Funnel cloud STX  

 

terry
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March 12, 2014 3:51 am  

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


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March 12, 2014 11:19 am  

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.


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March 12, 2014 12:20 pm  

no it never touched the ground.


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terry
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March 12, 2014 1:10 pm  

Thanks for the update


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March 12, 2014 3:46 pm  

I was flying myself back from St. Thomas....quite a site from the air.


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dxphy
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March 12, 2014 3:51 pm  

it just shows that cold weather can arise here


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March 12, 2014 4:45 pm  

Anyone got pics?


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islandjoan
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March 12, 2014 4:47 pm  

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!


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speee1dy
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March 12, 2014 5:10 pm  

there is a pic in the avis too


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loucypher
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March 12, 2014 7:06 pm  

How often does that happen here? Or is it more evidence of climate change?


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speee1dy
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March 12, 2014 9:00 pm  

not often and no


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March 13, 2014 12:28 am  

Never seen it before.., only over water a few times


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DixieChick
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March 13, 2014 12:29 am  

Pic should be sent to the weather channel.


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March 13, 2014 11:47 am  

I was wondering if that was a water spout (which are not completely uncommon) or a tornado.


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March 13, 2014 12:55 pm  

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.


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terry
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March 13, 2014 3:12 pm  

My friend Sue posted four photos on FB.


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DonExodus
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March 14, 2014 1:53 am  

I saw a waterspout over Hans Lollik this past Sunday as well. Anyone else?


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March 14, 2014 2:00 pm  

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!


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noOne
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March 15, 2014 5:51 am  

I remember finding this photo somewhere else and posting it years ago here:


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Alana33
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March 15, 2014 12:36 pm  

Yes NoOne! That is the picture I remember.
Thanks for posting it. Pretty Awesome!


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March 15, 2014 1:21 pm  

Incredible pic! Thanks for sharing!


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March 15, 2014 2:09 pm  

Was there another one that was similar that showed the Cruise Ship dock In STT or was that a lightning pic?
Long ago.


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