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Pics: Tornado Seen Aruba Weather

The last few days Aruba weather has been particularly unstable. There’s been a lot of thunder and lightning. Sometimes without any rain. In other moments it stormed quickly on one side of the island, while on other parts the island remained dry. Although there wasn’t any tropical cyclone activity near Aruba during this ongoing hurricane…Continue readingPics: Tornado Seen Aruba Weather

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Renaissance Aruba Renewing

A typical sight around resort during this time of year – off season – is of renovations. Hotels take advantage of the softer occupancy figures to renovate, this way avoiding as the inconvenience to the guests as much as possible. Currently there are several renovations on going, such as at Renaissance, The Mill, Divi Village,…Continue readingRenaissance Aruba Renewing

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Tropical Wave Forming Near Aruba

Last week I noticed a weather system forming in the southern areas of the Atlantic Ocean but it didn’t form into an organized system. It dessolved but the pressure system continued. This was noticeable in Aruba with the unusually cloudy environment and rainy days. This system continued westward and regained strength and now has organized…Continue readingTropical Wave Forming Near Aruba

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Hurricane Season Underway

As hurricane season is underway I notice how the traffic is spiking on information regarding hurricanes and Aruba. People have the tendency to get nervous as their travel time to Aruba is approaching and just wonder about hurricanes. Thus far hurricane season seems to be relatively calm. Then again, it’s just starting. The best source…Continue readingHurricane Season Underway

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Hurricane Season Starts Today

It’s official, today 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season starts. It will last through November 30th. Aruba is not in the common hurricane paths, however, we are in the Greater Caribbean, thus in the “area”. Last year was very calm with just a few named storms and relatively little damage. According to some experts this year may…Continue readingHurricane Season Starts Today

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Morgan’s Island Water Park Ceases Operations

Above picture: better times, construction water park Today it was announced that Morgan’s Island water park has closed. After just a year the plagued water park shut down. Whether this is a permanent shut down has yet to be seen. I haven’t seen a for sale sign yet. I’m sure this costly project is leaving considerable…Continue readingMorgan’s Island Water Park Ceases Operations

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Above Average Hurricane Season In 2010

Tropical Storm Omar brought some rain in 2008 in Oranjestad Last year was one of the calmest hurricane seasons in recent memory. With only three hurricanes and 9 named storms, 2009 is considered to be one of the softest years recently. Experts predict an above average 2010 Hurricane Season, however. It starts in July. Dr.…Continue readingAbove Average Hurricane Season In 2010

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Tropical Storm Danny

After Hurricane Bill now Tropical Storm Danny seems to be threatening the east coast of the US. According to calculations of National Hurricane Center (NHC) this storm might make landfall somewhere in Canada. Interests in north east US and Canada should remain vigilant. Tropical Storm Danny isn’t expected to reach category 1 status. Tropical Storm…Continue readingTropical Storm Danny

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Another Caribbean Storm

Another system forming far away from Aruba (circled in green) [image by NOAA] Hurricane Bill formed last week and it missed populated areas. Briefly it threatened the island of Bermuda and the north east shores of the US and Canada. Some areas had to cope with massive surf. Currently there’s another system brewing in the…Continue readingAnother Caribbean Storm