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Rain falls on Queen Street in Christiansted CHRISTIANSTED – Heavy rains drenched parts of St. Croix Saturday with nearly three inches of rain being recorded by the National Weather Service and a flash flood and rip current warnings remain in effect. Rough seas and choppy waves of up to seven

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Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla SAN JUAN – This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service, and the U.S. Department of Interior are joining forces with the Governments of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to

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CHRISTIANSTED – A tropical wave is approaching the Virgin Islands and expected to bring with it waves of up to seven feet across the offshore Atlantic and Caribbean waters today, according to the National Weather Service. The choppy waves and rough seas will continue tomorrow and showers and thunderstorms are

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SAN JUAN — NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office. NWR broadcasts official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Working with

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CHRISTIANSTED – As first reported in the St. Croix Sync Tank on Facebook yesterday, the Virgin Islands is under a flash flood watch through this evening, according to the National Weather Service in San Juan. In St. Thomas, the NWS singled out Anna’s Retreat, Charlotte Amalie, East End and West

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TRUNK BAY, St. John — While sunscreen is proved to have positive effects on humans, it actually has massively damaging effects on coral reefs, researchers discovered in a recent study. The study, released Tuesday, found that even a tiny amount of sunscreen — equivalent to a drop of water in

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MIAMI – The world’s coral reefs are in the midst of a mass die off – a “white death” spanning the globe. That’s the stark message from reports about the impact of a monster El Niño that is warming the world’s oceans. With hundreds of millions of people relying on

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Tropical Storm Erika’s effects in Dominica MIAMI – This year’s Atlantic hurricane season has had more named storms than last year already, but overall the severity of tropical weather has been weak — thanks in part to El Niño, forecasters say. The Atlantic hurricane season typically produces six to 11

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Hurricane Marilyn struck Sept. 15, 1995 MIAMI —For some, hurricane season is viewed as a mountain with an elevator awaiting on the other side. You climb to the top and it’s easy going on the way down. But, that’s really not how it works. “It’s a bell curve. It’s a

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  FREDERIKSTED – With this week’s arrival of Tropical Storm Erika, the folks at NOAA saw an opportunity to put the NASA Global Hawk unmanned aircraft into action to improve information gathering on severe weather. Scientists and pilots are now ready to start the NOAA-led mission to improve hurricane forecasts

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