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    Default new storm forming?

    Looking at the satellite pics at http://www.goes.noaa.gov/pr2.html and http://www.goes.noaa.gov/HURRLOOPS/huirloop.html it looks like something forming right in front of our door... doesn't it?
    It's not a tropical storm yet, but it seems to me, that this clouds are getting better organized from hr to hr.
    Even if it does not develop into a cyclon, I think in the next day or 2 we might get really wet here. This system soked allready the Lesser Antilles with rain they haven't seen in 10 years.

    XR, what's your opinion on this system?

    quaqualita

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    The National Hurricane Center isn't reporting anything as yet, but the excellent Puerto Rico website www.tormenta.net reports that the weather system has tropical characteristics and that it was to be investigated by a NHC plane today.

    Una vaguada se encuentra sobre el Canal de la Mona. Se espera que se pueda fortalecer hasta el punto de generar un centro de bajas presiones cerca de Puerto Rico hoy. Esta baja presión se moverá tan lentamente que todavía el jueves pudiera estar influyendo sobre el tiempo local. Para complicar aún más la materia, es posible que esta baja presión adquiera características tropicales. Un avión caza huracanes estará investigando el sistema.

    Con las lluvias que ya nos han afectado, y con el riesgo de que siga lloviendo la mayoría de la semana, el potencial de inundaciones es bastante alto. Además, pudieran haber deslizamientos de terreno en las colinas y montañas de la isla dado el estado saturado del suelo. Para el mar costero se ha puesto en vigor una advertencia a las embarcaciones pequeñas.

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    Unhappy weather

    Say it isnt so about a storm. I am headed to DR this Saturday. What is the outlook from there...hard to tell from the weather sites here.

    Thanks for any info!! It will be our first time there and really looking forward to sun and sand.

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    The National Hurricane Center has posted this Tropical Weather Disturbance Statement:

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    WONT41 KNHC 122021
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    SPECIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENT
    NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
    325 PM EST WED NOV 12 2003

    AN AIR FORCE RESERVE UNIT RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT HAS COMPLETED ITS
    INVESTIGATION OF THE BROAD AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IN THE NORTHEASTERN
    CARIBBEAN SEA. THE AIRCRAFT FOUND THAT THE LOW STILL DOES NOT HAVE
    A WELL-DEFINED CENTER OF CIRCULATION...AND SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS
    THAT THERE IS LITTLE THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY DIRECTLY ASSOCIATED WITH
    THE LOW CENTER. WHILE THE SYSTEM HAS NOT YET ACQUIRED THE
    CHARACTERISTICS OF A TROPICAL CYCLONE...IT IS SLOWLY BECOMING
    BETTER ORGANIZED...AND A TROPICAL CYCLONE COULD STILL DEVELOP
    DURING THE NEXT DAY OR TWO AS THE SYSTEM MOVES SLOWLY
    NORTHEASTWARD.

    REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT THIS SYSTEM BECOMES A TROPICAL
    CYCLONE...IT IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HEAVY RAINS OVER PORTIONS OF
    PUERTO RICO...THE VIRGIN ISLANDS...AND THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS
    OVER THE NEXT 24-48 HOURS. THESE RAINS WILL CONTINUE TO RESULT IN
    POTENTIALLY LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND LANDSLIDES. FOR
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON CONDITIONS IN YOUR AREA...PLEASE CONSULT
    STATEMENTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

    FORECASTER FRANKLIN

    According to an earlier report from tormenta.net in Puerto Rico, this weather system has been moving in a north-northeast direction. If this continues, it shouldn't come anywhere near the DR. The rain we are experiencing this week is due to a different weather system, one that is parked over our island.

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    Thanks Ken. I appreciate it. Is the rain you are getting expected to move on out or will it be around for a while?

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    Cool Thanks, Ken!

    I have been down with power generation problems the last few days so I couldn't chime in. Thanks for filling in!

    Tom (aka XR)

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    The report from Puerto Rico indicates that the National Hurricane Center will be sending another plane today to investigate the low pressure area that seems to have potential for further development. However, according to Puerto Rico, the center has begun to move slowly toward the north-northeast but this movement is expected to speed up today and tomorrow. There are no indications that this weather system will bother the Dominican Republic.

    As far as the rain we have been experiencing the last couple of days, it may make you feel better to know that it is much worse in Puerto Rico. Periods of 2-3" per hour are being experienced. Serious flooding is a real concern there.

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    Sheesh, how can it make you feel better when the rain is worse than here and it has been raining just about every stinkin day. One day it didn't rain a friend had an emergency and I had to help him out instead of enjoy the sun.

    I GREW 2" 's in the last friggin week!

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    Default Scott, why don't you stop back out to Xanadu.

    I have some nice low-class cheese here for you to go with that whine of yours.

    The rain's been lovely here! Such a nice break from the hot sun all the time. It rains, then the sun is out 10 minutes later. Beautiful clouds, great fresh breezes! We run out to the pool just to be able to swim in the rain. It's marvelous!

    Poor Puerto Rico, though. They've been right underneath that thing for days. That I wouldn't find so much fun.

    Tom (aka XR)

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    It has to be better than the frigging snow storm we are now having here. I couldn't believe the change from yesterday.

    Ok moderator you can't delete my post coz I'm about to add:

    Only 12 days left and I'm in Sosua woohoooo

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