11 October, 2010

Paula's A Bad Girl

Looks Like we have a chance to 'hunker in the bunker' once again. At least this time won't involve moving furniture and the like. We've got just about everything we need with the exception of a butane bottle for the guesthouse. Well, if we need to, we could always move the bottle from the main house down to the guesthouse.

From the looks of the maps at NOAA's National Hurricane Center (http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/), we might get some rain, but, with luck, that'll be about all. We'll see.

BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM PAULA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 1A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL182010
800 PM EDT MON OCT 11 2010

...PAULA STRENGTHENS A LITTLE...HEAVY RAIN CONTINUES OVER PORTIONS OF EASTERN HONDURAS...

SUMMARY OF 800 PM EDT...0000 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...16.4N 84.3W
ABOUT 105 MI...170 KM E OF ISLA GUANAJA HONDURAS
ABOUT 330 MI...530 KM SSE OF COZUMEL MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...65 MPH...100 KM/HR
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 315 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/HR
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...998 MB...29.47 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

THE GOVERNMENT OF BELIZE HAS ISSUED A TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR THE
COAST OF BELIZE.

Summary of Watches and Warnings in Effect...

A hurricane warning is in effect for... The coast of Mexico from Punta Guesa northward to Cancun... including Cozumel

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
* The coast of Honduras from Limon eastward to the Honduras/Nicaragua border... including the Bay Islands
* The coast of Mexico from Chetumal northward to South of Punta Guesa

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* THE COAST OF BELIZE

A hurricane warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area... In this case 24 to 36 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of Tropical-Storm-Force winds... condtions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm condtions are expected in the warning area in Honduras tonight... and that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area in Mexico within 24 to 36 hours.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...IN THIS CASE WITHIN THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS.

Be alert, stay safe.

Cheers,
Dave

2 comments:

  1. Hi,
    Is this a "put up the board on the windows" type of storm?
    Keep safe.
    Vivien

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  2. Hi Viv,

    No. Turns out, at least for us in Corozal, it was a non-event - well, except someone, obviously expecting the worst, canceled school throughout the country (I think the whole thing).

    Most of the day, we had light breezes and warm sun. Just another ho-hum day in paradise.

    Cheers,
    Dave

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