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- A FLOOD-WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR Barbados issued 4:00 pm
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:07:19 -0400

 
 
CAP.CAP
This alert message is from Barbados Warning System
Message 8285641a-5a51-4ce6-8b88-c36c32569d90 from MET sent at 16:20:59 on 2018-10-19
Status / Scope / Type    Actual / Public / Alert
Alert summary
A FLOOD-WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR Barbados issued 4:00 pm
Event code
Met
Urgency / Severity / Certainty
Expected / Moderate / Observed
Affected areas
St Andrew
Christ Church
St George
St James
St John
St Joseph
St Lucy
St Michael
St Peter
St Philip
St Thomas
Description
A developing trough system in combination with the I.T.C.Z which have been affecting the island over the past two days, are forecast to persist into the weekend. Due to the already saturated nature of the soils, any additional rainfall is likely to result in some localized flooding. As a consequence, a Flood-Watch is now in effect for Barbados until 12:00 noon Sunday, 21st October, 2018. This Watch may be upgraded to a Warning if conditions warrant.
Instructions
Residents in flood-prone areas should remain on the alert and take the necessary precautions.
Contact
MET
Sent by
Renee Evelyn
Effective
16:20:59 2018-10-19
Expires
15:20:59 2018-10-20
 
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- The most craziest storms I have ever seen...
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2018 23:20:31 -0400
Good evening to all,

this hurricane season seems to avoid any long term forecasts, that have ever been posted! I don't know why, cuz I only see what's really happening!

Now that Hurricane/Storm Michael having brought disaster to the North-Eastern GOM coasts and inland is about to leave the USA and heading for another target in Europe, I am surely amazed about the speed that he is forecast to get there. Even though the NHC did not mention any forward speed in it's forecast, the graphic of it's 5 day cone as of 5pm today is telling a lot! It seems that Michael is going to push the accelerator pedal to the bottom and will be speeding at 70 km/h through the Northern Atlantic! I am an amateur observer of storms but nevertheless I think that forward speed might be another record that Michael could set up, even though just being a TS. Does anyone have an idea or records of previous forward speed records of storms?

On the other hand there is still Leslie the "I don't know where to go" H1 at this time. That is another crazy one! What is going on with her? Not finding a date and going back home to Mama? LOL!

Thankfully, TS Nadine is obviously about to give up competing with the other crazy guys around her in the Atlantic and seems to poof away before even getting close to the Caribbean. :-)

What a crazy season!
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Best regards and stay safe.
Jurgen

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)

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- TS Leslie helping TS Nadine (former FIFTEEN) going North?
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2018 13:00:23 -0400
Hello everyone,

it looks like the Southern and Eastern Caribbean is getting spared from TS Nadine. To me it looks like Nadine is getting some pull from Leslie towards the North. However, that is only my personal impression. Let's see how this plays out. All in all a very interesting Hurricane Season this year.

Greetings to All.

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Best regards and stay safe.
Jurgen

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)


- The Rain has stopped
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2018 10:56:11 -0400

Finally, at about 10:30 this morning the rain has stopped. It remains to be seen, if its just a short break or the end of it. The TS Warning for Barbados has been lifted but the Flood Warning has been extended until 12:00 o'clock (noon). Schools are closed. Some houses are flooded. Power Outages in some districts.

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Best regards and stay safe.
Jurgen

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)

- Still raining...
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2018 09:52:32 -0400
Good morning to all,

it is still and constantly raining in Barbados. Several areas are without power.

Here an excerpt of the latest CAP.CAP message:

"Barbados remains under a Tropical Storm Warning The Flood-Warning has been extended until 8:00 a.m this morning A Flood-Warning means in this case that flooding is already occurring. Strong winds, violent showers, periods of rain and thunderstorms associated with the tail-end of T.S Kirk affected Barbados overnight. Sustained surface winds of 37 mph (60 km/h) and wind–gusts of 44 to 48 mph (71 to 77 km/h) were recorded at Charnocks while rainfall accumulations of 241.2mm (9.5inches) were also observed."

The photo shows the flooded fields below our house, I don't remember to have ever seen that much water down there!

Best regards and stay safe.
Jurgen

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)

  



- Barbados Warning System Alert - Advisory #8 on Tropical Storm Kirk issued at 11:30 pm
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:55:46 -0400

Came in late by email, though ...

------- Forwarded Message -------

Subject: Barbados Warning System Alert - Advisory #8 on Tropical Storm Kirk issued at 11:30 pm
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:49:43 -0400 (AST)
From: CAP.CAP Barbados - Emergency Warning System <capews_brb at brb.capews.com>
To: juergen at turtle48.de


 
 
CAP.CAP
This alert message is from Barbados Warning System
Message dd34cae6-821d-439a-8c93-745f165a5689 from MET sent at 23:33:24 on 2018-09-27
Status / Scope / Type    Actual / Public / Alert
Alert summary
Advisory #8 on Tropical Storm Kirk issued at 11:30 pm
Event code
Met
Urgency / Severity / Certainty
Expected / Moderate / Observed
Affected areas
St Andrew
Christ Church
St George
St James
St John
St Joseph
St Lucy
St Michael
St Peter
St Philip
St Thomas
Description
A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for Barbados Over the last four hours, feeder bands trailing T. S Kirk brought violent showers, periods of rain, thunderstorms and gusty winds across most of Barbados. Rainfall accumulations of three (3) to five inches (75 to 125 mm) have already been recorded here at our Charnocks location and similar amounts have occurred elsewhere across the island. Wind–gusts of 44 to 48 mph (71 to 77 km/h) have also been recorded. This activity is expected to persist into early tomorrow. Thus, the Flood-Warning remains in effect for Barbados until 6:00 a.m tomorrow, Friday, 28th September. A Flood-Warning means that flooding is imminent or is already occurring. Meanwhile, at 11:00 p.m, Tropical Storm Kirk was located by an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft near 13.8N 61.4W or about 136 miles ... 220km northwest of Barbados. Maximum sustained winds remain near 50 mph…85km/h, with tropical-storm-force winds extending outward up to 130 miles (209 km) to the south-east of the center. Movement is toward the west at 12 mph…19mph but Kirk is expected to resume a west-northwestward motion early tomorrow along with an increase in forward speed. The minimum central pressure was 1002mb…29.59 inches. Gradual weakening is forecast as the system moves into the eastern Caribbean Sea.
Instructions
Residents in low-lying areas should remain on the alert and take all necessary precautions to protect life and property.
Contact
MET
Sent by
Renee Evelyn
Effective
23:33:24 2018-09-27
Expires
04:03:24 2018-09-28
 
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- CAP.CAP
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:25:36 -0400

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- For the records
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:21:02 -0400

The Barbados MET Office just released a CAP.CAP statement, that 3-5 inches (75-125 mm) of rainfall have already been recorded! Wind gusts between 44-48 mph (71-77 km/h) have been recorded as well.

CAP.CAP is an app you should have on your smartphones! Look up Google Play Store or the Apple App Store for it.

It looks like to become a LONG night, too! ;-)

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Best regards and stay safe.
Jurgen

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)

- As for the rain...
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 23:22:05 -0400

I am sending two satellite photos. They have been taken about 5 hours apart from each other. So, you can make your math! The rain is falling with different intensity between slight to heavy from when it started. There was also some thunder and lightning before, not any more as of the recent 1 - 2 hours.

About 1 hour after this image was taken, the rain began falling down in Barbados, that was around 18:30 local time:



The following image was taken around 22:15 AST. We are not even 20% through the orange-red area!



This will last LONG!
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Best regards and stay safe.
Jurgen

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)

- Believe it or not!
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 22:09:41 -0400
It looks like they have landed in Trinidad. It's amazing that they haven't run out of fuel during this odyssey! Look at the route they had to go!

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Best regards and stay safe.
Jurgen

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)


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- Believe it or not!
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 21:59:47 -0400
I am hoping they can land down there in Trinidad. It's amazing that they haven't run out of fuel during this odyssey!

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Best regards and stay safe.
Jurgen

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)

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- Runaway flight!
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 21:16:46 -0400
Me again,

I thought I had finished posting for the day, but things turned really weird! Flight EY 987, an Etihad Cargo plane bound for Barbados, facing a tough landing! It looks like the Boeing 777 flight had no chance to land in Barbados! Rain is falling down heavily at this time. Flightradar24.com says the flight is trying to land somewhere to the West of Barbados. I can't tell where, though. But as it looks somewhere very much to the West!

This is one of the strangest weather situations I have ever followed.

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Best regards and stay safe.
Jurgen

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)

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- Why worry about rain when living in a flight path?!
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 20:10:28 -0400
This can't be for real, but it just happened!

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Best regards and stay safe.
Jurgen

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)

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- The Rain is here
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 18:30:39 -0400

Good evening to all,

as the saying goes: "The party is only over after the fat Lady has sung!" Well, she has started her song, so to speak, but it will probably be a long one. A few minutes ago the rain started falling down. I suppose that is going to last very long due to the slow speed of the cloud mass.

I am just hoping that most of the water may come down before it reaches Dominica!

All of you stay safe and dry!

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Best regards to all.
Jurgen

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)

- The Clouds are coming...
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 17:49:16 -0400
I just wanted to share this ...

Satellite 17:10 o'clock:



REAL view from my terrace about the same time. About 140° Panorama from EAST (left) to SOUTH-WEST (right). The clouds that TS Kirk has left behind are coming in very slowly!



A little later, BA 2154 taking off into the sun.





What a day!

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Best regards to all.
Jurgen

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)

- Strange development
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 13:31:51 -0400
Hi again,

thanks to a hint from Chris Bolt who posts the Grenada correspondents page it looks like the centre of TS Kirk has broken away from the cloud mass, which made Kirk looking virtually stationary. Here is a visible satellite animation that supports his view: https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES/sector_band.php?sat=G16&sector=taw&band=01&length=48

Here in the South of Barbados everything is quiet. Winds are low but have changed direction. Planes are taking off to the West, at least some of them.

Take care everyone.

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Best regards to all.
Jurgen

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)


- Kirk stationary?
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 12:07:55 -0400

Within the last 3 1/2 hours it looks like TS Kirk is not moving forward. See attachment or here http://www.intellicast.com/Global/Satellite/Infrared.aspx?region=hicbsat&animate=true

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Best regards to all.
Jurgen

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)

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- It is eerily quiet on the outside. The silence is deafening. Quite warm and not single leaf is moving. We had a few light showers around 8 p.m. on the South Coast and that was about it.
  • By Stephen Chanderbhan <Novaalas0 at outlook.com>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 07:45:56 +0000

 

 

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- light rain
  • By Stephen Chanderbhan <Novaalas0 at outlook.com>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 08:14:11 +0000

 

 

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- TS Kirk at the doorstep
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:29:11 -0400

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Best regards to all. Stay safe!
Jurgen

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)

- TS Kirk
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:26:37 -0400

Good morning to all,

Barbados is under TS Warning. See here: http://barbadosweather.org/MT-Warnings-tbpb.php?PlanetOfApes=1537966126

Heavy rains are forecast for Barbados up to 6 inches, for Dominica and Martinique up to 10 inches!

Let's hope it's not getting too bad.

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Best regards to all and stay safe.
Jurgen

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)

- Update
  • By Stephen Chanderbhan <Novaalas0 at outlook.com>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2018 21:58:04 +0000

 

 

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- My previous report wasn't was finished, sorry
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2018 01:09:14 -0400
Sorry, for a premature wrong click, me previous message wasn't meant to go out when it did, so, her comes the rest of it.

As you can see in the graphic and the links I have posted before. The centre of Isaac is heading West, whilst the tail is still stationary, more or less. Compare this to the links in my previous emails, if you want to.

Here in Barbados the rain is coming back in different intensities every now and then. Meaning there is more to come! Not too much wind, though.

Be prepared folks! To me it doesn't seem to be over as yet! Talking rain not winds!

Stay vigilant and safe!

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Best regards to all.
Jurgen

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)

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- TS Issac
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2018 20:32:59 -0400
Good evening to all,

I was looking at some satellite photo animations and it looks to me that TS Isaac has been torn apart mostly by Helene, may also just a bit Florence. The tail of TS Isaac is still lingering to the East of the Lesser Antilles and it doesn't seem to move at this time. Whereas the much smaller part with the former centre of Isaac is moving westwards. It will be interesting to see where the former tail of Isaac will be heading to once it is taking up speed again. It might not all be over as yet, even though I am hoping it was.

Links:

https://weather.msfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/get-abi?satellite=GOESEastfullDiskband13&lat=16&lon=-67&type=Animation&numframes=10&width=1000&height=300&zoom=2&palette=ir2.pal&colorbar=1

http://www.intellicast.com/Global/Satellite/Infrared.aspx?location=CAXX0073&animate=true


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Best regards to all.
Jurgen

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)


- TS Isaac
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2018 06:43:28 -0400
Good morning,

while the centre of Isaac has passed it's closest point to Barbados here is still no wind on the ground. The clouds up in the sky are moving northwards. Two light and short showers between 5:00 and 5:30 am. Otherwise we are waiting for the southern trail of Isaac to come.

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Best regards to all.
Jurgen

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)


- Barbados Warning System Alert - WEATHER INFORMATION STATEMENT FOR Barbados 5:00 pm
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 18:00:43 -0400

Good evening to all,

see forwarded email of the Barbados CAP.CAP Warning System below.

Best regards to all.
Jurgen

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)

 
 
CAP.CAP
This alert message is from Barbados Warning System
Message 4011b46b-986b-48a5-bdb4-c170c6ea979d from MET sent at 17:21:36 on 2018-09-12
Status / Scope / Type    Actual / Public / Update
Alert summary
WEATHER INFORMATION STATEMENT FOR Barbados 5:00 pm
Event code
Met
Urgency / Severity / Certainty
Expected / Moderate / Observed
Affected areas
St Andrew
Christ Church
St George
St James
St John
St Joseph
St Lucy
St Michael
St Peter
St Philip
St Thomas
Description
The Barbados Meteorological Services continues to closely monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Isaac over the Atlantic. NO TROPICAL STORM/HURRICANE WATCHES OR WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR BARBADOS. At 5:00 p.m, T.S Isaac was located near 15.4N 56.6W or about 250 miles (400 km) east-north east of Barbados. Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph or 95 km/h. Storm force winds extend 175 miles (280 km) primarily to the north of the center. Isaac continues to move westward at 20 mph or 31km/h On this track, the center of this system is forecast to pass between 100 and 150 miles (160 to 240 km) north of Barbados early tomorrow. Some pockets of moderate to heavy showers and occasional gusty winds are likely into Friday, with possible rainfall accumulations of one (1) to two (2) inches. Some deterioration in sea conditions are expected tonight and will continue into tomorrow with swells expected to peak near 3.5m in open water. A Small-Craft Warning and a High-Surf Advisory will be in effect from 6:00 p.m, today until 6:00 a.m Friday, 14th September, 2018. A small-craft Warning means in this case that surface winds greater than or equal to 25 knots and seas equal to or greater than 3m (10ft) are already affecting or expected to affect the marine area. A High-Surf Advisory is issued when breaking wave action poses or is expected to pose a threat to life and property within the surf zone. The BMS will continue to closely monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Isaac and will update this information at 11:00 p.m tonight..
Instructions
RESIDENTS IN BARBADOS SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM.
Contact
MET
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- TS Isaac?
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 06:46:14 -0400
Good morning to all,

on and off rain showers are beginning to fall down. Not sure if they are associated with ISAAC's outer bands, but what else could it be?

BMS (Barbados Met Service) camera showing East: http://www.barbadosweather.org/VideoStore/WxCam_displayer.php?Instrument=Camera&Period=20%20min&Title=Cam%203%20E.

Good luck to all. My thoughts are with Dominica. I am hoping you guys are not getting too much rain!

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Best regards to all.
Jurgen

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)

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- CAP Warning System
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2018 17:25:59 -0400
Advice to all who don't know about it,

the Barbados MET Office and the Barbados Department of Emergency Management (DEM) are using CAP (Common Alert System) to propagate information, warnings, alerts etc. to the public via different channels, like smartphone App, SMS, email, their own website publications and other media. In urgent cases they might even interrupt radio or TV broadcasts if necessary and they also transmit via maritime radio channels, if necessary.

Since many people nowadays are affixed to their smartphones, I would recommend to install the CAP app. For iPhones look for "CAP" in the App store, for Android (Google Play store) look for "CAP.CAP" (NOTE the dot and the repetition of "CAP" for Android!). Once downloaded and installed follow the instructions and subscribe to any channel you need as to what they are offering. This app may be also useful for users in surrounding islands. However, I am not able to confirm, if other islands would be able to receive alerts coming from Barbados. So, please don't blame me if it doesn't because I had no chance to test it. May be someone from another island can help to confirm or deny by emailing me. I really would appreciate it. In the meantime I may post further incoming post from CAP by posting their links as shown below. Check this page every now and then and compare with what you've received.

Please, forward this msg to fellow Caribbean friends you know on other islands, because I don't know many people over there.

May be Gert can help with this too?

Two "rollers" are coming our way now and may be this CAP app could help! CAP has just sent out an informational msg a few minutes ago. You can read it here: https://brb-primary.capews.com/capews/public/alert/view/ZGJ3DgAKBBAaW38GRwZ1QUJ9fn5USAhIZA==.

May everybody be prepared and stay safe! Fingers crossed.

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Best regards to all.
Jurgen

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)


- Squally weather!
  • By Stephen Chanderbhan <Novaalas0 at outlook.com>
  • Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2018 05:27:35 +0000

It’s really coming down on the south coast as of 1:00 a.m.  Thunder and Lightning with heavy rain.

 

 

 

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- Beryl shows its tail
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2018 04:50:07 -0400
Good morning to all,

at the time when Beryl was supposed to be nearest to Barbados yesterday there was not one leave shaking on the trees and no rain whatsoever. We had a few showers in the morning before Beryl was forecasted to get close, but according to satellite photos at that time they were not related to Beryl, just the usual rain. Now, since 3:00am today I am hearing thunder in the distance, some rare lightning going with it lately and the rain is coming down lightly with that constant sound that it may never end doing so. Just now as I am writing this heavy lightning and thunder is repeatedly occurring, 20 seconds between lightning and thunder, meaning it happened about 6+ kilometres away from my location (see below). I am assuming to the north from here. Rain still falling constantly but lightly.

I am just hoping that Dominica was spared from the worst, because they really did not need another disaster for sure!

Everyone may be prepared and stay safe.

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Best regards to all.
Jurgen

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)


- High-Winds warning
  • By Jurgen Starck <weather at turtle48.de>
  • Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2018 20:02:04 -0400
Good evening everyone,

effective tomorrow morning, Saturday 23rd June 2018, 6:00am, the Barbados MET Office has issued "A High-Wind and Small-Craft Warning for Barbados".

See here: http://barbadosweather.org/MT-Warnings-tbpb.php?PlanetOfApes=1529711405.

Be careful and stay safe!

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Best regards to all.
Jurgen

Barbados South, near airport (BGI)


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