Sub-tropical Storm Alberto kicks off the season

| 25/05/2018 | 18 Comments
Cayman News Service

Sub-tropical Storm Alberto

(CNS): The National Hurricane Center in Miami has confirmed the emergence of Sub-tropical Storm Alberto. At 10:00am the weather system was located about 55 miles south of Cozumel, Mexico, and around 195 miles southwest of the western tip of Cuba. The storm is moving toward the north-northeast near 6mph, and forecasters said a general slow motion toward the north is expected through the weekend. Alberto is expected to pass near the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula tonight and the western tip of Cuba Saturday morning.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40mph, with higher gusts and gradual strengthening forecast for the next 72 hours. Winds of 40 mph extend outward up to 115 miles from the centre.

Although a week early for the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, Alberto serves as a timely reminder of the unpredictability of the weather in our region at this time of year, despite the very best efforts of forecasters to warn us what’s on the horizon.

Meanwhile, here in Cayman, Alberto is expected to bring even more rain over the next few days with the local forecasts calling for heavy rains, flooding and rough seas.

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  1. West Bay Premier says:

    10:03 pm , did the tropical storm caused you to write such a comment , or Hillary losing the election? I can’t imagine what a hurricane would make you say and write . You might as well go on living your life because it is not going to happen in the history of the USA , maybe a woman President but not her the worst of all evils.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    “… despite the very best efforts of forecasters to warn us what’s on the horizon.“

    Are we still talking about the weather here? And what exactly are forecasters insinuating with all the “on the horizon” talk?

    A little further away from us, I would like to remind you of an instance during which Hillary Clinton – God love her, as do I – referred to African Americans as “Super Predators.”
    For as much as I would like to have seen her be US president, some of her racially-spurred comments over the span of her career still caused many African-Americans to see her as “the better choice between two evils.”
    Needless to say, for all the 2 million more votes that she had, very unfortunately she still lost it all.

    However, there is usually always hope for everyone, and in spite of Hillary’s racially flawed and even LGBT-limited views in the past, the world has seen her evolve and grow in such a profound way over the years in the area of Human Rights. And so, closer to home, it goes without saying that there is hope, even for Cayman’s racially prejudiced media houses such as CNS, the Cayman Compass and yes, certainly some Cayman 27 news persons who strangely enough believe being Christian exempts them from being racist.

    Unfortunately, some persons in media have no choice but to maintain the British status quo agenda via Divide and Conquer strategies, such as some of your news articles. But here me now when I say, yes, the end of that is on the horizon. Not in the tainted way you portray it, but in the calmness of signature to paper. British (and American) white supremacy and abuse is nearing the end of its time here, and within literally the next 3 years your “sovereignty” in the Cayman Islands is over.

    We can, and will survive.

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    • West Bay Premier says:

      This first tropical storm should show us what is going to happen to the 7 mile beach by removing the beach rock .

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    • Anonymous says:

      Quit trolling talk about the weather, your statements are totally irrelevant to this headline.

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      • West Bay Premier says:

        6:12pm . No it’s relevant to the headline , and you hate hearing the facts . But you and see for yourself what this tropical storm has caused by removing that beach rock .

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    • Anonymous says:

      Words are supposed to mean something, Please explain what “usually always” means. To my interpretation it would be either “usually” (most of the time), or “always” (without exception). Thanks.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    What is a subtropical storm? New one on me. Sounds like meteorologists’ empire-building (again).

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  4. Beaumont Zodecloun says:

    Even though this is a ragged blob of a storm without a closed circulation, I’m very glad it was named. Otherwise, the countries of Central America wouldn’t issue watches and warnings, and the NHC tracking wouldn’t kick in. Naming the storm might well save lives. Dry air is feeding into the system from the west, and………… I may be wrong, just a weather weenie, not a MET, but it looks like the convection has disconnected from the ULL.

    Sad these days, but a nothing blob of convection can hit the U.S. Gulf coast and cause millions of dollars of damage, and possibly loss of human life. My sense of things is that Cuba is more seasoned — a storm is coming, everyone prepares, and there is not so much building in bad zones close to the sea.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Definitely the driest tropical storm on record. Who knew they could even exist during a drought!?

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  6. Anonymous says:

    Are planes flying from cayman brak

  7. Anonymous says:

    It is good to see a few more drivers using their low beam headlights during rain squalls. I hope all drivers will adopt this practice, as it really helps with visibility. Stay safe everyone!

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    • Anonymous says:

      Agreed. But there’s also some using high beam and/or fogs and need to know they are endangering other road users. Almost blinded driving in heavy rain the other day, by a truck with one huge fog across its grill on south sound road. Very dangerous.

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