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RAIN MAP: Torrential rain showers shown over our area of the northern Caribbean today. [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — It was an epic fail by “local” meteorologists — especially those who broadcast on Isle 95-WJKC in St. Croix — and they know it. Or at least they should, except that they

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MIAMI — Forecasters say the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico need to watch a low-pressure area in the Atlantic Ocean, currently located midway between the coasts of Africa and South America. Tracking northwest across the Atlantic and moving around 15 mph Sunday afternoon, that system has a 50 percent chance

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[ad name=”HTML-68″] MIAMI — Tropical Storm Don has formed in the Caribbean Sea, the National Hurricane Center reported Monday evening. Tropical storm watches and warnings have been posted for several Caribbean islands, including Barbados, Grenada and St. Lucia. Heavy rains and flash flooding are possible on some of the islands. As

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FAWNING OVER THE ‘FOEHN EFFECT’: The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico have been unseasonably warm this February according to historical statistics and meteorologists. CHRISTIANSTED — If you think that it’s been an unseasonably hot February so far — you would be right. The first half month of February has felt

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Satellite image of Tropical Storm Nichole SAN JUAN — Tropical Storm Nicole formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center. The National Hurricane Center said the storm was located at 11 a.m. Tuesday about 525 miles northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The storm is

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MIAMI — A tropical disturbance in the eastern Atlantic Ocean is likely to develop into the Atlantic hurricane season’s next tropical depression or storm today. Invest 98-L is a tropical wave, an area of low pressure without a closed, counterclockwise surface circulation several hundred miles southwest of the Cabo Verde

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One of two tropical waves the National Hurricane Center continues to watch has entered the Caribbean Sea as a disorganized system, but forecasters expect the system to develop as it moves west. According to this morning’s NHC update, the fast-moving system will bring showers and thunderstorms to

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FREDERIKSTED — The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron “Hurricane Hunters” and the National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Center partnered together to promote hurricane preparedness during the Caribbean Hurricane Awareness Tour (CHAT) April 9-17. The purpose of CHAT is to raise hurricane awareness across the Caribbean and Latin America, and to maintain

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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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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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