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Now Invest #91 is here!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

For people who don't track tropical weather systems, an invest is an area of disturbed weather that has potential for growing into a tropical depression, then a tropical storm, and then a hurricane.

So Invest 91 started down by Venezuela, and is drifting NNW, through the Caribbean - nice warm water.

I don't know if it has grown in strength, but it sure has grown in size. We had rain in the early morning, strong wind all morning, and by noon it started raining. Now, it's very dark (4 PM) and pouring rain and there's thunder in the distance. I think this thing is growing on top of us, just as Earl did.

We're like a tiny dot in the hurricane bowling alley. We don't even make a dent in their development, our island is so small.

And of course all eyes are on the potentially evil Igor, most unfortunately named. Plus a wave that's in back of him.

Sometimes I wonder why we live here.....most of the time it's beautiful (as it was for my morning walk) ............ but then the weather turns on us, and becomes a destructive force.

All we can do is prepare, then wait and see.
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    I didn't know the invest term. I learned something new today.
    2236 days ago
  • SAPNA.
    After following you through some of these storms I am also wondering why are you living there? You have not talked about the turtles lately. have you stopped babysitting the eggs?
    2237 days ago
    It isn't enough wind to be dangerous, but there are flood watches and warnings til tomorrow - apparently there's a lot of rain in this system.

    At least we know the cisterns will be full for the next long power outage after a storm.
    2237 days ago
    Hunker down, be safe!!
    2237 days ago
    Dear Goodness,
    You all are in a predicament weather wise. I know it is hard but once the hurricane storm season is over, you will once again wonder how you could ever doubt the reasons you live there.

    All we can do is pray and try as we might to prepare for what may come with the blowing winds. God is with you and things will be okay. Keep your head up and remember the beauty you see when you go on your walks.

    2237 days ago
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