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Tropical Storm Iota is located 870 mi/1400 km ESE of the coasts of Q Roo
and the track was adjusted southward with this update. The NHC says:
Somewhat surprisingly, Iota has not strengthened much since yesterday,
that appears to be the result of some unexpected shear, which is
predicted to relax soon. Steady to rapid strengthening is expected in
the next 12-60 hours once the storm organizes enough to take advantage
of the expected favorable conditions. Iota is forecast to be at
or near major hurricane strength as it approaches the coast of Central
America. A Hurricane Watch is expected to be issued later today for
Nicaragua & Honduras & the center should be near their coasts in
2-3 days. (Excerpted)
On the 4-day forecast, we're encircled every day except today, which indicates rain. There's wind in the forecast Monday & Tuesday. The weather is beautiful here this morning, and a little windy, kicking up whitecaps. Photo #1 from Maravilla Caribe Bed & Beach this morning & the other is the webcam at 9:18a.
Today Isla Mujeres continues to report a total of 223 positives with 20 deaths and 188 recovered. The state Geoportal continues to report 1 active case in Salina Chica. On the national map for 11/13, the municipality reports 152 suspicious and 111 negatives.
This is a long weekend, with Monday off for Día de la Revolución, which is actually on Friday, the 20th, when the Revolution began in 1910. It was against the dictator Porfirio Diaz, who served seven terms (31 years) as President of Mexico during 1876–1911. These photos are from last year's parade & the islanders in the first two represent the wealthy elite who benefited during ""El Porfiriato".
This Isleña represents Zapata & his troops who fought in the southern part of Mexico, while Pancho Villa's troops fought in the north. The Islander-Zapatistas had mock battles with firecrackers & cap guns, but they didn't shoot at the fancy group of Porfiristas in front of them.
The big guns represent the importance of Winchester .30-.30 rifles to the rebel forces.
The young islander in yellow is Carmen Serdán, a heroine who accidentally started the Mexican Revolution a couple days early. In the hats are Poncho Villa & Zapata, in black is Madero, in uniform is General Huerta.
Holding hands with the young gent is one of the parade's many gun & baby-doll toting "Adelitas" (aka "las soldaderas"), who were mostly camp followers, but also fought beside their men, and played a key role in the Revolution.
#7 & 8 represent the important role the railroads played during the war. Ten thousand miles of track had been constructed before the start of the Revolution.
MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach
Four rentals with large glass doors overlooking our white
sand beach and
the beautiful Caribbean sea, with
kitchenettes & fast WIFI. In the upscale
neighborhood of Bachilleres,
convenient to downtown
the colonias, yet
separate. Quiet & Private.
amenities include hammocks,
chairs, beach towels,
washer & dryer, loungers, shared bikes, BBQ grill, and safes. Panoramic
views from the
rooftop terrace. Large sliding doors open to a patio &
the white sand backyard-beach, overlooking the Caribbean sea. Downtown
is ~ a mile away; we're on
all four bus routes or flag a $3 taxi. Off street parking. In the quiet
neighborhood of Bachilleres, sleep to the sounds of the sea.. $275/$325/$425 wk $40/50/$65nt
Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. We provide a list of links & direction to over 20 eateries within ten minutes walk, including Mango Cafe, Mike's Pizza, Brisas, Rosa Sirena, Coco Jaguar, Manolitos, La Chatita, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui & the local craft brewery. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores.```````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````
|Full moon rose Oct. 31-6:30p|
Nov 1-Sunday at 7:07p
Nov 2-Monday at 7:46p
Nov 3 Tuesday at 8:30p
Nov 4 Wednesday at 9:18p
Nov 5 Thursday at 10:10p
Sunrise 6:50-7:07 (beginning vs end of month)
Turtles continue hatching out at the Tortugranja in November
Public events have been suspended due to C-19. Holidays have featured online competitions and events.
Nov. 1-2--Dia de los Muertos/ Day of the Dead
Nov. 9-20--Buen Fin (Sales)
Thursday, Nov. 12--Postal Workers Day El Día del Cartero y del Empleado Postal
Monday, Nov. 16-- Día de la Revolución Day off (Long weekend) Offices close.
Friday, Nov. 20--Día de la Revolución
Nov. 16-17--Leonid meteor shower, without moon interference this year. Beginning after midnight and peaking before dawn.
Thursday, Nov. 26--Normally celebrations for Isla's Patron Saint would begin and continue thru her day, December 8, but this year public celebrations have been suspended due to C-19.
Monday, Nov. 30--Official end of Hurricane season
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