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Re: Now Hurricane Tammy [Re: Carol_Hill] #307390
10/20/2023 09:05 AM
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Hurricane watch issued for St. Maarten and St. Martin this morning.

According to Storm Carib

"Results for St.Maarten/St.Martin (18.05N, 63.12W):
The approximate Closest Point of Approach (CPA) is located near 18.4N, 62.4W or about 53.9 miles (86.7 km) from your location. The estimated time of when the center of the storm will be at that location is in about 40 hours and 49 minutes from now (Sunday, October 22 at 1:54AM AST)."


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Re: Now Hurricane Tammy [Re: sxmmartini] #307394
10/20/2023 09:39 AM
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Reporting here, live, on the ground from beautiful BSV. Current conditions, sunny and clear, we can still even see Saba and a bit more wind. While yesterday, our arrival day was nice and calm, especially the waves, today the waves are pretty rough with more wind. Waiting for Fabila and Coulor1 for their arrival, Plane enroute according to Flightaware. PamJ and Dwayne waiting for their Miami flight to depart.

Re: Now Hurricane Tammy [Re: Wingman] #307395
10/20/2023 09:42 AM
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Take care, stay safe, folks!


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Re: Now Hurricane Tammy [Re: sxmmartini] #307401
10/20/2023 11:05 AM
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Tammy is now a hurricane. Stay safe everyone!


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Re: Now Hurricane Tammy [Re: Carol_Hill] #307403
10/20/2023 11:11 AM
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Most worrisome the sudden drop of pressure down to 992mb, and slow moving now down to only 6 nautical miles per hour from 14 of 24/36 hours
ago. Hopefully the trough north of it will be weak enough to shift Tammy consistently to the North.

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Re: Now Hurricane Tammy [Re: Wingman] #307407
10/20/2023 02:03 PM
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Mike,

Has the surf reached the back stairs yet? That’s when I start to get more than just a little nervous.

Glad your group is either there or in route and now I’m looking forward to it being our turm with fingers crossed the storms will be mild now and done by then.🙂🙂


Respectfully,

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Re: Now Hurricane Tammy [Re: sxmmartini] #307408
10/20/2023 04:01 PM
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Thinking about all of you in St. Martin as you are now under a hurricane warning. Stay safe.

Re: Now Hurricane Tammy [Re: sxmmartini] #307412
10/20/2023 05:58 PM
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Hi Everybody!

Long time lurker here, just wanted to share a channel on YouTube, Mr Weatherman, who gives very specific Caribbean reports - this one is his latest from 2 hours ago.

Best of luck to all those are on the island, I hope it passes quickly by with just some needed rain. Will be on the island in a couple of weeks.

https://youtu.be/IPhYX12Vsks?si=MrCwPkCRP5MiRqSW

Re: Now Hurricane Tammy [Re: sxmmartini] #307413
10/20/2023 06:42 PM
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Turned out to be a gorgeous day today. In the water until almost sunset. Now hunkered down in our room, we’ll stocked up with food, wine and beer.


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Re: Now Hurricane Tammy [Re: pony600] #307415
10/20/2023 08:22 PM
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Take care, pony!


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Re: Now Hurricane Tammy [Re: sxmmartini] #307419
10/21/2023 06:33 AM
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Here's a picture from right around sunrise at GCBC. Hard to believe a hurricane is heading our way .

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Re: Now Hurricane Tammy [Re: sxmmartini] #307421
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Airport is officially closed from 9pm Friday until 9am Sunday. Not sure if this link will work.
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?st...9zzcxb8KoDmoFdiFl&id=100063610012754

Re: Now Hurricane Tammy [Re: pat] #307423
10/21/2023 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by pat
Mike,

Has the surf reached the back stairs yet? That’s when I start to get more than just a little nervous.

Glad your group is either there or in route and now I’m looking forward to it being our turm with fingers crossed the storms will be mild now and done by then.🙂🙂


Good morning Pat. It's 7:15 AM and looking outside, you'd never know there's a hurricane coming. I'm at the Sonesta with a couple of others from my group and the rest of the group are at the Travelers Inn. BSV were leaving nothing to chance and had us move by 5PM yesterday. The staff had everything tightened down and made all the necessary hurricane precautions they could. When I awoke yesterday morning and periodically during the day, the waves were hitting the steps to the deck. When I woke this morning, my first thought was that the hurricane had already passed us. But I've been reading that's not the case. It's mostly cloudy, with patches of sunshine and less wind than yesterday. The view from the 7th floor, looks like the water is not as choppy as yesterday.

Re: Now Hurricane Tammy [Re: Wingman] #307426
10/21/2023 08:44 AM
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Mike--yes, it's wise from their standpoint, to be able to put up the hurricane shutters, etc. Take care, stay safe.


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Re: Now Hurricane Tammy [Re: cruzer] #307427
10/21/2023 08:46 AM
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cruzer--stay safe! Was there any talk of mandatory evacuation of GCBC?


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Re: Now Hurricane Tammy [Re: Carol_Hill] #307428
10/21/2023 08:52 AM
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Results from Storm Carib this morning.

"Results for St.Maarten/St.Martin (18.05N, 63.12W):
The approximate Closest Point of Approach (CPA) is located near 18.3N, 62.7W or about 32.5 miles (52.3 km) from your location. The estimated time of when the center of the storm will be at that location is in about 24 hours and 3 minutes from now (Sunday, October 22 at 8:54AM AST)."

Based on the above, I don't think the airport will be opening at 9 AM on Sunday.


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Re: Now Hurricane Tammy [Re: Carol_Hill] #307430
10/21/2023 09:43 AM
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[/quote]Based on the above, I don't think the airport will be opening at 9 AM on Sunday.


I agree...and weather.com has it arriving just south and east of SXM at 2am SUnday (last "1" on map) so 8-9am arrival makes sense

Category 1 Hurricane Tammy
Forecast Time: Oct 22, 2023 - 2:00 am EDT
( Oct 22, 2023 - 2:00 am EDT local time)
Category
1
Max Winds
85 mph
Pressure
--
Movement
NNW 10 mph

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Re: Now Hurricane Tammy [Re: Wingman] #307435
10/21/2023 10:12 AM
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Thank you, Mike, for the update. Be safe and now you have a story to tell in the future.🙂🙂


Respectfully,

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Re: Now Hurricane Tammy [Re: Wingman] #307436
10/21/2023 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Wingman
Originally Posted by pat
Mike,

Has the surf reached the back stairs yet? That’s when I start to get more than just a little nervous.

Glad your group is either there or in route and now I’m looking forward to it being our turm with fingers crossed the storms will be mild now and done by then.🙂🙂


Good morning Pat. It's 7:15 AM and looking outside, you'd never know there's a hurricane coming. I'm at the Sonesta with a couple of others from my group and the rest of the group are at the Travelers Inn. BSV were leaving nothing to chance and had us move by 5PM yesterday. The staff had everything tightened down and made all the necessary hurricane precautions they could. When I awoke yesterday morning and periodically during the day, the waves were hitting the steps to the deck. When I woke this morning, my first thought was that the hurricane had already passed us. But I've been reading that's not the case. It's mostly cloudy, with patches of sunshine and less wind than yesterday. The view from the 7th floor, looks like the water is not as choppy as yesterday.



Mike, thanks so much for checking in!

I'm happy BSV is playing it safe and moved all of you to a safe location.

Stay in touch, if you can, and we will be praying for all of SXM !

Re: Now Hurricane Tammy [Re: sxmmartini] #307438
10/21/2023 10:53 AM
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During tropical storm Philippe a few weeks ago, the waves were hitting the BSV building on and off most of the day. Vicky closed the huricane shutters except for a small area on the side shutters. Tammy is obviously a much bigger threat. Glad everyone is moved out to higher ground. Take care.

Re: Now Hurricane Tammy [Re: sxmmartini] #307439
10/21/2023 11:19 AM
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Just a note that the Hurricane Watch Net radio broadcast (https://hwn.org/ for schedule etc.) is a source of information if there is a power/internet outage AND you have a (battery powered) shortwave radio (14.325 MHz (USB) and if propagation dictates 7.268.00 MHz (LSB)). Having said that if you are a shortwave listener or radio amateur you probably already know this but I thought I'd mention it anyway. Hoping for the best and that Tammy drifts off into the ocean somewhere very soon.
Dave.

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Re: Now Hurricane Tammy [Re: sxmmartini] #307456
10/22/2023 06:50 AM
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Looks like we dodged a bullet. The storm is currently 60 northeast which is the closest it will get to SXM. Most of the stronger winds accompanying the storm are east of its center, sparing SXM worse conditions. It’s cloudy with intermittent showers and winds are 15-35 mph. Looking like just a sideswipe. We’re in the Dawn Beach area which looks none the worse for wear. Also, hat tip to TwentySix whose recommendation of Mr. Weatherman on YouTube was spot on. His forecasts were infinitely better and more Caribbean-centric to anything I else I saw. Island by island information was most helpful.

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Re: Hurricane Tammy [Re: sxmmartini] #307458
10/22/2023 07:11 AM
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Close Call…

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Re: Now Hurricane Tammy [Re: sxmmartini] #307459
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Not much overnight. A bit of rain. Very calm this morning.
My friend at 6 AM enjoyed a walk with his dog on Simpson bay beach.
Tammy is moving away to the north.

Drphilsxm

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Re: Now Hurricane Tammy [Re: Dr Phil SXM] #307460
10/22/2023 07:51 AM
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FANTASTIC NEWS! - thanks to everyone for posting updates.

Re: Now Hurricane Tammy [Re: sxmmartini] #307461
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God is good blessings Folks .

Re: Now Hurricane Tammy [Re: Kennys] #307462
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Thanks for posting, everyone! Such good news!


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Re: Now Hurricane Tammy [Re: Kennys] #307478
10/22/2023 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Kennys
God is good blessings Folks .


So happy to hear this, Lesley. That was a close call.


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Re: Now Hurricane Tammy [Re: Carol_Hill] #307492
10/22/2023 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
cruzer--stay safe! Was there any talk of mandatory evacuation of GCBC?


Not Cruzer, but I’m there too. No, never any talk of an evacuation. GCBC is actually a hurricane evacuation center.


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Re: Now Hurricane Tammy [Re: sxmmartini] #307493
10/22/2023 03:48 PM
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Rain and breezy conditions in 30 minutes. Good time to leave the beach and make plans for dinner.

Re: Now Hurricane Tammy [Re: pony600] #307494
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OK, pony, good to know.


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Re: Now Hurricane Tammy [Re: sxmmartini] #307509
10/23/2023 07:05 AM
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Tammy has moved north but a feeder band from the storm is still causing rough seas and a flood watch remains Monday morning from heavy rain.

Re: Now Hurricane Tammy [Re: sxmmartini] #307512
10/23/2023 08:55 AM
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It's funny, the weather here has been worse since the Hurricane left us, than when it was here. Very rough surf here at BSV. Went out to dinner last night and on the way home, many "lakes" in the roads coming home.

Re: Now Hurricane Tammy [Re: Wingman] #307515
10/23/2023 09:09 AM
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Wingman-so I guess you were able to move back yesterday. Good for you.


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Re: Now Hurricane Tammy [Re: Carol_Hill] #307518
10/23/2023 09:24 AM
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The Daily Herald says that there is a lot of flooding on island today and advises everyone to be careful while driving,.

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Re: Now Hurricane Tammy [Re: Carol_Hill] #307525
10/23/2023 03:01 PM
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Yes and just saw a car got stuck in Mullet Bay pond road . I turned back .

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