Monday, 8 July 2013

Tropical Storm warning

My phone started ringing off the hook today with the news of tropical storm Chantal approaching our area.
We were having a lovely bright sunshiney day.  Looking out it was hard to even begin to think that there was any hint of bad weather on its way.

 Partly cloudy skies
Clear visibility about 2 miles

Told the Head of Security, and he was on the alert right away.....keeping an eye out for the storm.
I'll be right here when Ms. Chantal gets here.
Let her come, she's got to get past me first.

 At 5pm, Chantal's position was:
Location: 11.8°N 53.9°W
Moving: WNW at 26 mph
Min pressure: 1005 mb
Max sustained: 45 mph

Barbados is the island on the outside of the island chain.
Chantal appears to be  pretty spread out, but her path looks like the eye will pass to the north of us early tomorrow.
We are under a Tropical Storm warning, along with Dominica, St. Lucia, Martinique, Guadeloupe and Puerto Rico.
Yes, it's yet another hurricane season in the Caribbean.
According to NOAA(*), this will be an active hurricane season 
with a" 70% likelihood of 13 to 20 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 7 to 11 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 3 to 6 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher)."

(*) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


  1. I missed this earlier. I do hope that all is ok.

    1. Everything is A-Okay. Chantal passed by with no worries.

  2. Replies
    1. We're okay. We were not affected too much....just some rain.

  3. Oh Gosh. That doesn't sound to be a promising summer.

    Stay safe - Ivy and I are thinking of you. OK, I lie, Ivy is too busy trying to destroy my scanner at the moment.

    1. We're okay. Our summer's are always like this every year, so I'm quite used to it by now.
      I figure you want a new scanner, thus Ivy is being blamed for "supposedly" trying to destroy your scanner? I'm coming to rescue the poor thing.


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