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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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