WX4NHC Online Hurricane Weather Report Submission

Timestamp: 2011-08-24 13:33:00 -0500
Event: IRENE
Received Via: VOIP NET
Reporting Weather Volunteer Observer: Rob-KD1CY
Email: rmacedo@rcn.com

Observed (mo/day/year): AUG/24/2011

Observation time: 1729 UTC; 129 PM Eastern
Reported By: Edgar Howell
Contact number:
Geographic Location of Observation:
Summary from Turks & Caicos Islands
Providenciales , Turks & Caicos Islands
Latitude: ; Longitude:

Wind Measurements: Measured
Sustained Wind Speed: MPH
Gust Speed: MPH
Wind Direction: N degrees

Barometric Pressure: MILLIBARS

Measured Rainfall: INCHES

Comments: Report from Stormcarib.com: The islands in the chain took a lashing from the winds and stinging rains of Irene yesterday, last night and most of the morning. From about 1:00 this morning until about 5:30, Providenciales was pelted with strong hurricane force winds and rains coming down in sheets. One report is that someone on the ridge in the South Dock area recorded a wind gust of around 116 mph (shortly after 8 pm). Once the winds started out of the east in the early hours of the morning, the water got piled onto the Caicos bank and began pouring over the southern coast of Providenciales. Sea water covered the road near the bypass to Five Cays in the vicinity of SmithCo. gas station and the round-a-bout to Five Cays, cutting off passage to Five Cays, South Dock, Sapollida Bay and Chalk Sound. Flood waters covered the entire downtown area and flowed west into Kew Town. The canal adjacent the road to Discovery Bay and Cooper Jack Hill, overflowed its banks and hid the sections of the road from vi