Friday, August 3, 2012

Ho Hum

I know I said I wouldn't talk about the weather here, but well, there's nothing else to talk about at the moment. I was surprised TS Ernesto was still being called anything this morning (7am), it was barely there, although you can still see some circular motion on the radar (right).

Surprisingly, it's still got some stiff winds (40mph) in there (one gust hit St. Lucia at 63mph!) and is still going at a good clip (24mph). Our forecast is simply for some unstable weather - which we've been having. We're still supposed to get a swell, with waves predicted from 6 to 12 feet building tonight through Saturday (quite a range - I'm guessing it'll be in-between). Wind gusts are still predicted to be in the high 20s around midnight (you Idiot readers remember lesson Be Afraid of the Dark?). It's a little windy now (11:30am) and the Caribbean is looking choppy. Rain started creeping up too (2pm).

but very often we end up in this weird gap and get nothing while others are pounded. I call it the "vortex" and it looked like that at 2:30 and 6:30pm. Strange!

I'm predicting a pretty soggy evening though.

There's already another circled area to our east (just as CrownWeather predicted would happen).

This fast-forming system will likely become Florence, maybe overnight it's already up to 50%, and we'll be graced with its presence by Wed or Thur. Unless the thing actually impacts us or gets ugly, I'll keep any comments about it on StormCarib. Will we be able to hash in Nevis or won't we? Don't know, but if you want to get tickets and wait it out with us, call Percy at 662 3944.

In unrelated news - plants can talk and feel threatened?!  Noooo.  Even I, a vegetarian, had to laugh at this (sort of) - if you're outside the States, you might not be able to see it, but we can get the clips here for some reason: