Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, August 11

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Today the municipality of Isla Mujeres continues to report a total of 101 positives, six deaths and now there are 59 recovered.
The state geoportal reports 17 active cases by colonia: La Gloria-3, Salina Grande-3, Ampl la Gloria-2, Caridad del Cobre-2, Meteorologico-1, Salina Chica-1, Aeropuerto-1, Lol-Beh-1, Canotal-1, Colonia #6-1, Miraflores-1, and none on the mainland part of the municipality.
 On the national map for 8/10, the municipality reports 4 suspicious and 51 negatives (with 101 confirmed and 6 deaths).

Environmental conditions are expected to be conductive for development of this large low pressure system, which has become a little better organized over the past several hours. A tropical depression is likely to form during the next day or so, as it moves W-WNW at ~15mph across the tropical Atlantic. Conditions are expected to become less conductive for development by the end of the week.
High/70% chance of formation thru 48 hours
High/70% chance of formation thru 5 days

     The "Yellow Caps" brigade continues working to raise awareness about practices that help cut the chains of contagion of Covid-19, with the main ones being constantly wearing face masks when you go out, frequent hand washing with soap and water, or when necessary, with a disinfectant gel, as well as maintaining healthy distance. With the help of the "Yellow Caps" the goal is to reach more people, who will, in turn, take responsibility which is needed to lower the incidence of positive cases in the municipality in order to continue responsibly with the local economic reactivation.

Residents are reminded that there was a new trash collection schedule implemented two weeks ago. The six routes are as follows: Route #1 is called “La Gloria”, which includes the colonias/neighborhoods of “Foviste”, “La Gloria”, “Fracc. La Gloria”, &  “La Guadalupana”;
Route # 2 is called “El Triste” and includes “Ampliación La Gloria”, “Meteorológica”, “Salina Chica”, “Col. Chiapaneca”, Aeropuerto and “Electricistas”;
Route #3 is called“Cañotal” and includes “El Cañotal”, “Miraflores”, “Lolbeh”, “Caridad del Cobre”, “Salina Grande”, & “La Caribeña”;
Route #4  is called “Centro” and includes Chedraui and all of downtown;
Route #5 collects from all the beaches;
Route #6 is called “Sac-bajo” whose collection includes “Periférico”, “Caribe”, “Carretera Sac-bajo”, “Punta Sur” and “Col. Talleres”.
 Trash bags should weigh no more than 25 kilos and should be sprayed with water and chlorine, and if, unfortunately, there is a patient with C-19, notify the collectors or mark the bag with a red ribbon. 

The City will commemorate the 170th anniversary of the founding of the town, with a deadline of August 14 for the nominations for the awards of Citizen of Merit and Tourism Merit. They will be awarded on the day of the commemorations, which is on August 17th each year.

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Complaints from Whale Shark permit holders about an unlicensed catamaran boat in the Observation Area providing tours illegally. LINK  (photos)


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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)
Sunrise  6:21-6:30am
Painting by Pamela Haase at MVC
Turtles continue nesting in August. 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. 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.

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.)

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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