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- 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 
https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/?currentFeatureId=pr2021165003&extent=11.91035,-74.90479&extent=24.80668,-59.43604&listOnlyShown=true&timeZone=utc

- 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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- 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.
How are your sunsets ? 

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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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