Friday, October 23, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, October 23

  Here's the webcam LINK, which also has time lapse of the past 24 hours.
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Today the municipality continues to report 220 positives with 19 deaths, and now there are 181 recovered. 

The state geoportal reports 6 active cases by colonias as: Salina Chica-1, La Gloria-2, and Downtown-3, with none on the mainland. 

On the national map for 10/22 the municipality reports 145 suspicious and 92 negatives (and 220 positives with 19 deaths).

Friday afternoon--
The NHC now gives this broad area of low pressure a 70% chance of formation within 48 hours, noting it is gradually becoming better defined and that a Tropical Depression will likely form during the next day or two while it drifts toward the northwest. It could move near western Cuba by Sunday and move slowly across the southeastern Gulf of Mexico by early next week. Interests in western Cuba, the Florida Keys & southern Florida should monitor its progress. Regardless of its development, locally heavy rainfall will be possible there and over portions of the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Cuba and the NW Bahamas through the weekend.


Friday morning...NHC: That broad area of low pressure located near Grand Cayman Island is producing a large area of showers & thunderstorms mainly east & south of its center. This system has become much better organized since yesterday & a Tropical Depression could form during the next couple days while it moves slowly NW. It is now anticipated to move near western Cuba this weekend, and move slowly across the SE Gulf of Mexico by early next week. Regardless of development, locally heavy rainfall will be possible over portions of the Cayman Islands, Cuba, southern Florida & the Keys, and the NW Bahamas through the weekend There is a medium/50% chance of formation through 48 hours & medium/60% chance through the weekend. CONAGUA reports it has sustained winds of 20kph with gusts of 35kph, and is located 585 km (365mi) E-SE of the coasts of Q.Roo moving slowly NW.
#3-B & dotted line=Low Pressure Channel. Being encircled forecasts rain.


 Our Northern Zone will remain in the Yellow phase on the epidemiological light thru November 1st, as will the Southern Zone.

From the municipal Department of Civil Protection and Firefighters 

Assistance was distributed to residents of the municipality who were affected by Hurricane Delta by members of the Armed Forces, with assistance by personnel with Civil Protection of Isla Mujeres. 

The free mammogram program continues thru October 30th, with an open invitation for women from Isla Mujeres to register. Eighteen women have received mammograms and fifty have appointments scheduled. The DIF (Social Service Agency) is conducting the program, in coordination with the municipal Women's Institute (IMM). The women receive a free mammogram and free transportation.

Maintaining a healthy distance, washing your hands frequently, and using face masks are measures we must follow to avoid contagion of Covid-19.

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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
 Thursday, Oct 1 at 6:49, just after sunset
  Oct 2      7:22 
 Oct 3      7:55
Oct 4       8:29
Oct 5      9:07
Oct 6     9:48

 Sunset  6:34-6:11pm (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  6:38-6:49am
Painting by Pamela Haase at MVC

Turtles continue nesting in October.

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. The season officially ends on the 15th, but monitoring continues thru the end of the month. Photos of nest hatching out at MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach, that was missed by the Tortugranja patrols.







Oct. 6-10, -Draconid meteors, peaking on evening of Oct. 7, but should be worth watching on the night before and after, also This is an evening meteor shower, that you don't have to stay up late to watch...look before the waning moon rises in mid-to-late evening. It is usually a slow shower with a meteor every 10-15 minutes. But it is known for having 'bursts" of hundreds or thousands of meteors in occasional years, which aren't predicted with any certainty.  "Meteor showers are like fishing. You go, and sometimes you catch something." 

Oct 20-21-22-Orionid meteors peak in the early morning hours. There's more activity after midnight and the maximum amount in the pre-dawn hours of Oct. 20th & 21st . These are "shooting stars" from Halley's Comet & occur from early October to early November as the earth passes thru its debris.

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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