- Oct 9, 2007
You are correct Mike, at 6am the entire island felt like we were frozen in ice while the eye sat on us like a flying saucer 3 times our size. The predicted 2 hrs of sitting on us with her calm look, only lasted for 30 minutes, then boom. As you know it was time for her perfectly shaped tail to act up, and she didn't disappoint as she headed NNE.What a beautiful shot from Puerto Rican Meteorologist Ada Monzon.
around 6AM this morning, Hurricane Paulette over Bermuda, with the Island completely in the eye of the Hurricane.
the eyewall powers battered Bermuda with 90mphrs winds.
as for Size:
Bermuda is 21 miles long and 2 miles wide, so Paulette's eye measures ca 40 miles of a diameter.
between tonight and tomorrow night the favorable conditions open a window for Paulette to become a Mayor Hurricane.
it will not threaten any other land than the just passed Bermuda.
I know this isn't DR related, however there is one thing I have learned about being warned about 15-20 good size hurricanes living in this island, and that is every hurricane has a different name for good reason. So next time you are sitting in the NC of the DR and hear that the south or the east of the DR will only be effected, still prepare and make sure your emergency supplies are ready because you may need them, along with everyone else in your area.
Now bring on Teddy!