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- High Rip Current Risk Through First Half of This Week | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2022 07:53:06 -0400

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https://stthomassource.com/content/2022/11/27/high-rip-current-risk-through-first-half-of-this-week/

- Charlotte Amalie, Us Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2022 18:25:49 -0400
Surfs Up to 10 ft..be careful 2 MORE DAYS OF H SEASON👍🏼
https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie


- Charlotte Amalie, Us Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2022 07:42:56 -0400
Seas to 9 ft….Be Careful 
https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie


- Charlotte Amalie, Us Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2022 20:30:38 -0400
Seas up to 9 ft..SAILORS BEWARE …winter is here 😎
https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie


- WHOI Researchers Try Out Cutting-Edge Technology on STJ | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2022 09:33:36 -0400
Trying to Save Coral Wrecked by Climate Change 
https://stthomassource.com/content/2022/11/20/whoi-researchers-try-out-cutting-edge-technology-on-stj/


- NOAA Funded Climate Research Projects Coming to USVI and Puerto Rico | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2022 07:26:58 -0400
https://stthomassource.com/content/2022/11/11/noaa-funded-climate-research-projects-in-the-usvi-and-puerto-rico/


- High Seas, Strong Rip Currents Expected This Weekend  | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2022 17:43:00 -0400
Pay attention mariners ....
https://stthomassource.com/content/2022/11/11/high-seas-strong-rip-currents-expected-this-weekend/


- Tons of Moisture Out There
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2022 18:54:04 -0400
Pay Attention 
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- Could Barbados blueprint be a Marshall Plan for the climate crisis? | Cop27 | The Guardian
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2022 18:54:49 -0400
The power of  the Caribbean 
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/09/leaders-urged-to-reform-finance-to-aid-the-poorest-hit-by-the-climate-crisis


- About Last Night
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2022 08:47:21 -0400
Yes, it must be a polar front as described by forecasting. It was so cold
and damp last night ,teeth were chattering. Isabel in St Croix had it
right;a fireplace was a fine thought. We are so over saturated ( I know 
I keep mentioning that) ; the rain continued over night and the run off
was so loud. 
We are off the grid with a broken generator. The learning curve continues…
how conservative with power can we be ? 
As we wait for Mother Nature and King Solar to do their thing. 
The new generator, soon come. Not soon enough. 
The clear horizon is a gift for sailors and pilots.
Pay ATTENTION. We are looking at more days of rain. 

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- Fortuna Bay West End St Thomas NOW
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2022 14:21:05 -0400

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- Magens Bay St Thomas Now
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2022 14:17:38 -0400

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- Flooding Rain
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2022 10:54:14 -0400
Now in my courtyard 

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- Radar Now
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2022 10:37:56 -0400
Not a good week for off grid solar only living…
Flash flood warning now thru Monday 

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- Charlotte Amalie, Us Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2022 08:18:33 -0400

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We are over saturated.We had a huge round of rain at 3:30 am…flood watch 
continues. Scroll down for English.
Vieques and Culebra beware of next round. Don’t drive if you don’t have to.
A small shower at this point could cause flooding. 

https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie

- Right Over Us
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2022 13:04:27 -0400
From the NW side of St Thomas…we are just west of the words British 
Virgin Islands on this radar, Culebra and Vieques are under thunderstorms now.
We live OFF GRID, solar dependent…focusing on not using power .
Stay safe. We are completely saturated.

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- Flood Watch Issued for USVI and Puerto Rico Friday Through Monday | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2022 09:12:12 -0400

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https://stthomassource.com/content/2022/11/03/flood-watch-issued-for-usvi-and-puerto-rico-friday-through-monday/

- Charlotte Amalie, Us Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Nov 2022 08:28:38 -0400

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Heavy downpour now…and expected all day, this is FLOODING RAIN ….stay home. 

https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie

- Charlotte Amalie, Us Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2022 17:26:20 -0400
Up to 6 inches of rain coming…

https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie


- West To East
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2022 18:57:06 -0400
Again…USVI is saturated…..fingers crossed ….not too much…please. 

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- Try Again West to East
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2022 17:52:30 -0400

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- West to East
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2022 17:50:32 -0400
And here it comes again. 

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- WEST TO EAST
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2022 09:04:46 -0400
Coming back to haunt us ? Fill up your car.Clear drains and guts again.
Rolling power. Pay attention. What is happening in TNT and ABCs? 

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- Charlotte Amalie, Us Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2022 17:08:46 -0400
More on the way 

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https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie

- Rivers in our road
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2022 11:57:02 -0400
Right now. STAY HOME 

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- Rain Event Begins Just Passed Now ,Allot More Coming ….Next Few Days
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2022 07:52:08 -0400

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- October Rains
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2022 12:28:44 -0400
Buckle up, clear guts and drains…..looks like days of rain soon come.


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- Charlotte Amalie, Us Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2022 12:13:46 -0400
FLOOD WATCH THRU THURSDAY….HEADS UP ….
ground is saturated….
https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie


- Actions Take Place Across the Caribbean; Community Leaders Call for Climate Adaptation | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2022 07:47:41 -0400
Recognizing Climate Change 

https://stthomassource.com/content/2022/10/20/actions-take-place-across-the-caribbean-community-leaders-call-for-climate-adaptation/


- Monday Sundown
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2022 18:40:03 -0400
The Atlantic facing North looks like a skating rink.
Obviously something is consuming our atmosphere.
Nature changes our view everyday. 

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- Lots Of Moisture
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2022 18:31:42 -0400
Raining off and on all day. Just like a normal October day.
We are emerald isles. So far so good for us. Those folks
still waiting for power are in our thoughts. Hang on. 
Help is on the way.

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- Tell Me …….What Is Up?
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 9 Oct 2022 20:10:09 -0400
Yes, St Lucia, plenty rain here ….WEST TO EAST…??? Is this outflow…back flow
from Julia ?Very Weird ?Let’s pay attention. 

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- earth :: a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2022 11:35:40 -0400
Sorry to see this formation….please be ready, please evacuate hurricane path
if possible…
https://earth.nullschool.net/


- Cone of confusion: Why some say iconic hurricane map misled Floridians
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2022 17:36:04 -0400
How are you doing TNT and ABCs? Stay safe . Let us know. 

IF YOU LIVE IN A HURRICANE ZONE ….you should be able to read 
forecast charts and understand “ wind field projections “ . Please 
analyze as much information as you can to make your own
preparedness decisions. Take responsibility for your family’s safety.

Check out this gift article, at no cost to you: The graphic simply shows the 
projected locations of a storm’s center; many mistakenly view it as indicating 
where danger will be limited to. https://wapo.st/3fPgZWd


- Sahara Dust Coming Back In
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2022 17:26:47 -0400
We will take any protection at this point.
We know the folks in TNT , and ABCs know how to prepare.
Pay attention, take care, check everything twice. 
Our concern is with you.Please let us know how you are doing.
Less than 2 months to go.Stay Ready. 

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- Brighter Outlook Emerges to Harden Power Grid Across U.S. Virgin Islands | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2022 08:02:47 -0400
https://stthomassource.com/content/2022/09/30/brighter-outlook-emerges-to-harden-power-grid-across-u-s-virgin-islands/


- One Last Reason to Smile with Ronnie Lockhart | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2022 18:40:01 -0400
Goodbye to Storm Carib correspondent from St Thomas .
He was a very funny guy. 

https://stthomassource.com/content/2022/09/27/one-last-reason-to-smile-with-ronnie-lockhart/


- Charlotte Amalie, Us Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2022 20:16:30 -0400
In Spanish…our radar is loaded up with rain..

https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie


- I've gifted you a Washington Post article: How to prepare for a hurricane and stay safe after it hits
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2022 21:06:34 -0400
My Washington Post subscription allows me to share access Check out this gift 
article, Here are tips for readying yourself before a storm hits, how to stay 
safe when it makes landfall and what to do after it passes. 
https://wapo.st/3fqm1Z3


- earth :: a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2022 13:20:26 -0400
Slow Ian…

https://earth.nullschool.net/


- Windy: Wind map & weather forecast
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2022 09:12:13 -0400
Getting Organized 
https://www.windy.com/


- Drive Away
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2022 16:53:53 -0400

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- DO YOU REMEMBER MICHAEL 2018 ?
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2022 08:28:30 -0400
This is Hurricane Michael 2018, look at how close the path is to Ian.
Michael was horrible for the Florida Panhandle and back woods 
of Mississippi and Alabama. PAY ATTENTION 

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- : Here’s what Hurricane Fiona’s surf looked like, from atop a 50-foot wave
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2022 20:19:52 -0400
My Washington Post subscription allows me to share access . Check out this gift 
article,  An ocean SailDrone captured rare, dramatic footage of the Category 4
 hurricane as it approached Bermuda 

https://wapo.st/3DM4956


- Zoom Earth | LIVE weather map, storm tracker, rain radar
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2022 19:58:42 -0400
Is Fiona going to visit Santa Claus ? 
https://zoom.earth/#view=46.6,-60.6,3.48z/map=live


- Zoom Earth | LIVE weather map, storm tracker, rain radar
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2022 20:25:35 -0400
Fiona…Really…8 mph…come on…..move on out please…

https://zoom.earth/#view=13.8,-58.7,3.48z/map=live


- Yellow =24 inches of Fiona Rain in Puerto Rico
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2022 10:24:42 -0400
Forecasts vs. Common Sense 

Fiona was forecasted to be a hundred miles from us at center, as a 
Tropical Storm. What we experienced was different. With a slow
moving backlash that brought more rain than Mother Earth can handle. 
When Fiona did not make the forecasted turn North in the Mona
Passage many folks were caught off guard. 

Study the forecasted tracks of course, but plan on preparing for worse 
every time. Use your common sense. It is not difficult to over prepare.
It is very difficult to not be prepared. Lack of preparation can create
unnecessary harm. If a TS is forecasted with 100 miles, 
go ahead and prep for Cat 1. You will be better prepared for the next storm.

Look East, here comes more. We have to remember that 
Storm Season Is not over until at least November 30. 

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- Do You Have Back Up to Your Backup ?
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2022 14:22:11 -0400
We live completely off grid. No connection to power company since 2015 
rainstorm in February that toppled our weather head connecting us to WAPA,
i,e. water and power authority. We collect power when the sun is shining …
( not really since last Thursday) store energy in battery bank for overnight.
This Briggs and Stratton 11k generator crapped out on us last night.
With fresh oil change last week and running like a top all thru Fiona,
we were a little shocked when our back up quit. The huge advantage to
being married to an aircraft mechanic for me is obvious. What a hassle
for him. We will work it out.
WE ARE SO LUCKY, to have sunshine today, no damage , and our island
intact. Thanking our lucky stars.
We know support is being collected all over the Caribbean to help
those in need. 
Please donate to this StormCarib and World Central Kitchen if you can. 
Let us know how you are doing.
I have a friend that has 3 generators ready to go . She is really smart. 

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- COE on Twitter: "El COE coloca 16 provincias en alerta roja y 16 en alerta amarilla debido a que el huracán Fiona provocará aguaceros fuertes, tormentas eléctricas y ráfagas de viento. https://t.co/oS6ZYqXiJn" / Twitter
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2022 14:24:02 -0400
Dominican Republic 🇩🇴 ON RED ALERT 
https://twitter.com/coe_rd/status/1571859632246722566


- Más de 778,000 clientes están sin servicio de agua potable tras el paso del huracán Fiona - El Nuevo Día
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2022 14:22:48 -0400
Water is cut off to 700,000 Puerto Ricans..
We know the drill....
https://www.elnuevodia.com/noticias/locales/notas/mas-de-778000-clientes-estan-sin-servicio-de-agua-potable-tras-el-paso-del-huracan-fiona/


- earth :: a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2022 14:10:42 -0400
There goes Fiona on her island tour. Leaving Dominican Republic 🇩🇴 
SLOWLY ....as she launches off to visit Turks/Caicos, Bahamas 🤔and ? 
Look at the wind and moisture surrounding her. We are in a very grey
mood watching our low level clouds race to Fiona. It always happens.
One spinning bowl attracts so much energy. EXPECT more rain for 
DAYS... in our neighborhood. 

https://earth.nullschool.net/


- El Catey Tower in DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 🇩🇴
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2022 10:00:53 -0400
One of our pilot buddies just sent this from El Catey Tower in DR.
They are doing ok. 

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- TO OUR FRIENDS IN PR AND DR and All of Fiona’s Survivors
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2022 09:18:19 -0400
Ah we Caribbean people are here for you. 
Help is on the way. 
Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 
Dominican Republic 🇩🇴 
Guadeloupe 🇬🇵 
IF YOU ARE ANYWHERE NEAR FURIOUS FIONA…
BE OVER PREPARED….the FORECASTED PATH…..
may not REFLECT the REAL PATH of this Fury….

- West Coast Puerto Rico
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2022 16:34:51 -0400
Now 

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- Mayagüez, Puerto Rico Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2022 16:33:58 -0400
https://www.wunderground.com/severe/pr/mayagüez


- Fiona Strengthens Into A Hurricane Near Puerto Rico | The Weather Channel
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2022 15:56:37 -0400
We will send support to Puerto Rico as soon as Fiona moves on.

https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/2022-09-18-hurricane-fiona-puerto-rico-caribbean


- Now Above Fortuna Bay
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2022 11:40:27 -0400
St Thomas West End South side 

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- From SW FORTUNA ST THOMAS
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2022 11:39:20 -0400
About 1/2 hr ago, above Fortuna Bay 

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- 35 mph gusts at King Airport St Thomas
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2022 10:19:29 -0400
Delta delayed from Atlanta, American from Miami shows still on the way, 
Spirit from Ft Lauderdale still on schedule….
The aviator in the house sez “ stupid #*& at s” and said they shouldn’t 
 be flying today .
Common Sense ? 

- earth :: a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2022 08:41:55 -0400
Fiona has the turn signal on….
https://earth.nullschool.net/


- Charlotte Amalie, Us Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2022 08:17:47 -0400
Hazardous seas 18-23 ft …….
https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie


- Update: Further Slowing Shows Fiona Tracking Closest at 1-3AM Sunday | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2022 21:32:07 -0400
We are SO LUCKY 🍀 
https://stthomassource.com/content/2022/09/17/update-further-slowing-shows-fiona-tracking-closest-at-1-3am-sunday/


- Windy Now
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2022 16:28:51 -0400
In Fortuna St Thomas 

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- Now
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2022 13:58:22 -0400

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- Southern Puerto Rico
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2022 12:46:38 -0400
Heavy rain forecasted 

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- Jeff Masters on Twitter: "Guadeloupe was hit hard by Fiona, with up to 423 mm (16.65") of rain falling in 24 hours. Many videos of destructive flooding being posted to Twitter." / Twitter
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2022 12:43:37 -0400
Please let know how you are doing. 
https://twitter.com/drjeffmasters/status/1571148948609601536


- Charlotte Amalie, Us Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2022 11:52:54 -0400
NOW HURRICANE WARNING 
https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie


- earth :: a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2022 10:36:16 -0400
Looking more organized now 


https://earth.nullschool.net/


- Nap Time
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2022 10:13:27 -0400
Day off for the Aviators.   Are you tucked in ? 

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- North Side St Thomas Now
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2022 09:55:33 -0400
From a friend that lives on top of the island. Assuming St Croix is feeling
Fiona now. 

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- Tropical Storm Fiona Preparations Underway In Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands | The Weather Channel
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2022 09:32:29 -0400
Coast Guard is Ready 
https://weather.com/news/news/2022-09-16-fiona-tropical-storm-hurricane-puerto-rico


- Saturday Morning
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2022 08:42:55 -0400
Real comes some rain ….Be Safe St Croix 

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- From San Juan
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2022 15:53:08 -0400

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- Wobbly Fiona
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2022 15:32:58 -0400

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- Charlotte Amalie, Us Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2022 12:17:35 -0400
Tropical Storm Warning posted with forecasted waves  to 19 feet…
SAILORS BEWARE 
https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie


- earth :: a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2022 12:07:42 -0400
Another look…
https://earth.nullschool.net/


- Public Schools Open Friday as TS Fiona Slows Approach | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2022 07:37:02 -0400
Update…..
https://stthomassource.com/content/2022/09/16/public-schools-open-friday-as-ts-fiona-slows-approach/


- TS Fiona Now Forecast to Impact USVI Starting Saturday Morning | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2022 21:05:50 -0400
Local news 
https://stthomassource.com/content/2022/09/15/ts-fiona-now-forecast-to-impact-usvi-starting-saturday-morning/


- Charlotte Amalie, Us Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2022 18:33:46 -0400
UNDER TROPICAL STORM WATCH NOW Seas building to 12-14 ft…
Get out of the water. 

https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie


- Appetizer
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Sep 2022 12:48:27 -0400
Looks like Fiona has a buddy serving appetizers. Heat Index is 94, 
so we won’t get chilled getting ready. Where it says Virgin
Islands on this map is St Croix, St Thomas is to the left of the 
words British Virgin Island. As you can see we are all the
same archipelago. Then you see Culebra and Vieques to the 
West of St Thomas. We hope to hear from everyone in our 
Virgin Islands group over the next few days. Let us know what
you observe.
We live at 650 ft above sea level on the NW side of St Thomas
facing the Atlantic. We normally don’t hear waves. We have 
been hearing the surf for the last 2 days. There are small white
caps now. The tops of trees have a little Christmas wind going. 
We all know what to do. 
Today is the anniversary of Hurricane Marilyn 1995. She was about
a week after Luis. They were bad storms in so many ways.
In mid September expect anything to happen and please be 
ready.
To the MORON in the kayak that went out in Earl waves to
“ surf” then had to be rescued, hoping you gave a hefty thank
you to the first responders that saved you. 
Please pay attention and don’t be a drag on your community.

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- Charlotte Amalie, Us Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2022 21:03:06 -0400
Waves breaking to 12 ft right now. we live at 650 ft above sea level and can 
hear the breaking surf ….Are you ready ? 
https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie


- Charlotte Amalie, Us Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2022 16:13:09 -0400
Rip Current Warnings.  10 ft breaking waves tonight…rainy day 
https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie


- Clearest Horizon
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2022 18:06:14 -0400
Sahara dust ; our protective blanket is gone. 

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- earth :: a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2022 07:47:55 -0400
Eyes on Earl…gorgeous morning here in St Thomas 
https://earth.nullschool.net/


- September 6 IRMA Remembered
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2022 20:09:04 -0400
Today was a calm, rainy, hot humid gift….compared to 5 yrs ago today.
The most terrifying day of my life was Sept 6 2017 and I will never ever 
forget. I hope my inner consciousness recovers someday from the gripping 
fear and anxiety that manifested that day.

We continue to rebuild, keep  moving, keep clearing our heads and 
our surroundings. There is no finish line .  Just living up. Trying
to move forward. Keeping tabs on neighbors and friends. 
It is not the material world that brings joy, it is the rising up
of our community against devastating odds that does.

We are the Caribbean community. 
Ah we. 


> 

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> 
> 
> Sent from my iPhone

- Purple Rain
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2022 08:05:49 -0400
Last night’s sunset. Off the charts. Our road was blocked by downed
utility pole. It was only the sound of generators last night. Traffic finally
got thru one lane a few hrs later. Moisture is the word. The window
screens are dripping. Pool is topped. Cistern is almost full. And we
are looking for sunshine. Our off grid system much prefers solar power
over generator power. The Emerald Isle is back. 
We are so lucky 🍀.

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- We are stuck in Fortuna
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2022 18:33:35 -0400
ST THOMAS UPDATE 
> We live on the western peninsula called Fortuna. One road in one road out.
> This just happened …..out our road turn left to go to town…only road.
> We are blocked. New construction exposed utility pole to too much rain.
> It has been a wild 24 hrs. So long Earl ……you mean guy. 
> 

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- Stuck in Fortuna.
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2022 18:24:12 -0400
Out the ONLY road  that leads into town about 1/4 mile from us. 
We are stuck. Lots of rain. New construction. On a holiday. 

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- Charlotte Amalie, Us Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2022 16:27:58 -0400
Water Spout Warning…scroll to bottom for English.

https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie


- Charlotte Amalie, Us Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2022 11:09:29 -0400
Flood advisory 
https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie


- Active Day for Coast Guard Rescue | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2022 09:08:09 -0400
Really, kayaking yesterday? Why do people endanger our first responders ? 

https://stthomassource.com/content/2022/09/04/active-day-for-coast-guard-rescue/


- Twilight for Earl
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2022 09:02:36 -0400
Last night was wild here on the NW side of St Thomas . After
dinner we were on the deck watching Earl wobble, and moan. He was
lighting up the sky with mystery green tint and then his mood
darkened.  On and off grid  users were grossly 
disappointed in their power systems in the last 24 hrs. 
We had a 4.4 earthquake early in the day and that always 
seems to knock our inverter silly.

Earl kicked us up and down and around with too much lightening and 
thunder for hours last night. The 70 lb  panting Shepherd on my lap
was broadcasting anxiety to match the flashes right over our heads. 
We had lots of rain and were chanting any mantra to keep
the wind down. Most of all we were having flashbacks from Irma and Maria.
Memories seem stronger than reality. 

We got lucky this time.

To  any living soul near Earl right now, beware, he is not done. 

Fair warning……continue to be ready for what comes next. 

Sleep finally came around 4 am. Just heard more thunder now. 

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- Charlotte Amalie, Us Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2022 08:42:53 -0400
ACTIVE WEATHER ALERT …more rain coming….
https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie


- Coast Guard Rescues Injured Spear Fisherman Near Dog Island in St. Thomas; Video Footage Released
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2022 08:36:18 -0400
Some folks have no sense. 

https://viconsortium.com/vi-community_center/virgin-islands-coast-guard-rescues-injured-spear-fisherman-near-dog-island-in-st-thomas-video-footage-released


- earth :: a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2022 13:10:17 -0400
Now you can see Earl clearly 
https://earth.nullschool.net/


- Sunday Earl Stories
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2022 12:16:46 -0400
The aviator in the house had to run to airport this morning and took this 
picture 
of Brewers Bay on South side of St Thomas. Yesterday I did Tai chi /yoga in
this water when it was super warm and sea was flat.Note, all the boats left.
One of the pilot friends doing multiple runs from St Croix to St Thomas
this morning, flew back from St Croix via Tortola BVI to find a clear
alley of sky to get back into St Thomas. Weird route for sure.

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- Earl Now
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2022 09:38:01 -0400
Rain just started. From our deck now. Looking North, see clouds move West to 
East .

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- IR Satellite Loop for Tropical Storm EARL | Tropical Tidbits
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2022 08:17:05 -0400
https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/sat/satlooper.php?region=06L&product=ir


- Dreary Sunday
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2022 08:14:28 -0400
Now, off our deck facing North from the NW side of St Thomas.
More Sahara dust coming in. Good thing. Breeze is coming
West to East, opposite of norm. Cooler. 

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- Mike's Weather Page... Earl is just North of USVI
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2022 08:09:44 -0400
https://spaghettimodels.com/


- Charlotte Amalie, Us Virgin Islands 10-Day Weather Forecast | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2022 07:27:54 -0400
RAIN SOON COME 
https://www.wunderground.com/forecast/vi/charlotte-amalie


- Hot, Dusty, Hot
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2022 20:21:36 -0400
Sahara dust moved in today…creating grey skies, no breeze, hot ,hot, hot.
Heat index was 104 F around 2 pm today.We will take the dust. Anything 
that will tamp down storms. We noticed at beach yoga today that there
we’re only 3 laughing seagulls. Last Thursday there were over 30 . Do
they know something we don’t know? 

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- Clear Horizon
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2022 08:00:13 -0400
The Sahara dust is gone, more soon come. Gorgeous morning for 
tortoises and ah we. Looking East and counting the weeks forward
vigilantly. 


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- Barbados Lightening
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2022 21:23:14 -0400
To Jurgen in Barbados, 

If you saw the entire sky light up with no thunder  I would  suggest 
that it is called “ heat lightening” or “ sheet lightening “ 
maybe not…but as a child in
Nebraska USA  when the temperature was close to 100 we would
see huge sheets of lightening with no thunder in the hottest dog
days of summer. I believe this is the hottest summer ever in the
29 years I have lived in St Thomas. I see lightening coming out 
of nowhere here more often with no thunder or rain. 

The heat index is moving close to 110 F in the mid afternoons here.
Time to quit looking at the heat index . 

There is allot of power going on with Mother Nature’s forces. 

Stay prepared.

Hot, sweaty, balmy, tropical, whatever you want to call hot, hot, hot. 
And no air conditioning in this house. 
Whew 

Jane , in St Thomas 

- Dog Days and Sunset
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2022 19:39:32 -0400
See how flat the sea is. Our breezes are sciroccos now. Yesterday the heat 
index around 3 pm showed 112 F degrees. Today 105 F . This is new. We have been 
here
29 summers and I have bragged  how much cooler our summers are here than my 
home state of Nebraska . We do cool down every night. It would be so difficult 
if it did
not cool down.Most of us Virgin Islanders don’t have air conditioning due to the
high cost of electricity. We get by with fans. Tropical we are. 

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- I've gifted you a Washington Post article: Warming oceans fuel earlier Atlantic hurricane seasons, study finds
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2022 18:27:03 -0400
My Washington Post subscription allows me to share access to great journalism. 
Check out this gift article, at no cost to you: The authors tied the earlier 
start to human-caused climate change https://wapo.st/3wa0DwW


- Clear Horizon
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2022 18:41:02 -0400
Clear horizon shows the breakup of Sahara dust. Blue clear skies are 
a welcome change. This is truly the only time of year when we welcome
Sahara dust to tap down storms. Will our protective layer come back ? 
All eyes East to Africa. We hope for a gentler next 6 weeks .  The 
preparing goes on and on. Provision, prepare, be ready. Exhale. 

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- Prepare
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2022 09:01:28 -0400
If you are prepared, you can exhale. 

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- Poor Man’s Orchid
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2022 07:48:41 -0400
This tree was almost bare a month ago with iguanas taking every last leaf.
After much needed rain, fabulous again. Iggy has plenty now. 
We are very humid, greening up . Back to our normal tropical 
showers pattern. The water Mon can rest now. Time to continue to
pick up those loose items all around the house. 

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- Rain Glorious Rain
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 7 Aug 2022 12:20:32 -0400
We had thunder boomers over night and now some serious rain off and on. 
Thank you Mother Nature 

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- Forecasters Lower Outlooks Slightly But Still Predict Above-Average Hurricane Season | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2022 07:35:30 -0400
https://stthomassource.com/content/2022/08/04/forecasters-lower-outlooks-slightly-but-still-predict-above-average-hurricane-season/


- Sargassum Disaster Declaration Prompts IRS to Provide Tax Relief to St. Croix Filers
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2022 07:29:15 -0400
As with other weather disasters, Sargassum creates crisis for the tax collector.


https://viconsortium.com/vi-disaster_preparedness/virgin-islands-sargassum-disaster-declaration-prompts-irs-to-provide-tax-relief-to-st-croix-filers


- Despite slow start, NOAA still predicts above-average hurricane season
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2022 18:12:47 -0400
My Washington Post subscription allows me to share access to great journalism. 
Check out this gift article, at no cost to you: The agency hasn’t wavered on 
its prediction of a busy season in the Atlantic, including 3 to 5 major 
hurricanes. https://wapo.st/3zA7dxr


- Thanks to Barbados
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 07:54:24 -0400
Thanks to Jurgen,
See link on Barbados page explaining whirling Sahara dust.
Our horizon line is clearer today, Northside sea is up , choppy.
Occasionally a light breeze blowing thru.
Fabulous morning.


- Swirling Sahara
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 14:43:44 -0400
Have we ever seen swirling Sahara Dust ? Can someone explain that ? 

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- earth :: a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2022 08:12:00 -0400
Deja Vu all over again ? 
https://earth.nullschool.net/


- Bryan Declares State of Emergency on Sargassum as Problem Becomes Acute on St. Croix; FEMA Teams Expected in USVI to Assist With Local Response
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2022 08:12:25 -0400
Sargassum interfering with de-Sal plant on St Croix…

https://viconsortium.com/vi-government/virgin-islands-bryan-declares-state-of-emergency-on-sargassum-as-problem-becomes-acute-fema-teams-expected-in-usvi-to-assist-with-local-response


- Charlotte Amalie, Us Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2022 11:48:06 -0400
Seas up…..sailors beware 

https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie


- Latest Earthquakes
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2022 07:36:36 -0400
A whole lot of shakin' going on

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/?extent=-45.58329,-126.38672&extent=50.06419,-2.63672&listOnlyShown=true&timeZone=utc


- Thunder Dogs
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2022 09:05:18 -0400
No beach yoga today. We are getting much needed rain. Low level winds.
Lots of thunder. Dogs are not happy. We will take it ! 

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- Patio Sunset
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2022 19:41:03 -0400
Fingers crossed, the drought seems to be breaking. We’ve had enough 
rain to fill the auxiliary cistern from shower stall gutters.
Downloading water into main cistern is a joy. 
All the plants have perked up and the hills are no longer
crunchy brown. We are expecting more rain in a wave overnight. We are
cooler than most friends stateside. We are the lucky ones.

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- Here is the picture from last post
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2022 20:37:42 -0400

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- Sargassum in Crown Bay Marina St Thomas
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2022 18:57:00 -0400
Bad for boats and lots of others , stinks, holds metal toxins, etc etc 

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- Heat Index 95 degrees
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2022 11:55:31 -0400
Pineapple #5 for 2022…they love heat …..good ting. 

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- St. Thomas and St. John Get Rare Visits from the World's Biggest Turtles
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2022 07:17:46 -0400
Leatherbacks return to the USVI. Good News.


https://viconsortium.com/vi-community_center/virgin-islands-st-thomas-and-st-john-get-rare-visits-from-the-worlds-biggest-turtles


- 96 Degrees in the Shade….Water Mon On The Run
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2022 14:41:08 -0400
Our heat index is 96 degrees right now. And most of us don’t 
have air conditioning. The bush and trees are burning up.
The hillsides are brown . We have not had to buy water for our cistern 
for 2 yrs and 2 months. Today we did. The spits and spurts of rain in last 
week would never had been enough. Our Island guests can’t imagine 
how we cringe when water is wasted. We all need to live like sailors 
12 months a year. 

It should rain now. We hope. 

Do you remember the summer of drought in 1995? 
Then Hurricane Marilyn came by in September .

We must learn from the past and prepare for the NOW. 




- Big Wash
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2022 08:37:56 -0400
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- Charlotte Amalie, Us Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2022 08:36:44 -0400
Rip Current Warning 
https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie


- Here It Comes
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2022 07:57:37 -0400
At 7:10 am we had a good 3 minute shower. We have been waiting many weeks
for this rain.Probably too late for the avocados but the passion fruit and
starfruit will be so happy. We are looking forward to a day of passing 
showers. We have wind in small gusts, then quiet. Our seasonal memories 
are kicking in. 

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- Charlotte Amalie, Us Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 17:29:34 -0400
Small craft advisory…gusts to 35 mph 

https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie


- Charlotte Amalie, Us Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 17:29:34 -0400
Small craft advisory…gusts to 35 mph 

https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie


- Another Look
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 12:58:02 -0400

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- Charlotte Amalie, Us Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2022 19:21:54 -0400
Small Craft Advisory……we are windy in small gusts now and see more clouds
than we have had in weeks. It is raining in our ocean view. 
Wishing the best of luck to the Southern Islands. 

https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie


- Heads Up
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2022 14:25:17 -0400

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- Bonnie’s European Model
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2022 14:22:11 -0400
> https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=https://arc-anglerfish-washpost-prod-washpost.s3.amazonaws.com/public/JLQ5DEAF65F2NEK2NB26UFKCP4.gif&w=916


- earth :: a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2022 13:29:42 -0400
You can see 3 formations 
https://earth.nullschool.net/


- Sunset Tonight
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 20:45:45 -0400
Amazing. Hot, hot, super dry, Sahara dust, sweaty beach yoga and 
then this. There is beauty all around. The parakeets are coming in close. 

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- Raining in The Ocean
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2022 19:25:30 -0400
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- Nature's Miracles ......We'll Take It
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2022 09:22:50 -0400

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- Iggy Sez
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2022 13:59:00 -0400
It is SO DRY .....send rain please. 

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- New Research Finds High Levels of Heavy Metals in Vegetables Grown in Sargassum-Enriched Soil
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2022 17:05:59 -0400
Sargassum has been a very intrusive part of our environmental lives. 
Some of our farmers thought it would make good fertilizer. Wrong. 

https://viconsortium.com/vi-agriculture/virgin-islands-new-research-finds-high-levels-of-heavy-metals-in-vegetables-grown-in-sargassum-enriched-soil


- Dry, Dusty June Has V.I. Parched | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2022 07:53:55 -0400
https://stthomassource.com/content/2022/06/14/dry-dusty-june-has-v-i-parched/


- Sahara Dust Sunset
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2022 18:55:42 -0400
We are super super dry. Last measurable rain was May 23. Every drop 
is collected from our roof top. The last time we bought water was May 2020.
We measure the cistern level about every 3 days.The pool is down and
we will have to use the pool cistern for a little top off tomorrow and get some
moisture to the pineapple plants. We dumped a few potted plants today, just not
worth the water. We keep seeing some teasing rain forecasts for next week
after next week. Then ten drops will blow by. The last time we saw this 
kind of drought was the month before Hurricane Marilyn Sept 1995.
Let's do a Caribbean rain dance and thank our lucky stars we live
here .  We will call the water truck, soon come. 
Don't miss the big moon Tuesday.

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- earth :: a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2022 14:08:43 -0400
Alex looks loosely formed, oblong 

https://earth.nullschool.net/


- Newest Forecast Predicts ‘Well Above-Average’ Hurricane Season | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2022 09:31:10 -0400
Excellent Preparation List 
https://stthomassource.com/content/2022/06/02/newest-forecast-predicts-well-above-average-hurricane-season/


- Newest Forecast Predicts ‘Well Above-Average’ Hurricane Season | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2022 09:31:10 -0400
Excellent Preparation List 
https://stthomassource.com/content/2022/06/02/newest-forecast-predicts-well-above-average-hurricane-season/


- Hello St Croix
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2022 13:42:18 -0400
Great to hear from you Isabel.  I second that thought. The cistern is 
feeling neglected. 

Stay well.


- Horizon line
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 25 May 2022 18:00:27 -0400
This is the clearest horizon line from our deck in months. Sahara 
dust is moving around. We will take it.

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- NOAA projects above-average hurricane season, greater U.S. risk - The Washington Post
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 24 May 2022 16:33:27 -0400
https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2022/05/24/noaa-atlantic-hurricane-outlook-2022/


- Reducing Human-Caused Air Pollution Has Troubling Effect: More Hurricanes in the North Atlantic Basin, New NOAA Study Finds
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 24 May 2022 09:30:40 -0400
https://viconsortium.com/vi-hurricane_season/virgin-islands-reducing-human-caused-air-pollution-has-troubling-effect-more-hurricanes-in-the-north-atlantic-basin-new-noaa-study-finds


- RAIN......VACCINES =SHUTTERS
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 23 May 2022 14:01:51 -0400
Good Monday Morning,

We are doing a rain dance and GRATEFUL for our first good rain
in a quite a while this morning. The wine bucket rain gauge shows 
1 & 1/2 inches, you can literally watch the hillside green up.
Yippee!!!!
The tomatoes and cucumbers say Gracias. 

Meanwhile, I am recovering from a 2 week rough stint with Covid. Because 
I have an underlying long term illness my doctors deemed me medically
ineligible for vaccination. I all want is to be vaccinated. Like walking 
thru a mine field, being masked and careful all the time, Covid sought
me out and pounced. I was very ill with newest variant, among the
thousands that have posted positive since our Carnival wound down
a few weeks ago. I did not go to Carnival this year.I hated to miss it. 

The good news is for the  vaccinated  and boosted. My husband and 
close friends all tested negative throughout my illness. 

LIKE SHUTTERS DURING A HURRICANE, VACCINES WILL PROTECT YOU. 

Would you ever think about not being prepared for a storm coming? 
Then why not stay prepared for more Covid to come, and it will... by....
putting some shutters around your body by being vaccinated. Please 
protect folks like me in your family and on your island by being vaccinated.

It only makes sense and is well proven.

We are thrilled for the rain . Hoping for more, soon come.

Let's take those steps to get ready for storm season. 

Jane Higgins
 NorthWest St Thomas 


- Hurricane Preparedness Week May 1 to May 7 | St. Thomas Source
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 4 May 2022 08:02:51 -0400
https://stthomassource.com/content/2022/05/03/hurricane-preparedness-week-may-1-to-may-7/


- WATER SPOUT WARNING NOW Charlotte Amalie, Us Virgin Islands Severe Weather Alert | Weather Underground
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 1 May 2022 13:51:22 -0400
WATER SPOUT WARNING NOW.  ALERT TO MARINERS AND SMALL AIRCRAFT
scroll down for English 
https://www.wunderground.com/severe/vi/charlotte-amalie


- Mocko Jumbies in The Rain….Carnival Parade St Thomas
  • By Jane Higgins <jhigginswear at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 1 May 2022 08:04:03 -0400
https://youtu.be/sXFVaeiCjMg


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