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- Veggie Season Soon Come
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2019 14:25:22 -0400
We are 86 F today, loads of humidity and passing showers. The solar system 
is not feeling full gain til about 9am now and seems to taper off around 4 pm. 
Our off the grid life is always a challenge this time of year. We have had
rip tide warnings for about 2 weeks now, sailors and swimmers beware. 
These tomato seedlings should bear ripe ones by mid January.  

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- Short Days Off The Grid and After Irma FINALLY Cost-U-Less OPENS on St. Thomas | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2019 07:14:13 -0400
There are some that would line up at 3 a.m. to take part in re-opening 
the big box store that blew up in Irma over 2 years ago. We have come
a long way. Another few  years to finish the hotels and houses
still under blue tarps and we will feel more recovered. 

As we live off the grid during the short days up til Dec 20; the shortest
day of solar gain, we recall our sailor skills by conserving everything that
takes power including the water pump. We are grateful for sunshine for
the panels and  rain for our cisterns. The next round of veggie plants 
are flourishing. 

Caribbean people are masters of self reliance. 


https://stthomassource.com/content/2019/11/02/crowd-clamors-at-return-of-stt-costuless/

- Today's Catch
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Nov 2019 09:58:49 -0400
Just picked Carambola Star Fruit, we love it chopped mixed with honey and lemon 
over yogurt, or cut into stars and grilled. We are SO FAR SO GOOD this storm 
season.
So very very lucky. My sister's in California are dealing with power outages , 
heavy smoke and fire threats. All Earth's children are facing climate change 
challenges. 

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- Charlotte Amalie, united states virgin islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 07:15:08 -0400
boaters beware 
https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie/18.33,-64.92


- Earthquakes
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 07:11:36 -0400
16 earthquakes in Puerto Rico in last 24 hrs, 1 in Roadtown BVI and 1 in
Dominican Republic , lots of shakin going on.....did you feel it ? 


- Charlotte Amalie, united states virgin islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2019 21:36:22 -0400
Mariners beware 

https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie/18.33,-64.92


- Sunday Afternoon
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2019 16:47:03 -0400
Clear horizon .....we are so lucky.

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- very heavy rain right now
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 15:26:17 -0400
in the west end of st thomas 

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- After a Caribbean Hurricane, the Battle Is Where, or Even Whether, to Rebuild - The New York Times
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2019 08:36:56 -0400
St Maarten 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/07/world/americas/hurricane-irma-saint-martin.html


- Tropical update: Is Atlantic hurricane season over? - The Washington Post
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2019 16:37:31 -0400
https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/10/04/atlantic-hurricane-activity-has-simmered-down-we-are-not-out-woods/


- PWS Dashboard | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Oct 2019 13:56:11 -0400
USVI. "feels like 107 degrees " 

https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/KUNITEDS2


- In a post-Dorian Bahamas, you can smell more bodies than you can find - The Washington Post
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2019 21:46:54 -0400
Are the Bahamas in the Caribbean ? and other questions....we extreme storm 
survivors know that counting the deceased is a tricky situation. Remember the
yachters that were unaccounted for in Luis in St Maarten in 1995? 
etc etc etc 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/in-the-bahamas-you-can-smell-more-bodies-than-you-can-find/


- Beach Advisory for September 23-27 | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2019 07:31:28 -0400
Rain runoff , especially south side beaches, see this list of
beaches that are unsafe for swimming or fishing. 

https://stthomassource.com/content/2019/09/28/beach-advisory-for-september-23-27/


- James Hyde on Twitter: "All three at NOAA_AOML Hurricane Hunter aircraft airborne in conjunction with Hurricane #Lorenzo. N49 (Gonzo) and N43 (Miss Piggy) are double-teaming Lorenzo while N42 (Kermit) is on an international low level search an rescue mission in the sinking of the #BourbonRhode https://t.co/Bqi1FSIUad" / Twitter
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2019 20:33:49 -0400
https://twitter.com/wxmeddler/status/1177999548473647104


- 'Hoping For A Miracle': Weeks After Dorian Swallowed Grand Bahama, An Apocalyptic Scene | HuffPost
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2019 15:28:39 -0400
We can't forget how long this takes. 

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/hurricane-dorian-grand-bahama-recovery_n_5d8e0892e4b0ac3cdda74d21


- Karen Smacked Water Island
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2019 20:23:18 -0400
We have 4 populated US VIRGIN ISLANDS and many more to anchor near 
for snorkeling and diving. St Thomas, St Croix, St John , and Water Island.
This is the beach on Water Island trashed by Karen this week.




- LUCKY DUCKS
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2019 08:08:38 -0400
We are so LUCKY. Nice rest day. Carwash showers around 1am
and an extra blanket night with the fan turned down.We will
take it. Good to hear from you St John. So glad Anguilla received 
some rain. Our PR friend texted last night about plenty plenty rain.
Hoping PR is A O K .

- Goodbye and Goodnight Karen
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 18:18:17 -0400

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- now
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 13:40:31 -0400

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- M 6.0 - 62km NNW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 09:34:06 -0400
Did you feel it ? 
https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/pr2019267000/dyfi/intensity


- Latest Earthquakes North of Puerto Rico.
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 09:33:06 -0400
https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/


- San Juan Radar | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 07:56:48 -0400
https://www.wunderground.com/weather-radar/united-states/pr/san-juan/jua/


- Karen is WOKE. Are you?
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 06:50:25 -0400
Morning heavy showers at 3:30 am and it was as light as if it were 5:45 am. 
Was that "rainlight"? After studying the images and reading the reports
we will button up for Cat 1. Why not ? Her pressure is dropping, she
is moving a very sluggish 7mph and has a NE curve in 12 hours. 

The aviators packed the hangar . All day yesterday the pilots and 
mechanics competed for the most informed meteorologist award.
The mechanics won. All tucked in. 

 We have to prepare for a surprise and hope it is just a good 
long card game. 

Karen has that frosty white center , don't get fooled. 


- Sundown Before Karen
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 18:39:00 -0400
A little drop in temps, some passing showers for last few hours. Clouds running
SE to NW. Hoping Karen is all settled down now with no tricks. So glad
her depression set in. 

- 1/2 mile line for Sandbags
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 09:06:32 -0400
Aviator just saw 1/2 mile line from WAPA subbase to Crown Bay Marina 
of folks waiting for sand bags , FYI 


- Government Offices, Schools to Close at Noon as TS Karen Nears | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 08:56:58 -0400
https://stthomassource.com/content/2019/09/23/v-i-braces-for-tropical-storm-karen/


- Monday Dawn
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 06:06:37 -0400
Hard to see how pink the sky is in this picture. We have a gorgeous sunrise.
We are looking for good luck. 

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- Sand Bags Available to Meet Tropical Storm Karen | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 05:55:02 -0400
Sorry to hear of flooding in T&T, Tobago holds special memories for us.



https://stthomassource.com/content/2019/09/22/v-i-braces-for-tropical-storm-karen/


- Coast Guard Sets Port Condition X-RAY for PR/ USVI Due to Tropical Storm Karen | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 16:38:44 -0400
https://stthomassource.com/content/2019/09/22/coast-guard-sets-port-condition-x-ray-for-ports-in-pr-and-usvi-due-to-tropical-storm-karen/


- V.I. Braces for Tropical Storm Karen | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 15:46:31 -0400
oh so Dorian....will be 39 miles  west of St Thomas, deja vu all over again 


https://stthomassource.com/content/2019/09/22/v-i-braces-for-tropical-storm-karen/


- K L M storms 1995 Atlantic hurricane season - Wikipedia
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 15:37:31 -0400
I asked Gert about a former Karen in 1995, as a precursor to Luis and Marilyn 
and if you were in the Caribbean then ,you just might remember that memorable
season. Gert sent me this. History teaches us that storms "break trail" for
what is coming. 


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1995_Atlantic_hurricane_season


- Breaking News -Storm Watch Now in Effect
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 12:15:32 -0400
https://viconsortium.com/category/breaking-news/


- Karen The Cat 1
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 11:36:59 -0400
Read and heed Dave's report. We will prep for a Cat 1 as we should have
for Dorian. Double nutting the solar panels and applying some cargo
straps to big stuff from construction pile under deck. Why not? Then
when Lorenzo scares us we can say ......we ready now mon. The aviators 
are tucking aircraft in tomorrow morning. And home prep deadline is 5 pm 
tomorrow. 


- San Juan Radar | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 11:24:13 -0400

https://www.wunderground.com/weather-radar/united-states/pr/san-juan/jua/


- Dear Mrs Hogg in Bahamas
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2019 07:13:10 -0400
Dear Mrs Hogg, 
Your fear, anxiety, and feelings count no matter the measure of your Dorian 
damage. You went thru the event. Memories of the sounds, the shaking, 
the violence of Dorian will be with you for a long time. Your sense of 
safety is your primal loss.

Irma burned a fear in Virgin Islanders that blossoms every time a 
new storm is named. Flashbacks and foreboding are built in.

We have a new strong tight roof and when it rains hard or the wind makes
that certain sound the checking for leaks in the interior perimeter of the
house becomes a calming practice.

After two years and a few good scares internal fortitude has returned 
as  our survival skill. We are all on the same see saw. We island
folks get you. Take care of yourself . 

Your island nation's progress is astounding.
We are awed  by Bahamian strength. 



- Here Is A Tidbit in mb
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 21 Sep 2019 06:45:47 -0400
very dark at 5:45, calm and gray skies now, will be using the generator to
boost solar battery bank today 


https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/storminfo/99L_gefs_latest.png


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- San Juan Radar | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2019 21:53:31 -0400
As Jerry blasts off North, we hear waves pounding all the way up here on
the NW hilly side of St Thomas at 650ft..we usually only hear the pounding
surf during Christmas winds or March ground seas. The air is still and
kind of cool. Hoping Jerry behaves and stays away from Bermuda. We too
heard the loud chirping of tree frogs around 3 pm, broad daylight, very rare. 

Next round soon come.

Let us know how you do. 

- Beach Advisory for Sept. 20-27 | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:17:57 -0400
Stay  out of the water, as Dorian organized into a  Cat 1  over our heads the 
dolphinarium  left the captive dolphins in their pens thru the lightening and 
roiled waters. 
Wonder how the dolphins are doing today as the swells from Jerry roll in? 
No evacuations for captive dolphins. 


https://stthomassource.com/content/2019/09/20/beach-advisory-for-sept-20-27/

- Grateful
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2019 07:30:06 -0400
Have a good time fishing Jerry, don't hurt anyone. 
> 
> http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grateful


- Swell Sunset From West End St Thomas
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 17:52:27 -0400
right now 
Looking Northeast at the Atlantic from our deck 650 ft above sea level on 
West End St Thomas see the swell? Jerry is over 700 miles from us. We 
saw riptides, and ground sea action today. Sailors be safe. And so will we. 

- Jerry Is Now a Cat 1 Hurricane | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:11:41 -0400
noticed that the north seas are roiling up with riptides...looks like a ground 
sea 


https://stthomassource.com/content/2019/09/19/jerry-is-now-a-cat-1-hurricane/


- Coast Guard Sets Port Condition X-Ray | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 06:38:40 -0400
https://stthomassource.com/content/2019/09/19/coast-guard-sets-port-condition-x-ray/


- Tropical Storm Jerry Is Strengthening and Expected to Become a Hurricane in the Atlantic; Tropical Storm Watches Issued | The Weather Channel
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 05:56:23 -0400
Friends in Anguilla let us know what you know. Caribbean people stay safe. 


https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/2019-09-17-tropical-depression-ten-tropical-storm-jerry-hurricane-forecast


- checklist
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 15:41:28 -0400
fill your car....I noticed yesterday that fuel prices went up already
stash more cash
late Friday I will harvest everything that is nearly ripe or ready 
do all the laundry
what else ? 


- Denial Does Not Work
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:21:36 -0400
The aviators are packing the hangar on Friday. I'm going around the perimeter
 picking up the flotsam that a gardener's acreage constantly collects.

The pantry now includes the crackers in a can and instant mash. The pet food
is double stocked in a water tight bin. The beer and wine rack is almost full.

You can chant, pray or wish , demand or ask Jerry to go north but he is going
to do whatever he wants. See the system tucked up tight under the SW side of 
Puerto 
Rico? looks pretty powerful. Jerry is being wooed by influencers all around him.
Don't kid yourself. 

Be "readier" than you were for Dorian. Then you have a cleaned up tighter
ship, and can relax by Sunday and pop a cold one. 

We are "double nutting " the solar panels.. The propane tanks are full.
We make our own drinking water like most island folks. Do you ? 

We are cooler than yesterday. The temp at 4:30am was a cool 74. 
Let's just get this season over with. 

Let us know what you know. Stay safe. 

- Tropical Storm Jerry Is Strengthening and Expected to Become a Hurricane in the Atlantic Later this Week | The Weather Channel
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 11:07:17 -0400
now moving at 14mph 


https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/2019-09-17-tropical-depression-ten-tropical-storm-jerry-hurricane-forecast


- Tropical Depression Ten to Strengthen in the Central Atlantic; Forecast to Become Hurricane Jerry | The Weather Channel
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 17:34:31 -0400
Jerry just slowed down to 10mph forward movement, was 15 mph yesterday 
not good 


https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/2019-09-17-tropical-depression-ten-tropical-storm-jerry-hurricane-forecast


- Tropical Depression Ten Forms in the Central Atlantic; Forecast to Become a Hurricane | The Weather Channel
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 15:58:21 -0400
Jerry 


https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/2019-09-17-tropical-depression-ten-atlantic-peak-hurricane-season-september


- San Juan Radar | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 16:02:57 -0400
right now, I see very deep clouds building up from SW .....

https://www.wunderground.com/weather-radar/united-states/pr/san-juan/jua/


- earth :: a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2019 14:03:13 -0400
kind of beautiful 

https://earth.nullschool.net/


- Bahamas and Fresh Rain Water
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 16:29:26 -0400
Ten days after we got bombed by strong Cat 5 Irma in Sept of 2017, 
we were warned of a possible "tropical storm " named Maria on our little
fuzzy  transistor am radio  sitting next to the flashlight.

In hindsight I am grateful that our tv's and computers and wifi were 
not working. The anticipation and too much information about this 
Maria coming would have been too much. 

The pool was green swamp water  that we were still using to flush 
our toilet. What was left of the bush was salt water burned brown 
and there was no sense of new foliage
emerging. Our gutters were gone, so no cistern collections 
were being taken and we had buckets and coolers all lined up 
under what was left of the 
facia boards on the damaged roof to collect that sweet 
clean rain to come.

I was so desperate to feel cool fresh water on my skin I 
remember standing under the edge of the 
roof in the first passing rains of Maria and taking a shower with
my clothes on. Of course multi tasking  a little laundry duty while I washed 
my hair in the rain. I almost  cried it felt so good. My green beans and 
volunteer tomatoes jumped out of 
the ground after Maria. She was a very mean long steady high speed 
car wash . She swamped us good and finished 
re-carving  the hillside rivers around our little island of a house.  

Dear Bahamians , I am so so sorry that you are facing this weather 
system now. Hopefully you will feel a drop in the temps, get a good 
long shower and some water for  your buckets and cisterns. Cool rain
is so much better than salt water crusts.
Collect as much as you can. 


- 'We have to give paradise a hand': Dorian aid operation proves a huge logistical challenge | World news | The Guardian
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 09:37:30 -0400
Pace yourself 


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/12/bahamas-hurricane-dorian-relief-aid-effort


- Tropical update: Quiet now but with three systems to watch - The Washington Post
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 20:24:55 -0400
see last 3 paragraphs.....mid October 



https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/09/10/three-tropical-disturbances-watch-we-hit-peak-atlantic-hurricane-season/


- 'Trees snapped like toothpicks': how Dorian laid waste to Marsh Harbour | World news | The Guardian
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 15:41:53 -0400
The good news is the last sentence of this article.Somehow, someway, 
some people will stay and re-invent themselves and their surroundings. 
It takes years , as we know in the Virgin Islands . 

Patience is the key to surviving the aftermath. Never forget that 
government workers and responders lost their homes too. Losing everything 
and still trying to fulfill responsibilities is very difficult when you are in
shock. 

Patience is sharing everything with all in your community. That is
what it takes. 


- Dorian likely whipped up a 100-foot rogue wave near Newfoundland - The Washington Post
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2019 18:57:31 -0400
Imagine a 100 ft wave near your island? WOW 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/09/09/hurricane-dorian-likely-whipped-up-foot-rogue-wave-near-newfoundland/


- Remnants of Irma and Maria: Two Years Later, Blue Roofs Still Abound | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2019 09:33:05 -0400
Here is contact information for those thousands still under tarps 2 years after 
Irma.
Don't give up. Be safe. 

https://stthomassource.com/content/2019/09/05/remnants-of-maria-two-years-later-blue-roofs-still-abound/


- San Juan Radar | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 7 Sep 2019 06:42:29 -0400
looks like something for our cisterns 


https://www.wunderground.com/weather-radar/united-states/pr/san-juan/jua/


- Sept 6 2019
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2019 09:22:49 -0400
Two years after Irma and our memories are vivid and our hearts full
for the Bahamian people. They face a brutal path of recovery. 
We are still on that path. 

The warmth and love they will give each other and receive from the world
will feel overwhelming and empowering. Island folks know how to
take care of each other everyday no matter what the circumstances and 
somehow find  a way to be thankful even in the worst of times. We are 
gifted by the love of life  itself.

The next few months will feel like a struggle for survival on an hourly
basis. Mother Nature will bear  gifts as she slowly regains 
her strength. Pace yourself. Pace yourself. Nothing will ever be rebuilt
as it was. Only your hearts will be stronger.

We all will have to evolve into someone else as  Mother Nature
is continually disrespected. 

We are all we. 


- VI Governor Sends Letter to President Advocating for U.S. Aid to The Bahamas | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2019 08:39:04 -0400

We love our new Governor. Feel so much more secure now with him in charge.
Proud to be a Virgin Islander .


- Bahamas Persons SEARCH | Hurricane Dorian
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2019 06:56:08 -0400
nightmares, flashbacks, sorrow, fear, hope


https://docs.google.com/document/d/1M9wVx_Krgzb2cycTOGF4ZsS5JDrvRGwggCblUGtq6II/mobilebasic


- Donate to the Caribbean Hurricane Network - stormCARIB.com
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 1 Sep 2019 16:09:58 -0400
I just donated.....please think about how important StormCarib is to all of us.
Thank you Gert and Dave 

- Bahamas
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 1 Sep 2019 12:22:50 -0400
Please tell us where you are located in the islands when you post. We are
all so concerned for you. Please keep posting. 


- Bahamas
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2019 14:31:38 -0400
Please get to a safe place and stay in touch. Dorian does not follow forecasted 
paths.


- The Day After Dorian Came to St. Thomas | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2019 07:17:19 -0400
Isabel, here are more pictures of St Thomas, still allot of assessment going on.

We observed again yesterday intense temperature drop around 4 pm as Dorian's 
tail pulled away in between West End St Thomas and the Spanish Virgin Islands Culebra
and Vieques. With about a half hour  of rapid repeating "fireworks" thunder inside the clouds;
static electricity , imagine the power  and cold air inside those huge thunder heads. 
We are grateful to see sun this morning and hoping for some solar gain for
our off grid system. 

As you can see from this article those still under tarps and plywood lost any ground
gained and face what is coming without solid roofs.Almost 2 years and millions of
dollars in aid and our public housing buildings remain undone. 



- Opinion | Those Hurricane Maps Don’t Mean What You Think They Mean - The New York Times
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2019 21:53:01 -0400
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/29/opinion/hurricane-dorian-forecast-map.html


- Aftermath
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2019 18:57:54 -0400
A few wrecked aircraft. Some trees and bush down. Nerves frayed. 
No wifi or internet. Using a cell phone hotspot. Cloudy,cool,rainy all day.
Around 4 pm the continuing thunder sounded like a long fireworks display
coming up from SW to boost Dorian. The sudden drop in temp is an indicator
of bad bad stuff to come. He us going to be nasty. At this point just prep for
a Cat 5 and you will have no worries. 

We are so lucky to have our off the grid solar system intact. Surrounded by sound of neighbor's generators. No matter how tight you think your house is
sweeping leaves up inside is always part of the deal.

Pay attention. Next round be"readier". We are so lucky to live among
Caribbean folks.

- Exhaling Now
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 19:11:26 -0400
I've been writing for StormCarib since 1999 and lived in St Thomas since
1993. You tell me, we don't remember a named hurricane in August? 
A few in July, plenty in September, some October and November.
Do you remember an August hurricane in St Thomas? 

Dorian surprised us. We did prep for a tropical storm but certainly not
for a hurricane. We did not tie enough stuff down. This is the first 
hurricane that our solar panels have stayed rooftop for. It takes us a few
hours and some strong friends to take them down. We are very lucky
that nothing flew into them. Our  first coconuts since Irma 
are within pitching distance of our panels. 

Dorian taught us some lessons.The spaghetti tracks did show one strand 
a few days ago that came close to what stuck on our walls. We have been
surprised before . Not tucking completely in can make you feel powerless
when it is too late to finish that one last thing. 

It does not get any easier as the seasons re-emerge to haunt us. The 
totality of our memories get all riled up. Forecasting is much better
than decades ago but  Nature will do her thing. 

We are so grateful that our friends in Puerto Rico did not have to 
experience the Cat 1 Dorian as we did here on the West End. We are
all WOKE now. 

- almost 4 pm. long day
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 15:47:52 -0400
Dorian seems to have slowed to a car wash.  More wind than rain in long brushes 
of 
splatting moisture. We did not prepare enough. Some bigs plants and gardening
debris was tossed across the decks. Who knew? 
 Folks out driving past noon curfew by 1pm had
a scary ride home. We heard traffic on road above us during the gestation of
the Cat 1 bad boy .Just ran the generator for another hour to beef up
our off the grid solar battery system, so we have fan on "1" now.

There will be no solar gain today and we will have to run generator again.
We are so lucky to have a solid roof. Imagine going thru this under a tarp? 

We know for sure we are under a collective post traumatic stress syndrome high
alert. That whistling sound in the shutters is enough to remind us of 
how far we've come and how little power we have when Mother Nature 
chooses to kick us. 

We have hours to go. Can't wait for tomorrow morning. 
Hang tuff Puerto Rico. 

- round two,
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 14:45:22 -0400
our weather station stuck on 38 mph winds run up to 111 mph a while ago, then 
dead calm and now coming back for the  2nd half...oh boy 

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- up to 111 mph
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 14:23:14 -0400

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- lull.
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 14:10:10 -0400
we have a lull..time to start generator to beef up battery bank..


- IMG_0146.jpeg public housing in St Thomas
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 14:04:45 -0400

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- now 38 mph on NW side of St Thomas
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 13:12:47 -0400


- no fun
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 13:04:24 -0400

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- Dorian Has Reached
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 13:01:23 -0400
45 mins after curfew, Dorian has reached the NW side of Fortuna, car wash rain, 
gusts up to 26mph...we are swamped with memories

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- CURFEW ANNOUNCED
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 10:26:53 -0400
CURFEW ANNOUNCED FROM NOON TODAY TIL TOMORROW 6AM 



- Dorian Track Shifts Toward USVI, Sandbags Being Distributed, Power Outages Reported | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 10:19:41 -0400

- Sitting and waiting
  • By Ronnie Lockhart <ronusvi at aol.com>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 14:18:12 +0000 (UTC)
Dorian is confused. He likes to wander I guess. He is slated now to come pretty much closer to us. As I type there is light rain and wind. Hope it stays this way. We will be under curfew at noon until 6am tomorrow. Hope this changes. Our electricity went out and they said it was unrelated to the storm. They are back on now. Hopefully it will last through the passing. Waiting for the 11am report.

Ronnie

- Charlotte Amalie, Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 09:31:43 -0400
https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie-west/ISTTHOMA6


- Cloudy Morning
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 07:22:12 -0400
We are cooler, and cloudy.Rained overnight. San Juan radar is down.

We will see how the new puppy deals with thunder.

Let us know what you are feeling in St Croix and St John. 



- Aviation Scramble
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 21:59:32 -0400
The aviators scrambled, negotiated, and tucked in the charter and general
aviation aircraft into the hangars by dark tonight just in case. Looks like a lesson
in  geometry and physics.

Where will the captive dolphins be during storm alerts this season? Imagine
being in trapped in a metal pen in the ocean during a lightening storm ? Like 
horses in a burning barn. 

We still see too many blue tarp roofs . We all have an involuntary muscle
and gut memory. 

- Closer
  • By Ronald Lockhart <ronusvi at aol.com>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 18:48:27 -0400
Seems that we are on alert now. Wind and rain yes. I’m sure we’ll be okay. 

Ronnie 





- Dorian to Brush Past USVI About 9 a.m. Wednesday | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 19:09:46 -0400
https://stthomassource.com/content/2019/08/27/dorian-to-brush-past-usvi-about-9-a-m-wednesday/


- Tropical Storm Dorian: Puerto Rico on Alert for Hurricane - The New York Times
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 13:57:14 -0400
We send hopeful wishes to our Puerto Rican neighbors that Dorian will behave.
Meanwhile might as well clear the guts and ditches around here. Expect rain.
We are   windier than a normal roasting August day. Lots of solar gain for the 
panels
today. Let us know how you are doing. 
 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/27/us/tropical-storm-dorian-hurricane.html


- Public Advisory US VIRGIN ISLANDS
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2019 21:11:44 -0400
Island neighbors please update us on your status. 
TROPICAL STORM DORIAN PUBLIC ADVISORY

Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Commissioner Jean-Pierre Oriol announces that, in anticipation of Tropical Storm Dorian, the Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) anticipates negative environmental impacts caused by storm-water runoff.  

DPNR advises the public to refrain from using the coastal waters throughout the Territory until further notification.  DPNR is also advising parents to instruct their children to keep away from storm water-impacted beaches as well as areas with manholes and storm water flooding.  There may be an elevated health risk to anyone swimming in storm water-impacted areas as a result of increased concentrations of bacteria. 

All persons should also be aware that storm water runoff may also contain contaminants or pollutants harmful to human health and therefore all persons should avoid areas of storm water runoff (i.e. guts, puddles, and drainage basins).  DPNR will continue to monitor the impacted areas and waters.

DPNR also advises the public to complete the following tasks to PROTECT YOUR DRINKING WATER resources in preparation for an impending hurricane disaster and the resulting potential water resources emergency:

1. Downspouts leading to cisterns should be completely disconnected or blocked securely to protect the water source.

2. A two (2) week supply of potable water should be stored in a safe weatherproof place, preferably indoors.  This water supply will provide water for drinking, cooking, and bathing.  To figure out how much water you will need for a two (2) week supply: multiply the number of residents by 20 gallons per person per day and then multiply that number by 14 days.  For example, a family of four should store 1120 gallons of water.
 (Ex: 4 people x 20 gallons/person/day x 14 days = 1120 gallons)

3) An adequate supply of disinfecting agents [liquid chlorine containing 5.25% sodium hypochlorite (i.e. Clorox), powdered chlorine (active ingredient calcium hypochloride) or iodine] should be on hand and stored in a safe place.  

4) A supply of sterile potable water bottles and other suitable containers should be secured to store water.

5) A list of emergency water supplies may be obtained from the Division of Environmental Protection of DPNR at Charles W. Turnbull Regional Library on St. Thomas or #45 Mars Hill, Frederiksted on St. Croix.

As a reminder, these precautions should be taken ONLY if a major storm or hurricane is imminent and poses a severe threat to your water supply. 

Moreover, DPNR advises ALL CONTRACTORS, DEVELOPERS, AND HOME BUILDERS to immediately maintain and implement additional erosion and sediment control practices at all areas where property is cleared, graded, filled, or otherwise disturbed.  

Please take this opportunity to visually locate areas that may need additional erosion and sediment control measures.  Measures include, but are not limited to the following:
• Preservation of natural vegetation  
• Drainage Swales / Diversions
• Temporary & Permanent Seeding
• Soil Sealers / Binders
• Erosion Control Mats 
• Soil Retaining Walls 
• Construction Entrances / Exits
• Silt Fencing
• Sediment Traps
• Mulches, Mats & Geotextiles

It is also advised that all construction materials and equipment be removed from sites or be properly secured.  This includes all items likely to become airborne objects that may cause damage to your property or adjacent parcels.

Commissioner Jean-Pierre Oriol also reminds residents with wind turbines installed on their property to lower their towers before the impending storm and ensure that the perimeter designated as the setback from the property line is cleared of any structures or buildings that may be damaged with the potential of becoming airborne debris.

To report any areas of concern, contact the Division of Environmental Protection Earth Change Program at 774-3320 or 773-1082.

- Update
  • By Ronald Lockhart <ronusvi at aol.com>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2019 11:06:43 -0400
11 am update still has us outside the cone. Passing south of us Wednesday 
night. Stay tuned.
Ronnie

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- Dorian
  • By Ronnie Lockhart <ronusvi at aol.com>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2019 23:41:53 +0000 (UTC)
Ho there. Been a while since I have written anything. Hopyfully back to normal. Yes, Dorian is looming out there and should pass south of us not to cause any problems in St Thomas. The usual frenzy has begun on social media and I guess those suffering from PTSD from IrMaria are getting skittish. Let's see how it plays out. I for one is not skittish!

Ronnie

- Storm Runoff Dangerous for Swimmers Yahoo News AU article
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 08:49:35 -0400
About 3 weeks ago we had 6 " of rain in 3 hours , add to Sargassum , destroy
mangroves and this is what you get. 


- Waiting to Exhale
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2019 19:02:52 -0400
Another calm clear sunset without fear. The quiet season so far has helped us 
all
catch up, get prepared and continue our recovery. Clear horizon and cooler 
nights always make up for August heat. We have had enough rain to pressure 
wash the mud smears from the deluge 3 weeks ago. The water mon is resting.


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- Traveling in Hurricane Season: Is it Worth the Risk? - The New York Times
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 18:27:52 -0400
Yes, pay attention to forecasts and check your coverage...most islands are 
emerald green from recent rains ; cooler and quieter in the summer then most 
larger land masses. 


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/09/travel/hurricane-season-travel-insurance.html


- Sargassum Weed has invaded the bays in recent days...
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 4 Aug 2019 07:23:04 -0400

Please post on your  social media ....Water Bay, St Thomas Dolphinarium 
Just created a (short) video showing the after-effects of the recent heavy rains over the island of St. Thomas.
Run-off from the island created bad water conditions in Water Bay.
Uploaded to YouTube:
https://youtu.be/WdYrUypsmBw

Two days after the rains, the water in their dolphin pens still looked murky; plus as seen there's quite a large mat of Sargassum Seaweed floating in the pens as well.

Herman
St. Thomas, VI

Herman <dspallas at gmail.com> wrote:


- Saturday Mud
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 3 Aug 2019 09:47:33 -0400
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- San Juan Radar | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Aug 2019 16:30:44 -0400
right now.  after cleaning mud all day, we are getting a pressure washing rain 
from almost due north.....water mon can take a vacation now 
https://www.wunderground.com/weather-radar/united-states/pr/san-juan/jua/


- Plugging away
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Aug 2019 06:58:52 -0400
We got this far yesterday in the courtyard and are waiting for a cleanup  crew 
to help
today. That was allot of rain in a few hours. Preparing for next round. Being 
ready
is the key. 

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- mud
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2019 07:02:51 -0400
our work is cut out for us today, much cooler....looking for sun 

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- On the Ground on STT: Flash Floods Bringing Down Rocks, Trees and Roadsides | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2019 06:26:38 -0400
https://stthomassource.com/content/2019/07/31/on-the-ground-on-stt-flash-floods-bringing-down-rocks-trees-and-roadsides/


- Wednesday's Storms Knocked Out Power To Much of St. Thomas | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 18:39:47 -0400
https://stthomassource.com/content/2019/07/31/wednesdays-storms-knocked-out-power-to-much-of-st-thomas/


- Alert: Flash Flood Warning on STT-STJ until 7:15 P.M. | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 18:38:50 -0400
https://stthomassource.com/content/2019/07/31/alert-flash-flood-warning-on-stt-stj-until-715-p-m/


- shaky acre
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 17:55:28 -0400
I'm now calm enough to write this as the aviator made it up the steepest hill 
in St Thomas against a river, waterfall geyser and downed branches to get home 
before dark.  My weather station says 4.63 inches have fallen in last few hours 
with gusts up
to 13 mph. Temp dropped to 72 now up to 74. The mountain of dirt behind the 
new retaining wall has brought rivers of mud into courtyard and the 2 loads of
gravel for driveway that was delivered last week  is now part of the river.

I feel safe now , and the dogs held up well. Probably more to come. I feel 
lucky, 
we have a roof. So many still don't . 

- St Thomas says Hi to Anguilla
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 16:33:54 -0400
Joanie from Anguilla say hi to Isaiah from Jane Higgins in St Thomas, I know 
him well.
We are getting it now, big boomers right overhead. New puppy is getting the 
Caribbean 
baptism. Pilot and mechanic stuck in Virgin Gorda. Another mechanic waiting out 
storm at hangar. 

- storm runoff
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2019 08:07:13 -0400
On St Thomas East End, the drought is broken, where once stood a mangrove 
forest, 
(we see blackwater lagoon ) we see runoff into captive dolphin pens. 80% chance 
of more rain today. 

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- Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2019 19:21:37 -0400
we are really getting now


https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie/ICHARLOT45


- San Juan Radar | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2019 06:28:43 -0400
mostly north of us, lots of thunder and lightening .......so far ground is 
soaking
it all up from many rain showers overnight, 77 F Degrees right now...light winds
to 4 mph 


https://www.wunderground.com/weather-radar/united-states/pr/san-juan/jua/


- Latest Earthquakes. Shake and Bake
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2019 20:47:26 -0400
Recipe for a July Caribbean afternoon= earthquake shake , cover in sahara dust, 
bake at 89F degrees with 83% humidity and wait for that tropical wave .....


- St. Thomas' Dolphin outdoor pens... Thursday July 25 at 12:00-ish... Sargasso Weed has invaded the bay in recent days...
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2019 08:45:37 -0400
See  the water quality in St Thomas  in the captive dolphin pen on our East end.
Please BOYCOTT captive dolphin exhibits everywhere. There is no sanctuary for 
dolphins trapped in polluted waters . 
> As you can see from the attached pics, the weed is heavily present on the 
> beach, and along the South side of the bay at the 'Resort', opposite the pens.
> Streaks of the invading weed can be seen in the waters entering the bay.
> There's a dark-brown stain in the waters that seems to pervade the pens' 
> waters too.... 
> On the West side of the pens the brown Sargasso weed can be seen inside the 
> pens... trapped against the floating barrier that's supposed to keep stuff 
> out.
> St. Thomas, VI

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- San Juan Radar | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2019 06:57:32 -0400
Enough passing showers to give the water mon rest and quench the veggies.

- Big Boom
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2019 20:56:36 -0400
our heads up big boomers are here now....very loud..pilots and sailors pay 
attention now 

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- Cool Down
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2019 06:49:53 -0400
A cold front blew in around midnight with gusts up to 12 mph. Woke up
to a cool 72 degrees around 5 am. Nice. 


- An asteroid exploded in the sky south of Puerto Rico Saturday - The Washington Post
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2019 13:01:56 -0400
wow
https://www.washingtonpost.com


- We will take it
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2019 06:57:42 -0400
.14 inches of rain this morning, surrounded by passing showers, a cool 75 
degrees,
98% humidity and 80 degrees in the house.....will not need to water veggies
today....good news, horizon hazy 

- last night
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2019 07:02:58 -0400
here is sunset last night, moisture built up, received a bit of rain overnight,
now 79degrees with 97%humidity, what is yours ? 

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- Sahara Sunset
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2019 06:50:47 -0400
last night, no horizon ,no outer islands
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> 
> 
> Sent from my iPad

- Pineapple Days
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 07:50:27 -0400
our 6th one in 2019 .....yummy , worth the wait....looking for rain 

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- Friday Sunset
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2019 19:04:09 -0400
waiting for cool down tonight 

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- San Juan Radar | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 31 May 2019 12:36:57 -0400
more rain soon come
https://www.wunderground.com/weather-radar/united-states/pr/san-juan/jua/


- Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 29 May 2019 07:09:31 -0400
careful what we wish for 
https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie/ICHARLOT45


- Charlotte Amalie, United States Virgin Islands Forecast | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 28 May 2019 07:28:22 -0400
try again...lots of rain !!!!
https://www.wunderground.com/weather/vi/charlotte-amalie/ICHARLOT45


- San Juan Radar | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 28 May 2019 07:09:42 -0400
drought breaker👌🏽
https://www.wunderground.com/weather-radar/united-states/pr/san-juan/jua/


- Primal Fear: Can Monkeys Help Unlock the Secrets of Trauma? - The New York Times
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 26 May 2019 09:27:07 -0400
This article is really about all us, surviving Irma and Maria. Being prepared will
help us and everyone around us. Summer is here with some drops of rain. 



- STOP CAPTIVE DOLPHIN COMMENTS Extension of comment period for File No. 22686 (Chicago Zoological Society)IN ST THOMAS USVI
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 14:47:38 -0400
PLEASE ASK FOR THE PERMIT TO IMPORT CAPTIVE DOLPHINS INTO ST THOMAS 
BE DENIED
 
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is responding to your request for an extension of the public comment period and public hearing on an application submitted by the Chicago Zoological Society (CZS) for the import three bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) for public display.  

We have decided to extend the public comment period for an additional 30 days to provide the public an opportunity to review additional information provided by CZS.  However, we determined that a public hearing is not warranted because documentation related to this MMPA permit application can be provided in writing.  In order to allow for a full 30 days for additional public comment, we will accept comment through May 19, 2019, even though the FR notice indicates that the comment period ends on May 16, 2019.  

NMFS has gone back to CZS and has requested additional information regarding the health status of the dolphins and the water quality at Coral World.  In addition, CZS has updated their transport plans regarding the timing and destination of the dolphins to be imported.  The amended application is posted online at: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/action/permit-application-import-3-bottlenose-dolphins-file-no-22686-chicago-zoological-society.



- Still Chillin
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 08:24:10 -0400
We have had the coldest winter into spring that we can remember
in our 25 years here. With  morning temps under 70 degrees 
up til this week. The sea and pool remain very cool and the sweaters
and comforters are still in use here on the NW side of St Thomas.A strong
brief downpour woke us at day break. The veggies and herbs are loving
this chillin ting. The second planting of tomatoes has potential. So lucky. 


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