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CruzanIron
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It is starting to track more north and the wind field has more than doubled in size. Tart you may want to stay off your broom also.

LMAO......

But we still love you OT.

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Posted : August 1, 2014 5:53 pm
Alana33
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It is starting to track more north and the wind field has more than doubled in size. Tart you may want to stay off your broom also.

Was that really nescessary janeinstx?

Wonder if they will still hold primary elections tomorrow?

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Topic starter Posted : August 1, 2014 5:56 pm
janeinstx
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It is starting to track more north and the wind field has more than doubled in size. Tart you may want to stay off your broom also.

LMAO......

But we still love you OT.

Yes. My attempt at humor may have been a little feeble

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Posted : August 1, 2014 6:11 pm
Alana33
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TROPICAL STORM WARNING

Issued By: NWS San Juan (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Affected Jurisdictions: St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas Counties

Headline: (CONTINUATION) Tropical Storm Warning issued August 01 at 2:13PM AST until further notice by NWS San Juan

...Center Of Bertha Approaching Martinique... .New Information... Updated Position Of The Storm. .Areas Affected... This Local Statement Provides Important Information And Recommended Actions For People And Marine Interests In Select Locations And Coastal Waters Of Puerto Rico And The U.S. Virgin Islands Coastal Waters. .Watches/Warnings... A Tropical Storm Warning Continues For The Following Locations... A Tropical Storm Warning Continues For The Following Locations... All Of Puerto Rico...Including Vieques And Culebra...And The U.S. Virgin Islands. For Marine Interests...A Tropical Storm Warning Continues For All Of Puerto Rico And The U.S. Virgin Islands Coastal Waters. .Storm Information... At 2 PM AST...The Center Of Tropical Storm Bertha Was Located Near Latitude 14.5N...Longitude 60.3W. This Was About 480 Miles East-Southeast Of Ponce Pr...Or About 370 Miles Southeast Of Saint Croix Vi. Storm Motion Was Wnw Or 295 Degrees At 22 Mph. Storm Intensity Was 50 Mph. .Situation Overview... Tropical Storm Bertha Is Expected To Move West Northwestward Around 20 Mph During The Next 24 Hours Passing South Of Ponce Late Saturday. Rains Will Overspread The Virgin Islands Early Saturday Morning And Reach Eastern Puerto Rico Around Daybreak Saturday. Rain Heavy At Times Will Continue Through Saturday Evening. 1 To 3 Inches With Isolated Amounts Up To 6 Inches Across Portions At The U. S. Virgin Islands. Rainfall Totals Of 3 To 6 Inches With Isolated Maximum Totals Of 10 Inches Are Possible Across Puerto Rico...With The Heaviest Totals Across The Southern Portion Of The Island.

The Next Local Statement Will Be Issued By The National Weather Service In San Juan Around 630 PM AST...Or Sooner If Conditions Warrant. ...Tropical Storm Warning Remains In Effect... ...Precautionary/Preparedness Actions... ...Probability Of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Conditions... There Is Little Chance For Hurricane Conditions At This Time. Also...The Chance For Tropical Storm Conditions At This Time Is Up To 50 Percent. ...Inland Flooding... Rain Heavy At Times Will Continue Through Saturday Evening. 1 To 3 Inches With Isolated Amounts Up To 6 Inches Across Portions At The U. S. Virgin Islands. Rainfall Totals Of 3 To 6 Inches With Isolated Maximum Totals Of 10 Inches Are Possible Across Puerto Rico...With The Heaviest Totals Across The Southern Portion Of The Island. ...Winds... As Tropical Storm Bertha Approaches...Sustained Tropical Storm Force Winds Are Expected To Begin Saturday Morning Over The U.S. Virgin Islands...Vieques And Culebra...And Early Afternoon Over Puerto Rico. Maximum Winds Are Forecast To Be In The 35 To 45 Mph Range With Gusts To 60 Mph. ...Tornadoes... Isolated Tornadoes Will Be Possible Saturday Afternoon And Evening As Winds Shift To The Southeast With Any Rain Bands.

For Those Under A Warning...Now Is The Time To Rush To Completion Preparations For The Protection Of Life And Property. Evacuate If Directed To Do So By Local Officials...Or If Your Home Is Vulnerable To High Winds Or Flooding. For Interests At Ports...Docks...And Marinas...Urgently Complete Prescribed Preparations According To Your Emergency Operations Plan For Tropical Cyclones. If You Live On A Boat...Make Final Preparations For Securing Your Craft Before Leaving It. Be Sure To Account For The Possible Closure Of Bridges And Causeways. Regarding Any Coastal Waters Under A Warning...Small Craft Should Remain In Port And Well Secured. For Additional Precautionary And Preparedness Information... Please Refer To The Detailed Recommendations Relative To Your Location As Further Described By Your Local National Weather Service Office And Local Emergency Management.

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Topic starter Posted : August 1, 2014 6:25 pm
OldTart
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A good sense of humor and a sturdy broom are always essential and particularly during hurricane season when the hysteria levels rise disproportionately at the first showing of a tropical storm. But I do need to check the wind shear gauge on that broom as it tends to stick a little, Some melted tree frog fat will take care of that - come along little chirpers, where are you hiding today? Come to Mama.

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Posted : August 1, 2014 6:32 pm
janeinstx
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A good sense of humor and a sturdy broom are always essential and particularly during hurricane season when the hysteria levels rise disproportionately at the first showing of a tropical storm. But I do need to check the wind shear gauge on that broom as it tends to stick a little, Some melted tree frog fat will take care of that - come along little chirpers, where are you hiding today? Come to Mama.

🙂

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Posted : August 1, 2014 6:50 pm
Alana33
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Have heard rum and tree frog fat with a squeeze of lime can be quite tasty! Hopefully with all the rain the little chirpers will be out in full force.

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Topic starter Posted : August 1, 2014 6:58 pm
islandjoan
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Now I'm wondering what will happen. It looks like the Sahara Dust is messing with it and it has fallen apart a bit.

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Posted : August 1, 2014 8:40 pm
AandA2VI
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So should we be bottling water and filling jugs for toilet flushing for this strength of storm? Do we typically lose power? Close hurricane shutters? I have all other preps but first time with anything coming close so not sure. Watching it on radar. Thanks.

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Posted : August 1, 2014 9:02 pm
janeinstx
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I always assume the power will go out and prepare accordingly. I'm not bothering with storm shutters though.

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Posted : August 1, 2014 9:05 pm
Alana33
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We lose power when it rains hard (or not) so best to prepare for outages, just in case.
I took down my birdfeeders, wind-chimes, hanging plants and moved plants off the deck railings. May move the more fragile plants inside. Charge the cell phone!

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Topic starter Posted : August 1, 2014 9:29 pm
OldTart
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I'm not moving a darned thing for a little tropical storm but I did fill a couple of gallon jugs of water just in case the power goes out for a bit so I can "shower" if necessary. Oh, and the tree frogs were nice and fat, the wind shear/directional gauge on the broomstick is now working just fine and all is well!

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Posted : August 1, 2014 10:47 pm
speee1dy
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i brought in the laundry

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Posted : August 1, 2014 11:46 pm
IslandHops
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power went out at 7am in estate st. john (stx). don't expect it back any time soon.

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Posted : August 2, 2014 11:20 am
speee1dy
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We still have ours. It did go off for less than a minute

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Posted : August 2, 2014 11:34 am
Alana33
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Not much happening here on Northside/STT which is a good thing in my mind.
Just listening to water trickling into cistern ( a joyus sound) but it's not even raining hard, nor has it been, just a drizzle and there really is no wind to speak of. At least power is still on. (fingers crossed it stays that way!)

Guess I'll put my wind chimes back up. They really get noisy if there's lots of wind since I have quite a few. Hope eveyone stays safe and enjoys a rainy day(s).

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Topic starter Posted : August 2, 2014 11:46 am
Alana33
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Finally starting to get some good, heavy rain!
A bit of thunder and an occassional good gust.
I'll hold off on the wind chimes. 🙂

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Topic starter Posted : August 2, 2014 12:55 pm
SkysTheLimit
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Northshore STX
Just had a wonderful heavy rain for about 45 minutes. Added 2 or 3 inches to the pool. Cisterns are full. 78 degrees with a nice breeze....

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Posted : August 2, 2014 3:28 pm
CruzanIron
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Almost 1" in my rain gauge mid-island STX.

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Posted : August 2, 2014 5:52 pm
speee1dy
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ok, i spoke too soon earlier. our power was out from about 10 till about 1:30. at least it is back on now

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Posted : August 2, 2014 5:55 pm
rmb2830
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ours still out...8:30 pm. No answer at either of the 2 wapa numbers. And not even a real storm

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Posted : August 3, 2014 12:35 am
speee1dy
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you must not be on the right feeder, one of the pleasures of living in town. hope it comes back on soon.

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Posted : August 3, 2014 10:01 am
gonetropo
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A little rain (1.25") and a little wind and no power for 14.5 hours!
No cable for 5 hours due in part to the WAPA outage.

Could not even reach WAPA until 2pm to report the outage after the power dropped at 545am. And they had a new Call Center in effect! Right! Two cans and a string based on our experience.

So, at 1130pm, some idiot from WAPA calls to see if our power if back!

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Posted : August 3, 2014 10:47 am
OldTart
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So, at 1130pm, some idiot from WAPA calls to see if our power if back!

How terribly rude of them to check on your situation. One can only hope against hope that a severe hurricane doesn't come through and leave you without power and TV for up to six months.

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Posted : August 3, 2014 12:11 pm
East Ender
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Well our power is out this morning in the sunshine. So glad to have a generator.

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