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- Update
  • By Barbara Cannegieter <barcann at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2018 12:15:11 +0000

Good morning

St Maarten continues to be dry and hot! Thankfully there is a light breeze. We need rain though.


Usually when I look out to the east and see "smoky" skies, I think it is our  dump on fire again. But this morning it is Saharan dust.

Either way, my allergies are acting up. 


Our weather report says in part:
Special Weather 

* Dust/Allergy >> A plume of Saharan Dust is still invading the local region. Thus, allergy sufferers are advised to take the necessary precautions until further notice.





 
 

- Update
  • By Barbara Cannegieter <barcann at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2018 13:10:37 +0000


Good morning

I woke up  to hazy skies on St Maarten this morning.  I thought our dump was on fire again, but, no, I don't think that's it, for a change.

I think we are getting  some Saharan dust today, and it looks like more coming across the Atlantic.






 
 

- Update
  • By Barbara Cannegieter <barcann at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 27 May 2018 12:51:11 +0000

Good morning

Skies are partially cloudy over St Maarten this morning. Our Met Office says 

"Moisture and instability associated with a tropical wave will account for cloudiness and isolated showers, some of which may be heavy across the local area."

We need some rain so I do hope we get some showers.


Sub Tropical storm Alberto is producing lots of rain over Florida this morning. Reminder to everyone that even a weak tropical wave can produce flooding, especially in the islands.



 
 

- Update
  • By Barbara Cannegieter <barcann at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 22 May 2018 22:08:18 +0000

Hello Caribbean friends

It's been awhile since I have posted. We have been busy with fixing things up since Irma. The island is getting better but we still have a long way to go.

I can't believe  a new hurricane season is almost upon us. I hope that we are all are safe from any storms this year.

Right now the weather is getting hot again, but we  still have a delightful cool breeze.  We are having a few showers but we still need some rain, just not too much.

As a result of Irma, the St Maarten Zoo, where I volunteered for many years, is permanently closed. Many of the animals were rescued and many were sent to the Curacao Zoo.

However, I inherited Anna. She is a fabulous bird, but very noisy. She sure keeps me busy.



 



 
 

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