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West end sunsets are AMAZING this time of year.  

 

LiquidFluoride
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September 23, 2015 8:01 pm  

Did anyone get to see last nights sunset out west?

Sometimes its easy to forget why people come here, when you live here.. but every once in a while the reminders are spectacular!

We caught some video of the sunset at the end of one of our tours, check it out!

I think we got some great stills too if anyone is interested.


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September 23, 2015 8:27 pm  

Yes, the St. Croix sunsets have been pretty good lately, though sometimes not as good when viewed from the east end, due to blockage by the "St. Croix cloud", which is a phenomenon that I only noticed when I moved to our condo at Coakley Bay out east. From here, we have a good view of the sky to the west, and quite often during the day (and maybe night?), there is a line of clouds over the length of STX, when there is little or no cloud cover over the adjacent sea.


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September 23, 2015 9:21 pm  

we've been getting little showers off and on for at least a week strait... (which I'm SUPER thankful for since I'm limping my nearly empty cistern along on what ever falls from the sky hoping I don't have to buy another load of water)

maybe that's it?

or is this more of a long term thing? I'm kind of a "west snob" haha, I don't make it past sunny isle often these days; there's just so much to keep us busy out west.


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September 23, 2015 10:03 pm  

The "St. Croix cloud" is a long-term thing. It's probably been here for millennia, caused by the island pushing (by wedge or by heat?) the warm tradewinds up to higher altitudes, which causes cooling and condensing into clouds, and sometimes rain. An ex-Hovensa friend of mine calls it the "St. Croix centipede". He says the refinery's heat used to influence it, but the refinery stopped a few years ago, and the cloud remains.


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September 23, 2015 10:10 pm  

We've been getting some rain here on STT as well.:@):@)
It's made a great difference in the vegetation and the grass on roadsides is looking lush and green once more instead of the dried out, brown clumps of stalks they were a couple weeks ago. Everything is sprouting new leaves.
My elephant ear plants have perked up considerably as they looked to be dying on their vines previously. The poor man's orchid trees are now in full flower. Due to the earlier dry months, my mango tree hardly produced this year and what it did was considerably smaller than anything I've seen in 12 years.

Fingers crossed for more nice rain...and gorgeous sunsets!


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September 24, 2015 10:34 am  

the sunrises have been pretty amazing as well.

and thankful for the soaking we got the other day


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September 25, 2015 9:24 pm  

We just got donated a truck load of water, cistern ran dry lastnight 🙁

I'd guess we put out around 200-250 gallons a day JUST watering the animals, and then the normal house hold uses....

I'm doing a modified rain dance as I type this...

I'm a night owl so I only see the sunrises when my nights run REAL long... plus they aren't so great out west.


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