AND DE RAIN COME ON STT! YEE HA!
does stt usually get more rain than stx....and I guess these are island averages, which can vary depending on where you live, esp on stx.
You can drive down any road on any island and cross the wet/dry line at any time. Explaining that to someone who doesn't live here is rather tricky.
is that because of the rain shadow effect?
Hello beachbumbq, the numbers given were for measurements taken at the airport on STT & STX for a 24 hour period. Yes, measurements taken at other spots on each island would vary. Looking at some yearly averages for the islands as a whole, St. Croix usually gets a couple inches more rain fall than St. Thomas.
MSUgrad - yes the rain shadow effect is in play here.
yay I learned something in class ... 🙂
I am so glad it rained..when we were there a month ago we really needed it as everything was getting very dry and now our cistern will have plenty of water.
I have been following this thread since STTRes exclaimed her excitement about the rain. I shared the excitement as our home on Water Island was in desperate need of water. When we arrived in March, one cistern was completely empty - no rain and rental guests in/out for 2 months - and the other cistern was not drawing into the pump when we switched it over. It was good news / bad news though. For the 4 years we've owned our home we have been saying "we need to do maintenance on the leaky cisterns" but didn't want to let loose of the water. (It's a huge effort of coordination and expense to get water trucks over to Water Island.) So, this year we made lemonade and took the opportunity to do much needed repair and maintenance on both cisterns. The process of transferring water from one to the other cistern caused us to loose more gallons of precious water. Since then, though our guests were pleased with the sunshine and lack of rain, we were sweating bullets and our property manager was emphasizing "shower with a friend". We were absoutely thrilled to hear of the good dose of rain this week - even on Water Island where we don't always get the moisture on our side of the island that we see closing in on STT. Yippee!!!
At our home we had 8.9" of rain from this last storm and today the sun is back -- yeah!
Good grief, what DOES it cost to bring a water truck to Water Island?
The costs include water truck (same costs as STT including a gratuity)+approximately $250 for the barge+property manager costs to coordinate & manage the delivery. Got a call from the guy that repaired our cisterns - he went to the house yesterday morning to check for leaks and to make sure our cisterns were both up and properly operational. He said #1 cistern completely full and #2 cistern 2 feet from the top! Yippee!!!
I actually thought it would cost more using a barge than what you quoted but still nothing to sneeze at. Glad your cisterns are now full, though!