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islandjoan
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Wow it is really coming down! Hermon hill St. Croix it's raining buckets!!!

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Posted : May 3, 2016 2:06 am
dougtamjj
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Amazing amount of rain.

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Posted : May 3, 2016 2:12 am
Scubadoo
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Had a bunch of heavy showers roll through central NC today. Lots of power outages too, some still out. VI can't have all the fun:D

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Posted : May 3, 2016 2:28 am
RevFD
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Pouring way out East on STX, rain gauge at 0.62" tonight. Picked up 1.57" yesterday and a little over an inch Friday/Saturday. All good except for the darn roof is leaking... 🙁

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Posted : May 3, 2016 2:37 am
STTsailor
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I was visiting STX for the first time last weekend. We rented the car on Saturday just before the big rain hoping to see the island. I returned the car three hours later. The island was fludded and roads barely passable. Next day started moving the boat to Buck island. Got cought in another Tstorm with high winds. Had to turn around and hide. The visibility dropped down to 1/4 mile or less. This is when radio start buzzing about sailboat aground by Salt river barrier reef. The crew had to abandon ship. They got picked up by motor boat. Needless to say I am happy to be back on STT after all the STX drama.

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Posted : May 3, 2016 7:35 am
Alana33
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Bad weekend for a visit with all the weather.
Hope you'll get back over for a visit sometime when conditions are better.
Lovely morning here in STT. Sunshine and blue skies.

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Posted : May 3, 2016 10:26 am
speee1dy
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this weather has been amazing

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Posted : May 3, 2016 10:59 am
quirion
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I was visiting STX for the first time last weekend. We rented the car on Saturday just before the big rain hoping to see the island. I returned the car three hours later. The island was fludded and roads barely passable. Next day started moving the boat to Buck island. Got cought in another Tstorm with high winds. Had to turn around and hide. The visibility dropped down to 1/4 mile or less. This is when radio start buzzing about sailboat aground by Salt river barrier reef. The crew had to abandon ship. They got picked up by motor boat. Needless to say I am happy to be back on STT after all the STX drama.

The entire island was flooded and roads barely passable?
I must have been stuck in a black hole during that time as I seem to have missed that.
Glad to know that STT doesn't get storms

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Posted : May 3, 2016 11:06 am
stxsailor
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STT sailor come on back to STX soon. Green Cay Marina is a great place to chill. I'll even give you island tour

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Posted : May 3, 2016 11:19 am
Alana33
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When we have storms or heavy showers here in STT, quirion, you don't want to be driving around if you can help it. Our mountainous terrain quickly transforms our roads into rushing rivers. In a matter of minutes. Very dangerous.

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Posted : May 3, 2016 11:25 am
quirion
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I was being sarcastic about the evil croix island 🙂

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Posted : May 3, 2016 11:27 am
STTsailor
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We toured east end and decided to cut it short at 2:30 pm. This is when we crossed from south central to Christiansted. There were heavily fludded areas with cars going 5mph. In my little rental I was up to half wheel in the water. Guys in a big foot trucks we zooming by opposit direction drowning my little car in the wake.

Thanks for the invite STXsailor. Green Cay marina is lovely indeed.
Perhaps next time.

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Posted : May 3, 2016 11:39 am
AandA2VI
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When we have storms or heavy showers here in STT, quirion, you don't want to be driving around if you can help it. Our mountainous terrain quickly transforms our roads into rushing rivers. In a matter of minutes. Very dangerous.

In AZ durning monsoons which can easily and do often kill people with flash floods was intense but I don't think I've ever seen anything like that storm we had in STT.... was it two years ago? Was it after Gonzolo? I forget but I got stuck at hull bay with literally 3 feet or RUSHING water coming down the road. It was literally a raging river. No one could get out or in for several hours. The gut from it is still there on the beach. All that run off into the ocean made me so sad but I was shocked at just how fast and how much was barreling down. STX is just so much flatter so I don't worry much but that STT storm was a lesson learned. I remember seeing boulders half the size of my car at 4 corners. So powerful.

Personally LOVED the rain and both cisterns overflowing. It was super cold - with sweats and socks on lol. I also noticed the weird direction. Was like south one storm and then north - all over the board. We did have a small mudslide at our place but luckily it missed my car. Spent the next day clearing it. We have a tree STILL down on mahogany road - I've called and emailed WAPA and nothing. Its been a week. I haven't been into the rain forest but hopefully they fixed the lines that were hanging in the water. Someone brave put warning tape on it. Yikes.

I couldn't believe it but we didn't lose power the entire time! :-O And were on the worse line ever! Was shocked.

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Posted : May 7, 2016 3:52 am
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