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Tropical Storm Chris headed toward Northern Leeward Islands

Tropical Storm Chris headed toward Northern Leeward Islands

Aug 1st, 2006, 05:59 AM
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Tropical Storm Chris headed toward Northern Leeward Islands

...CHRIS HEADED TOWARD THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE ISLANDS OF
ANTIGUA...BARBUDA...ANGUILLA...ST. KITTS... NEVIS...SABA...ST.
EUSTATIUS...ST. BARTHELEMY...ST. MARTIN...AND ST. MAARTEN. A
TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR PUERTO RICO
AND THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS...AND FOR THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS. A
TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.

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Aug 1st, 2006, 06:02 AM
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No...I'm not shouting. I just copied and pasted from the NHC e-mail. Couldn't bother to retype in lower case

Statia and all you Northern Leeward islanders, stay safe.
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Aug 1st, 2006, 06:54 AM
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Yes, Chris is in my backyard and will be directly impacting us tonight. Gotta batten down when I get home this evening.

At least it's not a hurricane.....yet.
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Aug 1st, 2006, 06:57 AM
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...and here I was praying that August and September would be like June and July! Hurricane free!

As you said, Statia...it's not a hurricane. Hopefully Chris will change his mind about this Caribbean trip!
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Aug 1st, 2006, 10:23 AM
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Best of luck tonight, Statia.

All of us Fodorites will be thinking of you!
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Aug 1st, 2006, 10:52 AM
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Positive thoughts and prayers are coming your way from me too Statia !

Take care !

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Aug 1st, 2006, 12:56 PM
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Awww..thanks y'all. I'll try to post tomorrow as soon as I can...if I have power that is.

I am trying to get out of the office so that I can take care of things at home, but I have to get updates out about all my ships shutting down and anchoring for the storm. They've even ceased all local flights already because the WinAir planes have to get back to the hangers at SXM.

I hope it's not a a long one, but the last update said it's strengthening. At least it's just a TS, though.
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Aug 1st, 2006, 01:00 PM
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I have no idea how that link got in there. Strange.
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Aug 1st, 2006, 01:24 PM
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Thinking of you Statia! Hope all remains well...keep us posted.
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Aug 1st, 2006, 06:25 PM
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This is no big deal..

Yes strong winds... and alot ofd rain.

No worry
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 05:35 AM
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Good luck to all.

Chris is a small storm right now but could strengthen to a Category 2 hurricane. Take cover, Bahamas! Look out, Gulf Coast states.
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 11:59 AM
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No issue for PR either. The sky is clouded right now, it is very humid and hot. No wind (or breeze )whatsoever.
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 02:03 PM
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marigross, glad to hear that you are not having any ill effects in PR. It passed just east of us here so we only had a little wind and rain. Now I just hope the rest of the season pans out so well in our area.

And, I also hope this one doesn't strengthen too much more and head to the US.
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:22 PM
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Here's a picture from my deck about45 minutes ago. Just rain but hope the Bahamas & Fla. don't get hit too bad.

http://tinyurl.com/jr5z8
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:27 PM
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Nice shot, Carrybean! Don't you just love those creepy looking skies once in awhile? Just as long as you know the weather won't get too bad, that is.

I showed your pic to my DH and we both noted that we had the same sort of sky earlier. Strange considering we are quite a bit farther south.
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 04:19 PM
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carrybean
You may have posted it before, but what island do you live on? At least I think you live in the Caribbean. Great picture. Sky looks ominous. I glad that things are not too bad there for all.
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 04:31 PM
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brenda: I believe he is on STT.
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 04:47 PM
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Thanks Brett, that is what I was thinking too from the depths of my cranium. Hope all is well with the girls. Would LOVE to see more pics if you have time to send my way. Have one of all of you together?
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 10:44 PM
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carrybean - what a picture!

Stay safe! Fingers crossed for you and Statia for the rest of the season
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Aug 3rd, 2006, 02:09 AM
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I'm a she & on St. Thomas. From the latest email it's weakening so if that continues (I hope) nobody will have any more to deal with than just a little wind & rain.

Statia, glad it wasn't bad on your little island either.
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