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Winds on STX

singlefin
September 14, 2017 10:11AM

Registered: 3 years ago
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Has anyone heard what our strongest winds were during Irma on St. Croix?
I keep hearing we only got category 1 winds.
I think I heard 135 mph winds where registered on Buck Island on the radio, however, isn't there a Buck Island by St. Thomas also?

Re: Winds on STX

speee1dy
September 14, 2017 10:56AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,217

listening to it from in the house leaving the back door open for air and light and the few trips outside i dont think we ( where i live ) had anywhere near that

Re: Winds on STX

islandjoan
September 14, 2017 11:14AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 1,335

I have been wondering the same thing. It really didn't sound worse than Omar but there were a few crazy gusts up on Hermon Hill. Not sustained though.

Re: Winds on STX

speee1dy
September 14, 2017 11:57AM

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to me it was barely a tropical storm

Re: Winds on STX

islandjoan
September 14, 2017 12:15PM

Registered: 10 years ago
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The portion of the storm that went over us only contained tropical storm force winds. There might have been some hurricane gusts at higher elevations. We are so lucky that we did not have any tornadoes touch down. Did you see the photo of the boat on top of the house on STJ (think it was STJ) A tornado did that. They must have had scores of them throughout.

Re: Winds on STX

Scubadoo
September 14, 2017 12:17PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,647

Quote
singlefin
Has anyone heard what our strongest winds were during Irma on St. Croix?
I keep hearing we only got category 1 winds.
I think I heard 135 mph winds where registered on Buck Island on the radio, however, isn't there a Buck Island by St. Thomas also?

Yes, there is a Buck Island at STT. Guess folks weren't too creative with coming up with names back then.

Re: Winds on STX

singlefin
September 14, 2017 12:52PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 515

Tropical storm force winds are "sustained winds for up to 1 full minute, not exceeding 74mph".

So STX did not get anything over that?

Re: Winds on STX

speee1dy
September 14, 2017 01:53PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,217

that would explain the same street names in christiansted and frederksted



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Scubadoo
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singlefin
Has anyone heard what our strongest winds were during Irma on St. Croix?
I keep hearing we only got category 1 winds.
I think I heard 135 mph winds where registered on Buck Island on the radio, however, isn't there a Buck Island by St. Thomas also?

Yes, there is a Buck Island at STT. Guess folks weren't too creative with coming up with names back then.

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