Saturday, October 6, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, October 6

This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte. 
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Pardon, I'll get to the translations tomorrow.

News from the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)

The DIF social service agency of Isla Mujeres is collecting donations for the "Pink Hygiene" campaign which can be brought to the DIF offices Monday thru Friday 9am to 4pm. They are seeking the following items: soap, shampoo, lotion, toothpaste, razors, feminine napkins, combs, body lotion, toothbrushes, mouthwash, deodorant, talc, toilet paper, feminine soap

Creating new municipal departments

Help us keep our beaches clean, picking up your trash when you go.

The Mayor said public works will continue for the benefit of island families  LINK  


 FB News Sites about Isla Mujeres

  Tvisla Mujeres    

Preparations for the celebration of the fisherman's day continue!

Isla Mujeres prepares for Day of the Fishermen LINK  

The Ultramar Ultracarga vehicle ferry won't be operating Saturday, Oct. 6, due to work being done by the Port Authority, APIQRoo, and will resume normal service on Sunday. They regret any inconvenience that this causes.

The Mayor said public works will continue for the benefit of island families LINK

Rain forecast for the weekend LINK  

Isla Mujeres Al Dia    

Noti Isla Mujeres   

Invitation to the All Stars game at the El Pescador baseball field VIDEO   (Which will probably be canceled due to rain)

The Isla Mujeres historian, Fidel Villanueva Madrid will participate in the 44th anniversary of the constitution of the state of Quintana Roo, in the Congress of the state, in the city of Chetumal, where various activities will take place. VIDEO  

IM Noticias   



From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

All Stars baseball games in Isla Mujeres

Juegos de Estrellas en la islaFull article at this link

Band of thieves in Isla Mujeres
Opera banda de rateros en IM  Full article at this link

Islanders shine in national handball tournament
Brillan isleños en torneo nacional de handballFull article at this link


Promoting human development in the municipality     

A impulsar el Desarrollo HumanoFull article at this link 

Workshops about prevention of decompression  
Pláticas de prevención de descompresiónFull article at this link

Fisherman suffers serious case of decompression  
Pescador sufre grave descompresiónFull article at this link

The middle school "Benito Juarez" will celebrate 60 years
La secundaria “Benito Juárez” celebra sus 60 primeros años de existencia con gran programaFull article at this link 



From the NHC (excerpted): A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
* The coast of Mexico from Tulum to Cabo Catoche (That would include Isla Mujeres).

The Advisory: At 700 PM CDT (0000 UTC), the area of low pressure was centered near atitude 18.3 North, longitude 86.6 West. The system appears to be moving northward near 6 mph (9 km/h), and this general motion is expected for the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the low or the tropical cyclone should move near the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico tonight through Sunday night, and then move into the southern Gulf of Mexico on Monday.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 30 mph (45 km/h) with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days, and the system is expected to become a tropical depression later tonight or on Sunday and a tropical storm on Sunday night. A reconnaissance plane will investigate the system on Sunday.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...100 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...100 percent

WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the coast within the warning area by Sunday night, making outside preparations difficult or dangerous. Tropical storm conditions are possible in the watch area Sunday night and Monday.

RAINFALL: The low is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 3 to 7 inches over western Cuba and 2 to 4 inches over the Yucatan peninsula, Belize, and northern Honduras through Tuesday.

Here's an in-depth weather analysis from Levi of Tropical Tidbits (since this storm may develop as it moves into the Gulf & could affect the US). Note this is not an official source, but is one of my favorites...and it's in English.
And here's his blog for further updates:

From a private site, not official info
The NHC says...

The National Hurricane Center is also issuing advisories on
Potential Tropical Cyclone Fourteen, located over the northwestern
Caribbean Sea just east of the Yucatan Peninsula.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...near 100 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...near 100 percent.
 This low pressure system has become an "Invest", since the NHC thinks it is likely to develop into a tropical depression & they're planning to send a plane in on Sunday afternoon. It's been causing flooding in Central America & is expected to cause heavy rain in our region..
It is a large "CAG", Central American Gyre, which are mainly rain threats & typically don't become stronger than Category 1 hurricanes. A strong subtropical jet stream causing wind shear has been limiting its development, but that is expected to move north over Cuba, and it is likely that this system could develop into a tropical depression in the southern Gulf by Tuesday.

At started raining, with gusts of wind before 7am. There was rain off and on today, with some deluges & gusting winds, but tourists were out in golf carts & there were periods of nice weather. 

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
Kitchenette in small room, Medio. There's a table & chairs across from it & a double bed.
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Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen. A queen & single bed.

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Large studio (Sur) with Queen & Single bed. Slider door & view are behind me.

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 

Oct. 24   6:39
Oct. 25   7:21
Oct. 26   8:07
Oct. 27   8:58
 Oct. 28    9:52
  Oct. 29   10:51 
 Oct. 30   11:52
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~6:30 to ~6:10p (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  ~6:40
October Events
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events

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.

Monday, Oct. 1 Lighting of the pink lights at the Town Square for Breast Cancer Awareness Month at 8:30 pm

Saturday, Oct. 6 Plogging Clean-up Event. Location TBA

Sunday, Oct. 7 All Star Baseball game 11a at El Pescador stadium (in front of Chedraui). 

Monday, Oct. 8: 43nd Anniversary of the Free & Sovereign State of Quintana Roo

Tuesday, Oct. 9  Day of Fishermen

Friday, Oct. 12  Dia de la Raza

Saturday, Oct. 13 Plogging Clean-up Event. Location TBA

Saturday, Oct. 20 Plogging Clean-up Event. Location TBA

Sunday, Oct. 21, starting at 7am at Playa Centro, the Pink Race. 1km, 5km, and 10km.
Funds will be used to help women obtain testing for timely detection of breast cancer.

Sunday, Oct. 21  Anniversary of the birth of Ramon Bravo

 Saturday, Oct. 27 Plogging Clean-up Event. Location TBA

Wednesday, Oct. 31 Halloween on Hidalgo after dark. Bring lil toys & such and expect to be mobbed by cute kiddos & enjoy the clever costumes. There's also a golf cart/scooter procession planned with Chedraui as the meeting point at 6pm to toss treats & participants are encouraged to decorate their vehicles and to wear costumes.

Thursday, Nov. 1 All Saint's Day   Dia de los Muertos

Friday, Nov. 2  All Soul's Day   Dia de los Muertos

At this time of year, Mexican families remember & celebrate their departed relatives. Hanal Pixan is the name of the Mayan celebration. Altars are made with photos of the deceased, where offerings of favorite foods and items are placed, copal incense is burned, and marigold flower petals are often used.
        All Saints Day & All Souls Day, Nov. 1 & 2, are the Dias de los for children, one for adults, when families visit graves & clean & decorate them. On the island, these are private moments in the cemeteries, not public celebrations like in many parts of Mexico.
Try some seasonal Pibi Pollo tamales & Pan de los Muertos pastry.
  There is usually a silent procession from the Cemetery down Hidalgo, ending at the Casa de la Cultura, where there are usually altars representing various regions of Mexico, and a Catrina contest. Most of the participants in the procession are in catrina makeup or wearing regional clothing, and the rest are in white, and they carry candles.
    Efforts are made to not let the Halloween overshadow the Mexican celebrations and traditions, and there are usually altar contests and/or exhibitions in the schools. There have also been competitions on the Town Square, and altars can be seen in various businesses, at the Town Hall and they are present in many homes.
  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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