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(@Scubadoo)
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How has the Sahara Dust been over the past few weeks? Noticeable?

 
Posted : July 17, 2015 9:34 pm
(@alana33)
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Dusty, Dusty, Dusty!
Plus, the result is that we haven't really gotten any good rain since mid Feb. I'm even getting allergies and had to buy water, first time, ever! North side dry as a bone, no lush green grass, flamboyants not all flowering and my elephant ear plants withering on the vine.
We need some rain. A substantial amount.

 
Posted : July 17, 2015 10:41 pm
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Alana we have measured 2.9" of rain in the past 120 days on golf course. Dry is an understatement. There looks like a decent tropical wave moving past Cape Verde's. We need it bad

 
Posted : July 17, 2015 11:17 pm
(@the-oldtart)
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It's dry but I've not seen any Sahara dust ...

 
Posted : July 17, 2015 11:21 pm
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You may need new glasses, OT.
I hate dirty windows and rinsed truck off yesterday and so dusty again, today.
Maybe you're in pocket that may get more of the little rain we've had but grass around where is like I've never seen before in this location. The pond at top of hill is extremely low for the farmers. Pray for a good dousing with no wind related issues.

 
Posted : July 17, 2015 11:48 pm
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The Saharan dust map that NOAA has shows fairly high levels in Leeward Islands. Much higher in Windwards. I have noticed my windows are dirty too.

 
Posted : July 18, 2015 12:07 am
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Don't believe I need any newer glasses than those I recently purchased and know the difference between "regular" dry weather dust and Sahara dust which casts a pall over the local skies and is very gritty in nature. I checked the NOAA site which makes no mention of Sahara dust in the USVI at this time. 😀

 
Posted : July 18, 2015 12:56 am
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http://forecast.uoa.gr/dustindx.php

 
Posted : July 18, 2015 1:06 am
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Storm Carib also has a radar image that shows the Sahara Dust.
It has thinned out a little but was showing thicker coverage the last 2 days.

Scroll down to the middle of this page:
http://www.stormcarib.com/goes.htm

 
Posted : July 18, 2015 1:12 am
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The monthly 2015 precipitation amounts for the VI on the NOAA website are truly sad.

When I flew into STX last year during Sahara dust I could see it floating in large pockets on the ocean.

 
Posted : July 18, 2015 2:27 am
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nothing but dust seems like forever. the cat and hubby having a hard time breathing

 
Posted : July 18, 2015 8:54 am
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I see nothing in the links provided to indicate that there is any major swath of Sahara dust enveloping our area nor are there any hazardous warnings anywhere which always accompany major passing swaths such as the last one which I believe was in April.

 
Posted : July 18, 2015 10:56 am
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I said that the dust has thinned out. It fluctuates and last week it was very thick on the radar on storm carob.

 
Posted : July 20, 2015 3:24 am
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I'm so used to Saharan dust now that I rarely ever notice it.

 
Posted : July 20, 2015 11:11 am
(@alana33)
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I always notice it. I miss our clear blue skies on the grey, hazy days, of which there have so many since summer started. The only good thing is that it deters tropical storm creation but we could sure use some nice rain.

 
Posted : July 20, 2015 11:26 am
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The haziness is very similar to what I was used to living in Toronto about 20 years ago.

 
Posted : July 21, 2015 11:34 am
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Washed my truck and windows over weekend and dusty, again, already.

 
Posted : July 21, 2015 12:07 pm
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I AM HOPING THE RAIN WE HAD LAST NIGHT will keep it clear for a bit

 
Posted : July 21, 2015 12:35 pm
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I AM HOPING THE RAIN WE HAD LAST NIGHT will keep it clear for a bit

No rain in STT. went to bed 90% chance. Not a drop

 
Posted : July 21, 2015 1:15 pm
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we had rain during the night and it must have been pretty hard judging by the debris in the road.

 
Posted : July 21, 2015 3:25 pm
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Try this link.

http://stormcarib.com/goes.htm

 
Posted : July 25, 2015 1:14 pm
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Could see lines of it floating in the surf off-shore from STX flying in today.

 
Posted : August 1, 2015 1:17 am
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not that i like it but that would be interesting

 
Posted : August 1, 2015 9:02 am
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Could see lines of it floating in the surf off-shore from STX flying in today.

That was way more likely seaweed.

 
Posted : August 1, 2015 10:04 am
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