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Why weather forecasts not more accurate?

Why weather forecasts not more accurate?

| 31/07/2019 | 7 Comments

With all the equipment and manpower that Cayman has, why can’t someone produce an accurate weather prediction? Miami can pinpoint a shower to the exact minute. Why can’t we at least get the days correct? Auntie’s answer: It seems to me that weather forecasters have always been among the most-maligned professions. If someone predicts a […]

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Red Cross volunteers ready for hurricane season

Red Cross volunteers ready for hurricane season

| 19/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands Red Cross (CIRC) recently held its annual pre-hurricane meeting, with almost 100 old and new volunteers learning about the organisation’s role as a response agency and auxiliary to government. Held every year ahead of hurricane season, the meeting gives the Red Cross the opportunity to refresh information for returning […]

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Premier’s message for hurricane season

Premier’s message for hurricane season

| 03/06/2019 | 0 Comments

Premier Alden McLaughlin writes: Each year as I prepare to work on this annual Hurricane message to you I do so with a certain amount of trepidation because as I put pen to paper, none of us knows what this hurricane season is going to bring.

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Hazard Management tests hurricane preparedness

Hazard Management tests hurricane preparedness

| 02/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Cayman’s emergency operations structure was tested in the aftermath of “Hurricane Kali” as part of the annual exercise to gauge the efficacy of the National Hurricane Plan and those agencies tasked to deal with potentially devastating storms. The simulation took place 23 and 24 May, just ahead of the official start of […]

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National Weather Service unveils mobile app

National Weather Service unveils mobile app

| 22/10/2018 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands National Weather Service (CINWS) has launched a mobile app, which offers a suite of products specific to the Cayman Islands.

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Weather service interns learn forecasting

Weather service interns learn forecasting

| 14/08/2018 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Three students have interned at the Cayman Islands National Weather Service (CINWS) this year, enabling them to gain hands-on experience in the field of forecasting. In addition to taking on interns, the service has also hosted class visits from both public and private schools.

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Crowds get to eye Hurricane Hunter up close

Crowds get to eye Hurricane Hunter up close

| 02/05/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): About 1,000 people, comprising students from 12 different schools and members of the public, took advantage of a rare opportunity to tour a Hurricane Hunter aircraft on Wednesday, 26 April. The plane made a one-day stop at Owen Roberts International Airport’s General Aviation Terminal yesterday to promote hurricane readiness. The crowds were […]

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National Weather Service staff honoured

National Weather Service staff honoured

| 02/12/2016 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): The Cayman Islands National Weather Service (CINWS) honoured two employees at its Christmas party, held 25 November. Shamal Clarke was voted employee of the year and Avalon Porter was awarded for marking 35 years with the service. Clarke, who took up his role as a meteorologist in January, is the youngest member […]

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Weather observation training under way

Weather observation training under way

| 03/11/2016 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A group of meteorological and aviation officers in the Cayman Islands are receiving training that will allow them to provide weather observations anywhere in the world. The National Weather Service is required to have all officers providing weather observations certified, under the regulations of the World Meteorological Organization in conjunction with the […]

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Overseas radar workshop benefits Cayman participants

Overseas radar workshop benefits Cayman participants

| 11/05/2016 | 0 Comments

CNS): A team comprising technical engineer Michael Carey (Cayman Islands National Weather Service), Earl Lindo (Cayman Islands Airports Authority) and Danny Salmon (Aviation Communications) recently took part in a training workshop in Belize covering technical support of weather radar. The workshop, held 4-15 April, was facilitated by the Belize National Weather Service and funded by […]

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