Monday, August 31, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, August 31

  Here's the webcam LINK, which also has time lapse of the past 24 hours.
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In Isla Mujeres, more than 80% of the reported cases of C-19 occurred in the past two months. Nearly half of the 155 cases occurred this month (48.4%). There were 125 cases in the past two months vs 30 in the first three months.

Today the municipality of Isla Mujeres continues to report a total of 155 positives and 10 deaths, with 85 recovered. The Growth Rate of cases in our Northern Zone is now 0.4. To review--it was 0.5 last week, 1.2 in early August, 1.4 in late July and 1.8 in mid-July.

Today, the state geoportal reports a record number of 30 active cases as La Gloria-8, Ampl la Gloria-4, Canotal-3, Salina Chica-2, Guadalupana-2,23 de Noviembre-2, Sac Bajo (#5)-2, Miraflores-1, Talleres-1,Caridad del Cobre-1, Downtown-1, Meteorologico-1, Salina Grande-1, Colonia #6-1, and none on the mainland.
For 8/30 it reported 21 active cases by colonia as La Gloria-11, Ampl la Gloria-3, Meteorologico-2, Downtown-1, Salina Chica-1, Salina Grande-1, Canotal-1, Colonia #6-1, and none on the mainland.

On the national map for 8/30, the municipality of Isla Mujeres reports 4 suspicious and 67 negatives (with 155 confirmed and 10 deaths).
Both of the maps below are as of 9am on 8/30--
This graphic shows the National Incidence Rate for Active cases is 32.83 per 100,000 inhabitants, and it is 37.51 for the state of Quintana Roo.  There are 19 states doing better than us, 2 in our category, and 11 doing worse.

The Number of Estimated Active Cases for Q Roo is 646, with 13 states in our category, 6 doing better, and 13 doing worse.

   That Tropical Wave is expected to become a Tropical Depression in the next couple days as it moves westward at 15-20mph, with a 70% chance of development in the next 2 days and 80% in the next five days. Interests in Jamaica, Hoduras, Belize, Guatemala & the Yucatan Peninsula are advised to monitor its progress.
 CONAGUA's forecast indicates the storm is likely to arrive on Wednesday & that rain is expected on Thursday for our coastal area.
  Down by the coast of Africa, the NHC says one Tropical Wave could have possible development through the end of the week as it moves slowly westward over the far eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean, with a 30% chance of formation in the next five days. The other Tropical Wave, over the eastern Atlantic Ocean SE of the Cabo Verde Islands, is not expected to develop further, with only a 10% chance of formation through the next five days.

      On the NATIONAL epidemiological risk light for August 31-Sept. 13, the majority of Mexico is in the Orange (High Risk) status, and we are included among these 21 states. There are 10 states in the Yellow (Medium Risk) status, and only one in Red (Maximum Risk). This is an improvement from the previous light when there was only one state in Yellow, 25 were in Orange and 6 were in Red.    
      Friday was the six month anniversary since the first cases of C-19 were detected in Mexico. The national light is now issued twice monthly, and starting with this one, 10 indicators are taken into consideration, while previously there were four.
     A REMINDER--It is the STATE epidemiological light, which is updated WEEKLY, that determines when our municipal government opens our beaches, and when businesses may operate at larger capacities. That announcement is made by our Governor on Thursday nights for the following Monday-Sunday.

On the state epidemiological light for Aug. 31 thru Sept. 6, both regions of Quintana Roo remain in the Orange status.

VIDEO of the Isla Mujeres Hymn

For the continued prevention of C-19, it is important to maintain hygiene measures

   Noti Isla Mujeres     

So far this lobster season (which began July 1st) there have been 28 fishermen-divers treated in the Hyperbaric Chamber for decompression. VIDEO   


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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
 Just after Sunset--August 3 at 7:47
  August 4      8:29 
 August 5    9:07
August 6      9:42
August 7     10:16
August 8     11:22

 Sunset  7:25-7:03pm (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  6:21-6:30am
Painting by Pamela Haase at MVC
Turtles continue nesting in August. They can be observed mating offshore from Punta Sur during this month, and they nest along the eastern beaches. Tortugranja staff and volunteers gather the eggs and incubate them in the sand in a pen outside the facility. Three species nest annually in Isla Mujeres, Greens, Loggerheads, and Hawksbills, and very rarely, a Leatherback will attempt to nest, but generally the sand isn't sufficiently deep.

Swimming with the whale sharks takes place in August, which ends annually in mid-September. They congregate and feed on a 'buffet' of plankton and fish eggs from a type of tuna. Rays are also attracted to the feeding areas.  Photo by Tony Garcia

>>Meteors!! The Perseids are currently active & one of the most popular showers. They will peak in the early mornings of the weekend of August 11,12 & 13, but the moon will be at or slightly past its last quarter phase and interfering. However, the Perseids are bright & you may see 3 or 4 dozen when they are peaking, if you're patient. They continue thru the 24th. The Alpha Capricornids are going on now (thru Aug. 15) with only a few meteors per hour, but they are known for producing bright fireballs when active. (They peaked Tuesday & moonlight will interfere with visibility.)

Monday, Aug. 17-170th Anniversary of Isla Mujeres

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
 LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation)
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres
LINK to NHC   

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