Thursday, September 24, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, September 24

  Here's the webcam LINK, which also has time lapse of the past 24 hours.
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Our Northern Zone continues in Yellow status on the state epidemiological light for Sept 28 to Oct 4, as does the Southern Zone. The Governor said that to go to Green, the Contagion Rate needs to drop to 0.5 and is currently at 0.8. 

 The municipality of Isla Mujeres remains at a total of 194 positives with 13 deaths and 140 recovered.

On the state geoportal for 9/23 reports 18 active cases by colonia are reported as La Gloria-8, Salina Chica-3, Salina Grande-3, Ampl la Gloria-2, Aeropuerto-1, El Canotal-1 and none on the mainland.

On the national map for 9/23 the municipality reports 5 suspicious and 81 negatives (and 194 confirmed with 13 deaths)


      There's thunder & a dark cloud overhead with rain at 7:30a-8a and today's forecast is partly cloudy skies with an increase in occasional clouds, with the possibility of rain, as well as occasional isolated showers and probabilities of electrical activity, hot to very hot temperatures during the day. Variable winds after 10:00a will be from the northeast varying to the east from 15 to 25 kph., with some occasional stronger gusts in storm areas.

Nothing in the Atlantic! 

The four-day forecast...being encircled forecasts rain.


When you visit our beaches, remember to bring a bag for your trash and put it in the nearest trashcan.

Two bus stops were installed downtown on Rueda Medina by the municipal department of Urban Development, in coordination with the municipal police and the municipal Transportation Department. The signs were installed and the street and curb were painted in front of Playa Centro and by the Port Authority (APIQRoo) facilities. There are plans to have 11 bus stops on the island with five downtown and six distributed strategically in the colonias.

There were 12 applicants for the Young Islander Merit 2020 competition and 8 met all the qualifications and are the finalists. The winners in their categories will be announced Oct. 2, and there will be Honorable Mention awards. This will be determined by the committee, independently of the social network results. Residents can vote for their favorite at the Facebook page ′′ Juventud Isla Mujeres ", starting September 25 until 8p on Sept. 28. The contest was announced on August 10th.

Today the anti-rabies campaign will be at the old hospital downtown and tomorrow it will conclude in colonia Guadalupana. Pets must be at least one month old and owners should wear face masks, respect healthy distancing and use antibacterial gel.

Keep the island Clean & Healthy & put your trash out at the collection time.

The Port Authoritiy (APIQRoo) has designated an area in the Maritime Terminal for the elderly, who are vulnerable, and those with disabilities, to give them direct access to the ferry and less exposure to the other passengers, to reduce their risk of contagion of C-19. After the state epidemiological light entered into the yellow phase, allowing access to the public beaches, passenger traffic increased, especially on weekends, when long lines have been observed. Passengers say that the number of departures needs to be increased and shouldn't be just hourly. (photo) LINK   


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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
 After Sunset--Sept 2 at 7:42
  Sept 3      8:15 
 Sept 4      8:48
Sept 5       9:21
Sept 6       9:54
Sept 7     10:30

 Sunset  7:02-6:35pm (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  6:31-6:38am
Painting by Pamela Haase at MVC
Turtles continue nesting in September. 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.

Swimming with the whale sharks ends Sept. 17 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

Wednesday, Sept. 16--Independence Day  (The Grito is read by the Mayor each year on the night of the 15th, which will presumably be done virtually this year.)

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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