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- Finally, some rain for us in the south!
  • From: Chris Reed <reedprincess at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:44:00 -0400
Finally!! Finally got some rain here in the southern tip of the island! Dark clouds starting rolling in around 3ish, and brought some rain. Had some intermittent showers all afternoon and tonight, the heavens opened up for around 30 minutes and soaked everything really well! Thunder, lightening, and heavy showers - it was great! And it has passed by already, at least for now.
Sat pics show much more activity to the north, which is great as the north of the island desperately needs rain, even more than us here in the south.  Always amazing to me how very different the weather and rainfall can be between north and south of this quite small island!
Hopefully, the showers will continue off and on all night and we can get some good soaking and maybe fill a few cisterns. Will take much, much more than this to get us clear from the drought situation and fill up the reservoirs!
Stay safe out there!!

- Rain and lots of it
  • From: Susan Beckwith <suebeckwith123 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:10:07 -0400
Woke up to rain and it has continued nearly all day, really heavy, great for the garden but this is not the main part of Tropical wave/depression two. Have bought some candles just in case Lucelec cut the power or we get a strike. Cooking a nice stew and having a rum and coke, lets hope its nothing.

Take care everyone


Susan Beckwith

- Need Rain!!
  • From: Chris Reed <reedprincess at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:38:24 -0400
 Greetings for the first time this season!! We here in the south of the island (Laborie side) are still bone dry, and desperately need some rain!
Got super excited late yesterday seeing some dark clouds on the horizon - turned into about 5 minutes of rain for us in the south, enough to wet the road, but nothing else. :-(    A short drizzle this morning - not even enough to move to close any windows at all - and that's been it for us here in the south! Send some rain our way!
Not even one ounce concerned about the fizzled out TD2 - downgraded to a tropical wave this morning, and the NOAA has issued it's last advisory about it today at 11:00am. Thank you wind shear and dry air! (not really). I doubt we'll see much if any rain from it, as it's north-east of Barbados by around 500 miles, and dissipating slowly but surely. Maybe the northern islands will see much rain - they need it too!
We really do need some rain around this island - good, sustained, many days of rain (not all in a row, but a few each week)! Down here in the south, we lost several fruit trees, and the hills are still a mix of brown and green.....not as severe as the north end of the island, but still quite bad....a lot of rain would help all of us!
Still have some grey skies this morning, but at least down here, not expecting much of any rain at all. Just a little cooler temps, which is always welcome!  
http://www.meteo.fr/temps/domtom/antilles/pack-public/animation/animMOSAIC2.html   Local area rain map, updated about every 15-30 minutes. Surprising no one - nothing over St Lucia for now! lol
Stay safe out there!

- Carnival ends, rainy season begins
  • From: nada sonia <nadasonia825 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:28:59 -0400
Helloooo! (Said in the signature voice of our local soca artist Mongstar)

Where did all this rain come from?  I'm not complaining because the dam here needs the water but I wasn't expecting this much rain till later tonight. I guess TD2 is fast moving according to NHC.

Whether or not the system remains a TD (I think), opens up into a wave (quite a few wunderground members think) or develops into TS Bertha (dear Lord no!) is irrelevant to us in St. Lucia now because we are getting buckets, BUCKETS of rain from before dawn (kept me in bed).  Actually it has been raining off and on from yesterday with one very heavy downpour after the 'vaval' (carnival street parade) ended.

My concern for all this rain is for Soufriere which is like the rain magnet on island leaving the north and south dry.  The trees on the hills here did not get brown this year as compared to other years which is why I say Soufriere did not experience a drought unlike the rest of the island.

I think this pre TD2 rain is moistening the path for the depression and it will struggle through the islands with more rain.  Let us not get caught off guard!


- Tropical Depression
  • From: Susan Beckwith <suebeckwith123 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:21:36 -0400
I see we have a tropical depression to the east of us, predicted to come across Martinique on Thursday afternoon, lets hope it stays as a depression and fizzles out, definately one to be keeping an eye on.

Weather has been extermely hot, with little to no wind, we have been planting the garden to supplement our income, things are growing nicely but we do badly need some rain.

Hope everyone has a great day!


- Rain!
  • From: Susan Beckwith <suebeckwith123 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2014 19:59:27 -0400
Been a wet day here in Marigot, luckily for us, I managed to collect some water and wash some dishes as we have had no pipe borne water for over 5 days, despite assurances ( since Thursday) that water was on its way. Path of the course here. 

A few thunderclaps overnight last night and a few heavy showers but not enough really to replenish the dam with badly needed water. 

Lets hope the wet weather continues.


Susan Beckwith

- Dry and no water in the pipes!
  • From: Susan Beckwith <suebeckwith123 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2014 10:26:52 -0400
Season has now started, we are experiencing lack of water here in St Lucia, in Marigot we have had no water for 5 days! Called the local water company there have been two fractured mains in this area, caused by the ground cracking and moving, these have been repaired now but it will take days for the water to replenish - not been able to shower at all as there has not been any rain so feeling very uncomfortable and dirty. My daughters school is closed as are a couple of restaurants in the bay!


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