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Santo Domingo.- The National Meteorological Office (ONAMET) issued green alert for Montecristi, María Trinidad Sánchez, La Vega, Monseñor Nouel, Duarte, Elías Piña, Dajabón, Azua, Sánchez Ramírez, San Cristóbal, Independencia, Hermanas Mirabal, Santiago, Espaillat, Monte Plata and San Juan de la Maguana.

Also under green alert are other provinces, such as San José de Ocoa, Santiago Rodríguez, Valverde Mao, Santo Domingo, Peravia and Puerto Plata due to a tropical wave in the eastern Caribbean near the Lesser Antilles that continues to get better organized.

Forecasters give the system a medium -or 20 to 50 percent chance- of developing into a tropical depression within the next hours. The computer models predict it will aim generally northwest, potentially putting the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, the Bahamas and Florida in its path.

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Written by: josean, 21 Sep 2008 3:58 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016
I hope nothing happens to anyone. including Chauncey Gardiner!
Written by: Belial, 21 Sep 2008 10:45 AM
From: United States, Texas
Not another one, please.
Written by: Nemo69, 21 Sep 2008 7:07 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo
This system of disturbed weather (named Invest 93) until now did not become a tropical depression and went northwards to Puerto Rico; also the projection models predicting a continued northerly / north-westerly tracks so for now not much to be concerned about on the island of Hispañola.

Puerto Rico is suffering from heavy rains from this system, with some moderate to heavy flooding reported.
Written by: miloskorac This user is banned, 22 Sep 2008 1:06 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo and Punta Cana
I see the storm going Southwest, not North, or Northwast as published before.
http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/east/carb/loop-avn.html
I noticed Bahamas Wind Front pushing the storm down and left (S-SW), at the last image at 16:15 UTC, east part of Porto Rico Island is getting out fromn the heavy rain.
Punta Cana, Bavaro, experience light winds, 15 Knots, with a light shower areound 12:00 EST, and light rain around 13:00 EST. The main center, about 200 km South of Punta Cana moving South West.
I have on http://www.puntacanaweather.us two satellite loop images, wind and forecast.

Written by: josean, 22 Sep 2008 1:13 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016
Puerto Rico
Written by: miloskorac This user is banned, 22 Sep 2008 1:30 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo and Punta Cana
1:15 light rain stoped in Punta Cana, Bavaro, El Cortecito.
Winds should go up to 17 Knots in the next few hours, then droping up to 4 AM Tuseday, Then at 10 AM should go to maximum 16 Knots, and after 13:00 EST back to 10 Knots until Wdnesday 18 P.M. EST when it should go under 7 Knots.
http://www.windfinder.com/weatherforecast/punta_cana
Written by: Nemo69, 22 Sep 2008 2:30 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo
Written by: miloskorac, 22 Sep 2008 1:06 PM

I see the storm going Southwest, not North, or Northwast as published before.

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Milos, as you might not have noticed my update was posted at 21 Sep 2008 7:07 PM, at that time all models except one predicted a further northerly track for this system. As you might well know, those things might change at a moments notice (remember Hanna, who unexpectedly made a full 360 degree turn?)

Your current update is right on the spot though, and i´m happy to see more knowledgeable posts on this forum.

Nemo
Written by: miloskorac This user is banned, 22 Sep 2008 5:12 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo and Punta Cana
Right, I have formation right on the Cabeza de Toro, 5:00 PM EST, it seams that the storm split into two parts, one is going SW, and other formation NW, starting from Bavaro, Punta Cana, below Cabeza de Toro. In the same moment a formation south from Barahona, going North.
I have in Bavaro, heavy clouds, little rain, almost no wind. I can clearly see low heavy clouds going North, parallel with the El cortecito Beach, some thunders and lighting.
Written by: miloskorac This user is banned, 22 Sep 2008 5:18 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo and Punta Cana
Higuey should experience the same weather now. Punta Cana Wind 20 Knots, temperature 25 C.
An airforce reserve unit reconnaissance aircraft will be investigating the system shortly.
Written by: miloskorac This user is banned, 22 Sep 2008 5:35 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo and Punta Cana
I think that it is possible to spot the eye 20:45 UTC about 400 km down of La Romana. Kyle?
Written by: miloskorac This user is banned, 22 Sep 2008 5:51 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo and Punta Cana
therefore...this system could become a tropical depression
at any time as it moves slowly northwestward over the next couple
of days. regardless of whether or not this system becomes a
tropical depression...it will continue to produce very heavy
rainfall over puerto rico...the u.s. and british virgin
islands...and the dominican republic through monday. these rains
could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

interests in puerto rico...the u.s. and british virgin islands...the
dominican republic...haiti...the turks and caicos islands...and the
southeastern bahamas should monitor the progress of this system and
any products issued by their respective weather forecast offices.

$$
forecaster beven/rhome
Written by: miloskorac This user is banned, 22 Sep 2008 5:51 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo and Punta Cana
wont41 knhc 222041
dsaat
special tropical disturbance statement
nws tpc/national hurricane center miami fl
445 pm edt mon sep 22 2008

reports from an air force reserve hurricane hunter aircraft and
surface observations indicate that the broad low pressure area...
currently located over the eastern dominican republic...is becoming
better defined. however...the associated showers and thunderstorms
are poorly organized at this time due to upper-level westerly
winds. conditions are expected to become more favorable for
development... and the center of the low is expected to move into
the atlantic north of the dominican republic during the next 24
hours.
Written by: miloskorac This user is banned, 23 Sep 2008 10:43 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo and Punta Cana
Still rains in Punta Cana, almost no wind, weak rain. Streets are flooded with water as here nobody cares about Drainage. The earliest archaeological record of an advanced system of drainage comes from the Indus Valley Civilization from around 3100 BC in what is now Pakistan and North India.
Here, in Dominican Republic, still no. But lets follow the example of the Hotel who builty a wall from the gas station to Plaza Punta Cana, now water stays and makes floodings, not only that the hospital is there, but people going to work every day.
Modern drainage systems incorporate geotextile filters that retain and prevent fine grains of soil from passing into and clogging the drain.
Alternatively, prefabricated plastic drainage systems made of HDPE called SmartDitch, often incorporating geotextile, coco fiber or rag filters can be considered. A street gutter is a depression running parallel to a road designed to collect rainwater flowing along the street and divert it into a storm drain.
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