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Today the municipality of Isla Mujeres reports another new case bringing the Total number of confirmed C-19 cases to 120, of whom 66 have recovered and 7 have died. This week's Growth Rate for the Northern Zone has improved from 1.0 to 0.8--I think--the number is cut-off on the graphic, but it should be more readable tomorrow. The Southern Zone went from 1.8 to 1.4.
The state geoportal hasn't yet updated the Active cases by colonia: I'll edit that in later. EDIT-- La Gloria-8, Salina Chica-2, Ampl. la Gloria-2, Caridad del Cobre-2, Salina Grande-1, Electricistas-1, Aeropuerto-1, Downtown-1, Meteorologico-1, Lol-beh-1, and none on the mainland part of the municipality, for a total of 20 active cases by colonia.
On the national map for 8/16, the municipality of Isla Mujeres reports 4 suspicious cases and 58 negatives (with 119 confirmed and 7 deaths).
The tropical wave a couple hundred miles east of the Windward Islands continues to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms. It is expected to move westward at ~20mph for the next few days, and that fast forward speed is likely to limit significant development while it approaches those islands, then moves across the eastern & central Caribbean Sea on Tuesday & Wednesday. After that time, however, the system is expected to move more slowly westward across the western Caribbean Sea, where upper-level winds could become more conductive for the development of a Tropical Depression during the latter part of this week. Low-20% formation chance thru 48 hours and Medium-50% formation chance thru 5 days.
The other tropical wave closer to Africa is producing disorganized cloudiness and showers. It is expected to move W-WNW at 15-20mph for the next few days, and environmental conditions are expected to become more conductive for the development of a Tropical Depression during the middle-to-latter part of this week while the system moves across the central and western areas of the tropical Atlantic. Low-20%-formation chance thru 48 hours and Medium-60%-formation chance thru 5 days.
11:30a- A big pod of dolphins just swam by Maravilla Caribe Bed & Beach....photo by Bruce.
Today at 11am the City Council will hold a special session commemorating the 170th anniversary of the founding of Isla Mujeres, which will be streamed on Facebook Live.
The new Chief of Police, Eduardo Fouilloux Bataller is an experienced military officer whose title is Capitán de Navío infante de Marina Paracaidista Diplomado del Estado Mayor.(I think his title translates as Naval Infantry Paratrooper Captain 'Diplomado' of the General Staff.)He has a Master's Degree in National Security and has served for 39 years. He is originally from Mexico City and has served as the Second in Command of the Naval-Marine Companies 1st & 2nd Batallions as well as Chief of Command in the Naval-Marine Infantry Brugade #7 in Mexico City. He has received recognition for courage, loyalty, discipline and professionalism in the development of high-impact operations orders. He has bee recognized with Honorary Mention for his outstanding participation in reducing violence in Mexcio, as well as for his leadership and professionalism as Commander of the Naval Police Battalion in 2018-2019. VIDEO
In honor of Youth Month, the municipal Department of Atención a la Juventud, invites young people between the ages of 12 and 29 years old to apply for the "Young Islander 2020" award before September 1st. There are two categories, 12-17 and 18-29, and islanders can register themselves or someone else. The island community is invited to visit the official Facebook page "Juventud Isla Mujeres", and "like" their favorite. There will be only one winner in each category.
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.
|A large slider
opens from each of the 3 rooms onto the patio where each has a table
& chairs, hammock & clotheslines. The BBQ is behind the pole,
and the outdoor shower is out of the pic at left. |
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 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)
Painting by Pamela Haase at MVC
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