Thursday, October 29, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Thursday, October 29

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A large area of disturbed weather associated with a pair of tropical waves is moving from the tropical Atlantic across the Lesser Antilles and into the eastern Caribbean Sea. Upper-level winds are expected to become more conductive for development during the next couple days and a Tropical Depression could form over the weekend or early next week while the system moves westward across the central and western Caribbean Sea. The formation chance through 5 days has been increased to 60%, and the formation chance through 2 days is 20%.

 Our Northern Zone remains in Yellow next week, as does the Southern Zone, on the state epidemiological light.

Isla Mujeres continues to report 221 positives with 20 deaths and now there are 184 recovered.
The state geoportal for Oct. 28 still reports 6 active cases by colonia as 1 in Salina Chica, 2 in La Gloria and 3 Downtown.
The national map for Oct. 28 reports 139 suspicious and 99 negatives.

I'll update the state epidemiological light for next week (Monday-Sunday) after it's announced around 9pm tonight.

The DIF says citizens should come to their facilities who need these medicines Monday-Friday 9a-4p with their voter ID and their prescription or pill container. (Link to List)

Follow the hygiene protocols, Together we fight Covid-19. 

 Young people 12-29 years old are invited to join this Literary Calaveritas competition, which can be in verse or prose of 3 or 4 paragraphs, submitted in a digital PDF format with your information. It should be about an historical person of Isla Mujeres, conserving our Mexican traditions and let's continue celebrating our ancestors who are still alive or those who have passed. The first prize will be decided by social media votes and second place will be chosen by judges based on creativity, development of the text and social media reactions. There will be surprise prizes for both and voting will continue thru November 3rd at Juventud Isla Mujeres FB page until 1p when the reactions will be totaled.

Municipal and state authorities toured the island (and the Continental Zone) reviewing damage caused by the recent hurricanes Delta and Zeta. The municipal officials included the Mayor, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, who was accompanied by the state Secretary of Labor & Social Security (STyPS) Catalina Portillo, representing the Governor. They toured the Esplanade of the Casa de la Cultura, the Green Dome, the soccer field, the area around "Isla 33", and the Senior Citizen's Dome. The Mayor expressed his appreciation for the Governor's good will, "And for joining in the development of our municipality for the benefit of island families, we continue to work together on more and better strategies to fund the recuperation of Isla Mujeres."


 The state Port Administration (APIQRoo) reports a "Saldo Blanco" (no serious incidents) at all port facilities after the passage of Hurricanes Zeta and Delta. Each maritime terminal was evaluated and only various minor damages were found, such as some fallen lights, fallen fences, fallen protectors, and broken glass, which have all been replaced.  LINK   

Cancun cemeteries will be closed to visitors Oct. 31, Nov. 1, and Nov. 2 to prevent the spread of C-19, and they will only be open for burials, exhumations or cremations. LINK 

Raymundo López, municipal Director de Fiscalización (Control) denied that during his short period in office more permits have been issued to street vendors on the island VIDEO   

Victor Hugo Ayala, lawyer and member of the Taxi union filed a formal complaint against the current union leader,  José Magaña Galué, claiming inconsistencies and altering of documents associated with the 2017 union election. Mr. Hugo Ayala was the chairman of debates at that elections, but he says the documents lists Marcial Montalvo. LINK  


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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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