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- Air quality
  • By Barbara Cannegieter <barcann at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 9 Oct 2021 17:23:11 +0000

Good afternoon. The air quality in St Maarten and surrounding islands continues to be poor.
We have a combination of Saharan dust and volcanic ash with sulfur dioxide (SO2)
The graphic is from Windy and shows the current SO2 levels over us right now. 
Marigot shown on the graphic is French St Martin 
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- Good morning from St Maarten
  • By Barbara Cannegieter <barcann at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2021 12:29:44 +0000

Good morning

St Maarten is covered in a thick cloud of Saharan dust and maybe volcanic ash (?) this morning.

My friend, Daniel Jef, took this photo.





Met Office says  “Varying concentrations of Saharan dust will affect visibility and air quality during the next few days. Persons with allergies and/or respiratory illnesses should take the necessary precautions.”

 

 

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- Dust alert
  • By Barbara Cannegieter <barcann at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 3 Oct 2021 00:37:33 +0000
It’s been very hazy and dusty all day here. It took our Met Office awhile but finally at 6:00 PM, they issued a dust alert. 


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- Donate if you can
  • By Barbara Cannegieter <barcann at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2021 22:33:06 +0000

Did you know that this all volunteer website depends on donations from visitors like you? I need them to cover the expenses I incur by running the Caribbean Hurricane Network. Unfortunately, donations are well below 'normal', probably because of the COVID-19 related economic crisis on the islands. So if you love this unique website featuring original content, and you don't want it to disappear, you can show your support by visiting the donations webpage. Thank you so much! -Gert”

 

So I just made a little donation to Gert. I am thankful for this site. It keeps us up to date and I absolutely love  the little tool How Close Can It Get.

I try to donate whenever I can.

 

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- Unusually clear today. I saw Nevis for the first time.
  • By Jesús L.A. Richardson <jesusinsxm at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2021 21:17:24 +0000
Beautiful weather today, unusually clear. Could see Saba, Statia, St. Kitts and for the first time that I remember Nevis. 

Watching, waiting and preparing just in case Sam swings by. 



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- Peter to pass North thankfully
  • By Barbara Cannegieter <barcann at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2021 16:49:35 +0000




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- It’s Hot! Hot! Hot!
  • By Barbara Cannegieter <barcann at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2021 19:32:51 +0000



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- Grace to pass further south of St Maarten now.
  • By Barbara Cannegieter <barcann at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2021 22:07:18 +0000
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Hoping our neighbors to the South stay safe. 

- …A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN (fwd)
  • By Gert van Dijken <gert at stormcarib.com>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2021 18:58:21 -0400 (EDT)
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2021 22:16:58 +0000
From: Barbara Cannegieter <barcann at hotmail.com>
Subject: …A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN


…TROPICAL DEPRESSION 7 FORMS EAST OF THE LESSER ANTILLES…

At 5:00 PM, the center of Tropical Depression Seven was located near
latitude 15.4 North, longitude 51.8 West or about 770 miles southeast of St.
Maarten. The depression is moving toward the west near 22 mph (35 km/h) with
maximum sustained winds near 35 mph and higher gusts. On the forecast track,
the center of this system is expected to pass approximately 50 miles south
of St. Maarten on Sunday. Some strengthening is forecast during the next
couple of days, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm
tonight or on Saturday.

Depression 7 cone

The Meteorological Department of St. Maarten will continue to monitor the
progress of this system and update the public accordingly.

 

 

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- Update
  • By Barbara Cannegieter <barcann at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2021 16:44:27 +0000





- Update
  • By Barbara Cannegieter <barcann at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2021 01:25:02 +0000


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- Update
  • By Barbara Cannegieter <barcann at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2021 17:55:59 +0000


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- Elsa
  • By Barbara Cannegieter <barcann at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2021 14:12:44 +0000
We are all watching Hurricane Elsa. Wishing the very best for those in the southern islands. 
Be safe  and be careful. 
We in St Maarten will not have much effect from the storm thankfully. 

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