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- possibility of more rain from a tropical wave
  • By "Greg & Liz Thomas" <cabana at vincysurf.com>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2016 19:51:26 -0400

The ground is still pretty wet, so we don’t really want more rain right now however…

 

From NOAA 8 pm

1. A large area of showers and thunderstorms located several hundred

miles east of the Windward Islands is associated with a tropical

wave.  Development, if any, of this system is expected to be slow

to occur while the wave moves westward at 10 to 15 mph. Regardless

of tropical cyclone development, locally heavy rains and gusty winds

are possible in the Windward and southern Leeward Islands during the

next couple of days as the wave approaches and then passes.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent

* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent

 


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- just a lot of rain in Bequia...8 1/4 inches so far...
  • By "Liz & Greg Thomas" <cabanabequia at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:54:15 -0400

We didn’t get much wind to speak of,  but we got a lot of rain…1 inch in the first downpour around 1 am yesterday, drizzle off and on through the morning to give us another ¼ inch, then the sun came out for a while…about 3 it started to drizzle again, then heavier and heavier…lost visibility early…at 10 pm I checked the rain gauge and it was almost full with 4.5 inches…we decided we’d better lower the pool water since it was within an inch of the top and didn’t know where the overflow would go, so better safe than sorry…another 2.5 inches overnight and it’s still drizzling and from the satellite photo I guess we could get more precipitation for a few hours yet…water rushing down the roads, down the hills, the pasture below us is a lake, the roadside gutters are full and overflowing, and the beach land below us has huge puddles…it’s wet…and I thought it was going to go north and miss us!!

 

Haven’t heard anything about St. Vincent yet…


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- Bequia update
  • By Gert van Dijken <gert at vandijken.com>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:01:33 -0700

From: Liz & Greg Thomas
Date: Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 6:22 AM
Subject: Re: Bequia update


Though the sky is brighter, at least for now, it’s drizzling again…I guess I was wrong about ‘it’ heading north as now from the sat. photos ‘it’ seems to have bobbled south…


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- Bequia update
  • By "Greg & Liz" <cabana at vincysurf.com>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:40:16 -0400

We woke up to heavy rain shortly after 1 am….lots of thunder and some lightning…drifted back to sleep with a scared dog shaking the bed…woke up around 6 to an overcast morning, it’s now drizzling and there is occasional thunder, but the sky is brightening somewhat to the east…hard to tell from the satellite photos if we are going to get anything else from this tropical wave but my guess is that it will continue north of us…we measured an inch of rain from last nights downpour which is great for the water tanks…


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- And so it begins....
  • By "Colvin C. Harry - The Koolkidd" <colvinharry at yahoo.co.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:17:39 +0000 (UTC)
We began experiencing heavy downpours and gusty winds accompanied by lightning and thunder just after 1AM. This appears to be an outer band of the system that seems to be shedding off some excess weight and tightening itself up.We hppe that everyone is prepared accross the island chain. I will try to keep the posts going once the electricity and internet allows me.


Be safe guys!


 
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National Broadcasting Corporation of St Vincent and the Grenadines
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- Quiet before the storm?
  • By "Colvin C. Harry - The Koolkidd" <colvinharry at yahoo.co.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:57:27 +0000 (UTC)
Hello Storm Carib Friends,


I have been rather quiet in recent times but it now warrants me to spring back into action and update our caribbean friends and those in the diaspora as to what is happening at the moment in SVG.  Schools closed today at 2PM which allows them to be transformed into emergency shelters once that becomes necessary. The lone water services provider the Central Water and Sewerage Authority (CWSA) announced in a press release that the water systems accross St Vincent and the Grenadines will be shut down from 11:30 tonight until the system clears us.

Grenada has already cancelled school officially for tomorrow, but I have not seen anything offical yet from our Education Ministry but I suspect since most schools are being used as shelters and might need to be activated and the heaviest weather should approach tomorrow I suspect they will remain closed tomorrow.

Currently it is partly cloudy with a few showers  around, but its otherwise quiet. Persons so far have been taking heed of officials to prepare so for now its wait and see.

I  try to keep you posted once I can remain online as the system passes by.


 
 
Colvin " Koolkidd" Harry
Programme Manager
National Broadcasting Corporation of St Vincent and the Grenadines
Digicel Mobile: 784-530-9864
LIME Work Mobile: 784-494-7056

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