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- Remembrance Day
  • By Joanie Howard <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 9 Nov 2019 13:46:38 +0000
All is well as far as I know in Anguilla, lush and green I am told by one of my neighbours. Fingers crossed the fat lady will start singing soon. I will report first hand after I get back next Wednesday.
I just wanted to remember all those who have made our world possible.

                             The Exhortation

They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
                      we will remember them
When you go home tell them of us and say
For your tomorrow we gave our today

My best to all,
Joanie Howard
President of The Women's Section of The Royal British Legion for Cumbria
Little Bay Barn

- RAIN EVENT
  • By "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2019 09:35:23 -0400

Quiet night but at 7:00 AM, skies opened up, wind switched from SSE to west and heavy rain – a total of 1.02 so far (still some light rain).  Of course my west windows all leak so quite a mess to clean up.   But cistern is finally overflowing.  Love the sound!

 

Steve Donahue

tainos at anguillanet.com

 


Virus-free. www.avg.com

- KAREN
  • By "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 20:07:36 -0400

We are still getting the “leftovers” from Karen – had several rain squalls today with a total of 0.61 inches of rain and several wind gusts in the mid-20’s during squalls.  Right now, a light rain has just started again – from looks of satellite, probably be showers all night long and clearing by morning.

 

Steve Donahue

tainos at anguillanet.com

 


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- Anguilla after a non Jerry event
  • By Elvin's Weather Updates <elvin.richardson at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Sat, 21 Sep 2019 12:44:40 -0400
Anguilla waited for what was expected to be at least a rain event.  Besides a short heavy down pour in the Valley around midday, yesterday was a normal day with some darken skies.  Jerry turned out to be a nonevent and business and Government started to return to normalcy early Friday morning after the all clear was given.  The event at least taught us that this is the busy season and to be prepared because the truth is #ItOnlyTakesOne 

More storms are on the horizon that our eyes are presently watching.  

Pleasant weather to all.

Elvin E. A. Richardson
Elvin's Weather Updates
The Valley
AI-2640
Anguilla, BWI



#ItOnlyTakesOne 

- JERRY
  • By "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Sat, 21 Sep 2019 10:27:23 -0400

Jerry gave us a total of 0.02 in. of rain and avg. wind speed of 4.9 mph (with a gust of 19.2 in rain squall).  Let’s hope that this is the last  system we need to worry about for this season.

 

Steve Donahue

tainos at anguillanet.com

 


Virus-free. www.avg.com

- Fwd: Jerry
  • By Gert van Dijken <gert at vandijken.com>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2019 16:25:01 -0700

From: Diane Hunter
Date: Fri, Sep 20, 2019 at 4:11 PM
Subject: Jerry
To: gert at gobeach.com <gert at gobeach.com>


Good night!

An update.

Anguilla is cloud covered (thick) calm and dry with no breeze at the moment.  This is very weird... not a drop of rain or wind yet.  We are on the west side of the island very close to Meads Bay.

There is a loud humbing sound from crickets like in the summer in southern US states that I have not heard here before.  They probably know a storm is coming. My dog is acting normal and really gets nervous  during storms.  All clear at the moment.

Stay safe is STT.

All the best!

Diane Fleming

- Watching Jerry
  • By "Jed Lindblad" <jedsshed at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 09:38:07 -0400

Right now (9:30 AM AST), it is sunny and bright with a very light breeze, but according to the 5:00 AM update (19 September), Jerry’s CPA track takes him 102.5 miles north of us at 11:36 PM Friday night as a CAT 1 hurricane. If the current track holds true and Jerry doesn’t go crazy in the intensity department, we should be fine.

 

But, I must point out that Anguilla is still in the “Cone of Uncertainty” and a lot can change between now and Friday night. Keep a close watch and hope for the best and be prepared if conditions deteriorate.

 

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Jed Lindblad

Seafeathers, Anguilla B.W.I.

 

264-235-1945 (Mobile)

904-807-8820 (Vonage)

 

jedsshed at gmail.com

 

 


- Bermuda/ Humberto
  • By Joanie Howard <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 12:11:44 +0100
There is quite alot of news on the Bermuda Royal Gazette, I can't contact any of my friends there, seems they had a bit more than a brush with Humberto.
Am trying to find out what's happening in Anguilla and will report as soon as I do.
Stay safe all, beautiful day here in The English Lake District.
JH
Little Bay Barn

- No specific news from Anguilla
  • By Joanie Howard <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2019 20:06:24 +0100
A comment I would like to make, those of us that went through Irma, Maria, Louis and Hugo in one way or another, went through small beer compared with Dorian in the Bahamas (with possibly the exception of Barbuda and Irma and Puerto Rico during Maria)  the damage has been horrendous the death toll (yet to be revealed) appalling.  We thought we had been through a hard time, but we didn't have the horrors that The Abacos and Grand Bahama are experiencing. Now looking back we had it relatively easy. The message of this post is build stronger, be prepared, and remember that all the Islands of the Caribbean support you. As I have said before, it could happen to any of us.
My best to all,
JH
Little Bay Barn
P.S. Much gratitude to Gert and Dave  for the information on Stormcarib.com
it is an amazing site and I am humbled to be a very small part of it.

- Calm Seas
  • By "Jed Lindblad" <jedsshed at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2019 11:46:29 -0400

There has been little to no breeze here for the past few days as you can see by extra calm sea. I think the trough of low pressure to our north is sealing all of our wind!

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- Dorian
  • By Joanie Howard <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 1 Sep 2019 21:23:23 +0100
Just want to say my heart goes out to all the people in the North Bahamas, could happen to any of us at at any time.
Keep alert, keep watching, keep prepared.
Also the Eastern Seaboard of the US.
Prayers,
JH
Little Bay Barn
U.K.
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- PARTING SHOT
  • By "Steve Donahue" <tainos at anguillanet.com>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2019 09:35:04 -0400

About 4:30, sky opened up, thunder/lightening right overhead, wind gust in mid-30’s, and 0.84 in. of rain.  Oh, and did I mention power out for 2nd time today?  But love the rain!

 

Steve Donahue

tainos at anguillanet.com

 


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- Dorian
  • By "Jed Lindblad" <jedsshed at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 08:53:46 -0400

Good morning. According to “The Closest Point of Approach” tool, Dorian passed 108.8 miles south of us at 7:00 AM producing a few showers and some gusty wind conditions. We are fine, still have power and are thankful for the little bit of rain Dorian has brought us so far.

 

My concern now is for our friends and neighbors east of here. The general consensus is that Dorian will increase in intensity due to more favorable conditions and could be a serious threat to the US and British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, The Bahamas and the Eastern US.

 

Stay safe and keep a close eye on this storm.

 

 

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Jed Lindblad

Seafeathers, Anguilla B.W.I.

 

264-235-1945 (Mobile)

904-807-8820 (Vonage)

 

jedsshed at gmail.com

 

 


- Anguilla Green again
  • By Joanie Howard <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 22:50:47 +0100
Good Evening to all,
My kindly Canadian neighbour took this pic yesterday, it appears some of my 
trees have survived the drought, thank goodness. He also checked my rain gauge, 
and the Searocks have had 4 1/2 inches of rain since my last post. Carnival has 
been jumping up mightily over the last week or so, and Real Deal won the big 
boat race, so celebration at Sandy Ground. I do hope the storm gods stay 
sleeping, but, if they wake up are we all ready? If not please prepare.
My best to all,
JH
Little Bay Barn 

 

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- Anguilla rain
  • By Joanie Howard <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 19:55:00 +0100
Good Evening All,
Yesterday my lovely caretaker Isiaih checked my rain gauge, We have had 2 inches in the last couple of days on the Searocks, bearing in mind we had only had half an inch since I left on 14th April, so welcome. 
My compliments to Jane Higgins (St. Thomas) for highlighting the plight of the Dolphins. When Irma came in and destroyed the Dolphin pens in Anguilla, I said Hurrah, hopefully the dolphins were free, but not at all, they had moved them to St.Kitts before Irma arrived. Murphy's law I suppose.
Stay safe and prepared, Things look like they are hotting up.
Best to everyone,
JH
Little Bay Barn

- Still very dry
  • By Joanie Howard <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2019 11:25:30 +0100
Good Morning Everyone,
Nothing much to report from Anguilla except still dry dry dry.
I think your bird Frank might be a young Pearly Eyed Thrasher, they have a very rich chirrup and are bold and cheeky. I stand to be corrected though by anyone with better knowledge than I have. Also Isabel's Pulmeria we always called the Wild Frangipani, so am glad to know its proper name.
Praying and hoping for a quiet Hurricane Season.
My best to all,
JH
Little Bay Barn

- Here we go again
  • By Joanie Howard <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Jun 2019 19:46:29 +0100
God Evening to Everyone who is  part of, or follows Stormcarib.
Start of another season, I hope we are all prepared, Hope I am, this is the first season since I built my house in 1989 that I actually have hurricane shutters on all my windows, also have a generator winterized ( if that is the right word) in my living room as  I thought it might go walk about if I left it in the garage. We have had NO RAIN on the Searocks, despite the pics from Antigua. It has been overcast but none of the wet stuff. We had rain like that (8 inches in 4 hours) a few years ago but that was in November not June.
I wish all the very best for the coming season,
Joanie Howard
Little Bay Barn
P.S. Many congratulations to Real Deal for winning the Anguilla Day boat race.

- Connections
  • By Joanie Howard <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 3 May 2019 23:03:13 +0100
Good Evening all from a cold (46F) North of England. I don't have any weather reports from Anguilla but hope there has been some rain, but just wanted to wish John Fuller well from afar.I don't know John personally except through Stormcarib but his mother was an old girlfriend of my father's way back when and I always stayed with her at The Lord Nelson Club in the old days when I flew through Antigua to Anguilla. Amazing the connections we all have in the Caribbean.
JH
Little Bay Barn

- Goodbye Again
  • By Joanie Howard <joanie.howard1 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:58:07 +0100
Sadly I had to leave Anguilla last weekend and return to the North of England, I am feeling the cold it was only 34F when I landed in Paris, having left St Martin in 86F.
The rainfall on the Searocks for the whole of March and up to 14 April had only been .84 of an inch, I think they have had more rain in the west end of Anguilla but it won't have been much, also St Martin looked dry as a bone from the ferry going across.
I have had a wonderful 6 months in Anguilla, in fact I think the whole Island has had a good season, judging by the private jets and super yachts and the fact that one had to make a reservation every time in almost all of the restaurants. I was lucky enough to do 40 dives with the wonderful Dougie and Special 'D' Diving, and attach a pic of him and his boat at Dog Island.
The only sad thing is to say how terribly distressing it was to watch Notra Dame Cathedral burn on the TV,  I asked myself what national building burning here would make me cry like the French crowds were in Paris? A terrible tragedy.
I wish all a quiet Hurricane season and a great summer.

JH
Little Bay Barn

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