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    Default Tropical Depression 16

    The Storm finally got a name, and looks like it will be coming to visit later in the week.
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    Should be a wild ride! Is Tom still there?

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    Default Re: Tropical Depression 16

    Just got back.

    They are predicting 70mph+ for Thursday.

    As usual, this is another excuse for lack of wood to finish the steps.

    Boat soon reach....
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    Ha, as if the previous 500 panga trips couldn't have had your wood.

    They predicted 85mph winds for our last hurricane, and we got 45mph. But LCI is wide open sea, so you might get what they predict.

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    We had a week of rain on the farm,, one day and night very heavy.
    We were in NW Honduras, and didn't get much more than light sprinkles.

    Last couple of days have been overcast, cold and breezy, with a bite to the air.
    This morning dawned clear and sunny with a gentle breeze: maybe the calm before the storm.

    I built the chickens a cute shelter to protect them from the wind, cold and rain,
    They ignored it and huddled on top of one another in one open corner of the pen.

    Stupid birds.

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    Looks like this should be a rain event for the entire Country.

    Everyone real skittish here. Announcement was made yesterday around 9 on the radio. Most were unaware as we have been having (typical for this time of year) hard North Breeze the past week. Impossible to explain to folks that this Strong Breeze has nothing to do with the Storm so I don't waste my breathe.

    Storm has been near Stationary the past few days, did drift a little South last night. Yesterday it was 300 miles Due East of Bluefields, now a little ESE.

    Hurricane Center is calling for a Track a little to our South but models have it all over (as always). Until (if) it moves I am not holding much faith in any of the forecasts. Today is going to be a hectic one, everyone getting ready.
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    We're having winds stronger than usual,, but not storm force. From the NE, which is usual.

    It was 60 degrees this morning (North Central Nicaragua, 60 miles south of Honduran border. elevation 4000 Ft)
    13 25 727 - 86 16 144

    With the breeze felt cooler.

    Sun is peeking through a low overcast, but does not look like rain.
    Has not rained for three days.

    Getting ready . . . That's a good point. I should get some more clean 5 Gal buckets and store some extra rice, sugar.
    We need to be more self sufficient: We're overdue for a Mitch or a Felix

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    Wish this Storm would hurry up and do something but that seems unlikely. Has hardly moved in 4 days, but the Hurricane Center is calling for it to move 300+ miles in 48 hours which also seems unlikely. Pressure continues to Drop and Winds continue to Build, imagine it will make Hurricane by Dark. Forecast is that it will start to move this evening.

    Radio has been doing a Great Job on giving out Information and not Speculation. Government Officials have been on talking about preparedness, etc. Seems they really had a plan for such an event, a nice surprise. I have several people checking with me to hear what I am seeing and most already have the same info I am seeing online, they are hearing it on the Radio, that is amazing.

    A Friend of mine that is a very young 80 summed it up as well as anyone this morning, he said "I guess now we wait".....
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    I hope Otto makes a visa run to Costa Rica. Suspect Turkey Day will be spent checking the NHC hoping the damage will be minimal.

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    In Costa Rica and Panama:


    http://www.msn.com/es-xl/noticias/mu...id=mailsignout


    That was one big tree . . .

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    Was only a matter of time. The misinformation has begun. A news story saying they are evacuating all of Little Island to Big Island. Just got a call from the Island asking me if Bluefields was flooded, unlikely I said, has not rained in days.

    There is some indication that they will be evacuating people from some of the low lying Communities in RAAS, that makes sense but the rest of the stuff flying around is nuts. I was told a bit ago they are going to evacuate some of the Elderly from Bluff.

    The storm is (as expected) now a Hurricane. It has started moving again, albeit VERY SLOWLY, last report was 2mph to the West. Movement is expected to pick up overnight.

    The Storm is still 300+ miles ESE of Bluefields, almost Due East of Limon.

    Hurricane Center's Track continues to drop further South every time there is an update.
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    Default Re: Tropical Depression 16

    Quote Originally Posted by cookshow View Post
    Was only a matter of time. The misinformation has begun. A news story saying they are evacuating all of Little Island to Big Island. Just got a call from the Island asking me if Bluefields was flooded, unlikely I said, has not rained in days.
    What a joke...LMAO!! Evacuating in exactly WHAT boat(s)?

    Those people are tough and no Winter Hurricane is going to move them off island.

    Boat soon come mon.....
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    Latest update is more of the same, still a slow (2mph) movement to the West, at the current speed it will be here in 150 hours or so. They are calling for it tomorrow night.

    Guess tonight will tell. Can't figure out what they think is going to trigger a big move, there are some areas of pressure but nothing I see could provoke that kind of movement.

    The silliness has started. I was so impressed yesterday ,today it is (Monkey) business as usual, I put myself under House Arrest so I don't punch some idiot in the throat for spreading stupidness.

    Price Gouging has started in Bluefields and it is all over the Radio. Candles went from 3 to 6 cords, things such as that.

    Hoping I sleep through the night but figure I will be unable to resist looking at the new updates. Been a really odd storm so I would not lay bets on anything about it.
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    Default Re: Tropical Depression 16

    http://www.accuweather.com/en/ni/man...tellite/253810

    yep. it just keeps sitting there!

    This guy says it is weird because it is so far south if it hits land on CR or southern Nic.

    https://www.wunderground.com/blog/Je...?entrynum=3510

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    Panama has been getting their asses kicked, several Dead, lots of Property Damage.

    We are going to have a better idea in the Morning far as a Track. I have some doubts about the current ones. My Ass is on a Panga late Morning tomorrow when the wind will drop for a bit, from the Pot into the Frying Pan.
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    Default Re: Tropical Depression 16

    Frankie has all of the reports in hand....

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    Frankie has about the best forecast I have heard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookshow View Post
    Frankie has about the best forecast I have heard.



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    Rains have started, it is setting in. About to take a Panga ride.
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    I hope it's done by next Wednesday. My wife is heading down via Panama then.

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    Cool at night in Esteli, down to 17 degrees, we are in the Great Freeze of '16! Broke out the watch cap and wool socks last night. The wife laughed at me because I laughed at her a couple nights ago when she did this.

    Overcast, moderate temps, and a little breeze. Weather report says moderate rain thur night thru Sat. Ho hum.
    The eagle crapped so I might buy a little extra food in case anything goes bump in the night in mga. During the worst of the heavy rains 5 years ago we toughed it out watching tv and playing on the internet with flooding on 3 sides of the house, but you never know what the next storm will bring. My wife said during mitch the water was off for a month and the muni or somebody sent out water trucks.

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    For something like Mitch (and we are probably over due) you'd think that we'd have plenty of warning.
    vEverything will fly off the shelf, and in true socialist style, prices will skyrocket for essential items.


    A PriceSmart run might be in order . . .
    You city fellers will probably find what you need, but in the mountains we have like 5 or 6 small pulperias whose major stock is chips and gaseosa.
    The last 6 KM coming up here is all steep uphill,, not paved (but supposedly will be shortly).
    I've never seen the road unpassable, but I've seen it where you need 4WD and some decent ground clearance.

    Our bridge to the Pan Am was out one winter, four or five years ago,, really putting a crimp in things.
    They didn't fix it until after the rains stopped.

    People buy little baggies of staples at the pulperias,, including cooking oil.
    It's partly because they have little money, but more because if they had ten pounds of rice and a half gallon of cooking oil, and anyone discovered it,, it would be "regalame este, regalame otro"
    Just the way it is here . . . . If I had any stash I'd have to keep it quiet. Garage my 4WD truck so it doesn't get commandeered.
    I loaned one of my neighbors 100 cords about a month ago. He was going to pay it back the following Sunday.
    I don't have enough fingers to count the number of people who have asked me to loan them $100

    We lose electricity here like the people with DirecTV in the cable commercial: "..... it goes out when the dog sneezes . " Husband heading to the roof with a roll of duct tape..

    Unfortunately, solar doesn't help much in those situations. When it rains heavily, little of the solar energy you need reaches the panels.
    I'm thinking of buying one of those nifty inverter generators just to charge batteries, but they ARE pricey.
    With gas what it is here you would get your money back if you had to run it for any extended period.
    Not to mention being able to get your hands on enough gas.
    The inverter generators are efficient and quiet as well, able to vary their run speed to match the load.

    Solar water heaters will still work,, enough of that wavelength.

    Some things to think about . . . .

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    K please let me know how bad it gets over there.

    Otto is just kind of sitting there. Maybe it will wear itself down before moving along, hopefully towards Costa Rica.

    Either way seems to be quite abnormal. Looks like it might break some records.

    " NOAA has only one tropical storm landfall, in any month, either from the eastern Pacific or Caribbean Sea side in their 174-year database, a December 1887 tropical storm. "

    Nic summary listing all the facts on this one.

    https://weather.com/storms/hurricane...=Email&cm_cat=

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    Hope our Walking Man is prepared. Way it is going Ometepe may get a Hurricane.

    Cat 2 as of 6am. They flew it this morning, Pressure continues to Drop, Winds continue to Strengthen.

    Talked to the Island around 4am and nothing much going on, here in Bluefields it has rained most all night and continues to get harder, but no abnormal winds.

    Track continues to be sending it around the CR/Nica Border and winds are out 70 miles from the center so we may barely feel it if things stay as they are.

    Figuring a LONG day of rain...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookshow View Post
    Hope our Walking Man is prepared. Way it is going Ometepe may get a Hurricane.

    Cat 2 as of 6am. They flew it this morning, Pressure continues to Drop, Winds continue to Strengthen.

    Talked to the Island around 4am and nothing much going on, here in Bluefields it has rained most all night and continues to get harder, but no abnormal winds.

    Track continues to be sending it around the CR/Nica Border and winds are out 70 miles from the center so we may barely feel it if things stay as they are.

    Figuring a LONG day of rain...
    I'm actually excited by the prospect. I've been through a wide variety of weather--but never a hurricane. I get that my curiosity may be morbid or crazy in this case, but I can't help myself. Nature may be destructive but it is also beautiful in its fury.

    Insects have been acting odd since yesterday. Small flying ants landing on me and my bed last night. They're the kind that leave welts on the skin when they bite. I learned this when I killed the ones that landed on me. This morning I had to wade through a swarm of non-biting mosquitoes to get to my bathroom. I've never seen them so thick. I know that some insects (like the large flying ants in Managua that come out before the first rains) react to climactic changes, and I suspect that this is what is happening here on Ometepe.

    Yesterday, I saw several men hammering nails through their zinc roofs. I asked them why, and they told me that is was so that the wind wouldn't peal them off. I'm in a small cinder block room on the ground level with another room above me, so my roof isn't going anywhere. I could experience flooding, and that'd be an interesting experience. However, as of right now (nearly 8:00 am on Thursday November 24th) there isn't any rain--just cloud cover.
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