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- Stand Up & Be Brave - Don't Panic -
  • By Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2018 03:17:07 -0400
People of Paradise,

Anyone 'sneezing' in our company. Is 'wind' we can do without.
Sad to say. But basically and have-to-be-said is, 
We are still traumatized.

Please forgive me,
"it is very hard to remain 'real' and true".

As per NHC:
A tropical wave will reach the waters E of the Lesser Antilles
towards the morning, then enter the eastern Caribbean through Wed
night. This system is expected to be accompanied by scattered 
showers and thunderstorms. As the wave passes across the Lesser 
Antilles into the eastern Caribbean, it will bring gusty winds and
a modest increase in showers and thunderstorms to the Leeward 
Islands, the UK/US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico by mid week.

Winds: 15 - 18 mph. (gusting above 20 mph.)
Seas: 6' - 7' feet. (Mild, compared to the graphics)
Precipitation: (Slightly) Over one (01") inch.

Nothing to worry about,
Just 'bad news' at this time.

God Bless

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- Another Long Weekend in T&T -
  • By Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2018 10:29:16 -0400
Hi to all People of Paradise,

Just to let you know from today and the next two days.

It will be great to go to 'The Beach' or River, ... !

(People like me, who are irrational and paranoid, 
would find the weather 'Great' to get Survival Aides 
and Techniques in place with the three days weather.)

Sunny and Dry !

[There is a section of the current TW. at 45 W. trying
to break away and trying to circulate 
in the wind-shear and SAL.] He said, sounding irrational.
But definitely not in 'denial', ... !

Albert Einstein said:
"You can't fix new problems with old ideas".

He said, sounding irrational.

God Bless

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- 2nd June - Second TW -
  • By Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2018 08:25:29 -0400
People of Paradise,

In The Cumana/Chaguaramas Peninsula area of Trinidad
the Black and Yellow ?Toucan? is in almost abundant proliferation now.
He feeds and nests every afternoon at sunset just outside the gallery.
The ravens haven't left. But are dwindling. (I see hawks every so often).

Our (wet season) second Blob is more distinct 
( heavier & high-altitude clouds) but more southerly than the first.

Forget the Blob !!!!!!! Forget the Graphics !!!!!!!
Specially as it's moving at 25 - 30 kts. due west.
TOP, TOP, TOP, priority !
ie. Water, Medicines, Non-Perishables, 
Emergency shelters (Information and logistics),
Communication Devices and Essential Documents (Valid!),
Government and Volunteer Liaison and Input, etc, etc, etc, ... !!!

As usual I include NHC information:
A tropical wave is over the central Atlantic with axis extending
from 13N46W to 00N47W, moving westward at 25-30 kt. The wave is 
depicted as a broad trough of moisture on TPW imagery. The wave is
void of convection at this time.
God Bless You

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- Watchful Weekend !
  • By Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 25 May 2018 04:20:21 -0400
Good People of Paradise,

It has been miraculously sunny in this early wet season.
That is after a prolonged wet season last year.
There is plenty of what I like most going on.
Enlightening and mind-opening sharing of ideas and conversation.
All this while steady progress is going on with the retaining wall.
A charitable organization I belong to, seems to be back on its feet.

Pre-'Alberto' is exiting Central America to take formation in The Gulf.
My sentiments to Belize, Cayman Islands and Central America.
Trinidadian Vessels using the Panama are nearby.

Same time, the first 'Distinct' eastern Caribbean (minimal) Tropical Wave
will affect us. (Instead of 36 hours, let's say this weekend.)
This will be Trinidad's Third Blob for the season.

All in a day's work.

Now off to Morning Meditation and Prayer!

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- 1st of June approaches !!!!!!!
  • By Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 21 May 2018 07:00:49 -0400
Glencoe, Carenage,
Diego Martin, T&T, W.I.
2018-05-21st Monday 06:50 am.

Friday 1st June is approaching.
The beginning of 'The Wet Season'.

We have war wounds and to heal,
we need to defend ourselves, ... !
Not relive the past.
We need HELP, however we get it.

I will not even bother to detail the 'drill' !

Just keep on,
Go on,
Do it !

(Staying humble and caring), ...

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- 2nd Blob -
  • By Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 8 May 2018 16:50:59 -0400
Hardly any birds lit up the sky today.

The reason,
Picture attached, ...

Thank God for Wind Shear besides the SAL.

Almighty God Protect Us

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- 2nd Blob of 2018 -
  • By Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 8 May 2018 16:47:44 -0400
Hardly any birds and butterflies lit up the sky today.

The reason,

- Happy 1st May / Month of May -
  • By Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 1 May 2018 04:34:35 -0400
2018-05-01st Tuesday 04:25 a.m.

I am "Sorry!" but "Yes!" the evidence is clear.
(And to a certain extent it's collaborated).
When it survives SAL and 'terrible' (in this case 'good') wind-shear. 
A tropical wave, the first from Africa (exited Sunday)
will affect the Eastern Caribbean.

It's way much too early. That anyone can predict arrival time or intensity.
However waves are 8' - 9' feet in the vicinity of its influence.

I wish I could curl up with my head under a pillow next to my wife 
under the covers. But none of that is possible.

Enjoy the Month of May, ...

Your bro

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- The 'Wet' Season is Here -
  • By Ian Martin Borde <readkrox51 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2018 03:41:30 -0400
Glencoe, Carenage,
Diego Martin,
T&T, W.I.

2018-04-15th. Sunday
03:20 a.m.

[Thought:] "Find the courage and strength within yourself.
That we work selflessly as a 'Team' without early judging
anyone or anything". [ref: Ian M. Borde]

There we have it. The 'Reprieve' of Dry Season, barely
lasted three weeks. As I am writing ITCZ rain clouds
are forming over Trinidad just short of Barbados.
Included in this post is a 36 hour scientific image forecast.
At the present circumstance, it is nothing to worry about.
Winds; Gusting over 15 mph.
Seas; over 6' feet.
Precipitation; less than an inch.

Wake up, because this is 'Modern Weather'.
Included in the images is a forecast for Gale conditions
in 36 hours for parts of the Bahamas.

I really don't know how else to put this across.

God Bless

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