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- Culebra Rainfall Data
  • By William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 06:36:12 -0400
Good Morning,  

Culebra's rainfall total for August was 3.1 inches, a bit below our average of 4.0 for that month.  Our yearly total now is 19.3, also below our average.

I attach a chart show the historical and updated data.  Also, a couple of water level views around the island.

Enjoy,  William

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- Culebra; July Rainfall
  • By William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2016 07:18:31 -0400
Good Morning,  The second half of July gave Culebra some good rains and squally rains for the last two days of the month.  July's total is 4.1 inches, the most of any month so far this year.  That amount gives us a total of 16.2 inches for 2016 thus far, giving our soil a good moisture base without runoff.  See the attached chart for historic and current rainfall data.

I also attach photos of the tropical system approaching  with a Shelf cloud and Cumulus clouds;  A photo of the ISS flyover Culebra on July 24th:  A photo of our new bunch of bananas and a combo/waterline photo of Culebra.

Enjoy,  William


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- International Space Station Flyby
  • By William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2016 06:00:15 -0400
This is the best I could do with capturing the ISS (International Space Station) flyby this morning at 5 AM.  It was very cloudy on the horizon and the ISS literally jumped out ot the cloud.  There was a lot of ambient light, including some from the Moon, making for a less detailed trail.  Still, exciting for me to see. Culebra did receive some small showers during the night and after this passage of the ISS.

Enjoy,  William

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- Culebra Rainfall Data
  • By William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2016 06:50:23 -0400
Good Morning,   Culebra is extremely dry once again.  June started out with much promise, but since then it has bits & drabs.  We are far below our averages with only 1.6 inches for June and only 12.1 inches thus far for the year.  See Attached chart.

Most mornings appear like this first photo with a thick haze and not much promise of rain.

I also attach some underwater photos taken this month.

We wish you all a Happy 4th of July Holiday,  William

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- Culebra Rainfall Data
  • By William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2016 06:34:41 -0400
Good Morning,  Like all the other islanders, we here on Culebra have been very dry for this time of year.  We did have a bit more precipitation at the end of the month of May, and hopefully the prediction of a rainy June holds true.  Thank you for the CariCOF info from Nevis.

As you will see on the chart attached Culebra received 1.7 inches of rain in May, making for a yearly total of 10.5 inches.

I also attach some cloud photos taken around the island last week.
Enjoy,  William

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- April Showers = May Flowers
  • By William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 1 May 2016 06:40:46 -0400
Good Morning,  Culebra had a good rainfall amount of 3.1 inches of rain in April.  We did not get the big rains that some of our neighboring islands did, but what we got really soaked in to keep the island green and blooming.  The rainfall chart below shows average rainfall so far this year.  I also attach photos of the Memoza and Cirus blooms this morning.
Enjoy,  William

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