Saturday, October 30, 2010

Hurricane Tomas

There is good news and bad news.  First the bad news.  Tomas is officially a hurricane.  The good news is that it is moving north of Grenada but that can hardly be considered good news for the islands of St. Vincent and St. Lucia as it passes between the islands.  Hopefully it won't grow in intensity and will move through quickly with little damage.  The winds at the center of the storm are currently 75 mph and the eye of the storm is currently 112 miles from St. George's, Grenada.

 Here in Grenada Prickley Bay is calm and the wind, when there is any, is coming from the northwest.  Forecasts are for it to keep changing directions until it blows from the NE tonight and E-SE tomorrow.  We are expecting about 20-25 knots of wind.  The government told workers to stay home today due to the tropical storm.  They were anticipating heavy rain and the resulting flooding and we still may have some of that overnight.  But overall we got lucky.  Mother Nature decided to give us treats, not tricks this Halloween. 

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