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Tropical Storm Alert Barbados: 30% chance tropical cyclone next 48 hours

National Hurricane Center Alert: December 20, 2010 3:30pm EST

Keep your eyes and ears open for the next few days friends. The “well defined low” to the southeast might, or might not grow into a big boy.

It’s too bad that our Barbados Meteorological Department doesn’t have their Doppler Weather Radar up so we could have a look ourselves. That would keep folks interested in the weather and make for earlier warnings and independent actions by the populace.

Too bad that the acting director, Mr. Hampden Lovell, believes that Bajans aren’t intelligent enough to be given access to raw weather data.

NOAA Hurricane Center: Forecasters watching low-pressure system off Barbados


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Hurricane Earl strengthens as new storm forms off Barbados

UPDATED: August 31, 2010 – 9:05am Bridgetown Barbados

Analysts predict Earl might go Cat 5

As of this writing, The US National Hurricane Center website is down. Probably too much traffic.

Drudge Report and Storm Pulse say it’s looking to go Category 5.

Original story…

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Is it prayer or wind patterns that keeps Barbados safe from hurricanes?

Hurricane Earl will make for wet Bajan weather for the next couple of days, but our neighbours to the North are taking quite a hit. The US National Hurricane Center says Earl is growing stronger, but the predicted track shows it veering off into the Atlantic well off the eastern USA.

The good news for Barbados is that once again a hurricane missed our home. The bad news is that another storm is forming to the east and there is an 80% chance it will grow into a named storm within 48 hours. Continue reading


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