid back year in our area as all early reports were these late August September storms were all heading west I thought it was going to be a rough year for the east coast USA. Re-curvature was never mentioned anywhere.
Well its been very different we have so far missed 3 or should I say 3 have missed us and now it looks like one maybe even two are threatening. All indications are at present that Igor will be somewhere near or worse over our area later next weekend or Monday 20th. It depends on the fronts and troughs coming off east coast how close or how far Igor remains. The GFS have him a close east today but this has been changing east west etc. for the past week. Igor is expected to take up quite a bit of Atlantic real estate so he would have to stay quite far away for us not to be affected. So bottom line here is wait I guess by mid week we should have better knowledge. The computer forecasts are very error prone after 4-5 days so its just be aware and prepare.
Now the GFS is also predicting I assume will be Julia Invest 93 to go to the 45 degree north then turn west and north west and affect us 5 days after Igor. I find this odd right now as I would have thought that far north and east it would get picked up by a front also and sent north east. Have to see how that pans out also Now if this all sounds confusing it is as I said before I have never seen so many Atlantic tropical systems seem to pin point Bermuda all at one time. Keep the fingers crossed that this batch will pass by uneventful also as the last three have.
Now the water temperature around Bermuda has dropped a little we have had a cold front come through in the past 48 hours and the night time temps are now mid 70s actually I recorded 73.8 last night as the low a drop from last weeks low 80s at night. So I don't know if this will be any factor in keeping these un welcome storms from intensifying to much.
Well that's the situation at this point its another week of nail biting and more stress as we await the out come of the next and hopefully last episode of the 2010 tropical season the last line here at this point would be. Don't ignore Igor......
Have a nice day everyone.

- Igore
  • By susan governale <susan_governale at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2010 11:26:59 +0000
Well.. after several weeks and many unwanted pounds I am back in Bermuda.   Just in time to watch Igore develop and do his thing.  Still early but Im watching him. 

- Fiona and Bermuda.
  • By Keith / bdaweather <bdaweather at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sat, 4 Sep 2010 20:33:09 -0700 (PDT)
Greetings from Bermuda have been off line for 48 hours sorry for not reporting on the passage of Fiona well what was left of Fiona earlier.
Fiona gave us a little lightning show early on Saturday morning with wind at that time around 5 knots yes 5 knots I did receive almost an inch of rain in the shower that came with it. Around 6 am the wind I think touched 17 knots and that was it, nothing else. I recorded a barometer low of 29.79 inches. Saturday was a beautiful day or what we call a Bermudaful day warm and sunny for the most part. So thank goodness another one down this is the third week that we have had a storm pass by Colin Danielle and now Fiona.
 With nothing else on the immediate horizon it looks clear in this area for the next 7 days. I don't even see any major rain or fronts in this up coming week just maybe a shower or two on Tuesday next. Nice warm and sunny is the call for the weather for the next few days.  I do think there will be another flurry of tropical systems after the middle of this week. I believe the moon phase has something to do with the actual forming of these storms and September 8th brings a new moon so after that I think the storms will once again start to form.
So I am happy to report that Fiona passed by except for the thunder and lightning show very quietly. The South coast ocean has calmed right down today with Earl gone and Fiona dissipated.
Best wishes to all and lets hope the rest of this crazy 2010 hurricane season passes without anymore impacts to anyone or property.

- Tropical Storm Fiona
  • By Keith / bdaweather <bdaweather at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2010 04:48:03 -0700 (PDT)
Good morning from Bermuda where its a warm humid morning, with hazy sunshine.
Bermuda is again today under a Tropical Storm Watch, I say again because its the third one in three weeks. Tropical storm Fiona has not gone away, as most had thought it would have dissipated by now but actually the NHC are saying this morning that she could actually intensify some what before passing Bermuda now set at Saturday morning less then 50 miles west. The winds are still set at only 45 knots but this could be changed if she does intensify as two of the computer models are indicating that she could become a hurricane. As most of the interest today is on Earl and his affect on the US coast there is not that much extra info on Fiona. Hopefully our encounter with Fiona will remain  very minuscule compared to the damage in the north Caribbean islands and potential impact on the east coast that C4 Earl has done and could do. In PEI Canada they have already been warned of an impact from Earl this weekend so friends there informed me yesterday..
So its storm weather watch here on the fickle Fiona and what she may or may not do in the next 48 hours.
We are flying through the alphabet with storm names Gaston is already in the Atlantic looks like Hermine is just off African coast and Igor approaching the coast with Julia Karl and Lisa here before the end of September at this rate.
Take care everyone be safe.

- Stupid is as stupid does
  • By susan governale <susan_governale at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2010 02:04:54 +0000
As you may or may not have read in my earlier posts I am still on Long Island NY visiting my parents (who fortunately live on the north shore).  Now... I know i tend to be a bit on the extreme side when it comes to hurricane preparedness...  but LI is, IMHO, not taking Earl seriously.  Local forcasts are making it sound like we will have a bit of a breeze or at worst a "blustery day"    ....    hello?    hello?   is this thing on?   Earl is a friggin hurricane folks.   k?  k!    
Allow me to quote the latest Wunderground discussion  :   "Only a small westward deviation of the track to the
west would bring the core of the hurricane to the coast."   allow me to translate::: If Earl comes any farther west we are up shits creek
Please dont think that because you do not live on Dune Rd. or Mtk Point that you can not encounter some serious shyte.  


- A note to the suburban masses
  • By susan governale <susan_governale at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2010 11:50:07 +0000
Ok folks...   YES, I  mean you LONG ISLANDERS!  sitting on your porch sipping a iced tea.  Earl is an issue.  A SERIOUS ISSUE!  While the models do not CURRENTLY shoe Earl being a direct hit please understand that its effects will be felt hundred of miles from his center.  This means that old creeky oak tree which looms oh so shadily over your house is at risk.  Obviously that also means YOU are at risk.  The south shore of LI will (already is complements of Danielle) experience extremely dangerous rip tides and waves.  Several of my friends who have been to the south shore (Robert Moses) last week said the lifeguards were pulling people out of the water frequently and one had her camera sucked out of her pocket as she sat on the beach and an unsuspecting wave devoured her.  
Im not trying to be a fear monger.  But the NE has not had a serious summer storm in so longcomplacency is an issue as is inexperience.  Please.   be prepared.  food (dont foget fido), water, flashlights at the very least.

- Danielle passing Bermuda
  • By Keith / bdaweather <bdaweather at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2010 11:41:10 -0700 (PDT)
Hello once again, yes Hurricane Danielle did cooperate with the forecasters both human and machine as the previous writer eluded to, and finally started her northerly turn late last night she appears to be moving now direct north or even north north east. I think the closest point has passed and she is hopefully gone. Thats two down and looks like two more on the radar one this coming week with Earl projected to come close later on in the week and maybe Fiona in the neighborhood the week after. Amazing I have never seen so many storms at one time all heading for 32/64 on the map. We welcome visitors from afar but not these thank you.  Earl may just go up what we call Hurricane Alley the imaginative route between Bermuda and the east coast, well I hope so. This is the route that most of these storms take but its usually later in the season in late September. Off course the exception was the direct hit from Emily in late September 87 I think she has the fastest speed on record for a direct hit on land she came through here moving at 40 mph the wind went from 25 mph to 90 mph within 30 minutes and by 90 minutes the weather was back to normal but not Bermuda. Most people were not prepared and not prepared lots of damage occurred mostly from falling trees especially to the power system.
So whats going on this year is incredible I think someone of a higher power must be trying to tell us something.
Its a marvelous day here today in Bermuda lovely blue sky and an ocean color to match there are a few swimmers in the ocean on the North Shore but the warning flags are up on the South coast warning of rip currents etc. standard procedure for this type of weather.
So its good bye Danielle and Colin two weeks ago and now another nail biting week ahead with Earl turning north.
Take care everyone I guess we will be back next week with another chapter in the book Hurricanes 2010. Attached a few pictures taken just this morning on the north and the south coasts of Bermuda.

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- My Name is Earl
  • By susan governale <susan_governale at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2010 11:30:56 +0000
Looks like Danielle will kick up some surf for Bermuda but will veer to the west of the island (again im in NY at the moment).  Now before we all breath a big sigh of relief..  lets look at Earl.   not good....   not good at all.   models show him passing to our east  and one model shows him...   well...  RIGHT OVER MY HOUSE!   or maybe he will head up the east coast and visit all these complacent New Yorkers?    Ive said it before (repeatedly) and I will say it again - Long Island would be devastated by a hurricane... even a mild one.    
97 is on my radar too... 

- Tropical Storm Watch
  • By Keith / bdaweather <bdaweather at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 13:30:15 -0700 (PDT)
16:30 local Bermuda Weather Service has just posted a Tropical Storm watch for Bermuda.
We are still watching and still anticipating the northerly turn of major hurricane Danielle off to our south east and still moving on the north west track. Hopefully by Saturday morning she will be on the predicted north track.
The proximity of C4 Danielle is now evident on the southern coast with swells starting to form earlier in the afternoon. Other then that its business as normal with the general warning signs for folks wishing to swim to be careful or stay out of the water etc. Lovely sunny day here in Bermuda today plenty of sun wind is now NE at 4 knots the pressure has been rising slowly during the day.
So the bottom line right now is sit and wait for the northerly turn of Danielle.....

- Bermuda at 18:00 Local 21:00 GMT 260810
  • By Keith / bdaweather <bdaweather at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 14:11:11 -0700 (PDT)
Hurricane Danielle:
As the hours advance it does show Danielle becoming less of a threat to Bermuda but there is still one component to come into play which will send Danielle on a northward course this should keep her well east. Because of the east pass we will be on the better side of this storm. So if all goes well and as expected we will just have to endure some possible storm force wind and possible showers. Very high surf and swell on the SE coast.
Presently it a lovely evening here in Bermuda middle 80s the wind is almost calm has been light all day at one point from the north but now west at around 5 knots. Barometer has been falling all day and presently at 30.08 and falling. Recorded no rain in the past 24 hours So its business as normal here and it looks like that will be the order for the weekend...
Regarding Tropical Storm Earl which is forecast to track further south then turn northerly middle next week well folks in the weather know seem to think that he may be of a greater threat to us then Danielle. So any prediction on his possible movement at this time this far in advance cannot be considered Gospel.
Now we have storm 97L which looks to be Fiona just announced off the African coast with what looks like a 98 about to come of coast By early next week it looks like we may just have 4 named tropical systems in the Atlantic.
So in the words of the song (the beat goes on.)  In this crazy 2010 Atlantic hurricane season. I don't recall ever having so many at one time if we do have four next week, hopefully Danielle will be extra tropical well to the NE and in the history books by mid next week. 
Best wishes and thanks for your attention.

- Update
  • By susan governale <susan_governale at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 13:52:24 +0000
Danielle is forcast to be off to Bermudas east..  lets hope it stays that way.  So far all models show Earl passing to our east as well.   Im sure we are in for some rough surf either way.  Needless to say I am not happy with this seasons trend of sending storms up our way. 
I am still in NY where we are enjoying a GORGEOUS day. 

- Hurricane Danielle
  • By Keith / bdaweather <bdaweather at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 13:58:44 -0700 (PDT)
Good Afternoon All.
A mid-week report from Bermuda on the approach of Hurricane Danielle, as it stands at present Danielle is still expected to pass the island to the east but the distance and what affect we will have here is still very much up in the air. I understand that there are some models that have Danielle a direct hit but its still to early to to foresee this route. At present there is no panic or much interest this may surely change in the next 48 hours if Danielle looks like she may pay a closer visit. It appears at present that the closest point would be late Sunday into Monday with a barometer in the low 29.29 inches. But this is still very much speculation at present we should have better idea in the next 48 hours. The only warning at present from the Bermuda Weather Service is high winds and high surf and swell from the SE forecast for Sunday and that Hurricane Danielle is now a potential threat. I would imagine they would issue a Hurricane Watch in the next 48 hours unless Danielle does change course and proceed further east.
To add to the Atlantic tropical scene we now have two with TS Earl to the SE of Danielle and some tracks have him moving in this general direction late next week sure looks to be busy with multiple storms may even have a Fiona coming off the African coast.
 That's it for now from here lovely weather so far this week plenty of sun in the middle to upper 80s.

- Danielle
  • By susan governale <susan_governale at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2010 21:28:00 +0000
Looks like Danielle is getting all fired up.  Models show her curving up and passing to the east of Bermuda but too early to say.  We are in NY for a while so we will miss all the drama should it develop.  I will, however, keep you all updated on what is happening on the rock. 

- Bermuda and Danielle
  • By Keith / bdaweather <bdaweather at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sun, 22 Aug 2010 12:06:55 -0700 (PDT)
Hello everyone and greetings from at this time a very sunny and warm Bermuda.
This is the first time for the 2010 tropical season that I have written as so far its been fairly quiet in this part of the Atlantic except for the teacup storm Colin a few weeks ago.
But all looks like it could change in a weeks time with the potential of a hurricane Danielle on our doorstep. Reading all the blogs this morning and monitoring the computer runs it appears that we may just be in for either all of Danielle or at least some. Still many days away so things could change dramatically but right now we just may be in her flight path.
Nothing much else to report at this time its very much a wait and see scenario and start doing any preliminary preparations just in case. Most people here do not worry to much about the situation as we are only 22 sq. miles in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and many storms have threatened in the past but veer off at the last minute and usually traverse north either east or west of us. I would imagine by late Wednesday or Thursday we will have a more accurate idea of exactly what Danielle will be and do.
Best Wishes to all

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- Nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch.
  • By susan governale <susan_governale at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 8 Aug 2010 14:15:38 +0000
20 minutes of rain.  Breezy...cloudy.   thats it folks.  I think this one is a wrap.

- Snore.....
  • By susan governale <susan_governale at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2010 22:33:48 +0000
Ok,...   im officially bored.   Its not even raining.  Just got back from Horseshoe Beach.  Big waves and some surfers out having fun.  Pics attached.  Nothing to report. ...  guess its time for a snack.

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- Correction
  • By susan governale <susan_governale at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2010 17:42:34 +0000
Below should read:
Reports saying COLIN has slowed down a bit but still expected to pass just off our west as a TS.
...believe me the last thing I want to do is relive Fabian.

- Waiting in Vain?
  • By susan governale <susan_governale at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2010 17:39:29 +0000
Just got back home.  We went to the dump and dropped off 3 bags of garbage that my tenants (the Ants) had attacked.  We then stopped to see a friend of mine who lives near the north shore.  All was very calm on the north side.  A nice breeze and sunny, veryyyyy humid though.   She just happened to have a tray of lasagna in the oven so we stayed for lunch.  On the way home we drove past John Smiths Bay which was VERY damaged during Fabian a few years back.  A pic is attached below.  Reports saying Fabian has slowed down a bit but still expected to pass just off our west as a TS.  A few rain drops between sunny periods now... decent breeze but nothing alarming..... (yet).  So now we just wait.... I hope no one does anything stupid.

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- Shyte its humid!
  • By susan governale <susan_governale at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2010 14:06:29 +0000
Woke up this AM to some rain...  it has since cleared and is now sunny and very humid with a decent breeze.  Went to town for coffee.  It was pretty dead and by the time I left the Louis Vuitton shop on Front St had boarded up (damn!  I have no looting tendencies but if I did it would involve LV).  I also stopped at Gosling liquor shop ...  one must be prepared you know.  A few $$$$ later I was on the road.  On the drive home I saw workers hanging BEACH CLOSED signs at all the entrances.  We are going to head down to the beach now and take some pics.  Will post upon return. 

- Rainbow - Pre Colin
  • By susan governale <susan_governale at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2010 21:50:46 +0000
Here is the rainbow off our balcony.  Your can see the sky starting to look a bit murky in the distance.

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- Home
  • By susan governale <susan_governale at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2010 21:11:08 +0000
Just got home from work.  Stopped at grocery store to pick up som essentials (read ice cream).  It wasnt too busy and no one seemed too fussed.  However, upon arriving home I could see the ocean very well and it is already churned up and gaining that audible "roar".  Wind picking up mildly and there is a rainbow off in the distance.  One of my daughters toys is already blowing around the balcony area.  So far husband is calm.   I think I have bought enough ice cream to lull him into a sugar coma.

- The Calm Before The Storm
  • By susan governale <susan_governale at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2010 14:09:26 +0000
Mostly sunny skies here this AM.  I expect conditions to deteriorate this evening.  We are expecting 3-5  inches of rain (No complaints there).  Colin supposed to pass just to our west but a slight deviation could send him straight over us.  Co-workers talking about going home tonight and securing all of their out doors items.  I got my e-reader charging (still no sign of Blackberry) and im lining up a weekend of snacks. 

  • By susan governale <susan_governale at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2010 21:33:06 +0000
Colin has re-emerged as a TS.  Govmit' has issued a TS Warning.   Looks like we will be getting wind and rain starting tomorrow night.  For those of you that didnt follow my posts last year or have just forgotten, my husband has a serious fear of hurricanes.... curtains drawn, fetal position, sheets pulled over his head fear.  So far he is not exhibiting any stress... but im sure tomorrow night he will be pacing the tiles and jumping with every tree frog chirp.  .....  
We are headed out soon to take some photos of the sun set.   I will post when we get back. 
Must remember to charge E-reader !!!!    havent seen hide nor hair of my Blackberry in 2 days....   where de heck is it?

- Colin Part Deux?
  • By susan governale <susan_governale at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2010 18:19:55 +0000
Former Colin looms 475M to our south.  There is currently a 70% chance it will become a TD again.  Planes are enroute to see if he is getting ready for act II.  We had loads of much needed rain over the Cupmatch holiday which made party people pretty gribble but those of us running off of tank rain were quite pleased.  Its partly cloudy and warm today.  Looks like whether or not Colin upgrades we are in for some of his rain and wind this weekend.    I think it will finally be time to start The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.  Homemade lentil soup might be on order as well.

- Update
  • By susan governale <susan_governale at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2010 13:54:36 +0000
Well, Cup Match weekend is upon us once again.  Thursdays & Friday the island shuts down for a East vs West Cricket tournament.  I however will be escaping to NYC for a few days of shopping, food and general fun.  This is good news... as I am pretty sure the ant colony in my attic are in final preparations for a deadly assault against my family.  I see them doing their reccon missions... I see the fat and jolly spiders living under my bathroom vanity exhausted and lethargic as they try to keep up with their constant catches.  Im beginning to suspect they have recruited my 3 year old as she constantly leaves food for them around the house. The AC sits idle as we wait for the fix it man. 
Other than that... the weather has been gorgeous.  Sunny, warm (read bloody humid and hot).  We are in need of rain AGAIN!  

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- Happy 4th of July !!!
  • By susan governale <susan_governale at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 5 Jul 2010 00:06:10 +0000
Today was a picture perfect day here in Bermuda.  Sunny and warm with low humidity (how long will that last?).  Now we are on the balcony waiting for the fireworks to start.  Happy 4th to all my American friends near and far.

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- Today's Equation
  • By susan governale <susan_governale at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2010 10:10:36 +0000
Lots of needed rain + Friday + 3 day weekend on tap + denim day at work  =     :)

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- A Letter To Mother Nature
  • By susan governale <susan_governale at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2010 20:50:39 +0000
Dear Mother Nature,
I must say, you think you are something really special don't you?  You fancy yourself a real sneaky pants, trying to catch us with our pants down while we pee in the dunes.  Well guess what, I'm on to you.  I see your I94.  I see what your up to down there in the lower latitudes... and I'm not impressed.  What's the matter?  Had a poor showing last year and you want to prove to us that you have been exercising all winter like the rest of us slobs getting ready for beach season?  Stronger and better?   Humph.   I've got my candles, my batteries, my boards, nails, water, radio, canned food, flashlights galore, and more unread books than the library of congress.   so bring it on you wench.   I'm ready fer you.   Now if you don't mind... I'm off to enjoy this Bermudaful evening.
Best regards,

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- Waiting in Vain
  • By "Marion Dyer" <mdyer at myhome.bm>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2010 10:06:59 -0700
Hello Everyone
Bermuda has been quiet for some time. We are waiting patiently for rain.. we are 7 inches below our annual average of 24 inches by this time of year. The water truckers have lists of clients and people are waiting for a few days to have water delivered. The trusty weather man has promised rain a few time  but each time we have been thwarted  and continue to have beautiful blue skies and turquiose calm seas. We rely on the rain for our drinking water. So we really need it to come soon. We are praying for rains without high winds.
Get prepared now for this season


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- Nothing to report...... yet.
  • By susan governale <susan_governale at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 19:21:25 +0000
Clear skies and warm breezes here.  Nothing to report.   Some buzz about the reports calling for a bad season.  Lots of World Cup Frenzy ... FORZA ITALIA!

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