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- Culebra, PR Rainfall Data
  • By William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 06:44:52 -0400
Good Morning,  For the month of August Culebra received only 1.6 inches of rain.  As the attached chart shows, our average amount is 4.1 inches.  This brings our yearly total to just 12.8 inches.  This monthly amount is our lowest since 1993 for a comparable.  In 1993 we received copious amounts of rain in September & November to make-up for the yearly total.

Snorkeling was a bit murky yesterday since Erika stirred-up the seas with her winds.  There seemed to be an unusual amount of Parrot Fish and no Jellyfish.  The attached photo shows two Parrot Fish amoungst the coral.

Enjoy,  William

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- Erika Report
  • By William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:09:29 -0400
Good Morning,  Culebra had tropical storm winds of 40 MPH for about 8 hours last night into this morning.  Some are saying we had gust up to 50 MPH, especially in the higher elevations.  Electric was off all night and we are just getting hooked back into the internet.  Only 1/10 inch of rain and most of us are wishing for more rain, but thankful that the winds were no worse than what we experienced.  Overall Culebra fared very well.  They keep predicting a NW turn, but it continues to go west, so be prepared for anything.

I attach some photos of turtles chasing and eating jelly fish.  I took these last week prior to "Danny" and look forward to some calmer weather to get back in the water again.

Enjoy, William


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- "Danny" Report
  • By William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:10:40 -0400
Culebra received 0.4 inches of rain and some 25-30 mph gust, and lots of lightning with "Danny's" passage during the night.  When the outer bands first appeared in the late evening on Monday, this thunderhead cloud was developing as the sun set and you can just see a small section of rainbow in the upper cloud area.  (photo attached)

Overall a pleasant passage of "Danny", and now we look forward to "Erika" possibly providing Culebra with some more rain.

Enjoy,  William




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- Culebra Rainfall Data
  • From: William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2015 07:12:52 -0400
Good Morning,  Below is the rainfall data for Culebra, PR for the first 6 months of the year, compared to other years of collection data.


​Another shortfall of rainfall for Culebra this month.  We did have some spectacular winds last week and a tremendous lightning show last night, but overall not much moisture.  Only 10.9 inches of rain for the first half of the year.

I attach some underwater photos taken this month.  Our island beauty is both above and below, Enjoy,  William


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- Culebra Rainfall Data
  • From: William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2015 07:03:57 -0400


Only 0.8 inches of rain in May.  We had small showers at the beginning and end of the month, nothing in the middle.  As a result Culebra is far below average for this time of year.  Culebra has also received an influx of Sarragosa Seaweed once again, very unpleasant as it builds-up in the bay area.

Below are some photos of turtles as we snorkeled yesterday.
Enjoy,  William


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- Culebra Rainfall Data
  • From: William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 1 May 2015 08:59:26 -0400


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April rainfall in Culebra was below average and the island "browned-out" quickly.

I have attached some underwater photos to enjoy, plenty to "sea" out there.
Enjoy,  William


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