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- 98L Pre-Nicole, Trough System and Tropical waves Sock the Antilles...
  • By Fedaw Shercloh <fedawshercloh at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2022 11:09:39 -0400
A Tropical wave near 53W and 13N is showing some mid to low level spin with rotation of cloud tops visible on satellite imagery. This bears watching as it nears the islands which may result in further inclement weather, And if some of the models are right the islands could see yet another system in a week's time. Time will ultimately tell as always.

This will not be good timing to say the least as the Antilles (From the Dominican Republic to St. Lucia) are already drenched having been socked by 98L Or Pre-Nicole along with a trough system and back to back impacts from tropical waves 50 & 51. 

Sadly, unprecedented Flooding, landslides, property damages and *deaths have all occured in some of the islands... With (North) St. Lucia and the East Coast of Dominica being the worst cases in point thus far. The Stark reality of Climate change is undeniable... *(A man succumbed to his injuries in Petit Soufriere, Dominica resulting from a landslide).

Over the last few days Beautiful weather and Sunny skies have returned to All of the Nature Isle thankfully, and relief & recovery efforts are now well underway. May God be Praised.

(We are also ironically in 'election mode' as a baffling snap election (Dec 6th) has been called- interesting and amazing times to be sure)

As always Stay Vigilant & Prepared folks.
God Bless!

- South windward Tropical weather Alert...
  • By Fedaw Shercloh <fedawshercloh at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2022 21:17:22 -0400
Well it looks like some Cyclogenesis is underway in the South eastern Caribbean sea near the Southern Windwards and TnT. This is a Pre-cyclonic set-up that's similar to when Pre- Julia (91L) adversely affected Trinidad and Tobago, as well as Northern Venezuela, & the ABC island area with heavy squalls. Hoping and Praying for the best in Trinidad with the passage of this system, and that there will be no loss of Life there as sadly occured the last time (Oct 5th, 2022).

Stay Vigilant and Prepared folks. 

*P.S. We are in Independence Celebration 🥳 🎉 mode here in the Nature Island of the Caribbean,  Dominica (The Commonwealth of Dominica). We have had some Liquid sunshine really adding to the outdoor spectacle at the many Creole shows and festivities happening island wide. Join us for our World Creole Music Festival from the 28th Oct, & our 44th Independence Celebrations culminating on November 3rd.
Plus an *extra bonus holiday on the 4th since one day is NOT enough time for fun loving Dominicans to truly celebrate Nationhood in Grand style! Don't Miss it- The Nature Isle/Dominica is Lit 🎇-rain or shine...


- Heads- up for 91L
  • By Fedaw Shercloh <fedawshercloh at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2022 11:02:14 -0400
91L's formation percentages have been increased once more. This system has not been handled well like a few others before it by the GFS model. However, Cyclogenesis seems apparent so the Windward islands need to pay close attention.

The system (91L) regardless of development should begin affecting the islands with storm like conditions in earnest by the afternoon period into the evening on Wednesday. 

Let's hope that no rapid intensification of this system occurs as it nears the islands. ("Lesser Antilles rule").

Hoping and praying for the best for all our islands.
Stay safe & vigilant folks.
God Bless!

- Sad
  • By Lisette Stevens <jaco.lass at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2022 10:11:14 -0500
Sending out all our thoughts for everyone affected  by hurricane Ian.  What a devastating hurricane.  We cannot begin to imagine how many people have been affected.
Here in Dominica we are having weird weather, there is a lot of thunder, cloud and rain, sunny periods as well.  

We are still keeping a very watchful eye on the system coming off Africa.  We are  in the hurricane season till the end of November!

- Ian and 'Julia'...?
  • By Fedaw Shercloh <fedawshercloh at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2022 10:35:10 -0400
Thoughts and Prayers go out to those in Florida facing category Four Ian (155mph) especially those located along its West coast...Please Hunker down and stay safe.

& Meanwhile 'Pre Julia' (99L) Seems to be exhibiting Cyclogenesis at this time in the Atlantic, And also the 'ghost' of Hermine has re-generated somewhat. It's 2022 (backloaded)...

Stay vigilant folks.
God Bless!

- The "I" Storm... (Ian)
  • By Fedaw Shercloh <fedawshercloh at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2022 00:10:12 -0400
So the dreaded "I" storm does make it to threaten the Caymans yet again... (I storm names are among the most retired and Notorious). History certainly appears to repeat itself at least in certain respects. Hopefully it should not be anywhere as bad as in 2004 (Ivan).
Please stay safe folks. & Always be prepared.

Thoughts and Prayers going out to those in the Cayman islands & elsewhere (Canada)...

- Extreme Climate change Impacts Loom...
  • By Fedaw Shercloh <fedawshercloh at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2022 12:42:04 -0400
Guadeloupe is a perfect case in point for extreme tropical cyclone rainfall events which have increased in magnitude and impact over time. An exponential increase over the last couple of decades. 

Talk about Climate change impacts on a critical island and archipelago wide scale as the neighbouring islands including mine are facing the same predicament including Puerto Rico. (See: https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2022/09/warming-climate-makes-extreme-hurricane-rains-more-likely-for-puerto-rico/ )

This is truly a disturbing and shocking portend for future impacts from Cyclonic rains in a wetter storm induced climate -yet occuring within a more unpredictable AHGW (Accelerated Human caused Global warming) scenario.

Stay vigilant folks.
God Bless!

- 'Pre-Hermine'...
  • By Fedaw Shercloh <fedawshercloh at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2022 23:20:37 -0400
Tropical Cyclonic formation seems to be well underway near the ‘ABC' islands: Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao… Cyclogenesis of Hermine should be a fait accompli at this point. Points further West need to beware.
Praying and hoping for the best.

Stay Vigilant folks.
God Bless!

- Hurricane Maria's Anniversary...
  • By Fedaw Shercloh <fedawshercloh at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2022 23:23:50 -0400
Well it's now been five years since category 5 Monster Hurricane Maria made an unwelcomed visit to our shores. We shall Never forget that dreadful storm.
Praying & hoping for the best for all those being affected by Hurricane Fiona.

Stay vigilant folks...
God Bless!

- Guadeloupe aftermath...
  • By Fedaw Shercloh <fedawshercloh at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2022 16:05:50 -0400
Here's a Frances Antilles Guadeloupe link below to one of the worst affected communities in the Guadeloupe archipelago. Please Pray for all those who were affected in Guadeloupe by Fiona...
And of course thoughts and Prayers go out to those being adversely affected in Puerto Rico 🇵🇷🇺🇲 By Hurricane Fiona.

- Tropical Storm Fiona
  • By Lisette Stevens <jaco.lass at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2022 07:28:10 -0400

Tropical Storm Fiona has caused some damage in different parts of the island but not anything like Guadeloupe.  We send our sincere condolences to the families of the dead and injured!  It reminds us of Tropical Storm Erika in 2015 that caused so much damage, death and injury here.  Tragic.  The flooding and damage to homes and the infrastructure in Guadeloupe will be enormous, it is a very sad situation. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Tropical Storm Fiona has not totally left the island yet but is on her way out, we will not be sad to see her go!

Our thoughts are with the islands that Tropical Storm Fiona is about to hit.   Hopefully, the damage will not be too serious!

- Fiona's fury in Guadeloupe...
  • By Fedaw Shercloh <fedawshercloh at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2022 16:17:13 -0400
Praying and just so heartbroken over the devastation caused by Fiona in Guadeloupe. Sadly, these impacts from Fiona in Guadeloupe rival the devastation caused by Tropical storm Erika in Dominica back in 2015. I do hope that the name Fiona gets retired in due respect for those who lost their lives in Guadeloupe. & May their souls rest in the Eternal Peace of Christ…

Truly Impressive rainfall measurements in Guadeloupe recorded in 1 hour:
156.5 mm - La Désirade (Gendarmerie).
111.2 mm - La Désirade (Météo).
105.6 mm - Matouba.
100.3 mm - Capesterre-Belle-Eau (Bois-Debout)
85.7 mm - Capesterre Belle-Eau (Neufchâteau).
77.8 mm - Gourbeyre (Dolé)
73.4 mm - Vieux-Habitants.
Impressive Rainfall totals recorded in 3 hours:
218 mm at Petit-Bourg (Gros Morne).
215 mm - Capesterre-Belle-Eau (Bois-Debout).
214 mm - La Désirade (Gendarmerie).
213 mm - Petit-Bourg (Roujol)
211 mm - Matouba.
169 mm - Capesterre Belle-Eau (Neufchâteau).
163 mm - La Désirade (Météo).
143 mm - Gourbeyre (Dolé).
104 mm - Pointe-Noire.

Cumulative totals so far in Guadeloupe from Tropical Storm Fiona- And it’s STILL Raining there -Just incredible :
483 mm à Capesterre Belle-Eau (Neufchâteau).
477 mm à St-Claude (Matouba).
449 mm à Petit-Bourg (Gros Morne).
431 mm à Petit-Bourg (Roujol).
426 mm à Capesterre-Belle-Eau (Bois-Debout).
387 mm à Gourbeyre (Dolé).
381 mm à Basse-Terre.
349 mm à Baillif.
314 mm à Baie-Mahault Convenance
313 mm à Vieux-Habitants.
267 mm à Ste-Rose (Grande-Habituée).
259 mm à Ste-Rose (Sofaïa)
233 mm à La Désirade.
206 mm au Raizet.

Please Pray for the islands especially Guadeloupe...🙏🏿🇨🇵🇬🇵🇲🇶

- Tropical Storm Fiona
  • By Lisette Stevens <jaco.lass at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2022 10:15:52 -0400
We have had a very good night here in the valley in Dominica.  As the evening came there was an amazing sunset and a blue sky!!   We did not feel there was any weather coming!   There was no rain in the evening, we went to bed!  Heard some thunder and let one of our dogs who is frightened in the house from our deck!

The night was very peaceful.  Waking up this morning to a very dark sky and the pitter patter of rain!  Absolutely no wind at all!  (Some parts of the island had heavier rainfall and wind.)  We have been so very lucky.  It is so peaceful and the sky is brightening up.  Fiona is supposed to be gone around midday!  

There are clips of films from Guadeloupe and they have bad flooding.  It is very sad for the people of Guadeloupe.  

Dominica seems to have been spared this time. We give thanks.

Feeling sad for the other islands and main land that will be affected by Fiona.  


- Fierce Fiona...
  • By Fedaw Shercloh <fedawshercloh at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2022 01:39:06 -0400

Fierce Fiona indeed…
The early reports from our Sister Isle Guadeloupe to the North of us are not very good. Fiona is not to be trifled with... This was pegged as a wetter than usual storm, but I think many Islanders under-prepared including here in the Nature Isle. More Lessons to be learnt overall...

Given the current impacts it’s likely that Fiona could be at minimal Hurricane strength at this point. Another classic example of the “Lesser Antilles rule” at work which supports the strengthening of tropical systems near or while passing thru the Lesser Antilles chain. Praying and hoping for the best here, & Thoughts and Prayers to those who lie in the future path of Fiona.

Stay safe and vigilant folks.
God Bless!

- Fiona's fury...
  • By Fedaw Shercloh <fedawshercloh at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2022 00:27:59 -0400
Yep, that's right on NHC- Fiona's intensity is definitely increasing and boy is it evident on the ground.

Like a ‘switch’- winds, rain and seas have considerably picked up Here and Fiona is not done with the Leeward & Northern Windward islands by any means. It will be a long night for Guadeloupe, Martinique & Dominica as well as the rest of the Leeward islands.

Praying that this storm does not turn deadly. A strengthening tropical storm at 60mph is pretty much the equivalent of a category 1 hurricane in impacts. Sadly some people would have under-prepared for this system, & with it's southern wobbles in track we are certainly getting getting much more prolonged storm impacts than would be welcomed.

As Fiona continues to go a bit more south of due west yet again- we expect to continue feeling its impacts with increased gusts and squalls.
& Of course, given the current situation our island should have already been placed under a Tropical Storm Warning instead of a mere watch. The Barbados Met Services (which has Meteorological responsibility for issuing warnings for Dominica) Viz a vi Dominica's met office -Really and truly needs to get its act together. SMH...

Stay safe & Vigilant folks!
God Bless!

- Staying Vigilant...
  • By Fedaw Shercloh <fedawshercloh at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2022 20:16:13 -0400
We had mostly moderate showers earlier with the occasional gusts and minor bands moving through. More intense bands are expected to come our way in the next couple of hours... We are in a sort of 'dry' western slot of the storm at present. However, Martinique which is just to our South has been having adverse weather conditions as feeder bands continue to wrap into the Storm. It will be a long night… Hoping and Praying for the best. Winds and rains will pick up again in the North of our island first before spreading more south over Dominica.

The Guadeloupe area- where Fiona’s center is situated -which is just about 35-50 miles north of us is under a Red Weather Advisory and warning at this time. Unfortunately, there have been isolated reports of moderate pockets of damage already which is not good news.

Winds associated with Tropical Storm #Fiona are increasing across the Leewards with estimated sustained winds up to 50 KM/H and gusts to 70 KM/H. Winds gusts of 50-55 KM/H earlier and 80+ km gusts have been recently recorded across Guadeloupe. Landfall is ongoing in Guadeloupe, as of now... & tropical storm conditions are continuing to spread across the Leewards and Northern Windwards.

Stay safe & Stay vigilant folks.
God Bless!

- Feeling Fiona's effects...
  • By Fedaw Shercloh <fedawshercloh at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2022 09:56:16 -0400
Meanwhile Fiona's peripheral bands are causing increasing shower activity here in Dominica. However, this afternoon into the evening will bring the brunt of the system over our area with the center now expected to pass directly across Guadeloupe (about 25-30 miles to our north) which could disrupt it somewhat.

Guadeloupe has peaks as high as ours in Dominica nearing 5000 feet which were able to slightly weaken even category five Hurricane Maria back in 2017. Time will tell as always.
'Back loaded' storms like Fiona can often pack some nasty surprises though... At this rate perhaps St. Lucia may also need to be placed under some kind of weather alert. It's good to see that the French authorities recently issued a timely weather alert for Martinique.

Hopefully all our utilities will hold up under Fiona's impacts as they have in the past post Hurricane Maria.

Stay safe and stay vigilant folks.

- Prudence Prevails...
  • By Conan Shillingford <nichs at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2022 08:52:10 -0400

Kudos to the relevant authorities who have since issued a Tropical storm watch, and other local advisories including a cancellation of schools today -in light of the southward shift in the track of Fiona. (Though this could have been done much earlier).

Nonetheless, it's providential that Met and Govt officials were guided accordingly, and made the right calls in the interest of public Safety and Preparedness, which greatly necessitated a review in tropical storm watch/ warning designations.

Adverse Storm impacts in Dominica are now much more likely, and the precautionary alerts were absolutely essential especially given our very recent catastrophic experience not only with Hurricane Maria (September 18-19) in 2017, but also with tropical storm Erika back in 2015 (which had a similar track/ intensity), And for which there were absolutely no watches or warnings issued.

Praying and hoping for the very Best for all of our islands with the passage of Fiona.

As always Stay safe & be prepared everyone.
God Bless!

- Tropical storm Fiona
  • By Lisette Stevens <jaco.lass at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2022 06:53:18 -0400
Tropical storm Fiona looks ominous!  We have just been told that she is approaching us here in Dominica.  We have been watching Fiona closely over the last two days. We have been worrying about the weather and we feel it could be another Erka.  We sincerely hope not!

Everyone here should be aware of Tropical storm Fiona, anyone living in an area that is near a river or prone to landslides must think of  moving to somewhere safe!

Hopefully everyone has their cupboards full of provisions and is well prepared.

Let us hope that Fiona is not as bad as Erika. That we all stay safe.  We are thinking of everyone here  and in the other islands that will also be affected by Tropical storm Fiona.

- Fixed on Fiona...
  • By Fedaw Shercloh <fedawshercloh at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2022 00:13:39 -0400
I shudder, it’s unnerving and unbelievable with the lack of a warning or watch… Not even a Cyclone alert or Early Flood warning has been issued locally on island. & At this point schools, and work places etc. are All set for 'business as usual' tomorrow -Friday. Really?... Surely the Barbados Met Services/ Dominica Met office can do better? 

I'm Having a nagging and disturbing feeling that this is becoming more and more like a deja-vu of 2015 with Tropical Storm Erika which adversely affected my lovely isle, the Nature Island of the Caribbean, Dominica. 

Yet again tonight, even with a more southerly shift of the center and the track (not to mention convection) being very evident now there are still no alerts or watches/ warnings being issued for the Island of Dominica. SMH... 

It's always baffling Re: the logic/ rationale used when it's quite apparent that the eventual storm's wind field and associated adverse conditions will significantly impact the Dominica area. 
This seems like a tragic repeat in the making of similar, but avoidable mistakes -Re: Non- issuance of warnings/ watches for the Island by the Barbados Met Service which has this responsibility. 

Praying and hoping for the best for my island, but this is sadly a highly egregious, and incompetent Barbados/ Dca met incident unfolding once more. Should the impacts of Fiona- peripheral or otherwise be grave in Dominica it will yet again be Another Meteorologically irresponsible fiasco as was the case back in 2015 for T.S. Erika.

Stay Vigilant & prepared folks. 
& God Bless our Islands.

- Following Fiona...
  • By Fedaw Shercloh <fedawshercloh at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2022 23:58:16 -0400
I'm very worried now with the track of Fiona being shifted further south that No watches or warnings have been issued for Dominica at All. God forbid that this will be a repeat or deja-vu of what happened in 2015 with Tropical storm Erika.

The Barbados met office which has responsibility for issuance of watches and warnings for Dominica needs to do much better than that. This meteorological incompetence has to stop!
It's always better to be safe than sorry. Precaution & Early warning is the 'Name of the game.'

 With the current track and forward speed- impacts should begin at the latest by Friday afternoon by which point some adverse weather conditions should begin affecting the Guadeloupe/ Dominica area etc.

In fact peripheral (minor) storm effects are already set to occur in the Guadeloupe/ Dominica area into early tomorrow. This was evidenced by the showers which came earlier today as per radar, and that are still coming across the islands as banding from Fiona increases as it circulation gets nearer. 

Following the official forecast (which of course is subject to change)- Fiona achieved slight intensification today along with a bit of a south of due west motion before it's expected to maintain a more westerly course through the middle Lesser Antilles area. (In fact, rather Similar to Tropical storm Erika's track- 2015). So far, however, Fiona still seems to be heading more southerly which is hugely concerning.

This may now put us on the 'stronger' north western quadrant of the storm, rather than the weaker south western one. However organizing tropical storms don't always 'behave' as anticipated & Fiona is a classic case in point. 

Let's hope and pray that we'll be spared major flash flooding in Dominica, which is the main threat, & that Fiona does not end up being like a destructive deja-vu version of Erika in 2015. 

Stay calm, but be prepared folks.

God Bless!

- Tropical Storm Fiona forms...
  • By Fedaw Shercloh <fedawshercloh at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2022 00:09:04 -0400
Tropical storm Fiona could intensify some more as it nears the islands, and is expected to directly affect the Guadeloupe/ Antigua area by early Friday morning, which will include a high possibility of similar impacts in the neighbouring islands. (Could Fiona's track be similar to that of Tropical storm *Erika in 2015-? It's a wait and see at this Point) Also, this is projected to be a wetter than usual system so everyone should be Vigilant.

As always one should hope and Pray for the best, however, it's best to be prepared for the worst.

Stay Vigilant folks.

- Vigilance - TD Seven -'Pre T.S. Fiona'
  • By Fedaw Shercloh <fedawshercloh at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2022 12:32:15 -0400

Well, the Leeward islands and perhaps even the extreme Northern Windwards need to be on the lookout for TD 7, 'Pre-Fiona.' Hopefully according to the forecast no rapid intensification should take place.

However, one never knows with mother nature and climate change- including the "Lesser Antilles rule" effect, which facilitates strengthening of systems while approaching or crossing the Lesser Antilles archipelago. Friday into Saturday God's Willing should be wet to say the very least...

Stay Vigilant folks.

God Bless!

- Tropical Storm Earl is here...
  • By Fedaw Shercloh <fedawshercloh at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2022 23:21:27 -0400

Well after days of Attempting to get it's act together -Finally we have Earl... This was highly anticipated given the steady increased organization of the system.

The VI and Puerto Rico as well as the Northern Lesser Antilles need to be on the Look out for peripheral effects.

Stay Vigilant folks.

God Bless!

    - weather
    • By Lisette Stevens <jaco.lass at gmail.com>
    • Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2022 08:15:23 -0500
    Yesterday was not too bad at all after the thunder and lightning in the night.  It was dull and wet, not too windy.  Last night was so peaceful.  We have woken up to a showery wet morning so far.  I think it will be a good day.

    The outlook for the next few days looks clear.

    - stormy weather
    • By Lisette Stevens <jaco.lass at gmail.com>
    • Date: Sun, 7 Aug 2022 08:54:13 -0400
    Last night was very stormy.  We had a lot of thunder and lightning here.  Our dog Reba is terrfied of thunder and lightning.  She has to be beside us in our home for reassurance and cuddles!

    This morning is wet dull, and dark.  looking at our website we are in for a very wet and stormy day.

    Here in Dominca we could experience flooding and landslides so please everyone stay safe.  As I write this we are experiencing a heavy shower.  

    Lets hope this tropical wave is not as bad or as big as it looks.

    I am wishig we all have a peaceful safe Sunday.

    - Weather
    • By Lisette Stevens <jaco.lass at gmail.com>
    • Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2022 11:06:43 -0500
    I have not posted for a while.  Our weather over the last few weeks has been pretty similar in the valley showery, windy, sunny weather!  I think we are very lucky so far.  Long may it last.  The weather world wide is changing!  Here it seems cooler than usual so far this year.  We are just keeping our fingers crossed that we have no bad hurricanes in the Caribbean!

    At the moment we are having occasional tropical waves, one may pass through tomorrow.

    Virus-free. www.avg.com

    - Clear skies
    • By Lisette Stevens <jaco.lass at gmail.com>
    • Date: Sun, 3 Jul 2022 08:15:25 -0500
    The last two days have not been bad at all!  We have had wet, windy weather but no real damage.  We have had some flooding at Hampstead.  There is a place where the road crosses a river and this floods a motorbike was taken by the water but no one was hurt!!  The rivers are full.

    Looking at the satellite image the bad weather has left us and today should be bright!  we will continue to monitor the weather

    We have cricket here Bangladesh against the West Indies 20/20.  Yesterday the game went ahead and a little later was called off due to the weather!  Today, hopefully the match will go ahead today! As I am writing this the sun has come out!  A lot of excitement in Dominica!  Something to look forward to!!

    - Links for Sister islands post TW 13 coverage...
    • By Fedaw Shercloh <fedawshercloh at gmail.com>
    • Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2022 16:07:14 -0400

    - Sunshine peeping Through...
    • By Fedaw Shercloh <fedawshercloh at gmail.com>
    • Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2022 15:53:30 -0400

    Well, the sun has been battling to show it's face through the clouds today in the wake of TW 13/14 in Dominica.
    Hopefully, some cricket action will be underway, and surely into tomorrow God's Willing with an improvement in conditions. 

    Tropical wave 13/14 was certainly a very vigorous one with reports also surfacing out of Martinique of downed trees and fallen shrubbery similar to what occured in St. Lucia resulting in power outages etc. So far no reports of injuries over there so thank God for His continued Mercies in our region.

    Stay vigilant folks.

    - Cool and overcast in the Nature Isle...
    • By Fedaw Shercloh <fedawshercloh at gmail.com>
    • Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2022 10:01:52 -0400
    It's a cool and overcast morning so far with the odd light shower here in Dominica. We'll see if any Cricket at the Stadium might take place later today. Fingers crossed...
    Tropical wave 13/14 seems to set to share some of it's 'liquid Gold' with the Leewards so they should be happy for that.

    Re: Tropical Storm Bonnie at which made landfall in Central America; our thoughts and Prayers remain with the folks down there. 
    Bonnie has been a remarkable system from the beginning in the Eastern Atlantic. A truly exceptional tropical system especially for it's maintained low latitude, & sustained attempts at organization so early in the season. A truly Multi Basin Classic storm- as it emerges with it's centre intact into the Pacific ocean.

    Stay Vigilant folks- The heart of the season lies ahead...

    - Tropical wave Moisture... St. Lucia impacts
    • By Fedaw Shercloh <fedawshercloh at gmail.com>
    • Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2022 22:46:49 -0400
     Apparently there have been videos and reports surfacing out of St. Lucia of downed trees, localised flooding, & some car crashes unfortunately... Tropical wave # 13/ 14 has certainly been producing more rainfall impacts than might have been expected in islands like our Sister isle St. Lucia...

    Here in Dominica It's been a rainy one as in the rest of the Windward isles today with this latest wave for sure. It's been wet all day in the Nature Island of the Caribbean, Dominica. & The wet stuff is our 'liquid gold.'
    But St. Lucia seems to have gotten way higher totals than were initially anticipated.

    I'm sorry to hear about the ongoing impacts there in St. Lucia. And there's more rain to come...
    Praying & Trusting that those in the usual flood prone areas took all necessary precautions as in Dominica. So far so Good in the Nature Isle, Dominica though. Fingers crossed as the night goes on... Mother nature often has a 'mind' of her own.

    Stay safe everyone.

    - Bonnie... Plus some.
    • By Fedaw Shercloh <fedawshercloh at gmail.com>
    • Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2022 10:42:46 -0400
    Well Tropical Storm Bonnie has finally been designated...And of course, Thoughts and Heartfelt Prayers go out to our brothers and sisters in Central America which will be impacted by Bonnie. I pray and trust that they are well prepared and that the necessary evacuations etc. are being done.

    God's Speed, Protection & Blessings to them! Hoping for the very Best in Jesus' Name!

    Also looking east at the disturbance nearing the island chain... I Hope and Pray that it won't cause too much impacts. As always stay Vigilant folks. Guadeloupe could be get the worst of it, which is located just north of Dominica. It might be particularly problematic since they had major flooding in Guadeloupe in April.

    - Grey day
    • By Lisette Stevens <jaco.lass at gmail.com>
    • Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2022 08:01:38 -0500
    Yesterday was very pleasant, we had quite a lot of sunny spells!  

    Today we have woken up to a gusty windy, cloudy wet day.  94L  is supposed to reach the islands early this evening, however by the looks of this morning it could be starting earlier!

    Everyone has to be vigilant.  We hope the islands below us do not get too much flooding!!

    We managed to shop this week and stocked up on a lot of necessary items.  Hopefully everyone else has to!

    Stay safe and watchful today.  The bad weather is supposed to go on through the night tonight into Saturday morning!!

    - Unsettled weather
    • By Lisette Stevens <jaco.lass at gmail.com>
    • Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 08:20:05 -0500
    Yesterday was very weird!  We had planned to go out, however the  rain kept coming, the wind was very gusty, not a good day, very wet.  We luckily have heard of no damage here on the island.

    Today we have woken up to some blue sky, it looks brighter, let's hope for the best.

    We do have an awful lot of sargassum seaweed!  We have never had very much before but now we are experiencing a lot!  The smell when it dries is deplorable.  For people living near the sea it is quite distressing and bad for people with asthma and breathing difficulties. Are any of the other islands experiencing the same?

    We are watching the weather carefully especially this weekend!  Everyone stay safe.

    - Vigilance...
    • By Fedaw Shercloh <fedawshercloh at gmail.com>
    • Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2022 21:01:55 -0400
    Peripheral impacts from PTC 2 (Pre- Bonnie) should begin affecting the Windward islands area by tomorrow as the Tropical system's impacts spread West towards the islands. We'll see what evening time brings weather wise.
    I think we also need to keep our eyes on the wave right behind "Bonnie". It could be a very wet & windy weekend ahead for the Windwards yet again.
    Stay safe everyone...

    - Potential Tropical Cyclone 2... Pre- Tropical Storm Bonnie.
    • By Conan Shillingford <nichs at hotmail.com>
    • Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2022 20:50:39 -0400
    For All the Preparation skeptics remember that every storm is different... PTC 2 Already has Tropical depression intensity and is strengthening so it will not take much more in organisation to have it fully designated at Tropical storm status. 
    Also, PTC 2 already has recorded Tropical storm force winds in it's north quadrant, and enough convection and vorticity so it's development is well underway. 
    Once a fully closed low level centre of circulation occurs (a surface low) Tropical Storm Bonnie will get formally classified. 
    Additionally, The system seems to be gaining a bit of latitude so the Windward islands north of Trinidad and Grenada should also be prepared for associated storm Impacts...
    Be safe everyone.

    - Stormy weather
    • By Lisette Stevens <jaco.lass at gmail.com>
    • Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2022 07:46:36 -0500

    The weather here has been rain, gusts of wind, thunder and lightning over the last 24 hours.We have woken up to a very dark wet morning.  Listening to the news this morning there has been no disasters or damage so far, which is good news.  It is raining heavily as I write this the noise on our roof is deafening!!

    We are expecting conditions to brighten up  by midday and for us to have a let up until Tuesday evening!  We are all watching 94L closely!  A hurricane hunter is about to fly  to evaluate the intensity of this weather system! 

    It is very early in the season. Let's hope things improve.

    Everyone be cautious and stay safe.

    - Rainy day
    • By Lisette Stevens <jaco.lass at gmail.com>
    • Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2022 15:48:06 -0500
    Last night and today we have had and are still having heavy showers plus gusty winds.  So the weather system coming from the Atlantic is affecting Dominica.  We hope we will get a respite tomorrow until Tuesday evening.  However there seems to be a lot of mess around us.

    The main thrust looks at the moment heading below us, towards Trinidad and Grenada.

    We must be vigilant and take care on the roads.  We are in the hurricane season and have to be prepared.

    This weather looks like it will be in for the evening.

    - 94L
    • By Lisette Stevens <jaco.lass at gmail.com>
    • Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2022 08:25:30 -0500
    The weather in the valley over the last 2 days has been showery with a lot of sunny periods and it has been pretty hot.  Here we are lucky as we usually have a breeze!  Today looks as if it will be similar, showers and sunny periods.

    Looking at the weather that is coming there are three Tropical waves approaching the islands!  94L which is in the middle looks the most threatening!  We need to keep a very close eye on this system.

    Everyone needs to have their store cupboards filled,  everything that is needed to keep things in the home going smoothly and safely in their homes.

    We hope everyone has a good weekend.



    - Sunny
    • By Lisette Stevens <jaco.lass at gmail.com>
    • Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2022 16:14:29 -0500
    Yesterday was very overcast, breezy, with some wonderful fresh showers.  Great for our water collecting, great for the garden!  Very pleasant temperature.

    We feel so lucky where we live as it is very fresh, we live 600' above sea level.  The height helps the temperature.

    Today is a gorgeous day, a lot of sunshine and breeze, very fresh and pleasant, great for the garden.  We grow many different vegetables and fruits, there is nothing like organic food picked fresh off the tree, bush or dug from the ground.  Life is good.

    When we look at what is going on in our world today, we have to be thankful for every day.

    The 21st of June tomorrow which is the longest day of the year, marking the start of summer.

    We wish all stormcarib readers a happy week.

    - Hurricane season
    • By Lisette Stevens <jaco.lass at gmail.com>
    • Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2022 11:50:57 -0400
    It has been a bit of a long time since writing for Dominica!  We love living in Dominica, especially the last couple of months!!

    The weather where we live in the middle of the island has been very good to us!  We have had a lot of rain and breeze, a lot more than on the coast, which has been really dry!  Here in the Layou valley we have a lot of mountains, trees and rivers which attract the clouds no doubt!  Ponte Casse is probably the wettest part of the island.  The Morne Trois Pitons world heritage site mountain.  Attracts the rain as it is so high!  It can be fairly chilly in this location!!  In Fact the temperature for the last two months has been very comfortable!

    We are now in the beginning of the hurricane season.  Last year we were really lucky as the volcano which went off in the Canary Islands brought a lot of sand cover and really helped stop any storms forming!!  There also has been a lot of Sahara dust which helps stop hurricanes!

    We are hoping  we do not have any bad hurricanes in the Caribbean this year but with the world weather situation who knows.  We feel that the temperature is cooler this year.  Whereas other parts of the world are extremely hot!

    We will wait and see.  Good luck to us all.

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