msbee wrote:although we are well North of the center, it is getting quite windy and rainy here in St Maarten. Frequent squalls are coming in.
This is our web cam at the airport. You have to disable adblock to view.
at the airport they are reporting Wind 21 mph from the East/Northeast with higher gusts
Be safe, those of you south of us
Thanks Barbara! I checked that web cam just in time to see much stronger winds, artificially generated by a plane taking off.
There was a car driving on the road which stopped and then reversed a bit. Soon afterward, you could see a huge blast of mist sweeping across the road, due to thrust generated by the plane's engines. Interesting listening to the control tower communicating with the planes too. (I was a student pilot years ago, but never got my private pilot license.)
Thanks for sharing.