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Winds on STX  

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singlefin
(@singlefin)
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Has anyone heard what our strongest winds were during Irma on St. Croix?
I keep hearing we only got category 1 winds.
I think I heard 135 mph winds where registered on Buck Island on the radio, however, isn't there a Buck Island by St. Thomas also?

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Posted : September 14, 2017 1:11 pm
speee1dy
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Islander

listening to it from in the house leaving the back door open for air and light and the few trips outside i dont think we ( where i live ) had anywhere near that

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Posted : September 14, 2017 1:56 pm
islandjoan
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I have been wondering the same thing. It really didn't sound worse than Omar but there were a few crazy gusts up on Hermon Hill. Not sustained though.

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Posted : September 14, 2017 2:14 pm
speee1dy
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Islander

to me it was barely a tropical storm

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Posted : September 14, 2017 2:57 pm
islandjoan
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The portion of the storm that went over us only contained tropical storm force winds. There might have been some hurricane gusts at higher elevations. We are so lucky that we did not have any tornadoes touch down. Did you see the photo of the boat on top of the house on STJ (think it was STJ) A tornado did that. They must have had scores of them throughout.

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Posted : September 14, 2017 3:15 pm
Scubadoo
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Has anyone heard what our strongest winds were during Irma on St. Croix?
I keep hearing we only got category 1 winds.
I think I heard 135 mph winds where registered on Buck Island on the radio, however, isn't there a Buck Island by St. Thomas also?

Yes, there is a Buck Island at STT. Guess folks weren't too creative with coming up with names back then.

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Posted : September 14, 2017 3:17 pm
singlefin
(@singlefin)
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Tropical storm force winds are "sustained winds for up to 1 full minute, not exceeding 74mph".

So STX did not get anything over that?

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Posted : September 14, 2017 3:52 pm
speee1dy
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Islander

that would explain the same street names in christiansted and frederksted

Has anyone heard what our strongest winds were during Irma on St. Croix?
I keep hearing we only got category 1 winds.
I think I heard 135 mph winds where registered on Buck Island on the radio, however, isn't there a Buck Island by St. Thomas also?

Yes, there is a Buck Island at STT. Guess folks weren't too creative with coming up with names back then.

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Posted : September 14, 2017 4:53 pm
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