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- Fisherman explains repercussions of oil spill in Venezuela's waters
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 11:01:27 -0400
Study the ocean currents of the Caribbean in relation to this disaster.....
Imagine storms moving this pollution....


In a video shared with The Post an oil spill is seen contaminating the waters of Rio Seco, Venezuela in September 2020. https://wapo.st/33PsTWG

- myradar_2020-09-24-07-29-50.mp4
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 07:35:18 -0400
Virgin Islands 

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- Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 06:25:40 -0400
Sailors beware. Temp has dropped 5 degrees in last hour. 

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


- Angry Daybreak
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 05:59:29 -0400
Lots of thunder bowling, lightning, rain from West, moving SW to NE . 
Assuming Culebra and Vieques are right under it. Temps have dropped
dramatically in last 2 hours. Marine report says rollers are in and 
seas could go up to 12 ft today on North coasts.

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- This Too Shall Pass
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2020 08:04:36 -0400
So far so good 
>> 
>> https://www.facebook.com/viconsortium/videos/this-too-shall-pass/3269457683172331/


- Donate to the Caribbean Hurricane Network - stormCARIB.com
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 19:00:24 -0400
PLEASE 
https://stormcarib.com/donate.htm


- Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 07:09:35 -0400
Mariners beware. Breezy low gusts woke us at 5 am, windy now for a September 
day.You can tell Teddy is moving north and we are relieved. He looks pretty
fierce. Seas are building. Fine mist now , expecting showers soon. 

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


- Seven tropical systems pack the Atlantic including two hurricanes and two storms - The Washington Post
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 13:55:55 -0400
now we have Vicky
https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/09/14/atlantic-hurricanes-storms-cyclones/

- Salute Toots Hibbert – a reggae pioneer to rival Bob Marley | Kenan Malik | Opinion | The Guardian
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 13 Sep 2020 10:28:24 -0400
THANK OUR LUCKY STARS.....CARIBBEAN PEOPLE.....SO FAR SO GOOD 
THANK YOU JAMAICA....FOR THE MUSIC AND LOVE 
TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL REGGAE DAY. TURN IT UP😎

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/sep/13/salute-toots-hibbert-a-reggae-pioneer-to-rival-bob-marley

- , United States Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2020 17:34:00 -0400
seas are up 

https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi


- earth :: a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2020 17:36:51 -0400
another way to look at it

https://earth.nullschool.net/


- September Sunset Monday
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Sep 2020 18:49:11 -0400
Any sunset in September when you don't feel threatened by a pending
storm is a good one. Good Happy Labor Day to all that work so hard
and keep us going. Stay prepared, well and safe.IrmaMaria has prepared 
us for anything. We are so lucky to live in the Caribbean. 

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- Luis 1995
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 5 Sep 2020 21:41:47 -0400
Our first hurricane experience in St Thomas was Hurricane Luis in 1995 
with Marilyn following up close behind. Ignorance was bliss . Not anymore.

Tonight's dinner table discussion was all about the 3rd anniversary of Irma
coming tomorrow. The noon til 6 pm hours of Sept  6 2017 burns in our
brains and those memories will drive us to be  over prepared for the 
rest of our Caribbean life.  

Irma......the 6 hour car crash 
Maria....the 32 hr car wash 
Two Cat 5 storms so different and way too close together. 

There are many still 3 yrs later on our islands with repairs not finished, 
compromised housing and insecurities we can't imagine. 

We  remain grateful.


- MJVentrice on Twitter: "ECMWF hires is now showing risk for the first Atlantic hurricane outbreak over the Main Development Region with three-to-four tropical cyclones spawning during the September 8-13th time frame. It's looking like 🔥. https://t.co/wHTSSULBjr" / Twitter
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2020 13:48:19 -0400
Bermuda high may move Cape Verde storms North , 🤞🏽 

https://twitter.com/mjventrice/status/1301489478461259780/photo/1

- If You Can.....Safely....Drive Away
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2020 14:12:29 -0400
Hey Mainlanders, 
After 8 direct hits, and 2 Cat 5's take it from an islander; if you can
drive away from a Hurricane do it earlier than later. Take a different 
route , stay in a motel, chill out. The memory imprint of Cat 2 or 
3 winds is to be avoided. Nature's screams will haunt you for
every storm season to come. You owe it to your family. 
Please 


- Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2020 18:30:59 -0400
After a quiet day and sighs of relief,  the winds have picked up in gusts 
up to 40 mph at the tops of the mountain according to friends there.
It is so cool that the thermals and an extra blanket came out. Cool 
car wash rains are swirling West to East.This is the normal backlash
you get when you think you got off Scott Free. There is no such thing
as being over prepared. Just be so grateful that we did not have to
hear that wind thru the shutters sound that goes right to our guts...
so far. How did it go for you ?


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

- Red Sky In The Morning
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Aug 2020 06:17:07 -0400
As we say, Good Mornin, how are you ? 
This was a red dawn, the picture does not pull up the rosey red hue 
here a few minutes ago. Clouds are racing to their meeting, East to West. 
The decks are  damp. Last night was quiet with a tiny breeze and 
occasional lightning in the far NE. At 3:15 am I woke to a dull light
like dawn all around as  bright as our normal 5:30 am. 
That  light lingered til dawn. It was completely 
still at 3:15 and only the amorous tree frogs were making their intentions 
known. 
Now there is a  breeze in minuscule blasts , with trembles in
the foliage. More bats than normal scooped up breakfast. Laura looks
much more organized. Mr Rooster is starting his rounds. 
Let us know what you know . Raining now. Grateful for the cool air. 

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- Laura's Sunset
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2020 18:51:16 -0400
Clouds racing SE to NW , looking NW from our deck over Cockroach and Cricket
islands from West End Fortuna, St Thomas. Temps dropped dramatically in 
last hour. Our heat index was 105 f this afternoon. We are tucked in and 
ready . Be safe, stay well, pay attention. 

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- , United States Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2020 13:13:01 -0400
forecasting 8-18 ft waves. Heads up,Sailors 

https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi


- Tropical Storm Laura Approaching; Coast Guard Closes Ports | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2020 12:55:37 -0400
Ports closed ......initiating pop up copter flight over to St John....aviators 
are tucking in. Clearing debris from guts and alleyways. Seas choppy.
Super hot scirocco winds. 

https://stthomassource.com/content/2020/08/21/tropical-storm-laura-approaching-coast-guard-closes-ports/

- National Weather Service Issues Flash Flood Watch During Weekend, Aug. 22-23
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2020 06:15:19 -0400
https://stthomassource.com/content/2020/08/20/national-weather-service-issues-flash-flood-watch-during-weekend-aug-22-23/

- Coast Guard Anticipates Closing Ports at 8 a.m. Friday | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 20:16:40 -0400
https://stthomassource.com/content/2020/08/20/coast-guard-anticipates-closing-ports-at-8-a-m-friday/

- Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 20:06:42 -0400
lots of lightning now 
https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie


- Breezy Rain
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 18:53:31 -0400
We welcome the on and off showers that have cooled us down for the
last few hours. Warm winds today raised the seas. We will tuck in
by Friday at sundown. 


- U.S. Coast Guard Declares Port Condition Whiskey
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 16:48:34 -0400
https://stthomassource.com/content/2020/08/19/coast-guard-declares-port-condition-whiskey/

- Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2020 16:40:48 -0400
active weather alert 
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: Wed, 19 Aug 2020 18:14:56 -0400
another perspective 
https://earth.nullschool.net/


- Iggy Sez
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2020 13:57:42 -0400
Iggy is up checking the weather and the word is HOT. Heat index 
98, light breezes, sea is pretty flat as that system NW of us sucked
all the wind out of our sails. Glad we had the fire drill so we are 
ahead of the game on the next go around. We left the shutters up on 
the South side to keep some heat out. We have loads of lemon grass, 
starfruit, PR cilantro and coconuts. Lemon grass tea with a hint of
ginger keeps us going. Stay well . 

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- Fwd: So he passed...
  • By Gert van Dijken <gert at vandijken.com>
  • Date: Fri, 31 Jul 2020 09:45:34 -0700

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Ronald Lockhart <ronusvi at aol.com>
Date: Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 4:36 AM
Subject: So he passed...

Isaias passed still as a strange disturbance. We did have some slight winds and rain. He was upgraded to a hurricane last night. Hit the DR and is now on his way up the Bahamas chain.  Hope they are as lucky as we were.
Next up is some formation off of Africa. Don’t think it’s coming our way, but you never know.

Ronnie




- Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 15:36:18 -0400
Boaters beware...happening now, we just had 2 series of the loudest
crackling thunder right over the far West end of St Thomas, it was not
raining , sounded like long winded firecrackers.

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


- From The Tower DR Airport
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 10:42:19 -0400
From the aviator, from the tower now at airport in Dominican Republic 

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- Curfew Lifted in USVI
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 07:57:01 -0400


- Cloud Race and Curfew
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2020 07:22:17 -0400
The clouds are racing from SE to NW to join their newly formed center
of circulation. We are so relieved that the fire drill went well. Seasoned
muscle memory reactions cleared the decks, put up shutters, and 
checked the perimeter. After IrmaMaria (and all those others in the 
last quarter century) we have a stronger roof and enough ingrained 
survival skills to face what is coming. Some rainy gusts and downloading 
of the back cistern into the main was as much excitement as we wanted. 

We are on curfew til noon. Thank you, thank you for the break. 

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- Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands Weather Conditions | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 18:39:35 -0400
lots of rain now 
https://www.wunderground.com/weather/vi/charlotte-amalie


- A Lull
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 13:01:01 -0400
trying to send picture again , gusty, high seas , passing showers 
> 
> We have a lull in wind and just picked starfruit before Mother Nature did.
> 

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- A Lull
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 12:53:43 -0400
We have a lull in wind and just picked starfruit before Mother Nature did.

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- From the Top of St Thomas
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 10:58:35 -0400
overlooking Magens Bay, Peterborg peninsula and Hans Lollick island
now. 

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- Drill-Potential Tropical Storm 9
  • By Ronnie Lockhart <ronusvi at aol.com>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 11:56:53 +0000 (UTC)
Greeting! So strange for the storm not to be named as everyone is so worried. Isaias looks like he may be named sometime today. Meanwhile we sit and wait. Hopefully it will be just a little wind and some rain.

Ronnie Lockhart


- White Caps
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 07:42:24 -0400
Looking to the Northwest, Atlantic side, white caps coming in now. We off 
the  gridders may have to run the generator to beef up battery bank.  

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- Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 20:16:48 -0400
be ready by Wednesday afternoon  
https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie


- Last Minute Harvest
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 18:33:05 -0400
Besides bringing everything in from decks, clearing perimeters, there is always 
the 
last minute harvest of veggies, orchids in the bathroom, etc etc as you know.
We are having sultry hot scirocco winds.Heat Index was 100 today. Be ready, 
Be safe .

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- Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 06:26:40 -0400
get ready, looks like big rain event
https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie


- Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2020 06:07:53 -0400
Boaters beware 
https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie


- Green Acre
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2020 09:09:29 -0400
We had enough rain yesterday to download the small extra cistern into the
main cistern. We are cooler and greening up. The skeeters are loving it. 
Looking SE to see what Mother Nature has in mind for us. Covid pantry
is synonymous with storm pantry now. Pay attention. Stay well. 

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- Paradise Found
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2020 07:32:33 -0400
Cooler, greener and a clear horizon. Better chances of rain coming. Lucky. 

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- clear horizon
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2020 19:27:41 -0400
I can see clearly now.....

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- Saharan Air Layer (SAL) - GOES-16 Split Window - Latest Available
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2020 20:16:06 -0400
a hole in the dust gave us a clear horizon and fabulous sunset,
only 88 degrees at 8 pm...whew 
http://tropic.ssec.wisc.edu/real-time/sal/salmain.php?&prod=split&time=


- Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 7 Jul 2020 20:15:37 -0400
temps dropped, loads of rain....off the gridders may need to run that 
generator tomorrow , greening up...

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


- #3
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Jul 2020 07:27:25 -0400
Pineapple #3 for 2020...hazy cool morning, greening up from frequent showers
over weekend. Finished last bit of shower roofs just in time for any incoming.
Isabel...is the ruckus in the kitchen what we call " pantry pets " ? Our terrier
is in charge of security. 🐕. Pay attention now. Maybe next round of SAL will
do us some favors. 

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- Sunrise, Sunset
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 5 Jul 2020 19:02:52 -0400
What a glorious day in St Thomas with cooling showers. 

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- Sahara Dust Moving
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 27 Jun 2020 07:05:05 -0400
https://www.washingtonpost.com/resizer/Z3i7dJAsI8EfeGQQMQLIUhEho0M=/480x0/arc-anglerfish-washpost-prod-washpost.s3.amazonaws.com/public/LGMDV72GNVEINHDL3EYNGREDNE.gif

- Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 07:22:09 -0400
looks like some weather coming Friday 
https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie


- Cool Deer Morning
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 07:13:28 -0400
We are 10 degrees cooler and forecasted to have more rain.Bob the deer came
to snatch some starfruit early this morning. We have smaller cay deer and larger
mule deer. Do you see deer on your island ? We are greening up from yesterday's 
rain.  

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- Passing Showers
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2020 18:11:02 -0400
We had a few passing showers cooling us down. The greening up is
happening. We are so lucky. 


- Hint of Blue
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2020 07:30:14 -0400
We saw a little blue and pink at sunrise this morning. Cloud formation is 
visible.
Dust is much lighter today. The deer came early to nibble on starfruit again. 

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- Sunset
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 19:24:45 -0400
This is usually the gorgeous sunset shot. We can see that sliver of moon.
We saw a hint of pale blue sky towards the south in the late afternoon.
We are lucky to have a bit of breeze. Super hot today, heat index was 101F . 
Unheard of in June . 

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- Ocean View
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 07:22:01 -0400
Good Morning from the dusty NW side of St Thomas. There is the slightest 
breeze that we are so grateful for. Air conditioning is a fantasy. 

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- Hazy Skies in USVI and Caribbean Caused by Large Saharan Dust Plume Moving Over Atlantic Ocean, NASA Says
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 12:19:59 -0400
We have a slight breeze that we find amazing, copter drops on remote beaches 
leave tourists exposed to all of this, yachts and aircraft covered in it...not
remotely like our Dept of Tourism images. Very very hot . 


https://viconsortium.com/vi-climate/virgin-islands-hazy-skies-in-usvi-and-caribbean-caused-by-large-saharan-dust-plume-over-atlantic-ocean-nasa-says-

- Morning ?
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 07:24:21 -0400
No sunset, no sunrise, no horizon, no outer islands. 

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- Dust
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Jun 2020 13:31:07 -0400
In our 27 yrs here, never this much dust. Awful. There is an island out there.
Check your solar panels and rinse your plants if you can. 

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- Sahara Dust
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2020 07:27:01 -0400
No horizon line from the pool deck and the little island in our view has 
disappeared.
Pilots beware. There will be allot of aircraft washing. Will keep an eye on
the solar panels too. Hard to use what little cistern water that is left to 
rinse
off the panels. Imagine all this dust on your veggie garden? 

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- Saharan dust will stretch towards the US, putting the hurricane season on pause - CNN
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2020 17:38:06 -0400
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/17/weather/tropical-forecast-update-hurricane-saharan-dust/index.html

- hot hot hot
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2020 13:24:20 -0400
Our  heat index right now is 96...really? June 12....how will August feel ? 


- Rain
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2020 18:12:56 -0400
We had a few passing showers today. Grateful to not have to use our
precious cistern water to water the plants. Our dump is on fire and
the East end is crispy dry. 

The Saharan dust graph looks hopeful today to allow a few more showers. 

We will take any moisture we can get. 

Stay well. 


- Pineapple Summer
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2020 07:16:07 -0400
Hot,  humid, clear horizon, ......looks like the pineapples are happy.
As always Caribbean people are facing the seasonal " get ready" 
list. Our pantries are full from Corona Virus isolating. We continue 
to fix, paint and secure the leftover damage from Irmaria. 

We are so lucky to live among the most gracious folks on the planet. 

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- Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands Weather Conditions | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 28 May 2020 09:07:44 -0400
gusty, super close thunder, loads of rain....DROUGHT BREAKER 🤙🏽
https://www.wunderground.com/weather/vi/charlotte-amalie

- Rain At Last
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 28 May 2020 08:38:01 -0400
Temps just dropped. We have been hearing thunder for 24 hrs and now finally
the rain is here. Drifting West to East. It  smells so fantastic.In the last 45 
days 
we have had new gutters installed (only had a temporary gutter up since Irma),
 re-surfaced the cistern and re-plumbed both cisterns.Ready to collect that 
rain. 
I think the water man can rest today. Wishing some rain comes your way. 

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- Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands 10-Day Weather Forecast | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 26 May 2020 07:34:31 -0400
Drought breaker ? 
https://www.wunderground.com/forecast/vi/charlotte-amalie


- Clear Memorial Day
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 25 May 2020 09:35:18 -0400
That horizon line has not been this defined in weeks. Fingers  crossed that
the easing of Sahara Dust will  clear the way for some rain. We are the 
hottest, 
earliest ,driest in our 27 yrs here. The pool is at 90 degrees already. Very
tough on the veggies, but the beans and tomatoes are trying. 

The next 6 months will test us . We are so fortunate to 
live this Caribbean life with the most gracious  people on the planet.

Let's honor those that faced so much defending our countries.My Dad in
WWII flying over Europe. My Uncle in the S. Pacific in hand to hand 
conflict. We must honor the commitment of all of those
that serve in so many ways. Courage can't be measured.

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- IN STORM SEASON .....As tankers head toward the Caribbean, growing Iran-Venezuela ties draw U.S. concern - The Washington Post
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 23 May 2020 10:17:09 -0400
How will a hurricane season affect these tankers and military in the Caribbean? 

Subject: As tankers head toward the Caribbean, growing Iran-Venezuela ties draw U.S. concern - The Washington Post

largest US military presence in the Caribbean in a decade

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/as-tankers-head-toward-the-caribbean-growing-iran-venezuela-ties-draw-us-concern/2020/05/21/1b35e048-99e7-11ea-ad79-eef7cd734641_story.html

- Tired of COVID-19? Get Ready for Hurricane Season | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 8 May 2020 13:00:56 -0400
https://stthomassource.com/content/2020/05/07/tired-of-covid-19-get-ready-for-hurricane-season/

- Unusually active Atlantic hurricane season is predicted - The Washington Post
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2020 13:24:57 -0400
https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/04/02/above-average-atlantic-hurricane-season-predicted-including-possible-major-hurricane-strike/

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