February 27, 2021

Now heading for Windward Islands, Dorian could reach Puerto Rico as a hurricane

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By Bob Henson from Weather Underground Watches and warnings have been hoisted for much of the Windward Islands and Puerto Rico in advance of Tropical Storm Dorian, which is gradually organizing over the warm waters of the western Atlantic deep tropics and posing concerns for the Greater Antilles and beyond. Update:As of 5 pm EDT, Dorian was […]

UPDATED: New Tropical Disturbance just formed in Atlantic moving west

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A new disturbance heads for Lesser Antilles By Bob Henson From Weather Underground A tropical wave in the central tropical Atlantic, dubbed Invest 99L and located about 750 miles east of the Lesser Antilles Islands at 8 am EDT Thursday morning, bears watching as it heads west-northwest at 15 – 20 mph. Sea surface temperatures […]

Tropical Storm Harvey could become hurricane, threaten Texas

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By Taylor Ward CNN From nbc-2 (CNN) — Tropical Storm Harvey could be making a comeback. If it does, it could possibly even become a hurricane. Harvey initially formed just east of the Windward Islands, in the Caribbean Sea. It reached tropical storm status from August 17-19, but dissipated over the eastern Caribbean after encountering […]

Dutch Caribbean heritage goes digital

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From The Daily Herald St Maarten ~ Documents up to 1954 widely accessible ~ LEIDEN–The Dutch Caribbean Digital Platform of the Leiden University and the University of Curaçao with more than half a million scans that were made of old books, magazines, articles, manuscripts, newspapers, photos, maps and charts went online on Saturday. With only […]

Warning for Caribbean countries as sea level continues to rise

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From Jamaica Observer ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) — Director of the Environmental and Occupational Health Track of the Public Health Department of St George’s University is predicting a bleak future for the Caribbean amid concerns that the rate of sea level rises beyond the anticipated three millimetres mark. Hugh Sealy, who is also chairman of […]