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Alana33
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At last, were getting some substantial rain here in STT instead of just the brief, fast shower that evaporates as it hits the ground!

I hope you're sharing in the beneficial rains, too, STX!

The last few days we've had a couple rain showers and it has already made a difference in the plants in my yard. My Caromblo started to put out little flowers and green grass is struggling to grow on road going up to fire station. Much remains burnt out brown tho.

Nice steady downpour! Thank goodness!

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Topic starter Posted : August 16, 2015 4:36 pm
CruzanIron
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1/4" mid island STX over the last 48 hours.

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Posted : August 16, 2015 5:10 pm
IslandHops
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We watched all the showers north of salt river with baited anticipation however it was all just a tease.

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Posted : August 16, 2015 5:54 pm
AandA2VI
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Yea not mush out west STX at all. A spurt last night bout 11 and hats been pretty much it. BUT we do have invest 96L coming at us now off Africa. 40% chance or developing cyclonic action that say. Nothing big but should bring some rain. I can NOT get over how bad the livestock looks here. Many of the horses I see looks near death and the poor goats! Even the huge cows when you're coming out of the rainforest towards the pier look pretty hungry. All the fields looks dry as can be. 🙁

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Posted : August 16, 2015 6:44 pm
speee1dy
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where, jealous, where

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Posted : August 16, 2015 8:13 pm
Spartygrad95
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We had .7" in gauge this morning, after today's rain I'm sure we are over 1" for weekend. NOAA is giving Invest 96L a 60% chance of development over next 5 days based on their 2 pm forecast and a pattern in our general direction. Keep raining.

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Posted : August 16, 2015 8:20 pm
Alana33
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Wave Brings Rain to St. Thomas, St. John, Brushes St. Croix

http://stthomassource.com/content/news/local-news/2015/08/16/wave-brings-rain-st-thomas-st-john-brushes-st-croix

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Topic starter Posted : August 17, 2015 9:02 am
Spartygrad95
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1.25" for the weekend. Yay.

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Posted : August 17, 2015 9:11 am
speee1dy
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lets hope the invest brings lots of much needed rain for all of us

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Posted : August 17, 2015 10:38 am
Alana33
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Yes, beautiful rain and nothing more! Fingers crossed.
It's been nice to have blue skies again and not the haze created by the Sahara dust.

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Topic starter Posted : August 17, 2015 10:44 am
speee1dy
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now that is true alana

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Posted : August 17, 2015 12:05 pm
gigahound
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Record breaking monthly rain (USVI)

November 2003
St. Thomas 18.39 inches
St. John 18.91 inches

September 1979
St. Croix 21.39 inches

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Posted : August 17, 2015 7:38 pm
Alana33
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I remember the Nov. 2003 deluge. It rained every day for the month. Lots of flooding and washed out roads. The ghut by my home was a roaring river. No DISH TV for the duration as it couldn't capture a signal thru the cloud cover. But island was nice and green and lush!

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Topic starter Posted : August 17, 2015 8:34 pm
gigahound
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Just for fun, one can calculate how much water fell on the USVI in that 2003 November month deluge. Figure about 1.5 feet (18 inches) of rain fell on 133,000 sq miles over 30 days. That works out to 5.6 billion cubic feet of rain water in total. Since there are about 7.5 gallons of water in a cubic foot, that translates to 42 billion gallons. That's a lot of fresh water.

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Posted : August 18, 2015 2:16 am
speee1dy
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a bit of rain last night-not long enough by any means

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Posted : August 18, 2015 10:31 am
Spartygrad95
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Tropical depression 4 is now in Atlantic. Could be TS Danny by end of day

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Posted : August 18, 2015 2:06 pm
speee1dy
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thanks for the good news

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Posted : August 18, 2015 2:13 pm
Spartygrad95
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OldTart
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To keep up to par we need at least two more threads on this first storm and its development. 😀

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Posted : August 19, 2015 10:30 am
Spartygrad95
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To keep up to par we need at least two more threads on this first storm and its development. 😀

I'll start a new one and another about "safer" islands

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Posted : August 19, 2015 11:02 am
OldTart
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To keep up to par we need at least two more threads on this first storm and its development. 😀

I'll start a new one and another about "safer" islands

That'll work! For a start anyway ...

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Posted : August 19, 2015 11:04 am
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