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Severe storm in USVI and BVI #123176
03/06/2017 09:14 PM
03/06/2017 09:14 PM
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South Sound Villa Virgin Gorda
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Hello
Just got a message from the USVI Hurricane Service. Severe storm warning for USVI and BVI for a couple of days. Just checked the wind at my villa. Blowing solid 50 MPH and gusts to 60 MPH Lots of heavy rain. This storm extends from Florida to almost South America. Seas are expected to be 12 ft and more. Unusual! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/thumbsdown.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Severe storm in USVI and BVI [Re: tpcook] #123177
03/06/2017 10:36 PM
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Hope it blows through quickly & everyone is okay. We get to BVI on Sunday for a cruise

Re: Severe storm in USVI and BVI [Re: Stevepoz] #123178
03/07/2017 07:22 AM
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It is blowing hard in Sint Maarten/St. Martin as well (20-25 knots sustained). A little rain every now and then. Seas are 9-12 feet. Not a good time to cross the Anegada passage! The forecast predicts this will continue most of the week.

Re: Severe storm in USVI and BVI [Re: Maria_and_Steve] #123179
03/07/2017 08:27 AM
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Tortola/ Sonoma, California
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Certainly stormy here in Little Apple Bay..high winds..heavy squalls..big seas and onshore winds..

Re: Severe storm in USVI and BVI [Re: Manpot] #123180
03/07/2017 11:36 AM
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Very windy and rainy here out east. Lots of white caps and heavy seas on the way to Anegada. Lee Bay is very rough.

Re: Severe storm in USVI and BVI [Re: RatmansWife] #123181
03/07/2017 03:00 PM
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Dover, NH
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Fresh breeze here in the Bight at Norman Island. Annoying but not dangerous. Last few hours have been rain free but wind persists.

Re: Severe storm in USVI and BVI [Re: scott1269] #123182
03/07/2017 09:10 PM
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I just saw that NOAA extended the small craft advisory through Friday, and I'm wondering how big the seas are in the Straight as opposed to the open ocean. When they call for 5 to 7 with some up to 10, will that be true across all of the cruising grounds or do the island diminish wave height somewhat. We're arriving Thursday, heading out Friday and want to have a decent plan for the first day given the conditions. Thanks for any insight you can offer.

Re: Severe storm in USVI and BVI [Re: Toofarfromthesea] #123183
03/07/2017 09:38 PM
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I believe it shifts from a north swell to an east swell on Friday. It will be a lil rough in the passages from the east but if forecast of 4-6 ft seas with occasional 8 ft is correct it should not be too bad for charter traffic..though 20 plus kt winds are still in forecast.

Re: Severe storm in USVI and BVI [Re: Will_L] #123184
03/08/2017 07:48 AM
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Seems the worst is over..beautiful blue skies in the BVI's today..swell has dropped to about 4 feet..

Re: Severe storm in USVI and BVI [Re: Manpot] #123185
03/08/2017 09:08 AM
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Manpot said:
Seems the worst is over..beautiful blue skies in the BVI's today..swell has dropped to about 4 feet..


That is not consistent with the forecast today. Please be aware/careful. The Virgin Islands Tropic Weather station has a nice page on FB with some details of the forecast: Tropic Weather Station


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Re: Severe storm in USVI and BVI [Re: snowdog] #123186
03/08/2017 10:03 AM
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Still getting occasional squals but not close to the way it was yesterday...

Re: Severe storm in USVI and BVI [Re: snowdog] #123187
03/08/2017 12:17 PM
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Ya never know...
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Ya never know...

Detailed Forecast
This Afternoon
Isolated showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. East northeast wind around 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 10%.
Tonight
Isolated showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. East northeast wind around 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday
Isolated showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. East wind around 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday Night
Scattered showers, mainly after 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. East wind around 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday
Scattered showers, mainly before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. East wind 21 to 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday Night
Scattered showers, mainly after 9pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. East wind 18 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.


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