Monday, October 19, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, October 19

  Here's the webcam LINK, which also has time lapse of the past 24 hours.
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Today the municipality of Isla Mujeres reports another case of C-19 for a total of 220, with 18 deaths and 179 recovered. 

The Growth Rate for the Northern Zone is now 0.29 compared to 0.36 last week. (The Southern Zone was 0.31 and  is now 0.27)

 For 10/18 the state geoportal reports 3 active cases by colonia as one each in La Gloria, Salina Grande, and downtown.
On the national map for 10/18, the municipality reports 133 suspicious and 92 negatives  (with 219 positives and 18 deaths)

The NHC still gives it a low, 20%, chance of formation thru 5 days and says: "A broad area of low pressure could form in a couple of days over the SW Caribbean Sea. Some gradual development of this system is possible late this week while it moves slowly NW or N-NW over the western Caribbean Sea." It has a near zero chance of formation through 48 hours. Their Tropical Weather Discussion adds: "A tropical wave moving across the W Caribbean will reach the Yucatan Peninsula by Tue morning enhancing winds and convection over the region."

Yesterday's C-19 report--Today the municipality of Isla Mujeres reports another case of C-19 for a total of 219, with 18 deaths and 179 recovered.
>>On the national map for 10/17, the municipality reports 134 suspicious and 92 negatives (and 218 cases with 18 deaths).
>>The state geoportal continues to report 3 active cases with one each in La Gloria, Salina Grande and downtown.

Regarding the national semaforo light, the Federal Secretary of Health said there are no changes for this week. Therefore, Quintana Roo remains in the Yellow status for October 19-25th. Our state upgraded from Orange to Yellow two weeks ago on Monday, October 12.  There is one state in Green, 14 in Yellow, 17 in Orange and none in Red. Note--The federal Semaforo is different from the State Semaforo, and it is the state light that determines when the beaches are open and at what capacity the hotels, restaurants and other businesses operate.

Here is a video of Isla Mujeres in 1966--when it had trains, planes & automobiles!Ok, the train was one car pulled by a mule from the ferry to what is now the Mia. This is also pre-Cancun, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. They head over to Isla Mujeres at 12 minutes.


As part of the Breast Cancer Prevention activities being coordinated by the municipal government this month, there will be an online webinar aimed primarily at young women on Thursday, October 22 at 7pm by Dr. Yudeysi Olivera Gil via Zoom on FB live, with registration via Inbox at the JuventudeIslaMujeres page. It will be in Spanish & the translated title is Speaking more about breasts to save more.

   Noti Isla Mujeres     

VIDEO    with caption saying waste water is springing from an Aguakan manhole on Rueda Medina near the monument to the fishermen, causing serious pollution and bad odors.


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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
 Thursday, Oct 1 at 6:49, just after sunset
  Oct 2      7:22 
 Oct 3      7:55
Oct 4       8:29
Oct 5      9:07
Oct 6     9:48

 Sunset  6:34-6:11pm (beginning vs end of month)
Sunrise  6:38-6:49am
Painting by Pamela Haase at MVC

Turtles continue nesting in October.

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. The season officially ends on the 15th, but monitoring continues thru the end of the month. Photos of nest hatching out at MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach, that was missed by the Tortugranja patrols.







Oct. 6-10, -Draconid meteors, peaking on evening of Oct. 7, but should be worth watching on the night before and after, also This is an evening meteor shower, that you don't have to stay up late to watch...look before the waning moon rises in mid-to-late evening. It is usually a slow shower with a meteor every 10-15 minutes. But it is known for having 'bursts" of hundreds or thousands of meteors in occasional years, which aren't predicted with any certainty.  "Meteor showers are like fishing. You go, and sometimes you catch something." 

Oct 20-21-22-Orionid meteors peak in the early morning hours. There's more activity after midnight and the maximum amount in the pre-dawn hours of Oct. 20th & 21st . These are "shooting stars" from Halley's Comet & occur from early October to early November as the earth passes thru its debris.

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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