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stxdreamer
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Hmmmm, this new tropical storm Ike has potential to become a nasty hurricane, and projected path is perilously close to PR and USVI. Watch out, guys!

Steve

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Topic starter Posted : September 1, 2008 10:50 pm
Exit Zero
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A storm [IKE] that is already at 17.7' N when it is 40' W does not generally threaten the VI.
You can use www.weathercarib.com and the model plots to get a better idea.
There is no question that VI residents are a bit edgy this time of year but being able to track systems so early via satellite and computer has allowed us some level of advance warnings.

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Posted : September 1, 2008 10:58 pm
islandjoan
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Josephine might actually be the one to watch...but still too early to tell for sure. None of these storms are acting as predicted this season so far! Just check http://www.stormcarib.com/ about three or four times a day (like I do), and you'll be forewarned! OK once a day should suffice, and then follow up with a tropical update on the weather channel. Just for safe measure.(tu)

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Posted : September 2, 2008 6:24 pm
stt007
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A storm [IKE] that is already at 17.7' N when it is 40' W does not generally threaten the VI.
You can use www.weathercarib.com and the model plots to get a better idea.
There is no question that VI residents are a bit edgy this time of year but being able to track systems so early via satellite and computer has allowed us some level of advance warnings.

Exit Zero,
What is the lat/long threshhold that we need to be concerned there is a good chance we'll be impacted by one of these hurricanes? Is 18/40 it?

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Posted : September 2, 2008 6:58 pm
Trade
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I think STT is about 18.3 & 65.

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Posted : September 3, 2008 8:57 am
DanielB_STX
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I know that stormcarib and NOAA have excellent websites but I found one that is better for those of us that need something a little more defined. It is compliments of the Palm Beach Post ...............

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/storm/content/storm/homepage/index.html

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Posted : September 3, 2008 2:46 pm
Ronnie
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I am still most comfortable with http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=00801

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Posted : September 3, 2008 3:45 pm
East Ender
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Sheesh! I have to say I agree with Ronnie- AGAIN!! Weather Underground has great info and an entire course in meteorology, if you read the blog and the "weather nerd" responses. I am amazed in the advances in the science of storm forecasting that have occurred in the past 10 years or so. To think we never knew about Marilyn until it was a full blown storm. Now they track disturbances-that-might-become-depressions.

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Posted : September 3, 2008 9:04 pm
Trade
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Yeah, we have days to get twitchy now. :@)

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Posted : September 3, 2008 9:11 pm
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