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Turn? It's on the OTHER COAST! There is NO HUrricane threat even remotely for Cozumel! Hurricanes die out and weaken once they hit land - so even if it hits our other coast, it is not a threat for the island! Even if/when it hits the other coast and moves east, it will be nothing more than rain for us! A hurricane does not reform or strengthen over land - they weaken! And by the way, even a tropical storm is nothing more thatn rain and higher than normal winds. We often have stonger winds in the winter months!
Relax and enjoy your vacation - Carlotta is not a threat to Cozumel!!! Don, you've confused the poor girl/guy!!!!
Carlotta, like most west-coast storms, had little effect on us. Because the country is narrow, Pacific storms may push some rain toward us (or not). These make zero trouble for watersports ops here, while filling our aquifer and maintaining the health of native plants & animals as well as man-made gardens. Without these seasonal rains, we would be high and dry -- susceptible to wildfires and, possibly, on mandated restrictions about water use.
Where I live -- and I have to say that because the weather is always different on different parts of the island -- we had three very short, heavy downpours yesterday as the storm moved north & inland: One before sunrise, one around 11am, and another around 11:30pm. In other words, not much inconvenience to anyone. Once a storm hits the west coast, it dies quickly due to mountainous terrain and that's exactly what Carlotta is doing now.
I'm encouraged that carlotta appears to be staying on the west coast. However, forecasters here are discussing a possible turn.
Well, yeah - she was expected to do some turning right on Acapulco, but since she landed - she's started losing power and already down to a T-Depression, about like the squall line that blew thru here last night bringing us some rain. She was never expect to be much, no way she could survive crossing the mountain of the mainland far, but she never was expected to go inland - just the Acapulco area, and a lot of US tourists still go there, but never in the plan for the Yucatan.
Ron brought her up as an example of what airlines do and I got into that discussion, but I didn't know that you were talking about this one. You don't arrive for a week; it wouldn't matter even if you were going there.
Originally Posted by Christi
Don, you've confused the poor girl/guy!!!!
Not me! I didn't know that she was already confused on the west coast storm when Ron brought it into discussion. She mentioned some forecast of rain ever day of her visit so I guess she was looking at some very long range trends. I said...
Originally Posted by DandyDon
I never take 5 day forecast very seriously, and 10 days forecast are just trends. Certainly no tropical systems that could develop into cyclones seen yet.
Originally Posted by cvchief
Well, maybe, but everyone should probably wear a snorkel vest until the threat passes.....
Now, those never hurt - but I never wear them in town...
Acapulco to the Coz ferry at Playa del Carmen is a 1217 mile drive. Something like worrying about Dallas weather while in Atlanta...
I'm late to the party here but we had a trip to Scuba Club Cozumel June 20th- June 27th. I was worried looking at the forcast ahead of time as well. I checked SCC's (Scuba Club Cozumel's) webcam everyday & even with rain forcasted on the days I was checking it looked beautiful-- partly sunny with some big puffy clouds.
When we got there there was some rain on some of the days & we also had some overcast days but it turned out just fine being below the surface. Yes, it would have been nice to have some more sun to light the reefs more on some days but it was still absolutely beautiful. I did use one of my dive flashlights during the day but mainly to look in recessed areas of the reef or to help point out critters to the other divers.