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Maria is a Cat 5  

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dougtamjj
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God Bless us all. Stay safe everyone.

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Posted : September 18, 2017 11:39 pm
CarlHartmann
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Hammering the 73,543 citizens of Dominica at 9:27 pm

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Results for St.Croix (17.7N, 64.8W):

The approximate Closest Point of Approach (CPA) is located near 17.5N, 65.0W or about 19.8 miles (31.9 km) from your location. The estimated time of when the center of the storm will be at that location is in about 1 day, 12 hours and 38 minutes from now (Wednesday, September 20 at 10:06AM AST).

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Posted : September 19, 2017 12:29 am
yum9035
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wow 2 cat 5s within a couple weeks. unprecedented......

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Posted : September 19, 2017 12:52 am
Scubadoo
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The governor announced a curfew that will take effect 10:00 a.m. today. The territory’s seaports will be closed at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, and the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority plans to keep St. Croix’s power supply system on until approximately 2:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

‘WIDESPREAD DEVASTATION’ REPORTED IN DOMINICA AS HURRICANE MARIA BARRELS TOWARD USVI

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Posted : September 19, 2017 12:14 pm
Scubadoo
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STX getting wind and heavy rain now.

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Posted : September 19, 2017 2:27 pm
CarlHartmann
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The eye is now visible on San Juan Radar

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At 11am Tues - NHC: "Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km)."

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Posted : September 19, 2017 3:12 pm
dougtamjj
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when can we expect hurricane force winds

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Posted : September 19, 2017 4:01 pm
Beeski
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when can we expect hurricane force winds

7-8pm is what I see...but that is a forecast.

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Posted : September 19, 2017 4:28 pm
stx cca
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VI Consortium on facebook has updates from Governor Mapp - from a report an hour ago...Expected to hit south west part of island - Hurricane force winds will be felt from east end of island to west end of island. Hurricane Winds expected to start around 10pm-12 midnight tonite and expected to end 6am-8 am tomorrow. 25 feet of surge possible on south end of the island.

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Posted : September 19, 2017 5:21 pm
CarlHartmann
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7 pm 175 MPH - forward motion increased will be at CPA at 3 am

ZCZC MIATCUAT5 ALL
TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM

Hurricane Maria Tropical Cyclone Update
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL152017
700 PM AST Tue Sep 19 2017

...700 PM AST POSITION AND INTENSITY UPDATE...
...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE MARIA STILL
STRENGTHENING...

Reports just received from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter
aircraft indicate that the maximum sustained winds have increased
to 175 mph
(280 km/h). The estimated minimum pressure based on
data from the aircraft is 909 mb (26.84).

Results for St.Croix (17.7N, 64.8W):

The approximate Closest Point of Approach (CPA) is located near 17.4N, 65.0W or about 25.5 miles (41.0 km) from your location. The estimated time of when the center of the storm will be at that location is in about 7 hours and 37 minutes from now (Wednesday, September 20 at 3:00AM AST).

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Posted : September 19, 2017 10:16 pm
GregVT
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Been closely watching live reports for the past seven hours or so. Took note when the STX live cam went down and when forum posts seemed to cease. Best wishes to everyone!

Still wish I was there instead of here. Hope everyone is okay.

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Posted : September 20, 2017 4:02 am
LiquidFluoride
(@LiquidFluoride)
Trusted Member

That was a crazy storm,, I'm on the south west end of the island and it looks like hugo... there are tree's with bark that was stripped off the winds were so strong.

Hope everyone made it safe, us and the horses made it fine (just some damage to the house, and almost every tree knocked down)....

There was a [URL="http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/abinazir/2011/06/15/what-are-chances-you-would-be-born/"]1: 400,000,000,000,000[/URL] chance of you being born: what have you done with your miraculous life today?

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Posted : September 21, 2017 10:51 pm
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