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- Wet and cloudy friday
  • From: Guy Francis <gospoman21 at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2013 05:06:38 -0800 (PST)

Hi fellow caribbeans,

All the best wishes for 2013. I hope that you are all doing well. This week lots a rain on the island.  Its been raining from the early morning. Most of us left home in the rain this morning with an overcast sky. Its quiet right now, but stil cloudy.  I'm sending you some pics of the situation this morning.  It usually doesn't rain this much in january. The rainy season ends normally in december with some occasional shower in january.

Forecast for today: Partly cloudy with a few passing showers

Forecast high will be 29ºC and the low will be 24ºC.

Winds: Easterly and moderate to fresh; force 4 to 5 ( 20 to 39 km/hr, 11 to 21 knots). Occasional gusts strong to possibly near gale; force 6 to 7 ( 40 to 61 km/hr, 22 to 33 knots).

Synopsis: Some cloud patches will move over the local area and will induce a few passing showers over parts of the islands during this forecast period. The windy conditions of the last days will continue and lead to rough and locally hazardous seas across the regional waters.

Sea conditions: Moderate to locally fairly rough with seas between 1 and  2.5 meters; the highest waves will be over the exposed waters and over passages.

Hang in there and have a nice weekend. Blessings.......................

Guy Francis............

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- Overcast skies, wet wet wet
  • From: Guy Francis <gospoman21 at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2012 03:50:17 -0800 (PST)

Hi there fellow caribbeans, this saturday morning started with a heavy downpour from 06:00 till approximately 06:45 and very windy. Couldn’t either get to my car to to get my camera to rec a clip to show you. We still have grey skies all over the island. Yesterday we saw it coming, but it woke us up this morning. Forecast: Overcast skies, mostly cloudy with a few isolated showers. We still have a light rain going on at this time. Forecast high: 29°C and forecast low: 24°C. Sunrise: 06:52, the sun is still out of sight. Sunset at 18:17. Winds: Easterly and gentle to fresh; Force 3 to 5  - [12 to 39 km/hr]. During the day or in showers occasional gusts to possibly strong; force 6 – [40 to 50 km/hr – we have already experience this]. This for now, stay safe and have a blessed weekend. We’re gonna enjoy the cool weather down here in the ABC’s……………….Guy Francis

- overcast skies southwest
  • From: Guy Francis <gospoman21 at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2012 08:15:32 -0800 (PST)
Hi there fellow caribbeans.
Large clouds are covering the southwesthern skies of the island. To the north skies are clear.
Today's forecast: Partly cloudy with an isolated showerTonight through Thursday midday. A  few passing showers. Forecast high: 29°C and forecast low: 23°C.  Sunset at 18:10 Winds: Northeast and light to occasionally moderate; force 2 to 3 (7 to 19 km/h, 4 to 10 knots). Temporarily calm or variable. The sun is shinning in the east. This for now.
Guy Reporter...............

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- Quiet...clear north...cloudy south
  • From: Guy Francis <gospoman21 at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2012 10:29:33 -0800 (PST)
Hi there fellow caribbeans. Blessings from down under. Not much going on. Clear skies overlooking the caribbean sea and cloudy skies to the south of the island. Some scattered rain here & there. Not much wind. .....
Guy Reporter........

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- Rain and more rain
  • From: Guy Francis <gospoman21 at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2012 10:38:08 -0800 (PST)
Hi there, fellow caribbeans. Rain and more rain. After a morning with much rain, its raining again. Its gonna be one wet sunday down here. But, we need it. Its our rainy season. Skies are grey and there's no sign its gonna stop. Hope you all had a blessed sunday. Till next.........
Guy reporter..........

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- overcast sky
  • From: Robert Candelaria <robertcandelaria at rocketmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2012 08:06:00 -0800 (PST)
Hi folks,
Today we woke up with an overcast sky with local rain due to
a disturbance that is moving west in our area.
At the moment it's getting darker and darker, rain intensifying,
wind blowing stronger and thunder rumbling in the distance.
Looking at the radar there is a possibility for some lightning.
Looks like soon there will be some flooding.
Hope everybody stay safe


- no more sun for today
  • From: Guy Francis <gospoman21 at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2012 13:33:11 -0800 (PST)
Hi there fellow caribbeans. As for today it seems where not going to see anymore sun.
The skies have been darkening since 17:00. Night is gonna fall in very soon. Even though we have been covered most of the day, no significant rain, just clouds, lots of it.
Till next, have a good night.
Guy Francis........

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- overcast skies this morning
  • From: Guy Francis <gospoman21 at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2012 04:27:59 -0800 (PST)
Hi there fellow caribbeans. We woke up this morning with almost complete overcast skies with a few openings here and there. Only in the west there's a few openings. Expecting some rain today. Some light coming in, but no sun to be seen. This for now, have a good day. Blessings...

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- rain and lightning
  • From: Robert Candelaria <robertcandelaria at rocketmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2012 04:46:34 -0700 (PDT)
Have a blessed day folks,
Will the Almighty safe all life in the states on the track of SANDY
During the night we had a light steady rain and a lightning show with thunder in the distance
just enough to cool down the warm and muggy atmosphere
At the moment the sky is overcast, so we can expect more rain and a risk of thunder
The air flow will be weak and temperature and humidity high, so we up to a warm day,
let's hope not
will keep you posted


- rain and rumble
  • From: Guy Francis <gospoman21 at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 07:36:16 -0700 (PDT)
Hi, there, just a brief update. It has rain about an hour ago. Its been rumbling also. Duration about 30 min. Its pretty calm now. You can still hear some rumbling in the distance now and then. The sun is shinning again. The weather was pretty cool this morning. I'll have to check the wind direction to see where the system is heading. The rumbling is coming from the north. Out on the open sea. Till then. Blessings.
Guy Reporter.

- Update
  • From: Robert Candelaria <robertcandelaria at rocketmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 05:03:24 -0700 (PDT)
Good morning everybody and a blessed week for you all
This morning we woke up with an overcast sky but still no rain
Looking at the radar seems like we will get some soon, let's hope so
Lightning and thunder is also a possibility
Will keep you posted


- at last some rain
  • From: Robert Candelaria <robertcandelaria at rocketmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2012 06:27:02 -0700 (PDT)
Hy folks
At last some needed rain. Yesterday the island was overcast and the tropical
wave medium potential pass by without particularity.
Late after midnight the thunder and lightning started with intensified little by little.
This because of some weather behind of the tropical wave that became high
At the moment we are having a large amount of cloudiness, light rain and by
occasion some lightning and thunder.
There are some street flooding
Hope everyone stay okee


- Election day: No sun!
  • From: Elton Sint Jago <curacaomaster at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2012 14:58:10 -0700 (PDT)

It's election day in Curaçao today and there was no sun to be seen today on the island. The weather has been completely overcast with a few (thunder-)showers in the morning, some of them heavy...especially in the eastern part of the island (Sta. Rosa and area) and also during the night in the central parts of the island (area of Jan Doret) and the west (Banda Bou). 

The last couple of days the island got several isolated thundershowers, all them them locally concentrated showers. Thursday the airport measured 45mm of rain, while just 6 km further it remained completely dry the whole day! Conditions remain favourable the next couple of days for more thundershowers, while the broad low-pressure area located all around the island has a 10% chance to develop into a tropical system during the next 48 hours, according to the NHC.

- Finally some rain!!
  • From: Elton Sint Jago <curacaomaster at yahoo.com>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2012 21:24:03 -0700 (PDT)
Curacao was relieved with the much wanted rain last Tuesday and Wednesday. Everybody was looking forward to this rain since it has been very warm and very dry lately. A lot of rain fell in the night and came with strong wind-gusts which caused little troubles in some areas (a tree fell, a roof was damaged etc). Wednesday there was a lightning strike on the tall antenna of Tele Curaçao, which sent the local TV-station off-air in the morning. This thundershower was more concentrated on the southern parts of the island and off the southern coast.
The amount of rain on the island varies from place to place. I live about 5 km north of Otrobanda and here I measured 18.0mm on Tuesday and 4.8mm on Wednesday.

- Rain?
  • From: tim.reijnaert at gmail.com
  • Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 01:51:52 +0000
Will we get rain? GFS has predicted rain for the coming days. It's been bone 
dry here the last few couple of.....months? I can seriously not remember the 
last time we really got some good rain.

Meanwhile we are now in the middle of hurricane season. The El Nino has 
developed into a modoki El Nino, where the hot water is not concentrating along 
the South American coast but more to the west instead. This means that the 
moderating effect of El Nino on hurricanes has become less. The air is super 
dry though, and more stable than usual. Mother nature is unpredictable....

I just hope we get some good rains.

- watching Bonaire from Curacao's northEast coastline...
  • From: marcus at dushicuracao.net
  • Date: 24 Aug 2012 03:14:39 -0000
Together with TeamCARE volunteers  I am watching Bonaire from Curacao's 
northEast coastline...there is nothing happening in Curacao right now, but  see 
thunder and lightning near Bonaire... looks like it is heading towards 
Curacao...what it is we don't know yet...

We are packing up our gear and heading to our vehicles...Better safe than 

Godspeed to all

(Curacao Animal Rescue & Education)

- Isaac
  • From: tim.reijnaert at gmail.com
  • Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2012 01:02:47 +0000
Isaac has been in the vicinity all day. Just scraping the ABC islands. No rain. 
No wind, although the little wind there is, is blowing from various directions. 
Not from the usual east.

I do see a feeder band developing east of Bonaire now, and now and then i see 
flashes to our east.

Those feeder bands can be vicious. Curacao experienced one of these with 
hurricane Thomas. Rain is a major danger with these systems.

I do hope we will get some rain though. Dry dry dry here. Just hope i dont get 
more than i bargain for.

- Just a cool breeze
  • From: Herald Martis <martis at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 23:02:17 -0400
Good evening everyone,

Like most of the time with tropical cyclones entering the Caribbean Basin, we on Curaçao only feel the peripheral effects. At 6 O' clock while I was surfing on the North Shore a cool breeze (cold for us) started to blow from the NE. In the upper levels of the atmosphere there were waves in the clouds that expanded from the NE. Right now there is barely any wind and we are hoping Isaac brings us some much needed rain and some good surf.

- the aftermath of Ernesto...
  • From: marcus at dushicuracao.net
  • Date: 6 Aug 2012 04:58:23 -0000

Hello dushi friends in the Caribbean,

18 baby birds blown out of their nest during Ernesto that were found by 17 
locals and one tourist. The latter was not returned to its nest but brought to 

The entire south coast of Curacao was battered hard today by huge waves that 
were caused by Ernesto. We lost one turtle nest due to the high waves that 
washed inland and caused the eggs to be exposed due to erosion. These bad 
things happen to fauna all the time. It is all part of nature.

Tropical Storm Ernesto is now added to our memories as another one of those 
Storms that had threat potential for our fragile flora and fauna. Like Tomas we 
feared the big threat of flash floods. But this was luckily avoided due to not 
one single drop of skywater coming down out of Ernesto.

Another good thing that came out of this is that everyone in Curacao made 
preparations and braced to ride out whatever Ernesto would throw at us. We are 
now ready for whatever else that may come our way during the remainder 
twothirds of Hurricane Season 2012.

ps: is it just me or is the GOES image on the home page stuck with old images? 


Hallo Dushi vrienden in het Caribisch gebied,

18 baby vogels uit hun nest geblazen tijdens Ernesto die werden gevonden door 
17 lokale leden van de bevolking van Curacao en door een toerist. De laatste 
was niet teruggekeerd naar zijn/haar nest, maar gebracht naar Teamcare.

De hele zuidkust van Curaçao was hard gehavend vandaag door enorme golven die 
werden veroorzaakt door Ernesto. We verloren een schildpad nest als gevolg van 
de hoge golven die landinwaarts spoelden en de oorzaak waren van blootstelling 
van de eieren middels erosie aan roofdieren. Deze slechte dingen gebeuren met 
Fauna (en  Flora) af entoe tijdens orkaan seizoen. Het is jammer en vervelend 
om mee te maken maar het is allemaal onderdeel van de natuur.

Tropische storm Ernesto is nu toegevoegd aan onze herinneringen als een van die 
stormen die een potentiele dreiging was voor onze kwetsbare flora en fauna op 
Curacao. Net als Tomas vreesden we de grote dreiging van overstromingen. Maar 
dit liep gelukkig met een sisser af doordat niet een enkele druppel hemelwater 
naar beneden viel uit Ernesto.

Een ander goed ding dat uitkwam hiervan is dat iedereen in Curaçao 
voorbereidingen getroffen had en gereed was voor whatever Ernesto zou gooien 
naar ons. We zijn nu gereed voor wat op ons pad kan komen gedurende de 
resterende twee derde van de orkaan seizoen 2012.

ps: ligt het aan mij of is de GOES afbeelding op de homepage bevroren met oude 
beelden? :)

Better safe than sorry!!

Godspeed to all

(Curacao Animal Rescue & Education)

- Nothing
  • From: tim.reijnaert at gmail.com
  • Date: Sun, 5 Aug 2012 12:55:48 +0000
Yesterday Ernesto flew by. The local mets warned for heavy rain. But looking at 
radar and satellite pics did not show any.
We didn't get a single drop of rain.
At least everybody is safe.

- tranquility and a cool seabreeze
  • From: marcus at dushicuracao.net
  • Date: 4 Aug 2012 17:34:51 -0000

Hello dushi friends in the Caribbean,

Current conditions in Curacao are a cool 15 km/h seawind that keeps turning and 
blowing from different directions. The sea was relatively flat and is now 
starting to increase in wave action. 

The center of Tropical Storm Ernesto has passed us and allot of people are 
exclaiming a sigh of relief....but it is not over yet. 

It is advisable to take your raingear with you after sunset because it may be 
very wet tonight. All owners of livestock and pets will hopefully have moved 
animals indoors or to higher ground. The ground is dust dry so that flash 
floods may occur in the usual places !! 

Ground to air lighting is always a possibility when the thunderstorms move in 
later tonight and last possibly all Sunday, so be sure to unplug sensitive 
electrical appliances and your computer hardware. Get batteries for clocks and 
radios and stay tuned to Easy FM for the latest weather updates in case the 
power goes out. Get candles and fuel for lamps. Check in with your elderly 
relatives to make sure they have what they need in case the roads are closed 
tomorrow due to flooding similar to what Tomas caused.

Please be prepared for what we experienced during Tomas, just in case it 
happens again tonight and tomorrow.

Better safe than sorry!!

Godspeed to all

(Curacao Animal Rescue & Education)


Hallo Dushi vrienden in het Caribisch gebied,

Actueel weer op Curaçao is een koele 15 kmh zeewind die blijft draaien en waait 
uit verschillende richtingen. De zee was relatief vlak en begint nu 
langzamerhand meer golven te krijgen.

Het centrum van de tropische storm Ernesto is ons voorbij en sommigen slaken 
een kreet van opluchting .... maar het is nog niet voorbij.

Het is raadzaam om uw regenkleding mee te nemen na zonsondergang, want het kan 
erg nat worden vanavond. Hopelijk hebben alle eigenaren van vee en huisdieren 
hun verhuisd naar onderdak of binnen in schuren of naar hoger gelegen gebieden. 
De grond is droog en stoffig, zodat overstromingen zich kunnen voordoen op de 
gebruikelijke plaatsen!

Grond naar de lucht-bliksem is altijd een mogelijkheid wanneer de onweersbuien 
in onze richting bewegen later op de avond en eventueel de hele zondag kunnen 
aanhouden, dus zorg ervoor om gevoelige elektrische apparaten en uw computer 
hardware los te koppelen van het elektrisch net. Koop batterijen voor klokken 
en radio's en blijf op de hoogte van de laatste weerberichten via Easy FM in 
het geval de stroom uitvalt. Koop kaarsen en brandstof voor lampen. Neem 
contact op met uw oudere familieleden om te controleren of ze alles wat ze 
nodig hebben in vooraad hebben voor het geval de wegen vanavond en morgen 
mogelijk gesloten zijn wegens overstromingen vergelijkbaar met wat Tomas 

Wees voorbereid op wat we ervaarden tijdens Tomas, voor het geval het nogmaals 
voordoet vanavond en morgen.

Better safe than sorry!

Godspeed voor eenieder

(Curacao Animal Rescue & Onderwijs)
www.facebook.com / Curacao.Animal.Rescue

- currently...everything is peace and tranquility
  • From: marcus at dushicuracao.net
  • Date: 4 Aug 2012 11:17:13 -0000
Hello dushi friends in the Caribbean,

waking up to a cloudless sky, the birds are chirping friendly in my ears, 
everything is peace and tranquility. The attached picture is a sharp contrast 
to the current weather in Curacao.

Dushi regards and Godspeed to all,

(Curacao Animal Rescue & Education)

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  • From: marcus at dushicuracao.net
  • Date: 3 Aug 2012 21:55:19 -0000
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  • From: marcus at dushicuracao.net
  • Date: 3 Aug 2012 21:45:46 -0000


The approximate Closest Point of Approach (CPA) is located near 14.4N, 68.1W at 
noon on Saturday August 4 2012.
Ernesto's closest point to Curacao calculated from Playa Canoa, Willemstad, 
Latitude  12°10'28.80"N
Longitude  68°51'58.10"W

(Curacao Animal Rescue & Education)

Tropical Storm Ernesto's center will be the closest to Curacao at approx noon 
on Saturday August 4th 2012 at an approx distance of 160.4 miles (258.1 km). 
This approx half kilometer more to the north than the previous forecast at noon 
:) This is a good sign so lets keep our fingers crossed that it does not dip to 
south overnight towards us while everyone is asleep, well most everyone except 
TeamCARE volunteers who are guarding the turtle nests :)

Sustained winds are much lower than earlier forecasted since the hurricane 
hunter airplane reported that the strongest winds are in the northwest quadrant 
of the storm. This means we may not experience any wind on saturday until 
approx 8 pm. But after the night has set, on Saturday, the bad weather will 

How bad will it be? Well, seriously not as bad as previously forecasted at noon.

Strong sustained winds are forecasted as the center of the storm passes us 
after 8pm on saturday and can be between 40 and 45 km/hr. 
Windgusts can be stronger, thus exceeding 45 km/hr and be up to approx 55 to 60 
There is also a high chance of moderate to heavy rainshowers associated with 
Strong swells can still be anticipated along the entire northern shoreline of 
Curacao. Special caution should be taken near public access areas of Boca 
Ascencion, Boca Savonet, Boca Tabla, Boca Pistol, Playa Canoa and Boca of 
St.Joris so that nonsurfers such as Shete Boca Park visitors and shore 
fishermen must be very careful when being close to shore. Surfers who are not 
experienced with big waves should check in with local experienced big wave 
surfers to get tips how to protect themselves and the reefs.

The bad weather can last until well into the evening on sunday

At this time TeamCARE does not require extra volunteers to guard the 58 sea 
turtle nests that we have logged and monitor day and night to ensure the nests 
are not disturbed or cooked by bonfires/bbq on the beach.

If Ernesto keeps heading in its current forecasted track it may end up between 
Cancun and Belize City and its track then thereafter is not certain yet.


Teamcare's info over Tropische Storm Ernesto 

Ernesto's dichtstbijzijnde punt tot Curaçao is berekend op basis van Playa 
Canoa, Willemstad, Curaçao:
Breedtegraad 12 ° 10'28 .80 "N
Lengtegraad 68 ° 51'58 0.10 "W

(Curacao Animal Rescue & Onderwijs)
www.facebook.com / Curacao.Animal.Rescue

Tropische storm Ernesto's centrum is het dichtst bij Curaçao om 12 uur op 04 
augustus 2012 op een afstand van ongeveer 160,4 mijl (258.1 km). Dit is  een 
halve kilometer meer naar het noorden dan de vorige weervoospelling :) Dit is 
een goed teken dus laten we onze vingers gekruist houden dat Ernesto geen dip 
naar zuiden doet 's nachts naar ons toe terwijl iedereen slaapt, nou ja bijna 
iedereen, behalve Teamcare vrijwilligers die de schildpad nesten dag en nacht 
bewaken :)

Aanhoudende wind is veel lager dan eerder geraamd, omdat de hurricane hunter 
vliegtuig meldde dat de sterkste winden in het noordwest kwadrant van de storm 
zullen bevinden. Dit betekent dat we bijna geen wind ervaren op zaterdag tot 
ca. 8 uur. Maar daarna zal het slechte weer aankomen.

Hoe erg zal het zijn? Nou ja, niet zo slecht als eerder voorspeld op de middag.

Sterke aanhoudende winden zullen voordoen na 8pm op zaterdag en kan zijn tussen 
de 40 en 45 km per uur.
Windgusts kunnen sterker zijn, dus sterker dan 45 km per uur en maximaal ca. 55 
tot 60 km per uur.
Er is ook een grote kans op matige tot zware regenbuien in verband met bliksem.
Sterke golven kunnen nog steeds worden verwacht langs de gehele noordelijke 
kust van Curaçao. Bijzondere voorzichtigheid moet worden genomen in de buurt 
van publiek toegankelijke delen van Boca Ascencion, Boca Savonet, Boca Tabla, 
Boca Pistol, Playa Canoa en Boca van St.Joris. Dit betekent dat nonsurfers 
zoals Shete Boca Park bezoekers en op de kustvissers moeten heel voorzichtig 
zijn wanneer die dicht bij de zee komen. Surfers, die geen ervaring met grote 
golven hebben wordengeaqdviseerd om tips te verkrijgen bij loklae ervaren grote 
golf surfers om zichzelf en de riffen te beschermen.

Het slechte weer kan tot ver in de avond op zondag aanhouden.

Op dit moment heeft Teamcare geen extra vrijwilligers nodig om de 58 
zeeschildpadden nesten die we hebben gelogged, dag en nacht te bewaken om 
ervoor te zorgen de nesten niet worden verstoord of gekookt door bonfires/bbq 
op het strand door onwetende strandbezoekers.

Als Ernesto blijft voortbewegen op de voorspelde baan, kan het uiteindelijk 
tussen Cancun en Belize City arriveren en zijn track daarna zal echter nog 
onzeker zijn.

- here come the big waves...finally!!
  • From: marcus at dushicuracao.net
  • Date: 2 Aug 2012 03:15:39 -0000
Hello dushi friends in the Caribbean,

the whole month of July was great for Curacao during this Hurricane season 2012 
because we only had plenty sun, and just enough rain to keep the manzalinja, 
kenepa, tamarinde and mahok forests green, caused wildflowers to be in 
abundance, kept fruit bearing trees full of fruit and the wild animals happy.

Today marked another cloudless day with enough seawind to keep things cool and 
blow the humidity offshore.

That thing to the east of us we took a gander at, but that;s all. It is still 
far away and could pass us completely. It will most likely just send some big 
15-20 sec 1.4 m waves our way which we the locals can enjoy immensely at the 
surf spots of Playa Canoa, Klein Curacao and Boca Pistol.

A word of caution to local surf dudes and gals who have had the deal with 
choppy surf all month of July and who are inexperienced in riding huge waves... 
pls check in with Tim, Steven, Danny, Charly and Carlito to figure out who is 
going where on the north shore and who is taking the boat to Klein Curacao, 
because big wave riding can be tricky...so please check in with the experienced 
local pros before you try to challenge the huge swells to prevent injury to 
yourself and the reefs.

Dushi regards and Godspeed to all,


- poof... gone
  • By marcus at dushicuracao.net
  • Date: 1 Jul 2012 06:14:35 -0000
As expected 97L is "poofff" gone !

Nice weather we had today in Curacao. The north shore was very calm with little 
or no wind, but the seawater was brrr cold... yet great temperature for the 
mangrove fish nurseries which are currently abundant with tiny seahorses. Just 
got back in from a night dive..will upload pics later of the baby seahorses.. 
after I catch some zzzz's

Dushi regards and Godspeed to all,


- Invest 97L
  • By tim.reijnaert at gmail.com
  • Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2012 21:00:01 +0000
So the wave near N12 W47 has been given the invest status. Invest 97L. The NHC 
has increased it's chance of developing into a cyclone within  the next 48 
hours from 10% to 20%. The wave is forecast to stay on a westerly track for the 
next few days. The environment is not really conductive for development, but 
keep your eyes on it!

- TS Debby's outer band may bring possibly some rain to Curacao
  • By marcus at dushicuracao.net
  • Date: 24 Jun 2012 05:34:05 -0000
TS Debby is dumping allot of rain near Florida.

An outer band of Debby is coming down towards us.

Hopefully it will bring along clouds with  water vapor....we need some skywater 

see attached GOES images

Dushi regards and Godspeed to all,


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- Gettin started now
  • By tim.reijnaert at gmail.com
  • Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2012 19:06:34 +0000

So tropical storm Chris became a hurricane today.

And the unorganised weather in the gulf became an invest.

Bone dry here on Curacao. Send me some rain!!!!

- windy plus choppy high sea
  • By marcus at dushicuracao.net
  • Date: 19 Jun 2012 11:37:48 -0000
Bon dia,

Right now in Curacao sunny blue skies with a rain-cloud hovering here and there 
without any precipitation coming down to Earth.

Strong winds are producing choppy high seas.

All in all a regular non-eventful start of the hurricane season for Curacao. :)


- sunny skies are back
  • By marcus at dushicuracao.net
  • Date: 18 Jun 2012 20:24:53 -0000
Invest 95
Time             Lat   Lon    Wind(mph)    Pressure      Storm type
00 GMT 06/18/12  33.4N  63.5W     30        1005       Invest
06 GMT 06/18/12  34.9N  62.6W     30        1005       Invest
12 GMT 06/18/12  37.0N  61.9W     40        1005       Invest
18 GMT 06/18/12  38.0N  61.3W     40        1005       Invest

Invest 95 is moving east into the Atlantic and is mainly a dilemma for sea 

In Curacao the overcast sky is diminshed to 40 pecent cloudy with majority 
sunny skies accompanied by strong cool seabreeze and zero rain.

- overcast Father's day
  • By marcus at dushicuracao.net
  • Date: 18 Jun 2012 04:50:06 -0000
As Father's Day in Curacao came to and end, rain clouds moved in to create 
heavy overcast sky. Except for a few very brief sprinkles here and there, rain 
was mostly an insignificant event. The overcast sky is expected to continue 
today on Monday June 18th, 2012.

Elsewhere invest 95 materialized at   33.4N  63.5W, windspeed = 30 mph, 
pressure = 1005      

- Still here
  • By tim.reijnaert at gmail.com
  • Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2012 01:17:44 +0000

Hurricane season has started so im writing my first post of the season. What a 
(pre)start we had with Alberto and Beryl already before the first of June. 
Models are even twitching about a possible Chris in the gulf of Mexico 
somewhere in the future. Conditions are not really favorable with je MJO in the 
dry phase now, but who knows.

This hurricane season's forecasted number of storms/ hurricanes still not 
really sure because of uncertain ENSO (Nino/ Nina) conditions. 

Pretty windy here on Curacao the last couple of weeks because of the strong 
Azores high pressure. 22 knots with 25+ gusts. Sure makes the windsurfers and 
kitesurfers happy! Today we had some increased cloudiness because of a tropical 
wave. Some rain here and there but nothing significant. Nature's getting 
thirsty though. 

Anyway. Have a safe hurricane season. 

- here we go
  • By marcus at dushicuracao.net
  • Date: 2 Jun 2012 11:59:29 -0000
Welcome to this page. Let's keep our fingers crossed for a very mild hurricane 
season for Curacao.

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