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- Culebra Rainfall Data
  • By William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2016 06:29:45 -0400

Good Morning,

Culebra recived a bit above average rainfall this month, 6.4 inches.  This brought our yearly total up to 32.2 inches so far.  Some good soaking rains and a couple of "deluges" that brought some run-off.

I attach the rainfall data chart and a photo of the full moon setting as the sun rises from a water level photo, taken earlier this month.

Enjoy,  William

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- Crazy weather!
  • By MJ <caribemj at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:37:19 -0400
Here on Culebra we've had rain on and off for days. Today has been squally, with high winds then dropping to nothing and blue skies. Repeat. Wackadoo! 

Thinking of those to the south and hoping for the best with Otto.

From my front door (through a window, the rain was blasting)


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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/


- Culebra Rainfall Data
  • By William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2016 06:45:22 -0400

Good Morning,   Culebra's rainfall total for October is 4.4 inches.  That brings our total rainfall for the year up to 25.9, still very low on average, but with two "wet" months to go this year.  Last week we had two days with 0.5 inches and that brought our total for the month up nicely.  Culebra remains green and growing, lots of grass to cut this month.

I attach the rainfall data chart, a beach scene from the east end of Culebra, a Hawksbill turtle I observed yesterday morning, and a Grouper laying eggs in the shallow water sand.

Enjoy,  William

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- Culebra Rainfall Data
  • By William Kunke <wkunke787 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Oct 2016 06:24:05 -0400
Good Morning,

Please find attached a rainfall data chart for Culebra, PR.
Culebra has been below average rainfall for the last three Septembers and no heavy storms for those months either.  "Mathew" barely affected us with some gust only.  With 2.2 inches this September, we have a yearly total of 21.5 inches thus far in 2016.  

I also attach and "Above/Below photo and a sunrise photo with St Thomas in the background.

Enjoy,  William


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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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