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- How close can it get? - Closest Point of Approach - Caribbean Hurricane Network
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2021 19:55:35 -0400
From St Thomas 

https://www.stormcarib.com/closest.cgi

- Lucky 🍀 Sunday
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2021 08:07:31 -0400
Nearly Maria’s anniversary and we see luck and nature on our side. 
An extra Sunday without worry in September is a stellar gift. 

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- earth :: a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2021 07:23:13 -0400
Another look at formation of this next system. The aviator is paying
close attention. The scramble for hangar space begins. 

https://earth.nullschool.net/


- NORTH WEST
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2021 14:12:13 -0400
I meant to say the system is building to the NW of us…

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- Flood Advisory for USVI and BVI
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2021 14:02:13 -0400
We have had a steep temperature drop, the aviator is concerned for anyone 
flying in USVI or BVI right now, very low visibility and lots of thunder
and lightening. We have had off and on rain for days so expect flooding 
around ghuts and previously flooded areas.This is part of the system that
is growing to the NE of us. The energy is palpable. Be safe. 

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- COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination | CDC. During Hurricane Season
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2021 10:22:57 -0400
Some readers email me questions about traveling to the USVI during this time
of year. We are currently writing warnings and preparedness lists for our
active hurricane season . Hurricane season really lasts til Nov 30.
These next few weeks are the height of our dangerous storm period 
historically . Mix that with tons of Sargassum seaweed stacked up on many
beaches throughout the Caribbean and our overtaxed medical facilities 
burdened with non vaccinated Covid I’ll islanders, ……….
please let common sense prevail.

Most beach bars, and restaurants close normally here in the month of
September as we all need time to prepare our businesses and homes for
storms. Hurricanes are not an anomaly……they are the reality of tropical 
life.

We love visitors when we are safe from storms . Please come see us
when our weather is perfect, pretty much anytime from December 1 
thru end of Carnival time in the late spring. 

My apologies for my honesty to our Dept of Tourism. Truth is offering 
you the best experience possible. 

Always ask a local. 
Please get vaccinated for AH WE . 


https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/map-and-travel-notices.html

- Building Up North of Us
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2021 07:58:13 -0400
We are  80 degrees already, thunder since dawn, that #2 disturbance 
is pulling up moisture from the island chain trying to follow Larry’s trail.
Not a great day for solar collection, but the cistern will be happy.
Some decisions will be made for us by Friday about our trans Atlantic visitor. 
Pay attention. 

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- We Feel It All Around Us
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2021 20:26:44 -0400
Do you see what we are experiencing all around us? Lots of lightening,
very cool evening for mid September, we are saturated after days
of off and on rain on the West End of St Thomas. We seem to be a
cradle for storm formation these last few days. 

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- Heavy Rain, Thunderstorms
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2021 07:18:15 -0400
We are under the orange thunderbolts.....the words Virgin Islands
are near St Croix, our sister island 40 miles south. Weather for
the BVI and St John and St Thomas is about always the same forecast. 
A cold 76 degrees. Lots of wind and rain. 

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- Rainy Day
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2021 18:57:47 -0400
We had plenty of hard rain off and on all day, while other other parts
of the island had none. Here is sunset and clouds. It has cooled down.
The cistern is very happy, and the pool topped off. We will take it.
Everyday is a bonus. Stay well, get vaccinated, protect your neighbors. 

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- Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2021 19:19:43 -0400
Rainy 

https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie


- Don’t Try This At Home……..Harvesting Coconut Bombs
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2021 17:32:36 -0400
Yes…..it is time to bring all the coconuts down. Be careful.
We don’t want them bombing our house in a storm. 

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- September Monday
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2021 08:53:25 -0400
Isabel from St Croix knows the botanical name for this Moon Flower.
Blooms at night. You can see how high up in the tree it is. The blooms 
are huge. 

It is cooler this morning, over the weekend Larry stole our breeze and it
was H O T …..most of us don’t have central a/c as our power bills are so
high. We live off the grid and didn’t notice the power was out in our
neighborhood until feeding the cat next door at 6 am. Rolling blackouts? 

There is some breeze this morning, and the clouds are literally racing
East to  West . Hopefully more Sahara Dust will fall in after Larry moves
further North out of range. We are so LUCKY…..let’s hang onto luck,
and being prepared. Our very dangerous events have historically occurred 
thru mid October. 

Stay well. Please get vaccinated. 
Good to hear from Trinidad. 

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- September Monday
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2021 08:53:25 -0400
Isabel from St Croix knows the botanical name for this Moon Flower.
Blooms at night. You can see how high up in the tree it is. The blooms 
are huge. 

It is cooler this morning, over the weekend Larry stole our breeze and it
was H O T …..most of us don’t have central a/c as our power bills are so
high. We live off the grid and didn’t notice the power was out in our
neighborhood until feeding the cat next door at 6 am. Rolling blackouts? 

There is some breeze this morning, and the clouds are literally racing
East to  West . Hopefully more Sahara Dust will fall in after Larry moves
further North out of range. We are so LUCKY…..let’s hang onto luck,
and being prepared. Our very dangerous events have historically occurred 
thru mid October. 

Stay well. Please get vaccinated. 
Good to hear from Trinidad. 

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- Is That Dust in Larry’s Eye ?
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 5 Sep 2021 07:55:15 -0400
Like the rest of us in the Caribbean, looks like Larry has some dust in his eye.
Bye Bye Larry……
And waiting to hear from Trinidad and Tobago please ? Let us know 
how you are doing after Friday’s surprise.
We are working on pulling some more coconut bombs down.
The more you clear around your house today the more you won’t 
have to when the push is on. 

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- earth :: a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2021 17:09:46 -0400
Larry……….Go……….NORTH.  PLEASE.  GO. FISHING. PLEASE 
WOW 


https://earth.nullschool.net/

- VIWMA to Hold Annual Hurricane Clean-up September 4 and 5 | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2021 18:32:57 -0400
St Thomians….take advantage of Waste Management Extra Bins 


https://stthomassource.com/content/2021/08/31/viwma-to-hold-annual-hurricane-clean-up-september-4-and-5/

- Dog Days
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2021 15:25:27 -0400
You could ice-skate to Miami on this flat sea. We are hot, very calm,
and the laughing gulls had fun watching us do beach yoga today.
Enjoy the quiet while you can. ( yes, the pressure washer comes 
out after H season, we are a mold farm now).

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- COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination | CDC
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2021 13:53:47 -0400
The US VIRGIN ISLANDS and some of our other island neighbors are 
on the top of the DO NOT TRAVEL LIST. Hurricane season usually 
slows down our tourism, and we are grateful to take the break
during our storm preparations from hosting visitors. 

We all must also recognize the limits of our healthcare facilities on
our islands to meet the needs of those sick with the Delta variant
and or Covid 19. 

Our positive Covid #s have been on a roller coaster all summer 
and too high for our tiny population. Our vaccination numbers
in the USVI is still too low. We congratulate Puerto Rico on reaching
their high number of vaccinated islanders. 

Please be careful, use common sense, stay well. As we all know 
in storm season we have to always be prepared to take care of 
ourselves and our neighbors. 


https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/map-and-travel-notices.html

- Protection Gone
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2021 15:00:32 -0400
Our Dust cover is leaving. We continue to clear drains, guts, loose  items on 
our perimeters. Let’s all over prepare now so we can exhale .

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- earth :: a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2021 07:14:40 -0400
https://earth.nullschool.net/


- NASA Flying Out of St. Croix to Conduct Research of the Caribbean and Atlantic | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2021 08:00:09 -0400
Studying Sahara Dust in the Caribbean 


https://stthomassource.com/content/2021/08/24/nasa-flying-out-of-st-croix-to-conduct-research-of-the-caribbean-and-atlantic/

- Researchers Adding ‘Missed’ Hurricanes to the Official Records | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2021 17:48:39 -0400
https://stthomassource.com/content/2021/08/23/researchers-adding-missed-hurricanes-to-the-official-records/

- Sahara Dust
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2021 17:39:42 -0400
We’ll take it😎

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- earth :: a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2021 10:15:19 -0400
See Grace and Henri spooling. Henry’s slow 9mph forward speed 
is concerning to all in the NE of USA. Be ready and patient. 
Hopefully the Mexican landmass will put a stop to Grace . 



https://earth.nullschool.net/

- Haiti
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2021 13:55:57 -0400
Dear Reuben, 

Thank you for your report from Haiti. We all want to help.
Let us know the best way we can. Please keep updating us. 
Caribbean people are Ah We . 

Peace  and safety is the most we can hope for.
Hoping Grace is as kind as she can be. 

Jane in St Thomas 
jhigginswear at  gmail.com




- earth :: a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2021 12:21:13 -0400
Look at Fred now…scary 


https://earth.nullschool.net/

- Full
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2021 11:33:10 -0400
We are in a calm cool spot between showers. That pool is full. We all
know what to do with the extra water.....pressure washing is next on
the agenda, or right after H season. The cycle of water collection 
in the Caribbean continues. Both cisterns are filling up. 

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- Here Comes Some More
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2021 08:30:53 -0400

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- : Star Fruit Questions on Storm Carib
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2021 08:21:43 -0400
I have received several emails from our readers about Starfruit.

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> 
> The seeds are poisonous so always remove. Make sure they are golden or 
> orange, they will ripen in a paper bag quickly. I trim the spines and 
> cut thick stars. Grill them fresh , they taste like Granny Smith apple 
> pie when grilled. Great with fish and bbq.
> 
> Make Starfruit crisp with oatmeal. I chop them and put in a jar with honey
> and lemon to have with yogurt and granola. I mix with blueberries.
> I freeze the stars for later use. 
> 
> I just bought a sorbet maker and am going to try that. 
> 
> Google Starfruit, lots of goodness but warnings to Diabetics 
> and folks with kidney issues, eat small amounts, don't over do it. 

> Stay safe, be well. 
Jane Higgins, 
Fortuna, NW Atlantic Side 
St Thomas US Virgin Islands 

- Rain
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2021 08:02:49 -0400
The serious rain just started. A few puffs of memory gusts danced
the palms over night. The sea shows small rollers now. 

Practice, prepare, exhale. 

We are so lucky. 

What can we all do for Haiti? 

Come together. 



- Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2021 08:04:12 -0400
Scroll down for English 


https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie


- Prepare Again
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2021 13:06:36 -0400
Today’s pick, more to go before Grace decides to pass by. Check propane tanks, 
clear the decks some more. Clear out rain guts. Did you boil extra drinking 
water ?
The are putting the aircraft in the hangar tomorrow morning. It is 🥵 hot today. 

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- Coast Guard Sets Port Condition WHISKEY as New System Approaches Caribbean and is Aiming at USVI and Puerto Rico
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2021 15:19:52 -0400
Sailors....BEWARE 
viconsortium.com/vi-hurricane_season/...

- Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2021 07:39:43 -0400
Flash flood watch…..


https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie

- Just NW of Here
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2021 13:49:37 -0400
Do you see what I see? Mother Nature is pulling into a spin just NW of us. 
It is cold for an August afternoon, 77 degrees. Cold air, a little whistle here
and there, some thunder.  Always amazing. 

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- Here Comes Some More
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2021 12:45:41 -0400

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- Rain, A Little Wind
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2021 11:18:36 -0400
Has been steady rain since 10 am, some wind off and on. Sea still looks quiet.
Our  first thunder now. Picking last jalapeños, moving plants away from
run off areas. Can’t imagine flying in this today. Be careful. 

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- Aircraft Tucking In
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2021 10:01:10 -0400
The aviator just reported that aircraft are tucking in hangar at 10 am.


- Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2021 20:50:37 -0400
https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie


- How close can it get? - Closest Point of Approach - Caribbean Hurricane Network
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2021 20:41:54 -0400
St Thomians…


https://www.stormcarib.com/closest.cgi

- Pick What You Can
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 8 Aug 2021 17:30:27 -0400
Another storm prep item for your list dear Islanders. Pick the fruit and
veggies around your house. The parakeets were scouting earlier
today and the birds are back at the feeders. Watch what the critters 
around you are doing…..they always get ready. 

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- Squally
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 8 Aug 2021 08:35:00 -0400
The clothes came off the line just in time for the first car wash rain of the
day. More soon come. Good day to plant pineapples, they love this weather.

Double checking the prep list . Make sure you refill your prescriptions now
to get you thru October, you never know if the pharmacy will still have a 
roof in a few months. 

The new rechargeable flashlight is testing out. Really
want to stop using anything with batteries. 


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- earth :: a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 7 Aug 2021 12:37:50 -0400
What do you see ? 

https://earth.nullschool.net/


- August Sunset
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2021 19:23:30 -0400
Cool rain on and off all day. It has been a cool summer here. 


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- Underneath It
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 20:08:48 -0400
See that red donut just East of Puerto Rico hanging over the Spanish ,
British and US Virgin Islands? The temperature has dropped to cool, 
surrounded by boomers and light flashing, you can feel the
power. Heavy Rain just passed. 

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- As The Day Goes to Night
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 24 Jul 2021 17:39:10 -0400
Really on and off today, as you can see moisture moving towards
The NW , cool rainy, thunder boomer night. 

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- Pouring Here on NW side of St Thomas
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2021 11:37:36 -0400
We will take it. Cool and raining. 

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- Sahara Dust....We will take it !
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 11 Jul 2021 18:56:48 -0400
See that island out there ? Not! From now until November we will 
take the Sahara dust to help tamp down storms. We are plenty green
and appreciate the passing showers . 

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- earth :: a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2021 11:47:00 -0400
See Elsa creeping up the west coast of Florida 


https://earth.nullschool.net/


- Summer Morning in St Thomas
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 5 Jul 2021 08:13:38 -0400
Clear horizon, tiny cool breeze, green as can be. Cherish the calm.
Elsa needs to stay unorganized please  and dry herself out. Stay safe.

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- Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2021 09:53:38 -0400
Seas 6-12 ft building up tonight 
Sailors beware 


https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie


- earth :: a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2021 16:11:54 -0400
Elsa twirling 

https://earth.nullschool.net/


- Grey Thursday
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2021 13:41:25 -0400
The weather is deteriorating. Hotter and muggier than yesterday.
Gusts of warm scirocco breezes are a little manic. The clouds to
South and East are piling up. We hope that Elsa calms herself
and scoots right thru the island chain as quickly as possible.
We welcome the Sahara dust now with open arms.

Let us know how you are doing. 

Remember Bertha July 8 1996, she was a mean girl, took
out some newly renovated structures from the wild one Marilyn 
in Sept of 1995. Just when you think your repairs are done from
the last storm someone new pops up to challenge your survival 
skills. 

Getting thru IrmaMaria has strengthened my resolve .....to live
our island life fully. 

Yoga on the beach today was all laughing gulls, lapping waves and
yes, a  little distant thunder. 






- Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2021 20:57:10 -0400
Seas are up. Small craft advisory...be careful sailors 
https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie


- Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2021 20:23:47 -0400
Under Storm Watch. Scroll  down for English 


https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie


- Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands Weather Conditions | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2021 09:01:32 -0400
Tons of rain now South to North to that blob south of Bermuda 
FLOOD WATCH HERE 
https://www.wunderground.com/weather/vi/charlotte-amalie


- Captive Dolphins in Sargassum Seaweed in St Thomas
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2021 15:15:42 -0400
The Sargassum seaweed emits sulphur dioxide. We took a day trip
from Compass Point Marina in St Thomas on Tuesday . Driving to 
the East End from the NorthSide was an olfactory experience you do
not want. The smell started around Smith Bay all around East End
to Compass Point. Once we took off toward Christmas Cove the smell
dissipated.St John and beaches were gorgeous, the hills were the
greenest ever. We trolled back to the East End. The captive dolphins 
do not have an option to swim in the open sea.The Sargassum seaweed 
and  early storm formation is related to climate change. The dolphins are 
victims of local politics. Hot and dryer today.Lots  of deep clouds 
building. Looking forward to full moon dinner.

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- Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2021 07:52:52 -0400
Storm watch.  Up to 30 kt winds. 7 ft seas, BE CAREFUL OUT THERE 

https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie


- Hazy Morning
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2021 07:48:56 -0400
The scent of gardena helps digest the very hazy no horizon view today.
Sahara dust is our dirty friend now. I would rather clean screens then
replace a roof. Hoping that system near Mexico gives up. 

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- : June Surprises
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 12:23:57 -0400
> Yes, we do expect pineapples to be ready in June, we are on #3 now.
> But do we expect to see 3 or 4 disturbances in the line up this early? 
> Not really. We have been cleaning up outer decks lately for
> houseguests, also helping us to move closer to being prepared 
> pretty early this year. We do remember Bertha July 8, 1996.
> Fill that pantry up. Harvest and store that fruit. Be ready .
> 

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- Latest Earthquakes
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2021 07:40:21 -0400
Very active near DR,PR,USVI,BVI,ANGUILLA 
earthquake.usgs.gov

- June Surprises
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2021 17:35:22 -0400
Yes, we do expect pineapples to be ready in June, we are on #3 now.
But do we expect to see 3 disturbances in the line up this early? 
Not really. We have been cleaning up outer decks lately for
houseguests, also helping us to move closer to being prepared 
pretty early this year. We do remember Bertha July 8, 1996.
Fill that pantry up. Harvest and store that fruit. Be ready .

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- Foggy
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2021 15:10:19 -0400
Loads of rain,    thunder .....not a great day for solar collecting 

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- Again
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2021 20:08:30 -0400
Can't make this up. 
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> 
> Sent from my iPhone

- Food and Water Safety During Power Outages and Floods | FDA
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2021 08:28:52 -0400
Refresh your preparations for power outages during storms.
Be over prepared . Time to stock the pantry and count the
coolers. 

https://www.fda.gov/food/buy-store-serve-safe-food/food-and-water-safety-during-power-outages-and-floods

- Again
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2021 19:29:14 -0400
The sunsets keep topping the last night. We are so 🍀 lucky.

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- Friday Night Lights
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2021 20:21:21 -0400
We are on a roll . Cooler again by 7 degrees than my sister in Montana, USA.
Not sure how that happens? We are surprised and happy to have the
passing showers. Cistern levels are coming up and we are as green 
as the Emerald 🍀Isle. Passion fruit is busting out all over.
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- CSU Updates Forecast for Busy Hurricane Season, Adds One More Storm | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2021 07:37:33 -0400
https://stthomassource.com/content/2021/06/03/csu-updates-forecast-for-busy-hurricane-season-adds-one-more-storm/

- Again
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2021 19:41:53 -0400
See last message 

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- Red Sky At Night
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2021 19:35:17 -0400
Sailor's delight, our delight, we were 5 degrees cooler than my sister 
in Montana today. We are so lucky to live in the islands. Cooler
tonight. Lots of moisture all around. 

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- earth :: a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2021 07:28:11 -0400
Good Morning.......welcome to hurricane season. Let us know
how your island is preparing.

https://earth.nullschool.net/


- Moon Rise
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 25 May 2021 20:33:06 -0400
Clear cool night 

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- Sweet Sunset
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 23 May 2021 18:39:55 -0400
Cool, clear , cistern happy. 

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- Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 23 May 2021 10:59:04 -0400
Scroll down for English 


https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie


- Yea RAIN
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 23 May 2021 08:43:21 -0400
81 degrees f, gusts to 10 mph, SW to NW moisture being pulled up to Ana. 
We are so HAPPY to have rain. Thank you Mother Nature. We really 
need it. We off the  gridders  will run the generator today. 


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- earth :: a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 22 May 2021 07:38:23 -0400

https://earth.nullschool.net/


- NOAA: 13 to 20 Named Storms Expected this Hurricane Season | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 21 May 2021 08:14:01 -0400
 PREPARE 

https://stthomassource.com/content/2021/05/21/noaa-13-to-20-named-storms-expected-this-hurricane-season/

- earth :: a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 20 May 2021 12:33:27 -0400
It's official.......wonder why we are so hot ? 

https://earth.nullschool.net/


- No Horizon , No Rain to Clean Up
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 16 May 2021 08:17:14 -0400
Sahara dust has moved in. Yesterday with humidity it felt like 89 degrees f.
We were lucky to gain footage in the cistern after showers in last few
weeks, forecasts show little rain now. We try to imagine how the folks
in St Croix will manage to clean roofs, gutters, cisterns and plumbing 
systems after oil droplets overspray from oil refinery hazardous events
ruined their water collection systems.

If the world would remember  how humans used to collect and conserve 
rainwater and millions still do, more attention may be paid to prevention 
instead of crisis cleanup. How do you clean this up without using up
what water supplies you may have left?  We are so self sabotaging.

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- EPA orders Limetree Bay refinery in St. Croix shut, citing the Clean Air Act - The Washington Post
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 15 May 2021 13:58:49 -0400
Weather related....wind and rain carry oil droplets into cisterns...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2021/05/14/limetree-bay-refinery/

- Earthquakes in the Caribbean today
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 8 May 2021 13:25:39 -0400
https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/?extent=9.40571,-70.59814&extent=23.80545,-53.1958&listOnlyShown=true&timeZone=utc

- Pineapple Morning
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 4 May 2021 07:05:07 -0400
It is cool for a May morning. We've had enough rain to keep the pineapples 
on their summer harvest schedule. Sahara dust is being pushed apart
by moisture coming up the island chain.  🍀 Lucky 

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- St. Vincent hit by flooding, landslides following volcanic blasts | Reuters
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 2 May 2021 10:51:15 -0400
https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/st-vincent-hit-by-flooding-landslides-following-volcanic-blasts-2021-04-30/

- Heavy Rain Turns Volcanic Ash into Dangerous Landslides on St. Vincent | The Weather Channel - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 1 May 2021 13:11:45 -0400
https://weather.com/news/news/2021-04-30-st-vincent-la-soufriere-volcano-heavy-rains-landslides

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