Sunday, July 31, 2011

First storm threat of the season

Well, preparations are being made for our first possible storm threat. Jay is hauling our boat out this afternoon and on Monday CYOA will be making a decision about securing their boats. I went to cost u less yesterday to stock up on a few items and today I'll be getting gas for the generator and gas grill. The condo we're in has accordion shutters on all the windows and doors so we're going to check them this morning to make sure they close. UVI preparedness committee will be meeting on Monday to put our plan in place. One of the storm tracks has it coming right over us but other tracks has it going south. It's supposed to be upgraded to a named storm later this morning, Emily. Keep your fingers crossed that it goes south.

From NOAA:
1. SATELLITE IMAGES AND NOAA BUOY DATA INDICATE THAT THE LARGE AND
ELONGATED LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM CENTERED ABOUT 650 MILES EAST OF
THE NORTHERN WINDWARD ISLANDS CONTINUES TO BECOME BETTER
ORGANIZED...AND IT COULD DEVELOP INTO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION AT ANY
TIME. THIS SYSTEM HAS A HIGH CHANCE...NEAR 100 PERCENT...OF
BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 24 TO 48 HOURS AS IT
MOVES WEST-NORTHWESTWARD NEAR 15 MPH. IF THE LOW BECOMES A TROPICAL
CYCLONE LATER TODAY...TROPICAL STORM WATCHES OR WARNINGS WOULD
LIKELY BE REQUIRED FOR PORTIONS OF THE NORTHERN WINDWARD ISLANDS
AND THE LEEWARD ISLANDS. INTERESTS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD CLOSELY
MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM. AN AIR FORCE RESERVE UNIT
RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT IS SCHEDULED TO INVESTIGATE THIS
DISTURBANCE LATER THIS AFTERNOON.

1 comment:

Libbi Carmel said...

Interesting I really have no idea how I found your blog but some how I clicked on it from a google query. Now I am saying it to my favorites to watch. I have applied for a job and awaiting to hear if I am the one they chose. And, as far as selling it all we are actually doing that this weekend. House sold, things w/house estate sale .... not sure just yet where we are going but right at the moment hoping St. Thomas. Both of us will have to have jobs and we are mid- level professionals. Thanks for your blog and be safe.

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