Cyclone Wilma: 4:30 am

The storm is upon us, and so far the only problem is that the wind is keeping me awake. Here are two recent satellite images that suggest we’re almost halfway through (once again, our island is inside the black circle):

The storm is moving due south, and if it keeps going at the same speed the worst should be over in a few hours.

As I write this, the wind is increasing. The lights are still on, though, and we’re not getting much rain. Here’s hoping the only casualty is a good night’s sleep.

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4 responses to “Cyclone Wilma: 4:30 am

  1. Thanks for the update. We’re trying to keep track but the official weather websites post GMT time and I’m having trouble translating that to Central time so I wasn’t sure if I was reading current information or something from 12 hours ago — hope all is well and that this passes soon without giving you any troubles. How’s the peach pie? I bet it tastes pretty good with a hot cup of coffee, in the middle of the night! Good luck and let us know when you’re out of the storm track.
    Nancy

  2. Hi there!
    I was searching for updates on Cyclone Wilma when I tripped over your lovely blog. My sister recently moved to Pago Pago and her internet connection went down so we aren’t able to Skype for the time being. Her phone call last evening let us know the cyclone was near and I was told “not to worry” but of course, I’m checking for as much info as possible. Thanks for reassuring me (somewhat). Hope all is well with you and yours.

  3. Jeanne Schultz Afuvai

    We r thinking of & praying that the worst is over. Pls keep us informed. Love, Lee & Jeanne

  4. Patricia Lavatai

    Hey – Nice to trip upon your blog. I have lived in Pago for 25 years and Wilma must be the most well behaved cyclone we have had.
    Yes – most midwesterners would not worry, but you never know with these storms. In the early 90’s Hurricane Val came and just sat on top of us for 4 days, with winds increasing to gusts of almost 200 mph. We saw entire villages just wiped out.
    It’s also much more relaxing to ride out the storm when you know you are prepared. After Val we didn’t have electricity for a month 🙂

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