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- Hazy and Dry Conditions Continue
  • By Frank Goodwill <nevis.storm at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2019 19:01:30 +0000
Good day all,

The weather continues in much the same vain. High pressure continues to be dominant feature in this corner of the Caribbean. It will remain so for the next few days and will keep the chances of rain showers low.

As the weather forecast suggests "Partly cloudy with low chances for showers" up to and including Saturday.

Saharan dust plume continues to hang around in the area giving us hazy sunshine.

A couple of local hazy views attached.

Regards,

Frank Goodwill


Pond Hill Weather Station, Nevis.

https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/ISAINTGE361

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- Cloud But Not a Lot of Wet Stuff
  • By Frank Goodwill <nevis.storm at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2019 01:15:07 +0000
Good night everyone,

The weak tropical wave has passed and delivered between 1 and 2 mm (not even one tenth of an inch) of rain. Not a lot really to give us a break from the dry weather. We had cloud, but looking at the Guadeloupe radar, the main body of rain showers passed to the Northeast of us.

Now we a have warning from Antigua Met Services of another Saharan Dust plume passing over the area - valid until Thursday. 

Just finishing up the last of the mangoes from my tree. Now just starting on a bunch of bananas. Life in the Caribbean!

A couple of pictures attached of our cloudy day.
Also attached is the Saharan Dust plume bulletin.

Regards,

Frank Goodwill

Pond Hill Weather Station.
https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/ISAINTGE361


Attachment: SaharanDustAirQualityBulletin(1)(1).pdf
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- Haze Has Cleared
  • By Frank Goodwill <nevis.storm at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2019 04:23:48 +0000
Good night all,

Looks as if the Saharan Dust plume has cleared away giving us a brighter day. 

Still dry with a 30 second light shower passing over us late Saturday evening.

A weak tropical wave reaches us Sunday night and into Monday, so we'll see if any showers fall on our little 36 square mile island.

Better views today attached. Blue sky around us while Nevis Peak has its cloudy hat on.

Thanks Joanie (Anguilla) for the bird info. 

Regards,

Frank Goodwill

Pond Hill Weather Station, Nevis.

https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/ISAINTGE361

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- Dust Easing Off
  • By Frank Goodwill <nevis.storm at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Jun 2019 01:54:23 +0000
Good night all,

Hazy conditions continue due to Saharan Dust but the cloudiness has cleared. Stable atmosphere conditions will continue in this part of the Caribbean through to Sunday, keeping, shower activity to a minimum. This may change on Monday, next week, as a weak tropical wave is due to pass over us.

Air quality has improved. An updated bulletin concerning the Saharan Dust plume issued by Antigua Met Services is attached.

A couple of "Nevisian" views today attached.

Also a picture of a bird that treats my veranda as home. Not sure what it is though, so if anyone knows please let me know 😀

Regards,

Frank Goodwill

Pond Hill Weather Station, Nevis.

https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/ISAINTGE361

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Attachment: SaharanDustAirQualityBulletin(1).pdf
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- Dust and More Dust
  • By Frank Goodwill <nevis.storm at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 04:19:31 +0000
Good night everyone,

High pressure continues to dominate the weather. Saharan Dust plume is also having an impact on air quality with a warning being issued by Antigua Met Services. The plume will continue to have an impact until Friday this week.
Cloudy conditions continue but it remains dry.

A couple of photos attached showing the murky conditions with the dust colouring the clouds.

Antigua Met Services air quality bulletin is attached.for information as it effects this part of the Caribbean.

Regards,

Frank Goodwill

Pond Hill Weather Station:
https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/ISAINTGE361


Attachment: SaharanDustAirQualityBulletin.pdf
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- Cloudy, Hazy, Little Rain
  • By Frank Goodwill <nevis.storm at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 00:14:37 +0000
Good evening everyone,

A dry and stable airflow continues to linger over the area and will do so for a couple days. This will keep shower activity very low even with cloudy conditions we are experiencing. The weather will remain fair with hazy conditions due tha Saharan Air Layer and it's associated dust. There is a chance of an isolated shower during the early morning.

For the Leeward Islands things remaining mainly dry with most of the rain falling over Trinidad and Tobago and the Windward Islands.

One good thing is the mangoes keep coming.

For the Nevis Mango Festival see details via the  following link:

https://nevismangofest.com/

A couple of pictures attached taken at dusk showing cloudy conditions.

Regards,

Frank Goodwill


Pond Hill Weather Station, Nevis.

https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/ISAINTGE361

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- Passing Weak Tropical Wave
  • By Frank Goodwill <nevis.storm at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 03:49:39 +0000
Good night all,

The passing of a weak tropical wave brought increased cloud and a couple of passing showers. Most of the rain/showers passed to the North East of Nevis. Up in the foothills of Nevis Peak we measured 2.3mm (just under a tenth of an inch) if rain today. I had to water my sweet potato plants as the soil was dry. Further isolated showers are forecast for the next 24 hours.

Out in the Atlantic the "Tropical Wave conveyor belt" continues to roll along. The waves were moving across the southern islands, this now seems to have changed as they look to be passing further north.

Early days in the season but things are slowly cranking up.

A couple of photo views attached.

Regards,

Frank Goodwill

Pond Hill Weather Station, Nevis.

https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/ISAINTGE361

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- Sun, Cloud and Breeze
  • By Frank Goodwill <nevis.storm at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 18:21:17 +0000
Good day everyone,

A relatively strong high pressure system is generating moderate to fresh trade winds over the island. This is set to continue for the next few days with the wind flow bringing over shallow pockets of moisture. This has led to some isolated brief showers, especially during the early hours of the morning.

Mango season is in full swing. Can't eat them all so many have been "processed" and are filling the freezer up 

A couple of pictures attached

Regards,

Frank Goodwill

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- Many years weather data
  • By "Harry W. Hallstrom" <hwh888 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 9 Jun 2019 12:41:55 -0300
Greetings All,

I updated my yearly/monthly rain data records and notice a very marked decline in rain fall from 2015 to present.
Only exception is 2017 when we got deluged with 17+ inches of rain from hurricane Maria.
Take that away and 2017 is following same pattern.

What does it all mean? Global warming? World wide weather changes? Just a cycle?
Can't tell you what it means. I'm just looking at data and wondering???

......and on another note
The temperatures are definitely much warmer and longer duration.
Living here since 2001 there have been sooo many days well above 90 degrees + from May-Sept.
Many years ago it would be the except, rather than the rule, to hit a 90 deg day in July-August-September.

Regards,

Harry

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Attachment: Nevis Rainfall Data 1977-May 2019.pdf
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- Mainly Dry and Dusty.
  • By Frank Goodwill <nevis.storm at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2019 16:15:05 +0000
Good day everyone,

A few isolated showers about but a ridge of high pressure is maintaining realatively dry and stable conditions. There is a moderate trade wind flow that may transport some cloud and brief passing showers, mainly during the early morning period.

The Saharan Air Layer will be bringing in hazy/dusty conditions. It is set to reduce air quality across the area within the next 24 hours and continue into next week



Regards,

Frank Goodwill



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- May Weather Station Report
  • By "Harry W. Hallstrom" <hwh888 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 2 Jun 2019 07:40:43 -0300
Greetings All,

Attached station data for month of May.

In the last two days I record almost 1" of rain from the squally disturbance which passed over the area.
For several days all we've seen is cloud cover with very little water falling from them until Fri-Sat.
This will help with the drought conditions in the area.

Regards,

Harry

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Attachment: May 2019 Weather Data.pdf
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- Not so wet!
  • By Frank Goodwill <nevis.storm at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 2 Jun 2019 00:14:54 +0000
Good day,

The forecast for today (Saturday) predicted showers with the possibility of isolated thunderstorms. We ended up with an overcast/cloudy day with a couple of light early morning showers.

The rain seems to have moved around Nevis. The Guadeloupe radar showed rainfall to the Northeast and South of us. Always happens, small island in a big sea.

Attached is a picture showing St. Kitts and Nevis marked in orange left out of the action.

Today is the 1st June and therefore the official start of the Atlantic Hurricane season. A lot of storm number predictions but of course they do not say where they will track. It only takes one major hurricane hitting your island to spoil your year. Be aware and prepare!

Regards,

Frank



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- Flash Flood Warning
  • By Frank Goodwill <nevis.storm at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Jun 2019 00:43:02 +0000
Antigua Met Services have issued a Flash Flood Warning as follows until 8pm Saturday.

Regards,

Frank


FLASH FLOOD WATCH STATEMENT

WHCA31 TAPA
BULLETIN
FLASH FLOOD WATCH
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES
3:51 PM ECT FRI, MAY 31, 2019

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS OF 

ANTIGUA, 

BARBUDA, 

MONTSERRAT, 

ST. KITTS AND NEVIS 

UNTIL 8PM TOMORROW SATURDAY. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS MODERATE TO MAJOR FLOODING IS POSSIBLE BUT NOT IMMINENT IN THE WATCH AREA. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

RESIDENTS IN LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD MAKE PREPARATIONS FOR FLOODING TO SAFE GUARD LIFE AND PROPERTY. THEY SHOULD BE PREPARED TO MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND IF FLOODING RAINS DEVELOP OR A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS ISSUED.

A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE LEEWARD AND BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS IS CAUSING PERIODIC HEAVY SHOWERS. ALREADY, UP TO 2 INCHES OF RAIN HAVE FALLEN IN SOME PLACES IN THE LAST 24 HOURS AND ANOTHER 1-2 INCHES OR SO IS POSSIBLE IN THE NEXT 24 HOURS. HENCE, MODERATE FLOODING OF LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS IS POSSIBLE.

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE WEATHER SITUATION. PLEASE STAY TUNED TO LOCAL RADIO OR TELEVISION FOR WATCH UPDATES AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

FORECASTER BERNELL SIMON



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- Wet, wet, wet
  • By Frank Goodwill <nevis.storm at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 31 May 2019 19:14:06 +0000
Good day everyone,

It looks as if the dry season has come to an end. After some cloudy days with occasional drizzle on Wednesday and Thursday, today, Friday, the skies have finally opened and rain is falling.

The forecast for Nevis reports that a developing low pressure will increase unsettled weather. Cloudy and overcast conditions will prevail giving a moderate chance of showers. Thunderstorms are expected on Saturday and Sunday  From Monday the weather is forecast to become drier.

Possible rainfall total for Friday to Sunday is 25mm to 100mm (1 to 4 inches), with higher local totals.

There is a concern for flash flooding in Saturday and Sunday.

Up in the Nevis Peak foothills we are running at 45mm (1.7 inches) or rain in the last 15 hours.

Keep safe,

Frank Goodwill

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- Showers on Saturday?
  • By Frank Goodwill <nevis.storm at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 23 May 2019 20:50:06 +0000
Good day everyone,

The cloudy weather has continued, but we have had a couple of light showers today, giving 2mm of rain so far.

The forecast expects a low level trough to bring some cloud and showers on Saturday across Antigua, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis. Further showery weather may occur on Monday as a second trough passed across the islands. Overall partly cloudy skies with possible isolated showers prevails.

A little to early to give up on the rain dance I think! 😀

Frank Goodwill

Pond Hill Weather Station
https://dashboard.ambientweather.net/devices/public/97b635ea53d8781d6a57c252393be225



- Nevis - Low Rainfall
  • By Frank Goodwill <nevis.storm at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 03:36:34 +0000
Good evening all,

We managed to get 3mm of rain today (Tuesday) up in the Nevis Peak foothills.

We were forecast to get some showers on Sunday as a weak trough passed us by. No such luck, I think Antigua managed to grab them 😀

Not much help looking at the latest water rationing briefing from the Nevis Water Department. The areas already effected will have water turned off 1 hour earlier at 7pm.

Nevis Water Department.
Tuesday 21st May 2019

PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE AS OF TOMORROW EVENING!!!

The General Public is ask to take note of the following measures relating to the dry spell currently being experienced. The Water Department has implemented a water rationing schedule which will continue in the following areas:-

Butlers, Bricklyn, Potworks, Lower Westbury, Zion Village, Hanley’s Road, Hickmans, Rices, Victoria Road, Upper Church Ground, Braziers, Upper Hamilton, Upper Ramsbury, Craddock Road, Cherry Gardens, Prospect, Bath Village, Lower Ramsbury, and Charlestown.

ADDITIONAL AREAS now includes:

Clay Ghaut, Cox, Beaumont, Lamper Hill, Pond Hill, Browne pasture, and Burden Pasture.

This interruption will occur between 7:00 PM  to  4:00 AM. This interruption will continue until further notice.

Persons are also urged to exercise ALL water conservation practices such as; re-using recycled waters for lawns, monitor domestic water use in the home which includes bath, brushing teeth, washing of dishes and utilizing water from rain water storage cisterns.

The Nevis Water Department do apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

Regards,

Frank Goodwill

Pond Hill Weather Station
https://dashboard.ambientweather.net/devices/public/97b635ea53d8781d6a57c252393be225


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- Dry Spell Continued
  • By Frank Goodwill <nevis.storm at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 15 May 2019 17:54:26 +0000
Good day everyone,

Nothing dramatic on the weather front but the lack of rain continue to bit here on Nevis. The latest briefing from the Nevis Water Department issued on the 13th May 2019:

"The General Public is ask to take note of the following measures relating to the dry spell currently being experienced. The Water Department has implemented a water rationing schedule which will continue in the following areas:-

Butlers, Bricklyn, Potworks, Lower Westbury, Zion Village, Hanley’s Road, Hickmans, Rices, Victoria Road, Upper Church Ground, Braziers, Upper Hamilton, Upper Ramsbury, Craddock Road, Cherry Gardens, Prospect, Bath Village, Lower Ramsbury, and Charlestown.

ADDITIONAL AREAS now includes:

Clay Ghaut, Cox, Beaumont, Lamper Hill, PondHill, Browne pasture, and Burden Pasture.

This interruption will occur between 8:00 PM  to  4:00 AM. This interruption will continue until further notice.

Persons are also urged to exercise ALL water conservation practices such as; re-using recycled waters for lawns, monitor domestic water use in the home which includes bath, brushing teeth, washing of dishes and utilizing water from rain water storage cisterns.

The Nevis Water Department do apologize for the inconvenience this may cause."

The forecast for the next few day continues in much the same vain:

"A weak trough will move across the area Thursday night however, low moisture levels will restrict any significant shower activity. Otherwise mostly dry weather will prevail as high pressure dominates, keeping the atmosphere generally stable."

Photos attached viewing the four points of the compass's: North - Nevis Peak shrouded in cloud. East - Towards Zetlands more cloud. South - Saddle Hill sunny. West - Caribbean Sea and blue skies.

...... clouds but no rain.

Regards,

Frank Goodwill



Pond Hill Weather Station

https://dashboard.ambientweather.net/devices/public/97b635ea53d8781d6a57c252393be225


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- April NOAA Weather Station Data
  • By "Harry W. Hallstrom" <hwh888 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 1 May 2019 10:30:58 -0300
Greetings Everyone,

Attached April Weather Station Date download.

Seems the drought has been broken, been having nice showers the last few days.

Regards,

Harry


Attachment: 04_Apr_2019 NOAA Weather Data.pdf
Description: Adobe PDF document


- Colorado State Hurricane Probabilities​ Spreadsheet for each Island
  • By "Harry W. Hallstrom" <hwh888 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2019 18:18:20 -0300
Greetings All,

Saw this interesting data sheet published by Colorado State for 2019 Hurricane Season, interesting read.


Regards,

Harry

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Attachment: 2019 Hurricane Probilities.pdf
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- Drought continues .............
  • By "Harry W. Hallstrom" <hwh888 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 11:44:32 -0400
Greetings All,

From the look of other postings the Caribbean Leeward Islands have been in drought conditions since start of Feb.
Looking at Nevis rain totals for Feb: 1.5" Mar: 0.90" and Apr: 0.64"

The weather pattern across the Atlantic & the Bermuda High are keeping us in the sun.
I keep looking to the East for maybe a hint of a passing shower, easy to see them out to my West showering onto the Caribbean Sea. 😕

Regards,

Harry


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- March Weather Data
  • By "Harry W. Hallstrom" <hwh888 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2019 07:45:45 -0300
Greetings All,

Attached Weather Station data for month of March.
A very dry month with little rain to speak of.
Pattern is continuing into April.

Regards,

Harry


Attachment: 03_Mar_2019 NOAA Weather Date.pdf
Description: Adobe PDF document


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