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- Heavy rain and thunder
  • From: "Paula Smith" <smithpj3 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 11:32:28 -0300
The heavy rain accompanied by loud thunder and lightning started around 1:30am.  It stopped about an hour later but resumed about 7am and is still going strong. The storm seems to be  going in a circle all around us. Earlier this morning the thunder seemed to be coming from the east, then south, then west. It appears to be coming from the south again. Right now the rain has intensified and it is a very heavy rain, but fortunately little wind.  I'm sure there is a lot of street flooding. The winds have just picked up and it is raining even heavier than before. In the six years I have lived here, I have never seen such rain. I think the cable and tv are about to go.

- Finally!!
  • From: "Michael and Diana" <paradiseliving4u at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 07:25:23 -0400
Yesterday and the night before we finally got some very much needed rain on the islad. It was blowing and raining for the majority of the day. This morning there are clouds but they don't look like they'll cause us any more rain. Keep positive and hopefully we'll continue to glide through the season.  

- Thunderstorms
  • From: Doug Geiger <doug.geiger at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 13:50:08 -0400
A couple of thunderstorms came rolling up this morning/afternoon - from the
looks of it, thanks to TS Gordon. On our part of the island the rain didn't
start until about 15 minutes ago, but once it opened up, the rain came down
hard. Caught me a little off guard too, as the wind was in the opposite
direction of most showers around here (again, thanks to Gordon) - so I had to
run around the house switching which windows were opened and which were closed.
As I write, the rain is still coming, making this one of the longer showers
we've had in a while, but at least we can't complain for lack of water.

- Good Luck in Bermuda
  • From: "Michael and Diana" <paradiseliving4u at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2006 19:11:09 -0400
Looks like our friends in Bermuda are going to get hit by Flo. All our best wishes and prayers go out to those of you on that island. Everyone stay safe.

- another day in paradise
  • From: "Michael and Diana" <paradiseliving4u at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2006 08:45:19 -0400
Looks like another beautiful day here in paradise. Light winds, blue skies with just a few scattered clouds. We keep crossing our fingers and hoping this slow time with the weather continues. Looks like the big storm out east is breaking up nicely. Everybody stay cool and enjoy it while it lasts.

- Clear and Beautiful
  • From: Doug Geiger <doug.geiger at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2006 12:37:34 -0400
This morning came with a beautiful blue sky. The dust in the atmosphere has
cleared up (it looks like we have Ernesto to thank for that), and although there
are a fair amount of cirrus clouds - there's only a few spots of cumulus around
- mostly south/southeast of us. I can see some haze is sticking around as I look
over to Nevis - but this is just about the clearest day we've had in a little
bit, and its quite lovely for late August.

- Good Luck
  • From: "Michael and Diana" <paradiseliving4u at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 10:18:31 -0400
Got a nice dropping of rain in the middle of the night to help keep everything green but nothing bad. It looks like those of you in Jamaica and the Caymans are going to get TD5. Here's wishing you the best. Looks like it's going to end up in the gulf and who knows from there.

- Perfect Day
  • From: "Michael West" <paradiseliving4u at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2006 10:34:33 -0400
My first post here and I'm heppy to report an excellent day here on St. Kitts. Blue skies and nice breeze. Great day for a beach barbeque.

- Tropical Wave
  • From: Doug Geiger <doug.geiger at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 09 Aug 2006 21:07:15 -0400
It started raining here about 10 minutes ago, and from the satellite it looks
like the tropical wave is passing directly south of us now. It looks like we may
get a bit more rain as the tail end of the wave continues to brush past. In the
meantime, it's only been a light sprinkle so far, and that just stopped.

- Rain
  • From: Doug Geiger <doug.geiger at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 05 Aug 2006 11:29:15 -0400
Some heavy rain this morning - it really started last night around midnight (at
least on our side of the island), and has been off and on heavy rain since. Just
started up again about 15 minutes ago and is just tapering off now. It's even
affecting the cable television as they lose the satellite connection every now
and then. No lightening so far though, just a good wet spell.

- Chris
  • From: "Dr. Andrew W. Holness" <andrewh2510 at sisterisles.kn>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2006 10:44:22 -0400

Last evening’s sunset was spectacular but an old harbinger of stormy weather approaching and late last night to early this morning, cloudy and windy conditions associated with Chris descended on our Island. 


I’m happy to say there was not much rain or wind and even now the clouds are parting in the east and sunshine is brightening up the morning.  I have neither seen nor heard of any damage associated with Chris, but am reminded to keep a close eye on the Atlantic especially this month.  


Temperature is 29oC and the wind is about 20kph out of the ENE.  Looks like it will be a sunny afternoon.


Walk good,

Andrew H

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- Tropical Storm Chris
  • From: "Paula Smith" <smithpj3 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2006 20:18:12 -0300
All is calm here on St. Kttts. We had a beautiful sunset tonight. It certainly doesn't seem as if Chris will be bothering us as the sky is quite clear and there isn't a breeze to be had.  I hope these words don't come back to haunt me, but it appears that this tropical storm is northeast of us now.  Let's all hope and pray that it does not develop into anything more than it is now and that it does not create any problems for the other islands.

- Update
  • From: "Dr. Andrew W. Holness" <andrewh2510 at sisterisles.kn>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2006 15:03:13 -0400

Despite the Tropical storm warning for St. Kitts, it’s been a clear, quiet, calm day.  The surf on the Caribbean side is the most docile I’ve seen in many months.  I hope it’s not the calm before the Chris.

Temperature at the moment is 30oC with a 15kph wind in from the North.  Let’s see what the next 8 hours bring.


Dr. Andrew W. Holness

Family Physician






Quality Care, Superior Service

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- Chris is a-coming
  • From: Doug Geiger <doug.geiger at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2006 11:30:55 -0400
Tropical storm warnings are in effect for the island (along with all our
neighbors). The three day track has the storm center passing north of us late
tonight or early tomorrow morning, with the closest point at around 58 miles
from us, in just over 14 hours. It looks like Barbuda, Anguilla, St. Maarten and
St. Barts might get the worst of it, although given the size it looks like we'll
get at least a bit of rain and maybe some wind too. This morning is calm, and
the skies are fairly clear (aside from the haze that's been around for the past
week). Some scattered clouds, mostly high cirrus.

- Thunderstorms
  • From: Doug Geiger <doug.geiger at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 19:59:13 -0400
 Lots of thunder around us as scattered thunderstorms roll across the island.
We've had rain off and on all day, with only the odd bit of lightening until
this evening, when it started to pick up. The rain is coming down a bit heavy
now - and although I don't think the ghauts have filled up, the rain never lasts
that long, but my garden certainly has received this weeks quota over the course
of the day.

- Rain
  • From: Doug Geiger <doug.geiger at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2006 11:50:28 -0400
 Today we got our first good downpour we've had in a while - at least on this
part of the island. Lots of little 10 minute showers recently, and today started
out like one, but after a few minutes we got some real heavy downpours, with the
wind picking up. It's already starting to subside now (showers here don't
usually last more than 20 minutes), and looking east it looks like it'll clear
up and we'll have the sun out again soon.
 It's been pretty quiet here recently otherwise - the showers are always welcome
since they cool things down, and its feels a little less humid afterwards. The
temperatures have been creeping up to the mid and high 80's most days now, and
only dropping down to the high 70's at night. Summer has come, and I already
miss the cooler nights we had a few months ago.

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