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miscellaneous Weather

Our Caribbean Islands Are Hurting, But Recovering

St. Maarten, Saba, St. Eustatius, British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Dominica, Turks & Caicos Islands, Antigua and Barbuda, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico are only a few of the islands that were hit directly or indirectly by hurricanes this summer. Other than expressing my thoughts to our fellow islanders and writing…Continue readingOur Caribbean Islands Are Hurting, But Recovering

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Fundamentals Weather

What You Should Know About Aruba Weather, Rain, Storms, Earthquakes

It is hot, really hot on this island. But it is bearable, mainly due to the constant trade winds. Aruba runs on the weather. Weather makes or breaks any tourist destination, just like Aruba’s. This island is lucky to have amazing weather year around. Most locals find our local weather a nuisance. In fact, most fellow…Continue readingWhat You Should Know About Aruba Weather, Rain, Storms, Earthquakes

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Weather

Atlantic Hurricane Season Is Underway, Aruba Remains Alert

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Weather

October Storm Forming In The Southern Caribbean, Headed For Aruba [Updated]

Storm near Aruba [image by Stormpulse] Local weather service has issued an alert earlier today warning of potential heavy rainfall for the coming 24 hours. In this part of the world these kind of warnings are definitely unusual, causing some nervousness with some locals. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami this system has only…Continue readingOctober Storm Forming In The Southern Caribbean, Headed For Aruba [Updated]

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Weather

Hurricane Katia Moving Westward

Hurricane season started slowly this year, but it’s been steaming up. As of today there are three systems that formed and all three seems to eye the mainland USA. In below image you can see two nameless systems and tropical storm Katia. System #1 has 80% chance to form into a major storm and system…Continue readingHurricane Katia Moving Westward

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Weather

No More Hurricanes This Year

Hurricane Season 2010 is no more. Officially the hurricane season is yearly from June 1st to November 30th. Now it’s time to make up the balance of 2010. In short: hard hit beaches and rain. A lot of rain. This year there were 19 named storms with some eying Aruba. Eventually all turned away. However,…Continue readingNo More Hurricanes This Year

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beaches Weather

Beaches Quickly Cleaned After November Rains

After being hit hard by late October and early November storms, popular beaches frequented by mostly tourists were quickly cleaned up by local officials, hotel staff and even some tourists. The viciousness of this storm was not even the amount of rainfall – which was abnormally high – but was more the currents that changed…Continue readingBeaches Quickly Cleaned After November Rains

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Weather

Latest: Path Hurricane/Tropical Storm Tomas

Despite the fact that storm Tomas has cleared the Southern Caribbean I would like to offer a quick update. This is a wicked storm with a strange pattern. Almost all models predicted a different path Tomas is taking right now. The storm is categorized as a tropical storm with sustained winds of up to 60…Continue readingLatest: Path Hurricane/Tropical Storm Tomas

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Weather

Final Update Hurricane Tomas

Storm Tomas passed near Aruba last night at a distance of 65 miles away at a speed of 14 mph with wind speed up to 45 mph. As expected this storm didn’t bring much rain in the last 48 hours. As a precautionary measure classes at all public schools were suspended; this was announced early…Continue readingFinal Update Hurricane Tomas