Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Tuesday, October 20

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With a low/10% chance of formation thru 2 or 5 days, a trough of low pressure extends from the NW Caribbean sea near the NE portion of the Yucatan Peninsula SW into the southwestern Caribbean Sea. This system is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms well to the east of the trough axis. Upper-level winds are expected to remain unfavorable for significant development while the system drifts westward over the next couple of days. Regardless of development, the disturbance could bring locally heavy rainfall to portions of central & western Cuba, Jamaica, the Cayman Island, and the Yucatan Peninsula through midweek. The NHC Tropical Weather Discussion says-The tropical wave over the western Caribbean will move inland over the Yucatan Peninsula and Central America today. The broad area of low pressure in the west-central Caribbean is forecast to move slowly westward toward the Yucatan Peninsula over the next day or two. Expect unsettled weather over the western Caribbean and near the Yucatan Peninsula through Wednesday. 

CONAGUA says that Tropical Wave #42 is associated with an area of low pressure located on the surface in the western Caribbean, and being influenced by tropical maritime air with variable moisture content, which will affect the state of Quintana Roo, generating variable cloudiness with isolated storm clouds, hot to very hot temperatures, rain as well as occasional isolated squalls with the probability of  electrical activity, NE winds of 15-25 kph during the day. #6 says the low pressure area is 431 km ESE of Puerto Costa Maya moving west with sustained winds of 20kph, gusts of 30 kph and only a 10% chance of development, gradually approaching the Yucatan Peninsula, and vigilance is being maintained (At 7a CDT)


The Incidence Rate data has been updated and our municipality is the worst in the Northern Zone and the second worst in the state with 3.08 active cases per 10,000 inhabitants. Tulum has 3.06 and the rest of our Zone are under 2: Cozumel-1.85, Solidaridad (PDC)-1.38, Cancun (BJ) & Puerto Morelos-1.93. and Holbox (LC)-0.36. As you can see from the graphic, our numbers have been much better over the past month.

 Unfortunately, today the municipality of Isla Mujeres reports another death for a total of 19, with 220 positives and 179 recovered.

On the national map for 10/19, the municipality reports 132 suspicious and 92 negatives (with 220 positives and 18 deaths) 

The state geoportal reports 6 active cases by colonia as downtown-3, La Gloria-2 Salina Chica-1, and none on the mainland.

The municipal Women's Institute (IMM) is holding conferences Oct. 19-21 commemorating International Day Against Breast Cancer, emphasizing the importance of learning more about this disease to take preventative actions. Norma Bacab Garrido, director of IMM, reaffirmed the current administration's commitment to continuing to work for public health, in this case, primarily women, who are more likely to be diagnosed with this cancer. Miriam Trejo León, municipal Secretary General, attended to represent the Mayor and said, "We thank the Grand Palladium hotel for opening its doors and allowing us to be able to spread this information among its staff, so that together we can take preventative actions while sharing information and solidarity with men and women diagnosed with breast cancer.

The municipal Department of Public Lighting continues to work at replacing streetlight posts and lamps along the avenue Paseo de las Aves in colonia La Gloria. The Department Director, Ernesto Valladares Fuentes, said that there are 25 posts and 50 lamps which will light the avenue, providing better security for the residents. He said they continue the work of repairing streetlights both on the island and in the Continental Zones, as well as completing the installation in sections that were started, in order to illuminate the various colonias of our municipality and help improve the quality of life for island families. 


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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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