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- Culebra Rain From The "Blob"
  • From: William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2014 07:32:08 -0400
Good Morning,   Culebra received 2.5 inches of rain yesterday, a long wet & dreary day.  It appears to be very "Lenny-Like", with it's movement to the East and lots of moisture.  It appears to have cleared Culebra for now and we have a nice breeze for drying-out time.

I attach some photos taken earlier in the week of downtown Culebra and one of our outlying/uninhabited islands, Louis Pena.   Enjoy,  William

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- Culebra Rainfall Data
  • From: William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2014 05:45:02 -0400

Good Morning,

October rainfall for Culebra was 1.3 inches.  With "Gonzo" developing & passing to our East, it was a non-event for Culebra with only 0.5 inches of rain coming in minimal squalls.  As you can see on the attached chart, Culebra's monthly average for October is 5.9 inches, so we are well below average for the month.  Also, our yearly total in now only 21.2 inches, about half of our yearly average.

Along with the rainfall data chart, I attach photos of turtle, fish, sunrise.

It is good to hear from some long gone islanders again,  Enjoy,  William


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- Impressive
  • From: MJ <caribemj at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:26:34 -0400
As ever, the rapidity with which Bermuda recovers is amazing to watch, even if from afar. With no loss of life (so sad to hear of the accidental driving death the next day), there can only be gratefulness in the clean up. Easy for me to say! 

Best wishes in getting back to the business of a new season.



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"Being good and kind, that will carry you through the world." ~ Alvin, gardener at Biras Creek

My blog:   http://islandwomanculebra.blogspot.com/


- Sending tranquillo to Bermuda
  • From: MJ <caribemj at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:02:51 -0400
Just to let you Bermudians know I'm sure I'm not alone in wishing you
all the best in a nerve-wracking situation. By now you've all done
what can be done, so it's the waiting game now, however you fill up
that time. Salud!

Love the photos of the chickens and kids and propane tank holder.

Here we started with a glassy morning and now a soft breeze through
puffy white clouds in blue skies.



-- 

"Being good and kind, that will carry you through the world." ~ Alvin,
gardener at Biras Creek

My blog:   http://islandwomanculebra.blogspot.com/

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- Who Was That?
  • From: MJ <caribemj at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 06:43:33 -0400
What a difference a day makes. First in the bull's-eye of what was only expected to be a tropical depression, instead we got the modest curve fringe of Hurricane Gonazlo, a hurricane that tore some islands apart. 

For island brothers and sisters who sustained damage, I wish you a quick recovery and thankfulness that there was not a loss of life - or none reported that I've heard about and hope that holds true.

The hard rain didn't come until after dark but this was the most ominous it looked yesterday, followed by a grey but clearing sky at sunset. It was baffling. I just feel gratefulness that Gonzalo left us nothing but a much needed rain. 




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"Being good and kind, that will carry you through the world." ~ Alvin, gardener at Biras Creek

My blog:   http://islandwomanculebra.blogspot.com/


- 90's out there
  • From: MJ <caribemj at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 07:29:23 -0400
On this still and sultry morning, it's hard to believe 90 is out there, already having flash flood watches put up for St. John and St. Thomas.

Keep an eye to the east!




--

"Being good and kind, that will carry you through the world." ~ Alvin, gardener at Biras Creek

My blog:   http://islandwomanculebra.blogspot.com/


- Rainfall, Culebra Stats
  • From: William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2014 06:32:20 -0400
Good Morning,  For the month of September Culebra received 1.9 inches of rainfall.  A small amount for this time of year and it lowered our monthly average to 6.8 inches, with only 19.9 inches received in 2014 thus far.

Other factors affecting Culebra this month:  the heat, a very hot month;  the smell of the seaweed coming in from the south;  and dealing with the chikungunya mosquito  borne virus.

The island remains green and beautiful in many ways.  I attach some photos of Culebra to enjoy,  William


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- New Radar Link
  • From: William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:03:07 -0400
Good Afternoon,
What a wonderful resource of information we have here.  Thank you all for responding to inquiry about the radar site for the Antilles.  Here is the new link:


- Culebra Question
  • From: William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 06:13:48 -0400

Good Morning,   Culebra is currently very hot with sporadic showers.

Do any of you islanders know what has happened to this radar link?

I have attached few photos of our island to enjoy,  William

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- Culebra Rainfall Data
  • From: William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 07:22:07 -0400
Good Morning, Happy September, and Rabbit-Rabbit,

Attached is a chart of Culebra rainfall data showing that we received 6.1 inches of rain this August.  Almost half of that amount came when "Bertha" passed to our south.  Culebra is enjoying that deep green color and lots of growth in the trees, flowers, and bushes.  Our yearly total is up to 18 inches now.

I have also attached a sunrise photo of our bay this morning.
Enjoy, William

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- After the Invest
  • From: MJ <caribemj at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:31:53 -0400
I don't know how much rain we got yesterday, but since it was, with a
few exceptions, an all day event, I'm guessing it was a fair amount.
The earth is squishy, the blossoms are bursting and the mosquitos are
hungry. Cisterns should be full around here, or close to it and I
think 732 1/2 pots of soup or chili were made!

Hope it went as well for everyone else around here.



-- 

"Being good and kind, that will carry you through the world." ~ Alvin,
gardener at Biras Creek

My blog:   http://islandwomanculebra.blogspot.com/

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- Culebra Night Full of Lightning
  • From: William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:29:38 -0400


Culebra enjoyed a wonderful light show of cloud lightning last night.
It was from thunderhead/cumulus clouds similar to these seen in daytime.
However, the night clouds were larger and very active last night.
Culebra received only 0.20 inches of rain with the passing storms, with a 
really spectacular show.





- Bertha Outer Bands Reach Culebra
  • From: William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2014 06:42:50 -0400
Good Morning,  6:15 AM, the outer rain bands of "Bertha" reach Culebra.  Really welcome rain with some wind gust estimated at 25 mph.


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- July Rainfall Data & Bertha Watch
  • From: William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 06:58:28 -0400
Good Morning,  Culebra's July rainfall was only 1.2 inches and most of that came early in the month.  Very dry & hot conditions have prevailed till just recently.  As you will see from the chart attached we are well below our average rainfall at this time.  We would prefer some slow, steady rainfall, but it looks like TS Bertha will pass to the south and give us some heavy rainfall tomorrow afternoon/evening.  It's being still below 15 degrees latitude indicates that, my unscientific method, but seems to hold true.  I also attach some recent underwater photos of the aquatic life around our island.

Enjoy,  William

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- Culebra: Minimal Rainfall
  • From: William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2014 06:54:26 -0400
Culebra received only 0.4 inches of rain for the month of June. This is our second lowest on our records. In spite of minimal moisture, the trees and flowers continue to bloom with vivid color. A welcome site against the brown grasses.

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- Culebra, PR; Rain & View
  • From: William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2014 06:43:04 -0400
Good Morning,

Culebra has finally gotten some rain from the wave passing through the islands.  A short, but heavy rain of about 2/10ths of an inch early this morning.  We see more on the radar and are hopeful for more for our little island.  Yesterday we flew over to PR and I got these aerial viewsout small village and bay area.  Also, on the approach for landing at the old Roosevelt Roads base, you can see the wind farm in the distance.

Enjoy, and more rain please,  William

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- Culebra Rainfall Data
  • From: William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 1 Jun 2014 06:14:01 -0400
Good Morning,  Culebra's rainfall for the month of May was 2.80 inches.  This is well below our average for this month.



We hope all islanders are prepared for hurricane season, with provisions and supplies.  Time to check battery supplies, and test run that generator if you have one.

I have attached a couple of Frangi Pani photos from our yard.  They bloomed well this year,  Enjoy,  William

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- April Rains + Green & Flowers
  • From: William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 1 May 2014 06:09:31 -0400
Good Morning,

Culebra received 4.4 inches of rain in April, which did great things for our grasses and flowers.  The island is at it's springtime best.




For those of you who have this tradition for the beginning of a month:

Rabbit, Rabbit!



Enjoy the merry month of May,  William

- Culebra Rain
  • From: William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2014 07:36:14 -0400

Good Morning,  I attach a photo of our rain gauge showing 2.5 inches of rain in the past two days.  That is more rain than in the past two months.

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You will also note the green starting to show in the grass.  A wonderful rain, that mostly had time to soak in. Thank You to all the rain dancers.

Today dawns clear and sunny, looks to be a nice weekend.

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Enjoy,  William

- Happy April
  • From: William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2014 07:03:53 -0400

Happy April islanders, perhaps some April showers?  Let's hope.

As the chart indicates, Culebra received only 0.9 inches of rain in March.  A very dry start to the year with only 3.1 inches.

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With beautiful sunrises and schooners anchored in the bay we will not complain too much.

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Wishing you all a Happy April and some rain if you need it.
Enjoy,  William

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