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OldTart
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I'm curious about recent weather on STX and whether it's been as unusually rainy there as it has been (is being) on St Thomas?

This is the most consistent and virtually perpetual rain I've seen in 30 years on STT - and the same has been echoed by many equally longtime residents and "bahn-heres". There are intermittent bright and sunny days but this has been going on for a month now where a cheerful dawn under clear skies quickly gives way to yet another drenching. My wooden deck has been as slippery as an ice rink for weeks on end with the mildew and I have to pad out there VERY carefully to avoid going arse over tit. Some of my neighbors have been pressure-washing their decks on sunny days but to pretty much no avail when the darned rain keeps cycling and messing everything up again!

The weather throughout the world has been getting whackier and whackier in the last ten years or more and it certainly seems as though we're finally getting a taste of the changes.

So, curious if longtime STX residents have observed the same on the big island ...

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Topic starter Posted : December 22, 2013 2:46 pm
Tiberius
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But there's no such thing as global warming.
Yup. Sarcastic.

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Posted : December 22, 2013 2:55 pm
OldTart
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But there's no such thing as global warming.
Yup. Sarcastic.

Was I so silly as to even mention global warning? Just asking a simple question.

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Topic starter Posted : December 22, 2013 3:09 pm
Jamison
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Yes, it will not stop raining. I live and work outside and it's just been oppressive.

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Posted : December 22, 2013 3:54 pm
Tiberius
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But there's no such thing as global warming.
Yup. Sarcastic.

Was I so silly as to even mention global warning? Just asking a simple question.

It wasn't directed at you. It's a reference to a previous thread. Have a nice day.

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Posted : December 22, 2013 3:56 pm
OldTart
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Message Remove: Please revisit board rules regarding forum etiquette.

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Topic starter Posted : December 22, 2013 4:00 pm
Tiberius
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Posted : December 22, 2013 4:07 pm
OldTart
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Topic starter Posted : December 22, 2013 4:42 pm
Tiberius
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Posted : December 22, 2013 4:59 pm
JulieKay
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That was mean to say to Jamison. He may be kinda new (couple years now) on STX but he is part of a group of old-timers and I'm sure he has accurate information to share.

Gotta agree with the others on chilling out. OT isn't the only self-appointed moderator though on these boards.

OT, consider when you ask a question people are going to answer how they want - you can't enforce or filter a thread to only receive the replies you think are pertinent or that you want to hear. It's just how public boards work.

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Posted : December 22, 2013 5:15 pm
Dante
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I was just talking about this very same topic the other day.

I was curious if there were measurements to back it up, but it sure seems like the most "consistent" rainy two months from my roughly 10 year perspective . I am mid island STX.

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Posted : December 22, 2013 5:22 pm
JulieKay
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I think a lot of people are dubious of any weather records in the USVI, Dante, because they don't seem to have always been collected or maintained accurately, hence people asking each other the old fashioned way. At least this has been my experience.

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Posted : December 22, 2013 5:36 pm
speee1dy
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it does seem to be wetter than normal. the wind is normal and the temp seems normal-just wetter. i have been here since 2004.

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Posted : December 22, 2013 5:50 pm
stt007
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So getting back to the original topic......I have spoken with 3 people who have been on stx for 20-30 years and they all say the same thing. This is the most rain they have seen fall in any month. Ever.

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Posted : December 22, 2013 5:53 pm
JulieKay
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One of my best friends (born and raised STX) has been lamenting all year about the rain and how unusual it is. She too questions if it's climate change.

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Posted : December 22, 2013 6:02 pm
Novanut
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This may be helpful. They have historical info as well but I forgot how to find it. :{

http://www.weather.com/weather/wxclimatology/monthly/graph/USVI0004

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Posted : December 22, 2013 6:24 pm
OldTart
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Topic starter Posted : December 22, 2013 6:43 pm
CruzanIron
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As an OLD TIMER and 7th generation Crucian, the answer is that we've had years before just like this one.

When you mow many yards almost every weekend for 45 years, you tend to notice things like this...

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Posted : December 22, 2013 6:44 pm
dougtamjj
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Tart throw some bleach on the deck and swish it around with a mop. That is what I do on my tile porch. It keeps it mold free for a while anyway. If I was on island I would bring my miserable old ass over to sit with your miserable old ass and we could pop some midol and laxatives while we scrub the deck and drink a cup of tea. We could have the shits and giggles at the same time.

Merry Christmas Tart!

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Posted : December 22, 2013 7:25 pm
stt007
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There has been an ebb and flow to our climate for centuries. I think climate change is a great description of this natural phenomenon of nature.

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Posted : December 22, 2013 7:26 pm
Alana33
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This type of weather happens from time to time in STT.
10 yrs. ago, in Oct./Nov. it rained almost every single day with no sunshine peering thru, at all. (torrential downpours daily).
I remember it well as had just moved into my new home a couple months earlier and hoped the house would hold up to such extreme rain. Which it did. Thankfully. I also got rid of my DISH TV service as was only able to watch 30 min. of programing the entire month due to the contantly overcast conditions.

We have had wet & rainy Decembers, previously. Not unusual but unwanted for so long a period.

I, for one would like a week of sunshine so I can have the wood on the new apt. rental deck dry out enought to paint and have it dry.
My contractor mentioned he's had a painting project that keeps being put off as well with all the rain for the last 2 months.
I just got thru with a 2nd round of pressure washing all the decks, the railings the house trim, and covered deck ceiling, etc. in 3 weeks.
My lower driveway was green.
Very tiresome.

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Posted : December 22, 2013 7:33 pm
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Posted : December 22, 2013 8:38 pm
speee1dy
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dougtami, that was funny

loucypher, please, we all act like that from time to time-like you just did

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Posted : December 22, 2013 9:38 pm
loucypher
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dougtami, that was funny

loucypher, please, we all act like that from time to time-like you just did

Yeah. I guess. I just read dougtami's post. That's friggin funny. Thanks speee1dy.

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Posted : December 22, 2013 9:53 pm
ChrisMI
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Glad to hear it seems wet to you long-timers too. I've only been here 6 months but was on the verge of filing a complaint with the people that made that cheesy move to the VI video they sell on this site 😉

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Posted : December 22, 2013 10:49 pm
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