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- Laura
  • By "John Fuller" <fullervi at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2020 14:46:38 -0400

Good day from Cruz Bay St John,

Not much action last night as Laura jogged south just before arriving here and dropped only .18” rain by 7am. We are protected on three sides, open mostly only to the West so we’ve had nice breezes, lower temperature (welcome) and as of 2:30pm we’ve accumulated .75” of much needed rain.  We over-prepared for this one. Always the best policy.  I know other places, STX, PR are getting more rain but I believe no wind damage. The best kind of storm. Stay well, stay safe.

John


- Quiet until 3:30 am
  • By "Crabbys at earthlink.net" <crabbys at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2020 05:50:10 -0400
We had a few early outerbands of rain and clouds before dark yesterday, then 
not much of anything until around 3:30ish.  We still have power; wind is 
gusting quite a bit now -  at 5:40 am - seems to be partly out of the west and 
north along w East at times; all mixed up. We made coffee early just to be 
sure; if this keeps up we will likely lose power.  Keeping fingers crossed 
related to power.  Just a good amount of wind; very little rain so far. 

- Kind of disappointed
  • By "John Fuller" <fullervi at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 14:02:59 -0400

Good day all,

After making many of the storm preparations demanded by my better half I can report that we got only .35” rain yesterday and another .05”  overnight. That’s a bummer but we are in good shape water-wise anyway. Since we are not entertaining anyone during the pandemic I see no need to put things back outside, other than the potted plants which were squirreled away for the storm and now need to be watered.  We are grateful that there was no particular disruption (other than the natural tendency of WAPA to drop electricity for whatever). And I guess I am also grateful that there will be less to be done when the next one comes along.

Stay safe, stay well, be happy.

John


- Wind still howling; taking its time moving on
  • By "Crabbys at earthlink.net" <crabbys at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 09:30:58 -0400
Good morning from Coral Bay, St. John.  This has been a very blustery storm 
considering it was not yet a named system when it started to move through.  But 
there is a good amount of wind gusts (which continue now, even though radar 
shows most of the storm already to our west.  The storm is intensifying a bit 
so we may be getting a little scorpion tail.) We picked up very little rain 
compared to what was forecast; 0.65 inches of rain so far; a good part of that 
small amount of rain came with the outer early bands.  Noisy during the 
overnight; still noisy.  Power has been off and on since about 5 pm yesterday.  
On now.  Glad to have daylight.  Much of the windows are boarded which protects 
them from flying things and helps when the wind really blows.  Wish I had a 
wind gage to offer a better perspective on what is blowing.  No real damage 
here; just some potted plants over (a few heavy ones that were on the lee side 
of the house.). Stay safe; be well! 

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