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- Laura
  • By Jason Hebert <j.hebert at antillespower.com>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2020 18:55:36 +0000
Laura, is showing some effects now. We are finally seeing some significant 
weather in the Fajardo area. Winds around 35 MPH, and heavy rain.  Visibility 
down to Under 1/2 mile. 

- Update from Viejo San Juan
  • By David Garcia <englishlabpr at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2020 13:40:29 -0400
Wind gusts here in viejo San Juan are picking up in frequency & intensity. No or little rain so far, unlike the previous. Be well & safe,
David Garcia
Curriculum Director
The English Lab
787 675 4714
Sabes inglés, pero quieres mejorar…®

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- It is noon and still calm in San Juan Metro Area
  • By Francisco Echegaray <fechegaray at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2020 16:31:10 +0000

Hi again:

It is already noon and we are in relative calm in Carolina, in San Juan metropolitan area.
We have had an ocasional rain in the morning, brief and light.   It is overcast but  not much happening.
For most of the morning there wasn't even breeze.  Here is a picture from the front of my home looking toward southwest.

I have been watching satellite and radar images and I find a discrepancy between the "oficial" track posted by NHC and what I can see on Doppler Radar and IR images.   The NHC places the center at 11AM south of SW PR, while the doppler radar clearly shows that it is still in the south east of PR.   It seems to be moving to the west.  Link shared to San Juan Doppler Radar

- Infrared loop image Caribbean Area
  • By Francisco Echegaray <fechegaray at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2020 11:53:09 +0000

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- Very still in San Juan a 7 am
  • By Francisco Echegaray <fechegaray at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2020 11:33:03 +0000
HI every one:

We woke up to a calm here in San Juan Puerto Rico.    No  rain and not even a breeze at this moment.
The leaves of the trees are absolutely still.   I found this very odd compared to last night forecast.
There wasn't much o rain nor wind last night.

When I look an infrared image loop it seems the center has either gone straith west or gone south a little.   The center appears to be about 25 miles south of St. Croix, compared to the last forecast that had the center going across Vieques and east P.R.   It seems that maybe the southwest of P.R. will again get the worst part of the storm if any.   

Take care everyone.
STay safe.

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- Vieques Sound
  • By Jason Hebert <j.hebert at antillespower.com>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2020 11:22:59 +0000

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- Tropical Storm Laura.
  • By Jason Hebert <j.hebert at antillespower.com>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2020 11:19:43 +0000
Good morning from the east coast of Puerto Rico. ☔️ 
With what appears to be the center of the storm just south of Frederiksted and Vieques, my anemometer is reading 12.9 MPH at 085 or out of the east with only very light rain seas apear ro be 3-4’ in the Vieques sound. not much more than I would consider light chop for this area. My hill top farm in Frederkisted, is reporting the same, with a passing thunder storm at about 4:00 Am. Enjoy the day😎 Jason. 

Jason Hebert | President
Antilles Power Depot
1000 CARR 860 • Carolina  PR 00987

- Heavy rain in Puerto Rico - consecuence of Josephine
  • By Francisco Echegaray <fechegaray at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2020 18:14:41 +0000
I was expecting today to be another sunny day, as storms usually suck out all the clouds from the surrounding areas.
But since half an hour ago we are experiencing heavy rains in the San Juan metropolitan area.
I took a look at the doppler radar and was surprized to see that the rains are not just over San Juan, but also heavy  rains are falling around an extensive area in the central west part of Puerto Rico. (see below)  Stronger than usual for a day without any "direct" effect from a storm.
So you never know what to expect from these systems, which shows to be very unorganized and located way north of us, but
here we go... I hope not too much floodings.   Especially since today there are primary elections being carried out in the island!

Take care every one!

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- Isaias Update
  • By "Richard Boyd" <boyd at mylink.net>
  • Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2020 12:20:29 -0400
I just wanted to offer a short update on the tropical storm that hit Puerto Rico the last two days. The reports are from news sources here on the island.
At the present moment, there are about 135,000 people without electricity, and power crews are working to restore service. About 100,000 are without water service, mostly due to the lack of electricity.
The San Juan metro area received 4-5 inches of rain, and there are reports on the island of up to 10 inches of rain, mostly in the west. I saw pictures of National Guard troops helping people to evacuate.

- Tropical Storm Isaias Effects over Puerto Rico
  • By Francisco Echegaray <fechegaray at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 22:26:37 +0000

Tropical Storm Isaias has been affecting Puerto Rico since yesterday, (wednesday) about noon, with the ocassional band with winds and rains.  But in the early hours of today since at least 5 AM we started receiving copious rains.  All morning was raining on and off until early in the afternoon.   And then about 4 pm, when we thought it was over, again we had more strong rains.  It is estimated that between 6 and 7 inches of rain have fell over some areas in Puerto Rico.    There are many reports of flooding from diferent places on the island, especially in Mayaguez, to the west.   About half a million homes were without electric power around the island, as reported about noon.  

On a very sad note, one person was reported killed by a falling tree in Trujillo Alto, near San Juan. This was early this morning. 

This has been a very strange system, not having very strong winds, but still enough to tear branches off and make some trees (weakened by Hurr. Maria 3 years ago) to fall down.    Beware to our neighbors in the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas.  Be prepared and on alert.  Don let the realively low speed of winds fool you.  This is a very dangerous system. Stay safe.

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- Isaias
  • By "Richard Boyd" <boyd at mylink.net>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 10:24:30 -0400
Good morning from Puerto Rico!
As you could guess, we are receiving on-going rain from the tropical storm with gusty winds. I have heard reports of 2-4 inches of rain in the past 24 hours.
I know of one power outage due to a downed power pole, and there are some trees that suffered damage. Flooding and mud slides continues to be a problem and we expect rain throughout the day today.
What a mess!

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