Friday, November 20, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, November 20

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Cold Front #13 over the Yucatan Peninsula is expected to dissipate in the course of the morning, however it will maintain interaction with a low pressure channel in the SW Gulf of Mexico causing occasional rains, which may be strong (2-3 inches) in Quintana Roo, and waves of 2-4 meters (6-13ft) along the coast and winds gusting to 50-60kph (30-37mph). On the 4-day forecast--Being encircled forecasts rain & purple squigglies indicate wind. Onda Tropical-Tropical Wave. The photo is sunrise from MVC B&B.



Today is the 110th anniversary of the start of La Revolución Mexicana, which ended the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz after more than three decades and caused major social & economic changes in Mexico. There's no parade this year, so here's some photos from 2013 & 2017, by Bruce.

 Today the municipality continues to report a total of 223 cases with 20 deaths and 188 recovered. This is the 11th day with no new reported cases (or deaths).
On the national map for 11/19, the municipality reports 150 suspicious (one more than yesterday) and 115 negatives (the same as yesterday). The state geoportal hasn't been updated since Nov. 17th.



#1-This was the first week since April that Isla Mujeres has had zero reported cases.

In Quintana Roo, there have been nearly 14,000 reported cases of C-19, and nearly 1900 deaths, since the first case was reported on Friday, March 13, in Cancun. Our Northern Zone has reported nearly 70% of the cases in the state. The distribution of these nearly 9600 cases among the seven municipalities of our Northern Zone is shown in the next colored graphics.

With a total of 223 reported cases, Isla Mujeres accounts for only 1.6% of the state's cases, and only 2.3% of those in our Zone. We are the second least populous of the seven municipalities in our Northern Zone, behind Puerto Morelos.

#4-This past week our Northern Zone's Growth Rate hit an all time low of 0.2. It was highest in June & July when it was 1-1.8 (Those months aren't included in the graphic--no room).

Last night, the Governor announced that our Northern Zone Contagion Rate has finally dropped to 0.87. Since late October, he repeatedly warned us it was at 0.98 and that 1 is the limit for returning to the Orange. (The Contagion Rate calculates how many people are being infected by each person with C-19.) Our Zone has been in Yellow since Sept. 7, which caused capacities to increase to 60% at hotels & restaurants & opened the beaches, increasing tourism. The Governor reminded everyone not to let their guard down & it is very important to continue with the preventative measures.

That says Cancun (Benito Juarez municipality)-6520

That says Tulum-278, Isla-223, and Puerto Morelos-32

The highest growth rates were in June-July when they were between 1 and 1.8.

 From the City (Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres)

 Commemoration of the 110th anniversary of the beginning of the Mexican Revolution



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Full moon rising over the Caribbean 


Full moon rose Oct. 31-6:30p 

Nov 1-Sunday at 7:07p

Nov 2-Monday at 7:46p

Nov 3 Tuesday at 8:30p

Nov 4 Wednesday at 9:18p

Nov 5 Thursday at 10:10p

Nov 6 Friday at 11:06p

 Sunrise 6:50-7:07 (beginning vs end of month)

Sunset 6:10-6:04

Turtles continue hatching out at the Tortugranja in November

The mamas nest along the eastern beaches from May thru October. 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.  Photos of nest hatching out at MaraVilla Caribe Bed & Beach, that was missed by the Tortugranja patrols, by Bruce.






 Public events have been suspended due to C-19. Holidays have featured online competitions and events.

 Nov. 1-2--Dia de los Muertos/ Day of the Dead

Nov. 9-20--Buen Fin (Sales)

Thursday, Nov. 12--Postal Workers Day El Día del Cartero y del Empleado Postal

Monday, Nov. 16-- Día de la Revolución Day off (Long weekend) Offices close.

Friday, Nov. 20--Día de la Revolución

 Nov. 16-17--Leonid meteor shower, without moon interference this year. Beginning after midnight and peaking before dawn.

 Thursday, Nov. 26--Normally celebrations for Isla's Patron Saint would begin and continue thru her day, December 8, but this year public celebrations have been suspended due to C-19. 

Monday, Nov. 30--Official end of Hurricane season

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


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