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DixieChick
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the radio/t.v. keeps talking about all the rain we are suppose to be getting.....where is it and when?
I am downtown christiansted now and the sun is shining.

did i miss it or did the rains change course?

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Topic starter Posted : May 28, 2010 4:05 pm
Jumbie
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Since before midnight last night it has hardly rained in Cane Bay. So I think it changed course somewhat. The forecasts down here come out of PR via NOAA. A lot of times they miss the forecast completely for STX. Today has been an example as was Sat 5/15 when a forecast of 100% heavy rain was to drench STX. Not a drop of rain fell that day-was sunny most of the day.

Based on the radar out of San Juan NOAA,. It appears the rain for past several hours has been staying south of STX. Actually have sun in Cane Bay.

I remember one time the f/c was for 20% chance of rain and it rained 24" in 12 hrs in Cane Bay. --Go figure.

web site is: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/sju/

Jumbie -STX

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Posted : May 28, 2010 4:26 pm
RockyDock
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Location, location, location. On Water Island we had 100% rain all day yesterday and into the night. I can truthfully attest to the upgraded performance of the Dish Network 119 satellite. No rain fade, and at times the rain was heavy. A great day for cisterns, but not so much for the tourists though.

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Posted : May 28, 2010 4:40 pm
SkysTheLimit
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Good hard rain the last few days here in the hills.
30 inch Dish 500 (both 119 and 110 single dish) and Dishnetwork signals never had an issue.
Slick installation.

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Posted : May 28, 2010 4:47 pm
DixieChick
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bought lots of paper back books at a,shelter market yest. in case of rain and loss of dish signal.
it just rained in town. c'sted. and now the sun is out. crazy weather and forecast.

all have a happy and safe memorial weekend!!!!!! and hopefully stay wet

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Topic starter Posted : May 28, 2010 6:19 pm
Neil
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It has rained off and on for the past two days here on the NW side of StX. Happy to see the breeze come back, though.

Was up on top of Blue Mountain today around 1 pm (great view) and saw plenty of rain clouds stretching across the island.

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Posted : May 28, 2010 7:40 pm
Edward
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Steady rain most of the day yesterday from Orange Grove to Sunny Isle. A few drops in OG today.

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Posted : May 28, 2010 7:45 pm
dntw8up
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Plenty of rain on the north side of STT.

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Posted : May 28, 2010 10:30 pm
pamela
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Yet nothing to speak of in Mandahl ... just heard thunder.

Pamela

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Posted : May 28, 2010 10:41 pm
Linda J
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This is what is so hard to explain to vacationers. It may rain at one point and be totally clear a mile away. But for what it's worth, it'sbeen rainy and cloudy for 2 days on STX near Cane Bay.

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Posted : May 28, 2010 11:39 pm
East Ender
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Rough as heck out here on the east end of St Thomas. Check the satellite pictures, lots of moisture coming through.

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Posted : May 28, 2010 11:45 pm
Suzette
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Every leak in the roof is working overtime tonight here on the Northside ... The rain is HERE.

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Posted : May 29, 2010 3:16 am
Exit Zero
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It has been almost a constant rain for 36 hours on Crown Mt STT -- the clouds have been so low that driving is dangerous with little visibility - the cistern here is overflowing.

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Posted : May 29, 2010 4:24 am
cheryl96s
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Sun is trying to make a break for it on the Northside!

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Posted : May 29, 2010 11:21 am
billd
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we got about 3 inches on Thursday on Sapphire Beach, STT. On Friday when they said we would get more but we only got a spritz here and there. Last night it rained almost all night, but lighty. The sky is more or less clear on Saturday.

billd

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Posted : May 29, 2010 11:23 am
dougtamjj
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Raining now on the east end of stx

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Posted : May 29, 2010 12:10 pm
lily1025
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i don't mind the rain its the humidity i can't stand....anyone know when it will subside??? rumblings of thunder and flickering power on the east end of stx

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Posted : May 29, 2010 3:04 pm
Jumbie
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This tropical wave that now has been lingering for days in the VI's & PR regions is coming from the South sometimes, SW sometimes, West sometimes, This is wierd stuff in my opinion to be coming from these directions because it is fairly rare a SSW,. SW or Westerly wind to happen for several days. BTW it has rained in Cane Bay off and on all day long and is still going on tonight. NOAA out of San Juan is now saying this system will not be out of here until Monday. My HD Dish Network satillite has maintained a signal on HD channels for the most part -just a few short outages.

Jumbie -STX

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Posted : May 30, 2010 2:23 am
SkysTheLimit
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Sunday morning. Blue skies on the North Shore.
And a wonderful cool breeze.

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Posted : May 30, 2010 11:07 am
limetime2
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@lily1025 - ha ha... humidity subside? Yes, maybe sometime in October. Welcome to summer/hurricane season. Plan to sweat a lot from here til halloween. Our summer has just begun and its always about hot and humid. The trick is to adapt your ways. Get up earlier and enjoy the cooler mornings. Get your yard/hardest work done before noon. Find a shady tree and a hammock and make it your afternoon/evening rest spot. Use your fans. Cool, loose clothes. Wear a hat.

Sunshine this morning. Yippee. Our cisterns, at least, are all now full. Last nights rain was something. I'm hoping the rest of the week is blue skies with scattered sprinkles instead of more downpours.

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Posted : May 30, 2010 12:28 pm
Ric
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My rain gauge in Betsy's Jewel had 0.8" in it from yesterday and last night.

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Posted : May 30, 2010 12:34 pm
STXBob
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My rain gauge in Salt River STX had 1.2" in it from yesterday and last night.

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Posted : May 30, 2010 1:11 pm
Juanita
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My rain guage: My cistern is over-flowing!:D

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Posted : May 30, 2010 1:43 pm
Bombi
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Don't forget to chlorinate all this new water to prevent the growth of bacteria. Although my 80 something year old neighbors recently told me that they have never cleaned or chlorinated their cistern and they drink the water. Crazy, but they are spry and healthy.

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Posted : May 30, 2010 2:19 pm
Suzette
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Is the rainy weather done now ? I thought I saw the sun a few minutes ago...

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Posted : May 30, 2010 2:26 pm
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