Sunday, September 9, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, September 9

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The Mayor of Isla Mujeres, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, attended the governor's report on the state of the state in Chetumal. The mayor said that he will continue to work with the state government to deliver more and better results to the families of Isla Mujeres, because working together makes the difference between good works and great works, which will continue to positively impact the lives of island citizens. (Photos & article).

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Cloudiness expected to continue on Sunday  
Seguiría nublado este domingo [+] Ver masFull article at this link
      The forecast from Civil Protection includes the possibility of rain in the region of the Yucatan Channel, and advises caution for small boats. Civil Protection is monitoring the progress of Tropical Storm Issac, which is advancing toward the lesser Antilles, and could become a Hurricane on Monday, according to the NHC. (There is information below from the NHC this morning.).Issac could cause potential risk in Mexican waters in the middle of Mexican Independence Day, on September 16. It is the ninth storm of the season.
   The CONAGUA forecast from the National Weather Service says that rain is likely on Sunday evening (tarde-noche).

     In regard to preparations for the potential arrival of a hurricane to the northern coast of Quintana Roo, the municipal department of Civil Protection has reported that all temporary shelters are in good condition and be able to be used; the storm drain system is clean; and the two powerful bilge pumps for the Salina lakes are in good condition to prevent flooding. 
         The water level of the lakes is about 15 centimeters below the "zero" level, so the first hours of heavy rains would not be a problem, because there is a margin of half a meter in height before the pumps would be put into operation. 

Perfect weather & busy beaches   
Clima perfecto y playas al tope [+] Ver masFull article at this link
      With cloudy skies nearly all day, thousands were able to enjoy the beaches on Saturday, with a "saldo blanco" (no major incidents) at all areas of entertainment in the water and the sites of interest on land. Hundreds of golf carts were rented, providing the main means of transportation for visiting tourists.
      At midday the two main beaches on the island were busy, but people were still arriving on the ferries and the recreational boats. Many families from the region brought their coolers to eat and drink in the sand. There were also local people relaxing under the palm trees at Playa Centro, along the Rueda Medina, as well as at Playa Norte. The lifeguards were monitoring the buoy line to ensure that swimmers didn't put themselves at risk in the area where the boats and ferries pass, and a 'saldo blanco' was reported by Civil Protection and the Department of Tourism.
     Por Esto estimated that about 80% of the inventory of  the nearly 30 golf cart companies was rented, which is said to be more than 800 carts. They could be seen traveling the Caribbean coastal road and visiting Sac Bajo, Punta Sur, Mundaca, the Tortugranja, and other sites of interest. Visitors were enjoying diving and snorkeling, trips to Isla Contoy, and tours to swim with and observe the whale sharks. The season for these tours will end in just over a week, according to the regulations of SEMARNAT (Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources). 
    As of 5pm, no rain had arrived, and it appeared there would be no impediment for visitors to enjoy the island on Sunday. 

Isla Mujeres news briefs 
Breves de Isla Mujeres.. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
      This information has been translated regarding restaurateurs, and merchants, who are experiencing reduced sales now that it is slow season, which could last three months, according to the president of the business owners organization CANACO and the representative for the restaurateurs, Baltazar Maldonado. It is estimated that about 25 businesses will have temporary closures during this time, and some will do renovations and remodeling. in anticipation of the Christmas season, when they will reopen. The other news brief is about the burglary of the lottery store in a "strange" manner, which has been translated.

From the NHC regarding Tropical Storm Issac:
There are currently no coastal watches or warnings in effect and no hazards
 affecting land. 
At 500 AM AST (0900 UTC) (Which is 5a in Isla Mujeres (EST),
the center of Tropical Storm Isaac was
located near latitude 14.5 North, longitude 38.1 West. Isaac is
moving toward the west near 9 mph (15 km/h). A westward motion
with an increase in forward speed is expected during the next
few days.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher
gusts.  Strengthening is forecast during the next few days, and
Isaac is expected to become a hurricane by Monday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km)
from the center.

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Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Within ten minutes walk are a variety of restaurants including Mango Cafe, Brisas, Manolitos, La Chatita, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery , Chedraui. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores and small local restaurants. It takes 20-30  minutes to walk downtown.
Full moon rising over the Caribbean 

Sept. 24   6:46
Sept. 25   7:24
Sept. 26  8:02
Sept. 27  8:42
 Sept. 28   9:25
  Sept. 29  10:11 
 Sept. 30  11:02
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~7p to ~6:30p (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  ~630
September Events
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 It's whale shark tour season (thru mid September) and turtle nesting season (thru mid October). September is the Mes de la Patria/patriotic month, celebrating Mexico's independence from Spain

Saturday, Sept. 1 Boat procession to Isla Contoy taking the Virgin of Caridad del Cobre to the chapel at the Fishermen's camp there departing from the concrete pier at 8am after the Mass at 7am and the procession from the Church of Immaculate Conception. 19th annual edition.

Saturday, Sept. 1 Weekly plogging event to clean up litter, meeting at the park "Hormiguitas Oberas", to continue cleaning at Salina Grande lake 8a-10a.

Sunday, Sept. 2 RESCATE skating event on the hill by Julio Saury grade school 10a-3p, followed by a drone video then a BBQ at the RESCATE site in Sac Bajo, at the old Cristalmar hotel next to Playa Tiburon, with a raffle for youth, live music, and circus performers until 8p.

Tuesday, Sept. 4 Last day to register for the lionfish competition

Friday, Sept. 7 Lionfish culinary competition at the Town Square starting at 6pm

Saturday, Sept. 8  Plogging event, 8a-10a, meeting place TBA

Saturday, Sept. 8 Rockabilly Festival from Cancun at Mayan Beach Club starting at 2p

Saturday, Sept. 15  Plogging event, 8a-10a, meeting place TBA

Saturday, Sept. 15 Celebration on the Town Square for Independence with the reading of the Grito by the Mayor who rings the bell. Probably with fireworks, performers, live music & dancing, and crowning of Miss Independencia. Schedule TBA

Sunday, Sept. 16 Independence Day There is usually a parade on Rueda Medina starting at 8a

Monday, Sept. 17 End of the Whale Shark tour season. The licensees and their families usually have a celebration on the weekend after it closes and a Mass to express their gratitude.  
Saturday, Sept. 22  Plogging event, 8a-10a, meeting place TBA

Saturday, Sept. 22 Fall Equinox

Thursday, Sept. 27 World Tourism Day  There may be an event to commemorate the anniversary of becoming a Pueblo Magico

Saturday, Sept. 29 Plogging event, 8a-10a, meeting place TBA

Plogging events to clean up the island are held on Saturdays LINK  and here's the Accion Isla LINK  who are having events associated with project RESCATE.

  Sources for Weather Information:
LINK to Civil Protection Q Roo weather bulletin  (Spanish)
LINK to Mexico National Weather Service (Spanish)
 LINK to satellite images for the Mexico National Weather Service (Yucatan peninsula is under Satellite GOES Este, I recommend "Animacion")
 LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres     
LINK to Tropic Watch (in English)
LINK to NHC in US (in English)
LINK to Tropical Tidbits (in English)

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