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- Government Closes Schools Due to Storm
  • By Heather L <hla129 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2023 07:43:14 -0400
We just got word that all the schools in Aruba are closed today due to severe 
storms and flooding making it dangerous to travel. 

We are having intermittent power outages and the thunder and lightning are 
quite intense. 

It’s very dark with torrential downpours. 

This is my road. It looks like a stream. 

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Stay safe everyone.

- Tropical Storm Franklin
  • By Heather L <hla129 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2023 06:21:54 -0400
Tropical storm Franklin was located this morning 460 km south of Santo Domingo 
and is moving north away from Aruba. However, atmospheric conditions will 
continue to favor some significant cloud development over our region and will 
generate at times a few showers over parts of our island with chance of thunder.

Last night, due to a drop in the barometric pressure because of the storm, the 
island was inundated with flying ants that come out to mate and then die 
leaving a mess for us to clean up in the morning. 

Currently, we are experiencing very strong thunderstorms with lightning. Hoping 
the power does not go out. 

Winds will remain light to gentle and high moisture will cause a muggy feeling 
during the day outside of showers.

Have a safe and pleasant Tuesday. 

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- Aruba Weather
  • By Heather L <hla129 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2023 09:04:37 -0400
Today we awoke to rain showers that will be occurring on and off all day, 
sometimes coupled with thunder. The skies are dark grey, and our usual trade 
winds have disappeared. The lack of winds coupled with precipitation has 
brought back our mosquitoes who are taking advantage of this weather. Showers 
and mugginess will persist through Tuesday. Looks like a good day to get things 
done at home. Blessed Sunday to all. 

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- Aruba and Bret
  • By Heather L <hla129 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2023 22:30:32 -0400
Good news for Aruba. The storm will have no impact on the island. This bulletin 
was just posted by our national weather agency within the hour. 

My prayers to all those who will be affected. 

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- Aruba Weather
  • By Heather L <hla129 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2023 14:59:20 -0400
The Sahara Dust is really affecting the island of Aruba. The air is thick with 
swirling sand, and everything is coated in a thin layer of dust. The sand is 
causing high winds (20-30 knots) and rough seas (4-6 feet). Some people are 
having allergy symptoms associated with the dusty air. 

The good news is there is not as much sand as last year. This could bode well 
for the severity of this hurricane season. Time will tell. 

This photo was taken this afternoon in Westpunt in the northern part of Aruba. 

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