as for our surroundings Storm wise,
not much to report about.
Matthew and Nicole are on their ways away from us,
btw both are on intensification cycles, slow ones.
the disturbed weather SE of the Islands shows nothing new, no development expected before it entered the caribbean Sea after the weekend.
I hope you enjoyed tracking this storm because you were so helpful to all of us.
and , for once, we were able to chip in and help with local updates.
I want to thank you for taking what must have been a lot of time to study and report all your tracking.
while i am always fascinated by all natural powers, like the tropical windies,
the better they are for study the less they can be enjoyed, as they sorrily always come with dangers and devastation somewhere.
what makes this DR1 Topic the best on the net is the fact that real people from all different regions on the Isle, bring up real on the ground observations/reports of what really happens at that moment.
as we saw again, not every dark green "waterload area" means that someone drowns beneath,
and other areas which seem to be "fine" get well more than predicted by forecasts.
all the different reports are what makes this topic so valuable.
My sister in law is from Baracoa and has not been able to communicate with anyone and has no word on her brother or father. The little town , Jamal where most of the family lives was spared much damage because of a mountain cut the wind. Even at the best of time internet is spotty there.
Let me close this thread by saying kudos to Mike and all those really good folks that posted on this thread. They were a great help to all of us in our own daily lives. Kfrancis down in the Deep South let us know how it really was. Great Job. Mike, a lot of real thanks to you. This is what this site and thread is all about.
Also, we need to keep watching Matthew since there is a possibility it will head back South. Yeah, forecasted to hit Miami if this happens. But I have learned that hurricanes can do anything they want.*