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No Eye….No Hay Hurricane Rina ~ Just a Storm for the Weekend

Posted by Tony & Cheri on October 28, 2011

Hurricane Rina image by National Hurricane Center
Here in Playa del Carmen we’ve been waiting for days for Hurricane Rina to appear.  A week ago no one had even heard of Rina. Then within the last 72 hours we thought we might have a Category 4 hurricane, then a Category 3, then a 2, then a 1 and then….as it turns out….just a tropical storm. That’s life in the tropics!

It’s 5:30 pm Playa time, Thursday, and it appears the rain has finally begun.  Still no wind, and as of now still not all that much rain.  To our knowledge no one here is without power. Now supposedly the brunt of what’s left of Rina is scheduled to pass by us around 2 am tomorrow morning.  The storm is much weaker than anticipated, having lost its eye (no hay – inside joke if you speak Spanish), and the latest word has it passing just offshore, to the east of Cozumel island.

That’s all great news.  Everyone prepared for a hurricane and are now facing just a tropical storm.  Ho hum.   The locals are all posting on Facebook about how bored they are.  But better safe than sorry.

But wait…there’s more!  A look at the tracking map shows Rina passing offshore tonight but then making a big loop out in the Caribbean – going up past Cancun then circling back down past us again (on Sunday) and then heading south to Belize.  This is quite unusual for a hurricane but is probably making those in Florida and the gulf states pretty happy.  That means we’ll probably have some wet weather throughout the weekend but not the hurricane we had anticipated.

Stay safe everyone, and remember:  no storm is gonna keep us from throwing a kick ass Halloween party at the Luna Blue Bar on Monday night.

‘LIKE’ the Luna Blue Hotel & Bar



One Response to “No Eye….No Hay Hurricane Rina ~ Just a Storm for the Weekend”

  1. Maggie said

    Thanks for the update. Arriving Monday and plan on stopping in for a drink or two monday night. It”s snowing here and we HAVE lost power. So needless to say I can’t wait to get to Playa even if it’s raining.

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