By: hurricanecrab, 8:41 PM GMT on July 10, 2013
This blog is for the purpose of recording measurements of TS Chantal as it passes by my location (Cayman Islands).
Wind: 12 mph from the NE; occasional gusts of 18mph from the NE
BP: 1101 mb
Personal BP: 125/90
NEW! Cayman Islands radar. woo hoooo!
Link to .Cayman Islands Weather Service
As is always the case when ANY storm is in our area, I'll be staying up all night on the internet.
Disclaimer: I hold myself responsible for my posts, however should I get a tad punchy in the wee hours, I hope you all will take that into consideration.
We're not closing the shutters. Shutter hardware is inside the house, just in case. It seems likely that power will go out, and if so, I doubt we'll know it, as we create 75% of our own power. Not taking down the wind genny; the company that makes it claims it is 'rated' to 70 mph. We'll see. We have another stored away just in case.
I fully anticipate a cat rodeo later on. Silly buggers always cry to go outside when it's storming, and sometimes they are able to hide outside if we don't get them inside in time. Oh yeah, I'm lookin' forward to this -- crawling on my elbows and knees under the shed to drag a pissed off cat out in the rain and carry them into the house. There is obviously something fundamentally wrong with me.
Updated: 11:39 PM GMT on July 18, 2013