we are finally getting some rain. even some thunder to go with it. we sure need it. hope it lasts all day
some good long drenching downpours already on Crown Mt. STT -Thanks cause my legs were giving out from doing the rain dancing - the water vapor loops look like STX will be getting plenty too - the system spreads out all the way to the Windward Islands in this NASA link:
Yes! Rain, glorious rain!
It's so brown and dry here on the Northside of STT.
Haven't ever seen it this brown since I moved to this location 13 years ago. Even the Elephant Ear vines on the trees have been shriveling up due to our lengthy lack of rain.
Keep those knees healthy and keep on dancing, Exit Zero.
This is a lovely little system visiting us but it looks like it'll move on quickly and there's dry air behind this system.
Hope St. John is getting this rain, too!
We all need it!:@)
Hers what VITEMA has to say:
Alert / Warning Meteorological - SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
...This is an ACTUAL SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT ALERT...
Issued By: VITEMA Affected Jurisdictions: St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas, Water Island Counties
Headline: Tropical Wave Producing Showers, Thunderstorms, Strong Winds Across the VI Today through Tuesday Afternoon
A tropical wave is currently tracking through the central and northern Lesser Antilles and is producing strong showers and thunderstorms and wind gusts of up to 40 miles per hour. The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico will be impacted by the tropical wave from today through Tuesday afternoon. The system is expecting to produce 1 to 2 inches of rain.
VITEMA is advising the public to monitor weather reports via radio, television or the NOAA weather radio. Motorists are also advised to proceed cautiously along roadways.
We're getting a very little bit of rain here in STX south shore, a bit more up north, and of course WAPA's down for the last two hours.
We have got .15" here so far. Better come down tonight because it's missing Lerkenlund north and south
Even the Elephant Ear vines on the trees have been shriveling up due to our lengthy lack of rain.)
No worries, green up where I am and plenty of healthy, growing elephant ears to donate ...
That may be so in your immediate area which isn't really far from mine but the giant ones on the trees on my lower yard are not looking good at all. Never seen it as bad. I do mean shriveling on the vine, literally.
This tropical wave was almost as big a dud as Gonzalo last year. Maybe next week we will get rain.
Grateful for the little we got. Want more!
A couple day deluge would be nice, except for having to drive in it.
not as much or as long as i had hoped-i was hoping for an all day soaking
Dud, here Mid Island STX.
.49 barley raised my pool.
Soon Come, hope!
mid-island STX not even near the .25" level on my gauge.
Nothing to speak of at my house on the east end STX.
Start dancing, Exit Zero!