Hurricane Supplication Day in the Virgin Islands is celebrated on the fourth Monday in July. This year that will be on July 25th. On that Monday, not only will Virgin Islands government workers will get a day off , but also prayers will officially be offered to our higher powers to protect us from the dreaded storms that the indigenous Taino Amerindians called “Hurricanes.”
Perhaps taking advantage of the fact that divine supplication has not yet been put into effect, a strong tropical wave has formed in the central Atlantic and is now located some 1200 miles west of the African mainland.
Designated Invest 97 by hurricane forecasters, this area of moderate to heavy thunderstorm activity is said to have the potential for development. Computer tracking models at this time would bring this system somewhere near the Virgin Islands.
We’ll be keeping an eye out for further development – stay tuned.