Archive for August, 2016

Wednesday Update

August 31, 2016

Good morning everyone, it’s hump day! We have several things to talk about today so lets get started. Checking the weather maps this morning, Hurricane Gaston is currently850 miles east of Bermuda with winds of 120 mph and moving NE at 9 mph. There are no watches or warnings. Gaston is still a category 3 hurricane but poses no threat to Bermuda. Tropical Depression #9 is moving thru the Gulf Of Mexico approximately 400 miles S-SW of Apalachicola, Florida with winds of 35 mph and moving slowly north at 2 mph. There are several Hurricane Watches and Tropical Storm Warnings for the northern gulf coast. This storm is expected to become a Tropical Storm later today and could be a hurricane as it makes landfall. Heavy rain and gusty winds will be accompany this storm. Over in the Pacific we have Hurricane Lester over the open waters. Lester is located about 1865 east of Hilo, Hawaii with winds of 140 mph and moving west at 12 mph. This is a category 4 hurricane. In the news, good news from two airlines. Jet Blue will begin service from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Aruba beginning in January. Also, bargain airline Allegiant will begin service between Cincinnati and Pittsburgh and San Juan Puerto Rico in December. Well, that’s all for now, remember Joey and I are headed to Brooklyn, New York on Friday to cover the annual labor day Caribbean parade. Have a great day everyone and keep checking back. Don’t forget storm updates and forecasts are available on One Caribbean Television.

Tuesday Update

August 30, 2016

Good morning and happy Tuesday everyone. Joey and I are getting ready to travel to Brooklyn New York this Friday for the big labor day Caribbean parade. We will file some reports for One Caribbean News. It has been a busy day again in the weather center as we are watching three different storms. Hurricane Gaston is currently 630 miles east of Bermuda with winds of 100 mph and moving to the NE at 6 mph. There are no coastal watches or warnings with this storm and it seems to be weakening slightly. Tropical Depression #9 is currently located 495 miles west of Key West, Florida and 435 miles west of Havana, Cuba with winds of 35 mph and moving to the west at seven mph. There are no coastal watches or warnings with this storm. The storm is strengthening and should be a Tropical Storm today as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico. Interests in central and northern Florida should monitor the progress of this storm as heavy rains are expected with it. Finally we are watching Hurricane Lester in the Pacific. This storm is located about 2305 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii with winds of 125 mph and moving west at 14 mph, this is a category 3 hurricane. Well that’s all we have for now, have a great day everyone and remember you can get complete storm details and updates on One Caribbean Television.

Monday Update

August 29, 2016

Good morning everyone, thanks for checking back and we hope you had a great weekend. As we wind down another month, Joey and I will be headed to Brooklyn New York on Friday to cover the 49th annual West Indian American Caribbean carnival. Later in the month we will be traveling to Barbados for a meeting with the Caribbean Tourism Organization. Checking the weather today there are two storms we want to mention. Hurricane Gaston is currently 575 miles east of Bermuda with winds of 115 mph (Category 3 hurricane) and is moving to the north at about one mph. There are no coastal watches or warnings issued and this storm seems to be weakening. We are also watching Tropical Depression #9 located 155 miles W-SW of key West, Florida with winds of 35 mph and moving to the west at about 9 mph. There are currently no coastal watches or warnings with this storm. Although it is poorly organized, it could become a Tropical Storm later today or tonight. We expect this storm to lay down 4-8 inches of rain in Cuba with as much as 12 inches in some spots, this same storm could bring 3-5 inches of rain to southern Florida and the Keys through Wednesday. Be on the lookout for flash flooding and mudslides. In the news, Usain Bolt has signed a contract with Digicel to be their Chief Speed Officer. Digicel has been a sponsor of Bolt’s since high school. In his new job he will be involved with many activities to promote the company. Well, that’s all for now, have a great day and keep checking back.

Friday Update

August 26, 2016

Good morning everyone, it’s Friday!!! I was looking over our travel calendar this morning, Joey and I will be traveling to Brooklyn New York over the Labor Day holiday to celebrate the Caribbean parade that is held each year. It is a huge event and we had a great time last year. We will also be heading back to Barbados around the 13th to cover the big Caribbean Tourism Organizations annual get together. Checking the weather this morning, it looks like it will be another busy day in the weather center. Tropical Storm Gaston is in the Atlantic. This storm is located about 1030 miles E-NE of the Leeward Islands with winds of 65 mph and moving to the NW at about 17 mph. There are no coastal watches or warnings with this storm. Gaston could become a hurricane again tonight or Saturday. We are also watching a weak area of low pressure currently stretching from eastern Cuba to the Bahamas. This system is putting down showers and thunderstorms. We will continue to watch it as it moves W-NW at about 10 mph over the weekend. This system has potential to cause flash flooding and mud slides over the next several days. This same system could eventually bring rain to Florida in the US. Finally, we have Tropical Storm Lester in the Pacific. Lester is about 510 miles SW of the southern tip of Baja, California with winds of 60 mph and moving to the west at about 7 mph. There are no coastal watches or warnings with this storm. Lester could become a hurricane tonight or Saturday. Well, that’s all for now, have a great weekend everyone and don’t forget complete storm updates and forecasts are always available on One Caribbean Television.

Thursday Update

August 25, 2016

Good morning my friends, hope your Thursday is off to a good start. It has been another busy morning in the weather center as we head further into the hurricane season, things are starting to pop. Today we have hurricane Gaston in the Atlantic. This storm is located about 1225 miles east of the Leeward Islands with winds of 75 mph and moving to the NW at about 17 mph. There are currently no coastal watches or warnings with this storm. Gaston seems to be weakening and could become a Tropical Storm later today. This storm should be no problem for the islands unless it would drastically change it’s track. The islands are dealing with another problem however. A broad area of low pressure that is disorganized is about 200 miles NW of Puerto Rico. This system is causing gale force winds for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. This system also has the potential to become a Tropical Cyclone in the next couple days. Whether it develops or not, this system can bring gusty winds, heavy rains, flash floods and possible mud slides to such areas as the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and the Bahamas. Interests in the Bahamas and Florida should monitor this storm. Finally over in the Pacific we now have Tropical Storm Lester located about 185 miles S-SW of Socorro Island with winds of 40 mph and moving W-NW at 12 mph. There are currently no coastal watches or warnings with this storm. This storm has the potential to develop into a hurricane over the next couple days. Well, that’s all for now. Remember, you can get complete updates and forecast details on One Caribbean Television. If you are not currently receiving the station, call your local cable provider and ask them if they would add it to your lineup. Have a great day everyone.

Wednesday Update

August 24, 2016

Good morning and welcome to another “hump day” everyone! It has been a busy morning in the weather center, Joey is already on his third cup of coffee. Tropical Storm Gaston has gotten a bit stronger today. Currently located about 975 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands with winds of 70 mph and moving to the W-NW at about 17 mph. There are currently no coastal watches or warnings with this storm, however it could become a hurricane later today. We also have a tropical wave associated with a large low pressure system currently over the northern leeward islands. Showers and thunderstorms are associated with this storm and it could become a tropical depression anytime. It will move W-NW which means it could effect the northern leeward islands including Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and the Bahamas. This storm has the potential to put down gusty winds, heavy rain, flash flooding and dangerous mud slides. We will continue to monitor both of these storms. Don’t forget complete forecasts and updates are available on One Caribbean Television. In the news this morning. The Center for desiese Control has added The Bahamas to their list of destinations where local mosquitos are transmitting the Zika virus. We may see St Kitts and Nevis connected in the future. According to Public Infrastructure Minister Ian Liburd, the two islands may be connected in an area called The Narrows within the next four years. Well, that’s all for now, have a great day everyone and keep checking back.

Tuesday Update

August 23, 2016

Good morning everyone, thanks for checking back with us. Today could be another busy day in the weather center as we monitor two storms. The first is a large disorganized area of showers and thunderstorms located a few hundred miles east of the Leeward Islands associated with a Tropical Wave. This could see some development over the next couple days while moving W-NW at about 15-20 mph. Islands of the northeast Caribbean Sea and Bahamas should pay attention to this storm. Gusty Winds, Heavy Rain and possible Mud Slides could be possible. Meanwhile, out in the Atlantic we have Tropical Storm Gaston located approximately 545 miles west of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands with winds of 50 mph and moving to the W-NW at 20 mph. There are no coastal watches or warnings with this storm right now but it is strengthening and could become a hurricane on Wednesday. Well, that’s all for now, don’t forget you can get complete storm coverage and forecasts for your area on One Caribbean Television. If you are not currently getting the station, call your local cable provider and ask them to add it to your lineup. Have a great day everyone.

Monday Update

August 22, 2016

Good morning everyone, Bob The Parrot here, hope you all had a very nice weekend. Checking the weather maps this morning, looks like it could be a busy day in the weather center. First off we have Tropical Depression Fiona located about 525 miles northeast of the Northern Leeward Islands with winds of 35 mph and moving to the W-NW at approximately 18 mph. There are no coastal watches or warnings with this storm. Also in the Atlantic we have a Tropical Wave located about 900 miles east of the Lesser Antillies, this could influence Hispaniola and the southeast and central Bahamas over the next couple days. Finally in the Atlantic we have a Tropical Wave and large low pressure system located about 300 miles south of the southern Cabo Verde Islands. This could well become a Tropical Depression later today. Over on the Pacific side we are monitoring one storm. Tropical Storm Kay is 430 miles west of the southern tip of Baja, California with winds of 50 mph and moving to the W-NW at about 8 mph. There are no coastal watches or warnings with this storm and it seems to be weakening. In news, the big story from the Olympics this past weekend, Usain Bolt won his third gold medal as he anchored the men’s 4×100 relay team. Congratulations to all the Caribbean athletes who performed in the Olympics whether you won a medal or not. Well, time to head out, have a great day everyone and keep checking back with us.

Friday Update

August 19, 2016

Good morning everybody, happy Friday and get ready for the weekend!! Checking the weather maps, it is a busy morning in the Caribbean Weather center. Over in the Atlantic we have Tropical Storm Fiona located approximately 1240 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands with winds of 45 mph and moving to the W-NW at about 10 mph. There are no watches or warnings issued with this storm and we should see some weakening as we head into the weekend. Over on the Pacific side, we have Tropical Storm Kay located approximately 315 miles S-SW of the southern tip of Baja, California with winds of 45 mph and moving to the NW at 7 mph. There are no watches or warnings with this storm. Kay is the eleventh named cyclone of the season. In the news, with no real surprise to anyone, Usain Bolt captured another gold medal last night in the 200 meter race, like the 100 meter, this is his third Olympic gold in a row. Usain says he will retire from racing after this Olympics. Congratulations to him and the people of Jamaica. Well, that’s all for now, have a great weekend everyone and remember for complete weather updates and forecasts, watch One Caribbean Television over the weekend.

Thursday Update

August 18, 2016

Good morning everyone, hope your Thursday is off to a good start, Joey and I are on our second cup of coffee already! Checking the weather maps this morning, we have a new Tropical Storm in the Atlantic named Fiona. This storm is approximately 1080 miles west of the Cabo Verde Islands with winds of 45 mph and moving toward the W-NW at 16 mph. There are no coastal watches or warnings with this storm. We expect some strengthening today but some slow weakening by the weekend. Right now the track does not favor the Caribbean, more towards possibly Bermuda. We will have to watch and monitor over the next several days and see what it wants to do. Don’t forget you can get complete updates on One Caribbean television. If you are not currently getting the station, call your cable provider and ask them if they might add it to your lineup. Have a great day everyone and keep checking back.