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    KevinS is offline
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    Hurricane Irma

    Hurricane Irma has increased back to a Category 3 Hurricane, and is expected to strengthen further. Current forecasts call for it to pass just North and East of St Barth, with the arrival of the storm sometime on Tuesday. Irma will likely bring Hurricane Force Winds to St Barth.

    Meteo France has raised a Vigilance Jaune, a yellow alert, for Guadeloupe, St Barth, and St Martin. I've exchanged messages with Rosita, and they are very concerned and are working to secure their properties and prepare in advance of the storm.


    Irma is being discussed in two other threads here:

    https://www.sbhonline.com/forums/sho...te-to-evacuate

    https://www.sbhonline.com/forums/sho...thing-to-watch

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    MIke R is offline
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    Re: Hurricane Irma

    Yeah passing just north and east means northwest to north east winds and a surge which goes from north to south which means Flamand, St Jean, Lorient, and Cul De Sac get the worst of it
    "When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace" Jimi Hendrix

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    GramChop is offline
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    Re: Hurricane Irma

    I am keeping all of St Barth in my thoughts and prayers.
    The waves of the sea bring me back to me.

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    Re: Hurricane Irma

    please save all a little prayer for us
    merci du fond du coeur
    rosita
    ..........
    villa la baleine | villa les jardins d'Emmanuel | villa les basses

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    BBT is offline
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    Re: Hurricane Irma

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    Re: Hurricane Irma

    Rosita, you can count on it! Be safe St Barth's friends and families....
    Remember Yesterday, Dream About Tomorrow, But Live Today.

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    le_reve is offline
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    Re: Hurricane Irma

    Thinking of all our friends on SBH... please stay safe.

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    KevinS is offline
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    Re: Hurricane Irma

    Quote Originally Posted by MIke R View Post
    Yeah passing just north and east means northwest to north east winds and a surge which goes from north to south which means Flamand, St Jean, Lorient, and Cul De Sac get the worst of it


    Yes, but the winds should be less strong on that side of the hurricane than they would be if it were to pass just south and west of the island.

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    MIke R is offline
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    Re: Hurricane Irma

    "Should be " being the key words here ...

    many of the reliable models are suggesting an east coast thrashing after it leaves the Caribbean
    "When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace" Jimi Hendrix

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    Re: Hurricane Irma

    SBH is in our thoughts and prayers. And please don't send it to Charleston SC. I've like to not have to board up twice in less than a year. ��

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    BAM is offline
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    Re: Hurricane Irma

    Prayers on the way Rosita and all on the island...

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    Maureenm is offline
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    Re: Hurricane Irma

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosita View Post
    please save all a little prayer for us
    merci du fond du coeur
    Saying prayers for you and your family Rosita. Stay safe xoxo your Omar hurricane couple

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    BBT is offline
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    Re: Hurricane Irma

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    The ECMWF model which has been the single most reliable model does put the center of convection right near SBH
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    amyb is offline
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    Re: Hurricane Irma

    Oh boy...that's not what I was hoping for, Bob.
    Remember Yesterday, Dream About Tomorrow, But Live Today.

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    BBT is offline
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    Re: Hurricane Irma

    Quote Originally Posted by amyb View Post
    Oh boy...that's not what I was hoping for, Bob.
    Nor I and don't like the path after that
    "St. Bart's is Crack for Vacations." Credit given to EDW

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    belinda is offline
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    Re: Hurricane Irma

    Oh boy, well here visiting for two more weeks.. I hear from the housekeeper they are going to close the house up with us inside so we got provisions and I guess we just, Button down the hatches and hope for the best like everyone on the island is doing...., Fingers crossed and prayers ready for everyone on the island..

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    andynap is offline
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    Re: Hurricane Irma

    Good luck Belinda. The islanders have been thru this before so they know what to do.


    Andy

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    amyb is offline
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    Re: Hurricane Irma

    Take care. Where on the island is your house, Belinda?
    Remember Yesterday, Dream About Tomorrow, But Live Today.

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    belinda is offline
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    Re: Hurricane Irma

    What else can we do except wait it out with food and water. The metal window shutters will be closed and furniture moved inside tomorrow. We have battery lights. Not sure what else we can do... Hopefully the electric will stay on... And we can all keep in touch..

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    belinda is offline
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    Re: Hurricane Irma

    St Jean

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    amyb is offline
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    Re: Hurricane Irma

    Candles? Matches?

    Wishing you well.
    Remember Yesterday, Dream About Tomorrow, But Live Today.

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    belinda is offline
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    Re: Hurricane Irma

    Quote Originally Posted by amyb View Post
    Candles? Matches?

    Wishing you well.
    Thank you. We will all come through this and the sun will rise again on this beautiful island...

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    GMP62 is offline
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    Re: Hurricane Irma

    Lots of Prayers are going out to all Forum friends on St. Barth. Stay safe.

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    KevinS is offline
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    Re: Hurricane Irma

    A Hurricane Watch was certain. A Hurricane Warning will follow as Irma gets closer, and Météo France will increase their Vigilance level from the current Jaune, to Orange, to Rouge, and to Violette:


    A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
    * Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts, and Nevis
    * Saba, St. Eustatius, and Sint Maarten
    * Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy


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    Re: Hurricane Irma

    Best of luck to you all. Matthew hit us hard last year. Hope this steers out to sea!

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    KevinS is offline
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    Re: Hurricane Irma

    The hurricane tracks which we see are a line or a cone. The hurricane itself is hugely bigger than either the line or the cone. This image, copied from Meteo-SBH.com, will give you an idea of the distances involved. On the right, you see some of the leading bands of Irma. If you look at the chain of islands, there is a tiny red circle around St Barth. Yeah. The image doesn't even show the ugly part of Irma yet.


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    I note that Meteo-SBH.com has recently built a satellite image receiver which is being used to download weather satellite info, including the image which I have posted above. I don't know the person who runs that site, but I've always been impressed by his/her technical expertise. I've watched the site grow over several years, and find it fun to watch the new developments, and to monitor the new capabilities. If you are interested in realtime weather on SBH then I recommend Meteo-SBH.com to you.

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    Tiffany is offline
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    Re: Hurricane Irma

    Thinking of everyone on the island. Stay safe.

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    Re: Hurricane Irma

    Wendy is scheduled to depart SBH to San Juan at 10 AM Monday morning, and as of late this afternoon, the flight is still a "go."

    In a "shout out" to Tim, I have to note that he's greatly missed by Wendy . . . shared times on the island were one of her great pleasures when you lived nearby -- and, of course, there were those times when you very generously came over to help in moving furniture and closing shutters as storms of earlier years made their way to SBH.

    My prayers are with Rosita & Jean-Paul, Belinda, and so many other SBH friends and acquaintances. Although there is comfort in knowing that folks on the island have sturdy homes and know what to do to prepare for a storm, there are no "guarantees," of course.

    Reporting I have received is that Irma's greatest impact is expected about 5 AM on Wednesday morning.

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