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- Hurricane Update
  • By Martha Watkins Gilkes <marthawatkinsgilkes at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2018 07:41:15 -0400

- Weather in ANTIGUA
  • By Martha Watkins Gilkes <marthawatkinsgilkes at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2018 06:21:50 -0400
Although the hurricane broke up  and was downgraded and was quiet far south we 
had a stormy night and an overcast morning now that will slowly break.  We did 
get a bit of rain but not nearly enough given our drought conditions.    Of 
course the hurricane season has just started so we will be very watchful. 

  • By Martha Watkins Gilkes <marthawatkinsgilkes at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2018 12:10:22 -0400

ANTIGUA… LUCKY ONCE AGAIN!! BERYL IS DYING !!!!   and Thankful for  the other islands too  especially Dominica……..

11:00 AM July 7th - As expected, Beryl has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm as of the latest advisory.......Further weakening is anticipated
According to the NHC's latest discussion on the system, Beryl's small size was always going to make it prone to wild and unpredictable fluctuations in intensity, and that appears to have come to fruition this morning. The cyclone's low-level center is now completely exposed with all associated deep convection displaced to the east and southeast......See attached close up images.
LOCATION...12.1N 51.1W
At 1100 AM AST, the center of Tropical Storm Beryl was
located near latitude 12.1 North, longitude 51.1 West. Beryl is moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph. A west-
northwestward motion with an increase in forward speed is expected during the next few days. On the forecast track, the center of Beryl will approach the Lesser Antilles over the weekend, cross the island chain late Sunday or Monday, and move south of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Monday and Monday night.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 65 mph
with higher gusts. Additional weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.
Beryl is a small tropical storm. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles.
Key Messages:
1. Beryl is no longer forecast to be near hurricane strength when it approaches the Lesser Antilles Sunday night or Monday, but the chance of some islands receiving direct impacts from wind and rainfall continues. Tropical storm warnings and watches are in effect for some of the countries in the Lesser Antilles, and additional watches or warnings could be required for other islands later today.
2. Due to its very small size, there is greater-than-usual
uncertainty in the analysis of Beryl's current intensity, and
confidence in the official intensity forecast is also lower than normal. Rapid changes in intensity, both up and down, that are difficult to predict are possible during the next couple of days.

- Hurricane coming
  • By Martha Watkins Gilkes <marthawatkinsgilkes at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2018 14:05:38 -0400

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Martha Watkins Gilkes
P.O. Box W1924
Antigua, West Indies
268 460 4423
Cell 2687647722
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Marthawatkinsgilkes at gmail.com

- beryl
  • By John Fuller <fullaw at candw.ag>
  • Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2018 13:59:27 -0400
Here we go again. Hoping for some rain.
Sent from my iPhone

- Tropical Storm Beryl
  • By Martha Watkins Gilkes <marthawatkinsgilkes at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2018 16:21:38 -0400
Looks like we will be lucky.   Maybe some rain ☔️ we hope 

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- 95L
  • By Daniella Seepaul <daniellaseepaul at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2018 09:31:35 -0400
Hi Islanders,

As our first invest 95L in the Atlantic draws near, we in Antigua also hope to benefit some much needed rain.
According to NHC, 95L is expected to become a tropical depression at anytime and then forecasted to degenerate into a trough before it approaches us.

All eyes on 95L.

Daniella Seepaul

- ANOTHER Encouraging forecast for the upcoming Hurricane season
  • By Martha Watkins Gilkes <marthawatkinsgilkes at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 20:54:46 -0400
After  we  lived thru the  hurricane season from hell  these  forecasts are  
such a relief  to us living  in “hurricane alley”.    Still   IT ONLY TAKES ONE 
 so  we have to  be prepared!   I for  one  have been doing  a number  of 
things  to  “be  ready”.   But  I would certainly welcome  this forecast  being 


- Better Forecast for upcoming Hurricane season!
  • By Martha Watkins Gilkes <marthawatkinsgilkes at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 24 Jun 2018 07:52:54 -0400

- First named storm
  • By Martha Watkins Gilkes <marthawatkinsgilkes at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 27 May 2018 06:33:04 -0400
Not even official start of hurricane season and we have the first named storm 
to track up the Florida west coast.   Heads up 

Martha Watkins Gilkes

  • By Martha Watkins Gilkes <marthawatkinsgilkes at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:03:38 -0400
 For  those  of  us in the islands   we  are  always  tuned in to  HURRICANE  SEASON and  although  it is  still  several months  away  from  OFFICIAL  START  we  are   watching  the   forecasts..   Here  is  one  from our  Antigua MET  OFFICE   …  should have us  all  doing things NOW.   as  i  have been.. I learned that putting  CROSS BEAMS  across your roof  greatly  protects  it from being  “GONE WITH THE WIND”  so have  now  ties  all  8  of  my roofs like this…. photos to show  



ROOF  AFTER  CROSS TIES   making it much stronger  in  a hurricane!  

- Active Hurricane Season Ahead!
  • By Daniella Seepaul <daniellaseepaul at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2018 21:16:11 +0000
Dear Fellow Islanders,

According to Colorado State University the 2018 hurricane season is expected to be more active than usual. Current predictions are 14 named tropical storms, 7 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes. That being said, it's never to early to start planning and preparing for the season ahead. 

Daniella Seepaul

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