Archive for July, 2016

Monday Update

July 25, 2016

Good morning and happy Monday, hope you all had a very nice weekend. Checking the weather maps as we start a new week, again all the real problems are over in the pacific. Tropical Storm Frank is located about 285 miles SW of the southern tip of Baja, California with winds of 65 mph and is moving slowly to the west at 3 mph. There are no coastal watches or warnings with this storm. Meanwhile, Hurricane Georgette is expected to weaken soon. This powerful storm (Category 4) is located about 1170 miles W-SW of the southern tip of Baja, California with winds of 130 mph and moving to the NW at 10 mph. There are no watches or warnings posted with this storm. Just one final note, Joey and I will be heading to Barbados tomorrow to cover crop over for Carnival Week on One Caribbean Television. All the excitement begins Thursday night from 8-10 pm and we hope that you will tune in. Again, if you don’t get One Caribbean Television, I urge you to call your local cable operator and ask them to add it to your lineup. Have a great day everyone, I will give you a full report when we get back.

Friday Updates

July 22, 2016

Good morning everyone, we have come to the end of a busy week and I know we are all looking forward to the weekend. Joey and I will spend part of the weekend packing for our trip to Barbados next week to cover crop over for carnival Week on One Caribbean Television. Coverage begins next Thursday from 8-10 pm. It has been a busy morning in the weather center. Looking at the Atlantic, The Caribbean and The Gulf of Mexico, everything is rather normal with showers and occasional thunderstorms. Over in the Pacific it is a different story with none less then three storms currently moving across the waters. Tropical Storm Estelle which is expected to become a remnant low today is currently 1415 miles west of the southern tip of Baja, California with winds of 40 mph and moving to the W-NW at 16 mph. There are no coastal watches or warnings with this storm. Tropical Storm Frank could become a hurricane over the weekend. Frank is currently 205 miles SW of Manzanillo, Mexico with winds of 50 mph and moving NW at 12 mph. There are no coastal watches or warnings with this storm, however residents of the Baja, California region should keep an eye on this storm as we head into the weekend. Finally, we have Tropical Depression 8-E that could very well become a Tropical Storm today. This storm is located about 865 miles S-SW of the southern tip of Baja, California with winds of 35 mph and is moving to the N-NW at 13 mph. There are no coastal watches or warnings with this storm. Don’t forget you can get complete forecast updates over the weekend at One Caribbean Television. If you are not currently getting the station, call your local cable provider and ask them if they would add it to your station lineup. Have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday Thoughts & Updates

July 21, 2016

Good morning everyone, hope your Thursday is going well. Checking the weather maps this morning, things are fairly quiet across the Atlantic, Caribbean and gulf of Mexico. The only storm we see today is in the pacific where we find tropical Storm Estelle about 1115 miles west of the southern tip of Baja, California with winds of 60 mph and moving to the W-NW at about 15 mph. There are no coastal watches or warnings with this storm and is headed to colder waters which means it should become a post tropical cyclone by Friday. Don’t forget, you can get complete weather coverage on One Caribbean Television 24/7. In the news today, a Jamacian woman, 30 year old Trudian James was caught trying to smuggle about 3 pounds of cocaine in her suitcase, she was arrested at the Baltimore, Maryland airport. Good news for Trinidad and Tobago. In a speech recently, Communication and Public Administration Minister Maxie Cuffie announced they are working on providing free wi-fi and lower internet fees for the island. Cuffie said many folks on the islands were missing out on a lot because they did not have access to the web. Just a reminder, Joey and I will be in Barbados next week to cover crop over for Carnival Week on OCTV. Have a great day everyone and keep checking back with us.

Wednesday Updates

July 20, 2016

Good morning, it’s hump day everyone! Checking the weather maps this morning, things are fairly quiet in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico other then some showers and an occasional thunderstorm. Over in the Pacific we still have two Tropical Storms. Estelle is located about 825 W-SW of the southern tip of Baja, California with winds of 70 mph and moving to the west at 12 mph. There are no coastal watches or warnings with this storm. This storm could become a hurricane again shortly tonight before weakening again tomorrow. We also have Tropical Storm Darby located approximately 1050 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii with winds of 65 mph and moving west at 13 mph. There are no coastal watches or warnings with this storm. Thinking now is that this storm will turn more north which means it should stay east of the islands. Don’t forget carnival Week next week on OCTV, all the excitement and pageantry of carnival all from the comfort of your own couch! Have a great day everyone and keep checking back with us.

Tuesday Thoughts

July 19, 2016

Good morning everyone, hope your Tuesday is off to a good start. Checking the weather maps this morning, again today all the real activity is happening over in the Pacific. Tropical Storm Estelle is currently 585 miles W-SW of the southern tip of Baja, California with winds of 65 mph and traveling to the W-NW at 10 mph. This storm seems to be strengthening, however there are no coastal watches or warnings with this storm. Also in the pacific we have Hurricane Darby located about 1345 miles East of Hilo, Hawaii with winds of 75 mph and traveling to the W-NW at about 13 mph. This storm is forecast to weaken and there are no watches or warnings issued with this storm. In the news, Antigua and Barbuda are planning their 60th carnival from July 22 to August 2nd. Joey and I will be traveling to Barbados for crop over next week. Don’t forget all the excitement of Carnival Week will be seen on One Caribbean Television next week. If you are not currently receiving OCTV, call your local provider and ask them if they would add it to your cable lineup. Well, that’s all for today, have a good one and keep checking back.

Monday Update

July 18, 2016

Good morning everyone, we hope you had a great weekend. It’s good to be back, Joey and I were in Orlando, Florida last week for the ICAST Fishing show. Just a reminder that we will be traveling to Barbados next Tuesday to cover crop over for Carnival Week on One Caribbean Television. Checking the weather maps this morning, all the real activity is taking place in the Pacific ocean. There are two storms we are watching. Tropical Storm Estelle which is expected to be upgraded to a hurricane sometime today is currently 475 miles SW of the southern tip of Baja, California with winds of 70 mph and traveling to the W-NW at 9 mph. There are no coastal watches or warnings with this storm. We also have Hurricane Darby, located about 1345 miles west of the southern tip of Baja, California with winds of 80 mph and moving to the west at 10 mph. This storm is weakening over cooler waters. There are no coastal watches or warnings with this storm. In the news, Barbado’s pop princess Rihanna is ranked 13th on Forbes list of highest paid celebrities. If you were wondering, Taylor Swift is ranked first. Well, that’s all for now, have a great day everyone and keep checking back.

Friday Thoughts

July 8, 2016

Good morning, hope your Friday is off to a good start. I know a lot of you are looking forward to the weekend. Joey and I will be packing for our trip to Orlando, Florida next week. Checking the weather maps for you this morning, the Atlantic and Caribbean are fairly quiet with no indication of any developing storms. There will be numerous scattered showers and occasional thunderstorms across the islands tonight however. The Pacific continues to be the busy are again today with two storms on the board. Hurricane Blaz is weakening rapidly, Blaz is expected to become a Tropical Storm tonight and a post tropical cyclone by Sunday. Blaz is currently 1320 miles W-SW of the southern tip of Baja, California with winds of 105 mph and moving W-NW at 10 mph. There are no coastal warnings or watches with this storm. On the other hand, Tropical Depression 4-E is getting better organized. Located 730 miles south of the southern tip of Baja, California, this storm has winds of 35 mph and is moving to the west at 6 mph. There are no coastal watches or warnings with this storm. We expect this storm to become a Tropical Storm later today. Remember, you can get complete updates and forecast details all weekend long on One Caribbean Television. In the news today, Delta and United airlines have been given permission to begin non stop flights to Havana Cuba beginning this fall from the US. Well, that’s all for now, we will be in Orlando next week but will be in touch when we return. Have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday Thoughts

July 7, 2016

Good morning everyone, hope your Thursday is going well, this week seems to be moving along quite quickly. Checking the weather maps this morning, we don’t see any developing storms in the Atlantic or The Caribbean Sea. We do have two storms in the Pacific to talk about however. Hurricane Blaz continues to move across the ocean on a w-nw direction at about 10 mph, this storm still has winds of 125 mph which makes it a category 3 storm. Blaz is expected to weaken over the next 48 hours. There are no coastal watches or warnings with this storm. We are also watching tropical Depression 4-E which is expected to turn into a Tropical Storm later today. The good news is that this storm continues to move away from Mexico to the W-NW at 8 mpg. Winds with this storm are currently 35 mph and there are no coastal watches or warnings. In the news, don’t forget that Antigua will hold their 60th carnival from July 22 to August 2nd. Good news for people flying from Aruba, Aruba Airlines has added a forth aircraft to their fleet. Well, that’s all for now, have a great day everyone and keep checking back. One final reminder, Joey and I will be traveling to Orlando, Florida next Monday on company business.

Wednesday Outlook

July 6, 2016

Good morning and welcome to another hump day Wednesday! Checking the weather maps for you this morning, all is quiet in the Atlantic and the Caribbean Sea with no developing storms of concern. Again today the pacific is host to Hurricane Blaz, currently located approximately 1010 miles W-SW of the southern tip of Baja, California with winds of 125 mph (Category 3 Hurricane) and moving to the west at 12 mph. There are no watches or warnings with this storm since it is well out to sea. Blaz is expected to weaken over the next 48 hours. A couple of interesting notes in the news today. Disney is expected to release its 5th sequal to Pirates of The Caribbean with the title Dead Men Tell No Tales. This will be the final role for Johnny Depp who plays the lead of Captain Jack Sparrow. I can’t imagine a Pirates of The Caribbean movie with Capt Jack!!! In other news the month long celebration of Toronto’s Caribbean Carnival has kicked off, this is the 49th event and will end with the grand parade on July 30th. This is always a great event. Well, that’s all for today, have a great one and keep checking back with us.

Tuesday Thoughts

July 5, 2016

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday, hope is going well for you. Joey and I are getting ready for our trip to Orlando, Florida next week. Checking the weather maps this morning, things are relatively quiet in the Atlantic and the Caribbean is looking for occasional showers and a few thunderstorms as we proceed through the day. Over in the pacific it is a different story. Hurricane Blaz continues to strengthen. The storm is currently 805 miles SW of the southern tip of Baja, California with winds of 100 mph and moving to the W-NW at about 14 mph. There are no coastal watches or warnings with this storm since it is so far out to sea. Blaz could become a major hurricane this afternoon. Speaking of hurricanes, don’t forget the hurricane special tonight on One Caribbean Television beginning at 8 pm. The show will contain great information on hurricanes and how to prepare to protect you and your family. Well, that’s all for now, have a great day everyone and keep checking back with us.