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Funnel cloud STX

(@terry)
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Saw a post on FB of a funnel cloud over STX. Did it touch down?? Any damage?? I hope not.

 
Posted : March 12, 2014 3:51 am
 cdsp
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We stopped and watched it for at least 10 min!
It was beautiful and spooky at the same time!
I have never seen anything like it.
We saw it from Grove , near the old drive in,
About 5:00 or 5:30 yesterday afternoon.

 
Posted : March 12, 2014 11:19 am
(@dxphy)
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no it never touched the ground.

 
Posted : March 12, 2014 12:20 pm
(@terry)
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Thanks for the update

 
Posted : March 12, 2014 1:10 pm
(@beeski)
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I was flying myself back from St. Thomas....quite a site from the air.

 
Posted : March 12, 2014 3:46 pm
(@dxphy)
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it just shows that cold weather can arise here

 
Posted : March 12, 2014 3:51 pm
(@quirion)
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Anyone got pics?

 
Posted : March 12, 2014 4:45 pm
(@islandjoan)
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St Croix source has a photo taken right at the airport!
http://stcroixsource.com/
I just missed seeing it, too! I recall seeing a very low dark line of clouds and thinking that it looked like something could form out of it!

 
Posted : March 12, 2014 4:47 pm
(@speee1dy)
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there is a pic in the avis too

 
Posted : March 12, 2014 5:10 pm
(@loucypher)
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How often does that happen here? Or is it more evidence of climate change?

 
Posted : March 12, 2014 7:06 pm
(@speee1dy)
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not often and no

 
Posted : March 12, 2014 9:00 pm
(@DixieChick)
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Never seen it before.., only over water a few times

 
Posted : March 13, 2014 12:28 am
(@DixieChick)
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Pic should be sent to the weather channel.

 
Posted : March 13, 2014 12:29 am
(@east-ender)
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I was wondering if that was a water spout (which are not completely uncommon) or a tornado.

 
Posted : March 13, 2014 11:47 am
(@islandjoan)
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It was definitely over land, in the middle of the island, so it was a funnel cloud. If it touches down then it becomes a tornado.

Also since it was photographed at the airport, and then near Grove/Bethlehem, that means that it either travelled a mile or two, or two funnels had formed. Most likely it was the same one.

 
Posted : March 13, 2014 12:55 pm
(@terry)
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My friend Sue posted four photos on FB.

 
Posted : March 13, 2014 3:12 pm
(@DonExodus)
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I saw a waterspout over Hans Lollik this past Sunday as well. Anyone else?

 
Posted : March 14, 2014 1:53 am
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Waterspouts are not uncommon here in the VI.
I have seen lots over the years. Fascinating to watch them develop.
There's a terrific picture online I saw once of one in the STT harbour, early evening hours.
Saw a small one on the way back from Jost once and we drove around it, then stopped to enjoy the spectacle.
I have a couple pics from some I have seen from my home over the water. Pretty rare over land tho!

 
Posted : March 14, 2014 2:00 pm
(@noOne)
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I remember finding this photo somewhere else and posting it years ago here:

 
Posted : March 15, 2014 5:51 am
(@alana33)
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Yes NoOne! That is the picture I remember.
Thanks for posting it. Pretty Awesome!

 
Posted : March 15, 2014 12:36 pm
(@crazyflamingo)
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Incredible pic! Thanks for sharing!

 
Posted : March 15, 2014 1:21 pm
(@alana33)
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Was there another one that was similar that showed the Cruise Ship dock In STT or was that a lightning pic?
Long ago.

 
Posted : March 15, 2014 2:09 pm
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