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1. Rainy Season Months in Panama
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - I received this question today via email from a reader: "Dear Mr Winner; You mentioned the rainy and dry seasons in Panama but never mentioned what months either season are. Now since I don't live there and have never visited should I assume that ...

2. Panama Canal Weather Radar - Live Looping Image
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Ah, yes. It's rainy season again. For those of you who don't already know, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has a live looping weather radar image that covers the Panama Canal and the Panama City area. You can go straight to the loop by ...

3. Here Comes The (Really) Rainy Season in Panama
[image1_right] By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Most people know there are two seasons in Panama, the dry season and the rainy season. The dry season runs from mid December to about mid April, and the wet season from mid April to December. In reality there are surges of rainfall ...

4. Heavy Rains Cause Flooding, Traffic Accidents, and Landslides
The heavy rain that fell on Panama City this afternoon (Thrusday) left behind several flooded roads and landslides. (more) You've just hit a "pay wall." Panama-Guide subscribers who have logged in to their user accounts can see the full text of this article. However non-members can only see this short ...

5. Panama Canal - Live Weather Radar
This link will take you to a page where you will see the live feed from the Panama Canal's Weather Radar. This radar covers the canal and Panama City, and gets out as far as the beaches of the Pacific, Colon, Portobello, and down the coast to the east well ...

6. So - What's With All The Damn Rain?
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - People have been asking - "I know it rains a lot in Panama, and that November is the wettest month of the rainy season, but it seems like we've been getting much more rain that usual." True statement. The heavy rains Panama traditionally experiences ...

7. Tsunami Alert Issued After Quake Rocks Haiti
A quake measuring 7.0 on the moment magnitude scale rocked the impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti Tuesday causing panic as it struck, officials and AFP witnesses said. A tsunami alert was immediately issued for the Caribbean region after the earthquake struck at 2153 GMT. An AFP correspondent said the ground ...

8. Severe Flooding in Boquete and Volcan
By SANDRA ALICIA RIVERA and FLOR BOCHAREL for La Prensa - The flooding of the Caldera y Chiriquí Viejo rivers on the province of Chiriqui caused a wake of death and destruction. The force of waters caused the death of three people - two adults and a boy according to ...

9. Tornado Strikes Panama City - More Than 150 ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - A tornado struck the eastern part of Panama City yesterday afternoon, spawned by the strong thunderstorms that moved through the area. Residents captured amateur video of the tornado as it touched down in the area of 24 de Diciembre and specifically the neighborhoods of ...

10. How To Donate Internationally To Help Panama's Flood ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - More than 130,000 people have been affected by severe flooding recently in the provinces of Chiriqui and Bocas del Toro in the Republic of Panama. Over the past week an unusually strong storm system unleashed torrential turning normally calm streams and rivers into powerful ...

11. The Guayacanes of Summer
Every year at about this time, the "guayacanes" bloom. These are the bright yellow flowered trees that you can see planted all over the capital, and that occur naturally in the jungle. There is some concern that 'La Niña' might alter rainfall and weather patterns and make for a wetter ...

12. Bocas del Toro Cut Off By Mudslides
By Ángel Santiago Pimentel for La Prensa - The province of Bocas del Toro was cut off from the rest of the country on Friday by a mudslide blocking the road between Chiriquí Grande and Gualaca at kilometer 50, in the section known as the Jaws of the Devil (Quijada ...

13. Apparently Both El Niño and La Niña Cause ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - I found this scholarly study of the impact and effects of both El Niño and La Niña in Panama. In a nutshell, apparently both of them cause less than normal rainfall. I know there was much less than normal rainfall in the 2007-2008 incident, ...

14. The Weather Channel - Panama City, PM
The Weather Channel shows current conditions in Panama, temps, visibility, winds, and a radar image of the entire region.

15. Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight and Tomorrow
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Tonight and tomorrow night are the best times to see the Perseid meteor shower in Panama. Actually, the Perseid meteors have been hitting the earth since late July, but they are now coming with more frequency and will actually peak in mid afternoon, tomorrow, ...

16. NOAA Predicts Above Normal 2007 Atlantic Hurricane Season
May 22, 2007 — Experts at the NOAA Climate Prediction Center are projecting a 75 percent chance that the Atlantic Hurricane Season will be above normal this year—showing the ongoing active hurricane era remains strong. With the start of the hurricane season upon us, NOAA recommends those in hurricane-prone regions ...

17. Disaster In Bocas del Toro
By FLOR MIZRACHI and FLOR BOCHAREL for La Prensa - The province of Bocas del Toro has been cut off by land, air, and sea - meanwhile supplies of food, water, and fuel are running out. In Chiriquí the situation is just as bad. Panama's Second Vice President Rubén Arosemena ...

18. An Update on Bocas del Toro and Flooding
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Forrest Walker lives on Isla Carenero in Bocas del Toro. He said that during the past few days the storm off the coast caused heavy waves and higher tides than anyone can remember. "Even some of the old timers who have lived here for ...

19. Centennial Bridge Roadway Failed Due To Lack of ...
An inspection made by the Road Commission of the Panamanian Society of Engineers and Architects (SPIA) on the road leading to the Centennial Bridge determined that poor maintenance was the cause of its collapse. "This could have been avoided," said Miriam Tejada de Solis, president of the SPIA, who on ...

20. SINAPROC Sending Aid to Flood Victims in Bocas ...
La Prensa - Panama's National Civil Protection System (SINAPROC) issued an alert for areas of the Bocas del Toro province after heavy rains caused flooding in the indigenous regions, leaving 300 people homeless and 60 houses affected. SINAPROC Director Arturo Alvarado said they have already dispatched humanitarian aid to the ...

21. Stories From People Who Were In Portobelo
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - I received the following account of the events in Portobelo from Shea Nash - "(All comments in quotations are direct quotes and were given with permission to use however by those represented). Day: December 8, 2010 (Panamanian Mother’s day). Time: 1:00 PM - Who ...

22. Panamanian Cattle Ranchers Dealing With Drought
Ranchers in the province of Los Santos spent Carnival Tuesday building small dams to try to mitigate the depletion of streams. Starting from the early morning hours Tuesday, as thousands of Panamanians enjoyed the last day of carnival, ranchers began building dams using sacks filled with sawdust in an attempt ...

23. When It Rains In The Dry Season
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Be very careful driving in a rain storm after a long dry spell. In Panama it's highly unusual to have a rain storm (like the one that's falling right now) in the middle of the dry season. What happens is that during the long ...

24. "La Purisima" Rains of December 2010 Caused 500+ ...
The rains that fell between 7 - 9 December 2010 caused more than 500 landslides in the upper reservoir of Lake Alajuela, in the Watershed of the Panama Canal. The historic amounts of rainfall, known by local residents in the areas surrounding the Chagres National Park as "La Purisima" because ...

25. The Difference Between "Sewers" and "Storm Drains" in ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Many people don't understand the difference between sewers and storm drains in Panama City, and here's why. In fact there are two drainage systems, one that's supposed to handle all of the "black" water and human waste, and another that's supposed to only handle ...

26. We Need Your Help - Report on Flooding ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Representatives from the United States Embassy in Panama are actively coordinating with their counterparts in the Panamanian National Civil Defense System (SINAPROC) and other government organizations to provide disaster relief to those affected by intense rains and flooding in the provinces of Chiriquí and ...

27. Residents in Chepo Worried About Bayano Dam Floodgates
By Fredy Solís for TVN Noticias - The inhabitants of El Llano in Chepo are worried about the water levels in the Bayano river basin because the water levels have risen and they are afraid the floodgates of the dam will open. This situation repeats year after year - the ...

28. 650 Houses Affected By Flooding In Provinces of ...
The rains that fell over the weekend left some 650 households affected by flooding, 2 dead and one missing, and damages in different parts of the provinces of Panama and Colon, according to the official report of the National System of Civil Protection (SINAPROC). According to the director of the ...

29. Flooding in Rio Quebro (Veraguas)
A total of 84 people and 25 houses have been affected by flooding at the mouth of the Rio Quebro in the district of Mariato in the Veraguas province. According to the National Civil Protection System (SINAPROC) 22 houses have been flooded in the community of Loma de Quebro and ...

30. Heavy Rains Flood Punta Pacifica - During Inauguration ...
The rich also get flooded. These images are not from Las Mañanitas, Curundú or some suburb of San Miguelito, but rather from one of the most exclusive neighborhoods of Panama, Punta Pacifica, which flooded yesterday by the heavy downpour that lashed the capital city. In this flood, classes were set ...