Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4
Hurricane Chantal - should I worry? #42905
08/17/01 06:25 PM
08/17/01 06:25 PM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 11
san francisco, ca, usa
darcitananda Offline OP
darcitananda  Offline OP
Hi all!
I've been lurking for a while, as I plan my trip to 'your' caye. The weather channel here in the states keeps mentioning Hurricane Chantal. I'm coming to visit in one week and I'm hoping that Chantal won't spoil my visit, and of course, won't be a devastating monster to all of the locals. Is the media here just lacking any news or should I be worried? The news says it's headed right through the Caribbean, and that Jamaica, Belize, Honduras and the Yucatan peninsula in particular should be ready.

See you soon! I've enjoyed reading all of your posts!

Re: Hurricane Chantal - should I worry? #42906
08/17/01 07:01 PM
08/17/01 07:01 PM
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 154
Baton Rouge, La., USA
BillandJeanne Offline
BillandJeanne  Offline
The problem with hurricanes or tropical storms is that noone, not even the Weather Channel, knows where they are going until they hit.
Two weeks ago, I left my house in La., for a beach house in Pensacola thinking TS Barry was hitting La. The day after I got to Pensacola, Barry turned around. All day Sunday they said it was going to hit between Pensacola and hit Panama City, we hardly got any rain.
At the rate these things move, if it turns out to be a large storm, your flights could be cancelled. Of course, it could turn North, and hit me again (they follow us, first Allison, then Barry). Nobody will know anything more definite until it passes Jamaica and hits the Gulf.
Just hold tight, and keep a closer eye on Monday.

[This message has been edited by BillandJeanne (edited 08-17-2001).]

Re: Hurricane Chantal - should I worry? #42907
08/17/01 09:23 PM
08/17/01 09:23 PM
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 3,054
Asheville, NC USA
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
Lan Sluder/Belize First  Offline
Odds are against it hitting Belize this early in the season, as most storms in this part of the western Caribbean come later, but of course with storms anything is possible.

Before Keith hit last year, there hadn't been a major hurricane in Belize in 39 years.

--Lan Sluder

Lan Sluder/Belize First
Re: Hurricane Chantal - should I worry? #42908
08/17/01 09:44 PM
08/17/01 09:44 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,976
bedford tx usa
rickcheri Offline
rickcheri  Offline
watch it on to "tropical weather"'ll find "Chantal" on there...reading the advisory as well as storm tracking. But truth was spoken just don't know!!! No need to worry right now, but a little prayer of thanks for "disipating" it wouldn't hurt!!

[This message has been edited by rickcheri (edited 08-17-2001).]

Re: Hurricane Chantal - should I worry? #42909
08/18/01 11:05 AM
08/18/01 11:05 AM
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 266
Naples, FL
M-A Gaffney Offline
M-A Gaffney  Offline
After surviving KEITH last year, I say heed US weather reports. Local reporting is worthless...

Re: Hurricane Chantal - should I worry? #42910
08/18/01 11:23 AM
08/18/01 11:23 AM
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 4
Houston, Texas, USA
rudyboy Offline
rudyboy  Offline
The best website to track Hurricanes is the National Hurricane Center. Website:
I'm leaving for AC in a week so i'll be watching too.

Re: Hurricane Chantal - should I worry? #42911
08/18/01 03:28 PM
08/18/01 03:28 PM
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 71,931
oregon, spr
Marty Offline

Marty  Offline
here's my hurricane watch cheat sheet for watching storms in the Belize area...

Re: Hurricane Chantal - should I worry? #42912
08/18/01 03:46 PM
08/18/01 03:46 PM
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 32
Dallas TX
little fish Offline
little fish  Offline
We're watching it too, as we head down a week from today. Someone in the dive shop today said they thought it might reach Belize as early as tomorrow night, if it is going to - that sounds awfully fast to me, given Chantal's progression so far. We'll wait and see. And pray that it falls apart.

Re: Hurricane Chantal - should I worry? #42913
08/18/01 07:15 PM
08/18/01 07:15 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,976
bedford tx usa
rickcheri Offline
rickcheri  Offline
anyone that LIVES on's the weather right now??? 7:15 pm???

Re: Hurricane Chantal - should I worry? #42914
08/18/01 09:00 PM
08/18/01 09:00 PM
Joined: Jul 2001
Posts: 5
Theresa Offline
Theresa  Offline
Today has been really really hot. Even though. Last year with Keith we had dark clouds and rain but none of that yet. I am leaving for the mainland tomorrow morning, if by Tuesday everything is calm well I will come back home.
The pages that I go to check the satellite and prediction are as follows satellite tropical Prediction
Hope this helps

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
Maruba Beach Klub and Spa is the premiere Secret Beach spa and restaurant located on the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea at the center of Secret Beach, Belize
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater
San Pedro Fun Finder
Paradise Guy Event Calendar
Cayo Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Belize Happy Adventures
Conch Creative
Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (Carmassi), 71 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online4,377
Dec 15th, 2020 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1