Puerto Plata - Weather Report
Well this is my first weather report! Silly me, I volunteered to help so will do my best.
Today - hot and sunny, not looking like it will rain tonight. Some breeze right now which helps cool things off just a bit......
The sun will set tonight and I'm pretty sure it will come up tomorrow!
Tomorrow - not sure yet, I'll let you know what I see when I open my eyes!
Thanks Planner and welcome, Don't fret, I'm sure you'll feel like an 'old hand' soon.
Wednesday September 15
Good morning anyone who is likely to read this!
Thanks Chris for the welcome, don't worry I'm not the "fretting" type......
I was right, the sun did rise.
Overnight we had some rain but not enough to make a difference, saturate the ground or turn streets into rivers! WE do need more rain here at the moment but we don't want it all at once.
At the moment it is sunny but the clouds look like they are rolling in from the east. There isn't much of a breeze and there is that feeling of the calm before the storm.
I'll post my update later in the day. Make it a good day wherever you are.
Tropical Storm / Hurricane
Good morning, it's time to get ready for the bad weather.
We still aren't sure if we will take a direct hit, but we are sure to get lots of wind and rain!
Currently it is overcast, some rain overnight continuing this morning as I came into work. The clouds are blowing by very quickly but it isn't too windy here on the ground in Puerto Plata yet but I expect it by later this afternoon. The waves along the Malecon are getting big! In fact it's beginning to look like a washing machine out there....
More later, start getting ready for the storm.....
A most useful service. Keep at it; you'll be a "pro" in 2 -3 weeks.
Food for thought: I think it would be useful to all of us who live in the area if you'd put the date & time of your report in the actual heading each day. It makes your reports much easier to follow. Again, keep up the valuable work. We appreciate it.
A most useful suggestion for Planner! Thanks for the input and the encouragement....
Originally Posted by TiberiusMineola
Planner, you should be seeing the real "fun and games" start around 8pm this evening, when the wind and rains will pick up. Jeanne should be North of Puerto Plata around 11pm this evening --- given that the present speed and track and strenght continues. Currently it looks as if Jeanne will pass 40 to 50 miles off Puerto Plata, so windstrengths should be in the region of only 30 to 40 miles per hour.... IF the present conditions continue.
Good luck on the North Coast! We will keep you informed as much as is possible.
Chris - reporting from a small weather station in the North West.
Thursday Sept 16th 10:25 am
Great idea, thanks for the feedback!!!!
We've had one major downpour this morning and I expect things to deteriorate all day. It is not overly windy yet and currently it is not raining. The clouds continue to scoot across the sky.
I will post weather updates later today if I can! As long as we have electricity and I can get into the office.....
Thursday Sept 16 4:15 pm
We've had rain on and off all afternoon with some wind gusts. The oceanfront looks like a washing machine on the heavy duty cycle! We have lots of large waves off the Malecon.
I am told this will get worse all evening and tomorrow we will have the back end of this storm bringing a lot of rainfall as well.
I am going home now and will be back in the morning with a report.
Friday morning 8 AM Cofresi just west of Puerto Plata, the full force of the storm is here with gusts up to 80 mph - probably about 65 mph sustained. Its been blowing pretty hard since about 5 AM. Several trees down in the yard, and something hit the roof earlier, maybe a loose shingle or a coconut.
Jeanne has followed a track crossing the DR similar only to that of Eloisa in 1975 that had winds of 90 kms/h.
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