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Re: Looks like it missed us

Posted by Bret B on September 16, 2013, 9:19 am, in reply to "Re: Looks like it missed us"

Manuel has been downgraded to a remnant low, still heading north away from us. As it passed almost directly over us last night, it only brought us a nice steady rain, hardly any winds, and no flooding that I know of. We're much better off than other parts of Mexico where there are major autopistas closed and 25 dead over the last few days, according to the Mexico City TV news.

Rainfall yesterday up to midnight was 0.34", and 0.62" so far today, for a storm total of 0.96" so far.

It's not raining right now. The loop ( looks likes it might clear up some this morning, but there still is a 90% chance of more rain today at the Manzanillo airport according to the weather underground(

The latest shot from the TRMM radar satellite shows the core of Manuel's rains north of us, but there are still some to the south that could get to us later today (you can also see TS Ingrid still hasn't made landfall over in the Gulf of Mexico):

And the 1-week rainfall accumulation shows that Mexico lucked out somewhat since the predicted streaming of heavy rains between Manuel and Ingrid didn't really happen. Most of the rains stayed offshore from both storms:

I haven't found any nearby reports of big rain amounts. Nothing mentioned on the Tomzap forum for Barra and Melaque. The Manzanillo airport doesn't report rainfall (LAME!), but the personal weather station in the Santiago nehborhood of Manzanillo ( reported 1.16" over the last couple days.

And yes, I still need to total up the summer's rainfall numbers!

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