Cayman Islands dodges potential storm system

| 17/11/2023 | 9 Comments

(CNS): The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on potential Tropical Cyclone 22 which passed just over 200 miles south of Grand Cayman Friday morning and was due to pass about 150 miles south east of Cayman Brac this afternoon. No warning or watches have been put in place here as by 3pm the system had still not developed into a storm as it passed over Jamaica bringing heavy rain.

At 1pm the system had been located at around 50 miles south-west of Montego Bay and about 265 miles south-west of Guantanamo, Cuba with maximum sustained winds of 35mph. Moving at 16mph additional acceleration toward the northeast is expected over the weekend. The NHC said that some slight strengthening was still possible during the next couple of days but the system’s chance of becoming a tropical cyclone appeared to be decreasing.

The Cayman Islands National Weather Service said it will still continue to monitor the developments of this system and any impacts it might have on Cayman.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    Weather forecasting must be one of the only jobs where you can be wrong the majority of time, yet still keep your job!

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  2. Anonymous says:

    lucky the radar was up.
    oh never mind.

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  3. Anonymous says:

    Too bad our power poles can’t dodge those pesky cars.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    yawn….another chicken storm running out of the caribbean

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    • Anonymous says:

      We had a “chicken storm” about the same time in 2008, which ramped up within two hours and turned sharply and kicked the crap out of the Sister Islands.

      You can yawn all you like. The variables can come together rapidly this time of year. No, I’m not afraid of the storms, but I think it is foolish to wear false bravado. I mean….. who really cares? You don’t want to watch the storms, then don’t.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Facts. Paloma went from a TD to a Cat 4 in 24 hours. A veritable explosion in the southwestern Caribbean Sea before it made a bee line north for the Cayman Islands and pummeled straight into Cayman Brac. The devastation there was akin to Ivan in 2004. October/November are months of which to be wary in this part of the basin.

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