Monday, November 30, 2020

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Monday, November 30

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  Today the moon is Full & rises at 6:28, after sunset which is just after 6p.  Tues-7:15, Wed-8:06, Thurs-9:01, Friday-9:58.

Today's forecast says Cold Front #17 is slowly moving toward the Yucatan Peninsula (and the very calm seas we're having this morning are typical pre-'norte'), bringing cloudy skies and a forecast of rain and gusty winds. Being encircled forecasts rain and the purple squigglies mean wind. Today is the official end of hurricane season (Yay!).


Today Isla Mujeres reports another case of C-19 for a total of 226, with 20 deaths and 189 recovered. The Growth Rate for the Northern Zone has increased to 0.20 fro 0.16. On the national map for 11/29, the municipality reports 152 suspicious and 123 negatives. The geoportal still has the 11/28 report with two active cases, one each in colonia Caridad del Cobre and colonia El Canotal.


 Sunday, 11/29, Isla Mujeres continues to report a total of 225 cases of C-19 with 20 deaths and 189 recovered. 

The state geoportal has updated the Incidence Rate per 10,000 residents, which is unchanged for Isla Mujeres (at 1.54) since the update on 11/10. As of 11/28 for the 7 municipalities of the Northern Zone they are- Cozumel-0.35, Cancun/Benito Juarez & Puerto Morelos-1.06, Playa del Carmen/Solidaridad-1.29, Isla Mujeres-1.54, Tulum-2.45, Holbox/Lazaro Cardenas-2.93.  For 11/28 it reports Active Cases by colonia as 1 in El Canotal and 1 in Caridad del Cobre.

On the National map for 11/28, Isla Mujeres reports 152 suspicious and 123 negatives.




 From the City (Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres)

 More than fifty free mammograms were provided for women of the island as part of a campaign that began in October, coordinated by the DIF, social service agency, and the IMM, municipal Women's Institute.



 TVisla Mujeres 

 The INM, National Institute of Immigration confirmed that 11 men and 3 women who were rescued by the Navy in the vicinity of Isla Mujeres on Friday morning were turned over to Immigration to be taken to the port City of Cancun. The migrants said they were originally from Cuba, and had set sail from a region of the Cayman Islands, with the intention of going to Honduras seeking political asylum. However, they experienced a mechanical breakdown, as well as bad weather with rain and gusty winds. The small boat contained backpacks with clothing, various kitchen items and rotting food, as well as cell phones.  As part of the immigration procedures, the FGR (Federal Attorney General) was notified in order to initiate an investigation of the possible commission of the crime of human trafficking.


 La Tertulia 

 The municipal Public Works Department is reinstalling streetlights that were removed prior to the impact of Hurricane Zeta, and they are patching potholes. They have been reinstalling the lights along the eastern malecon, near Isla 33. The workers began on Friday and expect to be finished on Tuesday or Wednesday, then to move on to the mainland part of the municipality.  They are seeking to acquire new lamps to replace those that were damaged by the winds and heavy rains. 

    The pothole repair program is taking place on both the island and the mainland and is half finished. This week it is expected to be 70% completed and to reach 100% in the next 15 days. On the island, the biggest problems are in the low streets and avenues in the colonias where rainwater accumulated, while on the mainland, the problems are at the coastal areas. (photos)


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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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