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- Cold Thunder Barking Til 4 am, WAKE UP CALL
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2017 08:32:09 -0400
The German Shepherd was on bark guard duty til 4 am . Not much sleep was had in this 
little jungle hut. It was a cold stormy night  and only 73 now. We have been off the grid for 
a few years so not sure how the current held up for others. We are running the generator 
for about an hour to beef up the battery bank as it looks like a grey morning.
Our friends in St John lost power at dusk last night and it still is not back on. We hear there is power in Cruz Bay. 
Let us know how you fared last night and see attached link to see what is coming. I think we are still in for it all over BVI Festival and down island. Looks like Culebra and Vieques are right under it. 
This is our warning. Time to wake up and recognize what season we are in. Isabel from St 
Croix, your pictures are amazing. We had lateral lightening that crackled crazy.
If we could just explain thunder to the dogs. If my neighbor could just bring his dog inside 
during storms, we would all sleep better. Stay safe . 

- Saint Thomas, VI (00802) Forecast | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2017 20:34:57 -0400
69 degrees ! In August...unheard of...cold high tops.  Super loud thunder 

- Cold, racing clouds, really windy ,lots of boomers ,right now
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2017 18:46:50 -0400

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- August Cold
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2017 18:25:51 -0400
73 degrees in daylight hours in August here on the Northwest side of St Thomas.
High deep,clouds;  lots of thunder barking going on. Mother Nature is busy.

- Tail End of Storm
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Aug 2017 15:39:18 -0400
We are feeling the tail end of a storm forming over us right now.
 A pilot from St Maarten just diverted to St Croix to get to St Thomas.
Thunder and sideways rain all around. Fingers crossed it just keeps moving on. 

- Windy, Hazy ,Hot , Hello August
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2017 12:26:43 -0400
August is bringing in the Sahara dust haze and we'll take it as protection 
from storms coming off of Africa. It is windy today and the horizon line
is blurred. The aviation mechanic is on his way to St Maarten to
perform some surgery on an aircraft. Hoping for some decent weather
down there and baguettes and Brie on the return. 
Thank you again StormCarib for this forum to air our weather concerns 
and give preparation suggestions. 
Picking up loose items and getting organized on your property perimeters 
will come in handy when something pops up down the road. We recently 
had to re plumb the entire cement jungle hut so exterior wall clean 
up was mandatory. Those old copper pipes were full of pin holes and 
wasted the cistern bounty.
Building up your pantry with some canned goods now every time you 
go to the store will help too. We've been freezing extra peppers and tomatoes 
from the garden and know they will come in handy if we can't get to the store. 

The Mango warnings are clear! Old timers always say a good year for mangoes
means get ready for everything, right? The mangoes have been off the 
charts. I had to freeze some to keep up with the ripest ones; perfect for
instant smoothies.

Stay in touch with StormCarib and let us know how you are faring down island.

Jane Higgins in Breezy West End Fortuna
St Thomas 
jhigginswear at islands.vi 

- Rain Dance
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2017 08:26:32 -0400
Call the water truck, put white clothes on the line, do the rain 
dance.....Thank You Mother Nature, we really needed that .

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- Storm Season Sunset
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at islands.vi>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2017 19:14:57 -0400
The side effect of much needed moisture in the form of a masterpiece sunset. 
Thank you Mother Nature.

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