Saturday, May 9, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Saturday, May 9

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 As of noon today, May 9th--
 Isla Mujeres municipality reports another THREE cases for a total of TEN, of which eight are active and two are recovered.
There was only one case from April 4th - 24th, who recovered on the 18th.
In the last week of April, the total increased from one to five.
In the past week, the total increased from five to ten.

As of yesterday's report---

#1-Isla Mujeres municipality has Seven total cases.
#2-Five are Active. Two have Recovered.
#3 Two new cases in the past week, Three the week before.
>>Timeline-First case reported on April 4 was recovered on April 18. Second case reported 4/24, two 4/29, one 4/30, one 5/3, and one 5/8 with a second recovered.
#4 & #5: New cases in Cancun & Q Roo by week-both decreased for the first time.
#6 & #7: New deaths in Cancun & Q Roo by week-both still increasing. 

TOTAL reported Cases in the municipality of Isla Mujeres are currently SEVEN.
Friday, 4/3 0
Friday, 4/10 1 total +1 (1Active)
Friday, 4/17 1 total +0 (1Active)
Friday 4/24 2 total +1 (1Active/1Recovered)
Friday 5/1 5 total +3 (4Active/1Recovered)
Friday 5/8 7 total +2 (5Active/2Recovered)

ACTIVE reported Cases in Isla Mujeres municipality are currently FIVE.
Friday, 4/3: 0
Friday, 4/10: 1 Active -- 1 total
Friday, 4/17: Still 1 Active & 1 total
Friday 4/24: 1 Active--2 total (1Recovered)
Friday 5/1: 4 Active--5 total (1Recovered)
Friday 5/8: 5 Active-7 total (2Recovered)

NEW cases each week in Isla Mujeres municipality include two this week and three the week before.
Friday, 4/3: Zero
Friday, 4/10: +1 (Active)
Friday, 4/17: +0 (Still one active)
Friday 4/24: +1 (1Active/1Recovered=2 Total)
Friday 5/1: +3 (4Active/1Recovered=5 Total)
Friday 5/8: +2 (5Active/2Recovered=7 Total)

NEW Cases each week in Cancun (Benito Juarez)
This week was the first decrease.
3/13: 1
3/21: +9 (Total 10)
3/27: +14 (Total 24)
4/3: +21 (Total 45)
4/10: +69 (Total 114)
4/17: +86 (Total 200)
2/24: +178 (Total 378)
5/1: +241 (Total 619)
5/8: +158 (Total 777)

Q Roo NEW Cases each week. This week was the first decrease.
3/13 1
3/20: +10 (Total 11)
3/27: +21 (Total 32)
4/3: +36 (Total 68)
4/10: +95 (Total 163)
4/17: +117 (Total 280)
4/24: +231 (Total 511)
5/1: +314 (Total 825)
5/8: +207 (Total 1032)

 Cancun (Benito Juarez) New DEATHS each week
4/10 0
4/17: +15 (Total 15)
4/24: +28 (Total 43)
5/1: +39 (Total 82)
5/8: +52 (Total 134)

Cancun (Benito Juarez) New DEATHS each week
4/10 0
4/17: +15 (Total 15)
4/24: +28 (Total 43)
5/1: +39 (Total 82)
5/8: +52 (Total 134)


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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
 Just after Sunset--May 7  7:46 (sun sets 7:15p)
    May 8      8:51  
May 9      9:55
May 10   10:55
May 11    11:50

 Sunset  7:12-7:25pm (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  6:16--6:05am
Painting by Pamela Haase at MVC
Turtles begin mating and nesting in May. 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. The Protection season officially begins May 15, but Tortugranja staff usually begin checking for nests at the beginning of the month. 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.

The season for swimming with the whale sharks normally begins on May 15th, 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.  Photos by Tony Garcia

The Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks before dawn on May 5th, but can be seen during the early hours (starting ~3a nightly) from mid-April thru mid-May. The longest "windows" to see them as they near peaking are the wee hours Friday & Saturday nights, May 1st & 2nd (which are the mornings of Sat & Sun). They peak as the moon is approaching fullness. On May 5th it sets at 4:55a, so will be low on the western horizon, while the radiant point is in the east. You don't need to focus on the radiant, because you may miss the meteors that create the longest bright streaks flying across the sky. This shower is caused by debris from Halley's comet. 

During May, the climate changes 
 Although May is the hottest month in the neighboring state of Yucatan, here on the coast, the hottest months begin in June. In May the "Perceived Temperature" (thin line above the others) begins to rise, as the humidity increases and the rainy season begins as the month progresses. We've been in dry season since November-December, and late April & early May are when firefighters are busy across the Peninsula fighting brush fires. There are ~13+ hours of daylight in May & humidity increases from 92% to 99% as the month progresses. Water temperatures are 81-82 degrees. 

Source: Weather Spark
Source: Weather Spark

Source: Climates to Travel
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation. In CancĂșn, the chance of a wet day over the course of May is very rapidly increasing, starting the month at 14% and ending it at 36%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 52% on September 27, and its lowest chance is 12% on March 22.   Source: Weather Spark
Source: Weather Spark
Source: Weather Spark

Friday, May 1  Labor Day  Official Holiday with offices closed. 

May 3 Dia de la Cruz, a holiday celebrated by construction workers in Mexico, and is associated with St Helena (Elena in Spanish). Normally, crosses are placed atop construction projects, and crews take a break to pray and eat together, with food & drink supplied by the owner.

May 5  "Cinco de Mayo" Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla against the French in 1862.
May 10 Mother's Day

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

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