December 15, 2019

Chantal is gone but remains will bring rain

Chantal dissipated Wednesday afternoon into a tropical rainstorm (wave). Though the threat for damaging winds has decreased, heavy, flooding downpours will continue from Hispaniola to the Bahamas and here in Cayman we will feel its effects too. From the Cayman Islands National Weather Service Thu (11) night:  Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with a 60% […]

Q&A: Hurricanes are getting stronger in the Caribbean

From Inter Press Service HAVANA, Jul 10 (IPS) – Rather than talk about forecasts for hurricanes at the start of this year’s season, Cuban meteorologist José Rubiera prefers to discuss the importance of reducing the country’s vulnerability and improving preparedness. Experts at Cuba’s Meteorology Institute predict that in this year’s hurricane season – Jun. 1 […]

TS Chantel has disintegrated to a wave – goodbye

REMNANTS OF CHANTAL DISCUSSION NUMBER 12 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL032013 500 PM EDT WED JUL 10 2013 AFTER FINDING SOMETHING RESEMBLING A CENTER EARLIER TODAY…THE SAME AIR FORCE RECONNAISSANCE PLANE SPENT SEVERAL HOURS INVESTIGATING THE STORM AND DETERMINED THAT CHANTAL NO LONGER HAS A CLOSED CIRCULATION. THE DATA SHOWED A VERY STRONG […]

Online climate risk assessment tool for the Caribbean

From Jamaica Observer BELMOPAN, Belize — The Belize-based Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) says it will launch a seminal on-line support tool in St Lucia on Friday in keeping with the thrust to promote a culture of risk management across the region. St Lucia’s Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony will address the launch of […]

TS Chantal weakening

      Chantal has weakened overnight. Wind speed has reduced to 45mph. NHC forecasts a much weaker system heading towards the Bahamas and Florida. WTNT43 KNHC 100837 TCDAT3 TROPICAL STORM CHANTAL DISCUSSION NUMBER 10 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL032013 500 AM AST WED JUL 10 2013 OBSERVATIONS FROM A HURRICANE HUNTER MISSION […]

Chantal: a likely harbinger of an active Atlantic hurricane season

From Weather Underground Chantal’s formation on July 8 is an usually early date for formation of the season’s third storm, which usually occurs on August 13. A large number of early-season named storms is not necessarily a harbinger of an active season, unless one or more of these storms form in the deep tropics, south […]

What It’s Like To Be In Heat So Bad It Makes Your Eyes Hurt

By Chris Carlson, From Business Insider FURNACE CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Associated Press photographer Chris Carlson is no stranger to heat. He grew up just outside Palm Springs, Calif. On Friday, he returned to his desert roots, leaving his home near Los Angeles and driving to the hottest place on earth on one of the […]

UPDATE #2: Tropical disturbance in Caribbean Sea

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 200 PM EDT THU JUL 4 2013 FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC…CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO…   CLOUDINESS AND SHOWERS EXTENDING FROM THE BAY OF CAMPECHE NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD ACROSS THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO TO THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE ARE ASSOCIATED WITH A BROAD TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE.  WHILE THE […]

Tall trees

Carol-Ann Rudy, occasional columnist for iNews Cayman sent in this story with these wonderful photographs of a 100ft tree that towered above her house in South Carolina. The area where she lives was hit with a storm with 60mph winds last Friday (28) causing much damage in her area and with the aforementioned tree now […]

Clean air is great for humans, but it’s also good for hurricanes, research finds

CAHAL MILMO, The Independent UK Hurricanes, referred to as “acts of God” by insurers and seen by others as harbingers of the effects of climate change, are becoming more common as an unexpected side-effect of efforts to reduce pollution, research indicates. A study by British scientists has produced evidence that there is a direct link […]