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#1 Kasmos

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Posted 22 September 2022 - 06:54 PM

I always enjoy his posts and observations and as far as I know Guido is the only member/contributor who lives in Puerto Rico.

Fiona hit them pretty hard so I hope he is OK!

 

It's kind of a strange coincidence that he is the highlighted member in this month's Ads thread

https://www.cloudyni...-telescope-ads/

 

I wonder how long it will take to hear from him?


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Posted 22 September 2022 - 08:09 PM

Lets Hope. 


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Posted 22 September 2022 - 10:13 PM

Hello to you all and my heartfelt thanks for your kindness and concern. Here in San Juan we fared rather well compared to the south and southwest areas of the island that were hit very hard by both rain and wind. This time the rain was the major damaging factor with one district receiving a record breaking 35 inches of rain in 48 hours. Many of you have seen the destruction on national news. Puerto Rico had a period of zero hurricane hits from 1956 to 1989 when we got hit by Hugo, a cat 2 storm. Since then the frequency of direct hits has been one every 10 years until now. Fiona came just five years after the destructive hurricane Maria in 2017. Power and light are returning gradually. We got our power back today and water service yesterday. Internet service was also interrupted but is back now. The electrical grid was destroyed by the 2017 hurricane and it has been under reconstruction since then. This has been a major setback. At least one million people were without power this morning and thousands have no water service yet. One thing that I can say about this hurricane is that in my 58 (of my 70) years  on this island, I have never seen so much rain fall in so little time and so continuously. Nonetheless nothing beats the horrible experience of 140mph sustained winds with higher gusts going on for hours that we had during Maria in 2017. 

 

I hope to resume my astro projects and observations soon. 

 

Clear Skies to all of you!

 

Guido


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Posted 23 September 2022 - 01:04 AM

Good news, lets hope those less fortunately can recover quickly.


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Posted 23 September 2022 - 07:11 AM

Guido

 

Glad to hear you are doing okay in San Juan....

 

So much rain   35 inches    can be so damaging....

 

Hope the rest of the island can get back up and running asap....


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Posted 23 September 2022 - 09:52 AM

Great to hear you made it through this calamity relatively unscathed Guido. I have to admit, I was worried about you when I heard the storm hit PR. Thankfully you were okay.


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Posted 23 September 2022 - 10:29 AM

waytogo.gif, Old Man.


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Posted 23 September 2022 - 03:39 PM

Good to hear from you Guido!

 

It's hard to imagine 35 inches of rain in 48 hours. It doesn't seem possible!


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Posted 23 September 2022 - 05:09 PM

“Just two days after recording 811.6 mm of rainfall in a day, Cherrapunji in Meghalaya India received a bountiful 972 mm of precipitation in 24 hours ending 8.30 am on Friday, (June17, 2022).”

 

”On June 16, 1995, Cherrapunji logged 1563.3 mm of rainfall. A day before, on June 15, 1995, it received 930 mm of precipitation.”

https://www.ndtv.com...ce-1995-3076038

 

Cherrapunji also holds records of over 1000 inches of rain in one year and over 300 inches in one month.


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Posted 25 September 2022 - 07:40 PM

Seems like the power lines should be trenched this time...same with the Western US and fires.  Have to put more stuff underground.


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