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- System bringing Coral Bay area plenty of rain
  • By Phyllis Benton <crabbys at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2016 08:49:46 -0400
Good morning StormCarib-ers -

We have gotten over four inches of rain here in the Coral Bay area in the past 
day, much of it coming during the overnight and this morning.  There has been 
close to white-out conditions most of the morning; we now finally are able to 
see the waterfront, about a mile away.  Whoops.  No longer can see it.  Folks 
in Cruz Bay who checked in to the ham radio Weather Net this a.m. reported 1.3 
inches; big difference from one side of the island to the other.  

- About and inch and a half of rain in the last 24 hrs and pyrotechnics!!
  • By Phyllis Benton <crabbys at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2016 18:19:13 -0400
Coral Bay side of St. John had a noisy night with lots of very close lightning 
strikes, crazy-loud thunder, and rain pushing in from the south. 

A little more of the same this afternoon.  Some of the cells seem to just blow 
up on radar right on top of us.  Lightning now.  Hello to Jane H over on STT.  
Yes; we are getting pretty much the same stuff you are. About an inch and a 
half of rain in the last 24 hours. 

Photos are of low clouds moving into, and blocking views across the Coral Bay 
valley (looking southward); clouds beginning to move out after obscuring the 
harbor, to the east.  The view is from 810 feet above sea level. 





- Communications outage and 92L
  • By "John Fuller" <fullervi at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2016 10:22:07 -0400

Good morning,

After a daylong outage of all phone, cable TV and internet on St John, we ae almost back to normal and just had a very nice hard rain, and the radar shows more to come.  I worry about 92L as the outflow from Hermine seems to be keeping it from heading north. Will have to watch this one carefully. Good luck islands to our south!


- Cruz Bay
  • By Val Donaghue <lowcalval at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Aug 2016 11:27:51 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
Okay...what a crazy weather day yesyerday was ! Left for the animal shelter 
early and the sky was really pink/red...'pink sky in morning...'Then the down 
pours started. It stopped for awhile. Just in time for me to get to ZoZo's. 
Then it all broke loose. I heard a loud bang while working in the kitchen and 
thought something fell somewhere, something heavy. Nope...BIG THUNDER..Lokked 
out to the dining room and there was lightning, rain going sideways, more 
thunder. Holy cow. Under these circumstances I would normally be hiding in a 
closet with my cats. But we don't have those amenities in the kitchen...just a 
walk-in refrig. And no...I did not go there. Anyway pretty crazy. Driving North 
Shore rd to town there were a few small rock slides and pooling water. Now 
today is partly sunny, humid, drying out. Warnings are still in effect, but 
looks like we may not get much more out of this one. Plants, gardens, birds and 
cisterns are happy !

- stj
  • By Val Donaghue <lowcalval at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2016 13:27:34 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
Yup...good old tropical weather right now.  Still dark and grey, rumbles of 
thunder.  Cats..all 8 of them...acting weird. Electricity flashed a few times , 
but nothing big. Tourists don't know what to do...duh..go to a bar.. Sunday 
Funday !!!

- Much needed rain
  • By "John Fuller" <fullervi at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2016 10:40:59 -0400

Good morning from Cruz Bay.  We had .5” of rain last night and are hoping for more today, but the big blob that is 97L has aimed west and is south of us. We wait for 96L to produce. Keep vigilant and prepare.


- St John
  • By Val Donaghue <lowcalval at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2016 17:39:26 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
Hi all...long time...All is quiet here on the Cruz Bay side. Had a few showers, 
wishing for more. Nice and breezy earlier. Now pretty still. Tourists in the 
grocery stores in droves. With the car barge situation here, only one barge 
running ,  the stores can be spottily stocked. I was luckey and didn't need too 
much. But cat supplies are starting to get thin at my house and a trip to St 
Thomas may need to be in the future. Lets hope for some much needed rain. I may 
ask my husband to go out and wash his car...that usually works ! 
Cheers !

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