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St. John Weather: Signs of Spring

mango flowers
Mango Flowers

St. John Weather

Poor Man's OrchidThe Virgin Islands, like most of the rest of the planet has seasonal weather patterns. Right now all signs are pointing to the coming of springtime. The leaves are falling off the deciduous trees like the  mampoo and turpentine and will soon be replaced by new buds and flowers. My mango tree is in bloom as are the aloes, which are attracting the hummingbirds. The winds have already shifted to the south and he water temperature has been warming.

Forecast
Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy with rain showers
High of 82 degrees F
Winds from the SSE at 10 to 15 mph
Chance of rain 20%
Water temperature: 84 degrees F
Sunset: 6:25 PM AST

St. John Live Music Schedule Sunday, March 3

Aqua Bistro
Lauren Jones
3:30 – 6:30
776-5336

Beach Bar
ISH
5:00
777-4220

Concordia
Bo
Sunday Brunch 10:00 am

Cruz Bay Prime
Mark Wallace
7:00 – 10:00
693 -8000

High Tide
Lemuel Callwood Steel Pan
4:00 – 6:00
714-6169

Miss Lucy’s
Sambacombo
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
693-5254

Ocean Grill
David Laab
6:30 – 9:00
693-3304

Rhumblines
T-Bird
7:00 – 10:00

Shipwreck Landing
Hot Club
7:00 – 10:00

Sun Dog Cafe
David Laab
11:00 am- 2:00 pm
244-9713

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Willy T

Willy T
Willy T, The Bight, Norman Island, British Virgin Islands

William Thornton, Norman Island BVIThe William Thornton aka Willy T is a floating bar and restaurant that has been anchored in the Bight off Norman Island since 1985. The original Willy T was a wooden Baltic Schooner built in 1935, which sank at its mooring in 1995. The Willy T is most famous for some of the outrageous activities that regulatory occur aboard, especially during and after their popular Happy Hour. I’m talking ladies with no bathing suit tops,  group activities such as body shots, shotski’s (shots lined up on a water ski) ladies and gentlemen publicly having Willy T Temporary Tattoos applied to various body parts and of course, the now forbidden, but done anyway, jumping off the deck, more often topless than not.

– shotski’s- topless jumping off the deck – tattoos – body shots

St. John News

NOAA to Hold Public Meetings on Proposed Endangered Corals
By Lynda Lohr — February 1, 2013

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will hold meetings next week to discuss the agency’s proposal to include 66 coral species on the Endangered or Threatened Species List. Seven of those proposed for the endangered list are in the Caribbean. Two are proposed for the threatened list…. read more

St. John Weather

Clear with rain showers in the morning, then partly cloudy
High of 82 degrees F.
Breezy: Winds from the East at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunrise: 6:51 AM AST – Sunset: 6:14 PM AST
Water Temperature (Charlotte Amalie Harbor, St. Thomas) 82.9 degrees F

St. John Live Music Schedule Sunday February 3

Aqua Bistro
Lauren Jones
3:30 – 6:30
776-5336

Beach Bar
Get Right Band
4:30
777-4220

Concordia
Bo
Sunday Brunch 10:00 am

Cruz Bay Prime
Mark Wallace
7:00 – 10:00
693 -8000

High Tide
Lemuel Callwood Steel Pan
4:00 – 6:00
714-6169

Miss Lucy’s
Sambacombo
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
693-5254

Ocean Grill
David Laab
6:30 – 9:00
693-3304

Rhumblines
T-Bird
7:00 – 10:00

Shipwreck Landing
Hot Club
7:00 – 10:00

Sun Dog Cafe
David Laab
11:00 am- 2:00 pm
244-9713

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NPS Closes Access to 325 Acres on the South Side of St. John

Eugenia Earhartii
Eugenia Earhartii

Virgin Islands National Park closes access to 325 acres on the south side of St. John
In reaction to the illegal improvement of an old Danish Road that ran above the White Cliffs and its connection to one of the many goat trails found in the vicinity of Europa Bay, the Virgin Islands National Park has closed public access to 325 acres on the south side of St. John. The trail in question, known as the White Cliffs Trail, runs through an area of the park that is the habitat of Eugenia Earhartii, which the NPS maintains would be endangered by hikers using the trail.

Eugenia Earhartii or more commonly know as Earhart’s Stopper is a shrub in the genus Eugenia (stopper) which contains 1000 species and belongs to the family of the Myrtaceae (Myrtle Family). Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Its floral region is The Virgin Islands.

See St. John source article

Read Bob Garrison’s response to the trail closure

St. John Weather
Overcast with rain showers
High of 81 degrees F
Breezy: Winds from the ENE at 10 to 20 mph
Chance of rain 30%
Sunrise: 6:52 AM AST – Sunset: 6:12 PM AST
Water Temperature (Charlotte Amalie Harbor, St. Thomas) 82.9 degrees F

St. John Live Music Schedule – January 30

Aqua Bistro
Rascio on Steel Pan
6:00 – 8:00
776-5336

Castaways
Flip Flop Rock
8:00
777-3316

Coconut Coast
St. John Flutes
5:30 -7:00
776-6944

Cruz Bay Prime
Sambacombo
7:00 – 10:00
693 -8000

High Tide
Lemuel Callwood Steel Pan
4:00 – 6:00
714-6169

Shipwreck Landing
Chris Carsel
6:30 – 9:30

Skinny Legs
Get Right Band
6:00
779-4982

Sun Dog Cafe
Wednesday Night Jam
Lauren & Mark Wallce
7:30-10:30
244-9713

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Reef Bay Great House Over the Years

Photo by Jack Boucher 1960

2009

2011

2012

(1933 photo by Jack Boucher, 2009 photo by Gerald Singer, 2011 and 2012 photos by Shaun O’Boyle)

Reef Bay Great House
The Reef Bay Estate House, also known as the Par Force Great House was built in 1832 and reconstructed in 1844. In 1994, it was partially renovated by the National Park Service. After being cleared in 2009, the condition of the historic estate house has been left to deteriorate.

The great house can be accessed via a spur on the Lameshur Bay Trail

Love City Live Tonight
Love City Live – The Ultimate Power Boat Party – White Bay, Jost Van Dyke BVI 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. It’s a beach party only accessible by boat. As one writer put it “A late night of live music and quality rum deserves a proper cool down the next day.”

St. John Weather
High Surf Advisory
Partly cloudy with rain showers
High of 82 degrees F.
Winds from the North at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the ENE in the afternoon
Chance of rain 20%.
Full Moon
Sunrise: 6:53 AM AST Sunset: 6:10 PM AST
Water Temperature (Charlotte Amalie Harbor St. Thomas) 82.9 degrees F

St. John Live Music Schedule

Aqua Bistro
Lauren Jones
3:30 – 6:30
776-5336

Concordia
Bo
Sunday Brunch 10:00 am

Cruz Bay Prime
Mark Wallace
7:00 – 10:00
693 -8000

High Tide
Lemuel Callwood Steel Pan
4:00 – 6:00
714-6169

Miss Lucy’s
Sambacombo
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
693-5254

Ocean Grill
David Laab
6:30 – 9:00
693-3304

Rhumblines
T-Bird
7:00 – 10:00

Shipwreck Landing
Hot Club
7:00 – 10:00

Sun Dog Cafe
David Laab
11:00 am- 2:00 pm
244-9713

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Frenchtown, St. Thomas

Frenchtown Card Game, St. Thomas VI
Photo by Jack Delano 1941
General Store
Photo by Jack Delano 1941

Frenchtown, St. Thomas
During the 17th and 18th century, religious intolerance in France led to a horrible epoch of persecution for French Protestants, know as Huguenots. Their churches, homes, bibles and hymn books were burned and their children were taken away to be brought up by Catholic nuns. Thousands were burned at the stake, tortured, sent to sea to serve as galley slaves or condemned to prisons where chances of survival were slim.

An estimated 250,000 Huguenots lost their lives, while another 250,000 were able to leave France and settle elsewhere. One of these havens was the French West Indian Island of St. Bartholomew, better known as St. Barts.

A rocky and infertile landscape and lack of other economic opportunities led many of the descendants of the original refugees to emigrate to St. Thomas where they established two diverse communities, one alongside the harbor just south of downtown Charlotte Amalie that became known as Frenchtown and the other on the hills and valleys on the north side of the island.

French Village, a small settlement on St. Thomas Island, Virgin Islands. Fishermem bailing their boats after the day's catch.Delano, Jack, photographer. CREATED/PUBLISHED 1941 Dec.
Photo by Jack Delano 1941

The people of Frenchtown often turned to the sea for sustenance. The small village is famous for its fishing industry as well as for its fine restaurants. The Northside community, centered in Dorothea, Mandahl and Hull Bay, combines fishing with agriculture as a way of life.
(From the book, “St. Thomas,” by Gerald Singer)

St. John Weather

High Surf Advisory
Overcast with a chance of rain.
High of 82 degrees F.
Breezy. Winds from the ENE at 15 to 20 mph.
Chance of rain 20%.
Sunrise: 6:54 AM AST – Sunset: 6:04 PM AST
Water Temperature (Charlotte Amalie Harbor) 82 degrees F

St. John and Virgin Islands News

Three Neighborhoods to Receive First Street Names, Addresses
By Source Staff — January 15, 2013

Three V.I. communities – one each on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix – have been selected to be the first in the territory to get actual street names and standard addresses this year, according to a news release from the Office of the Lieutenant Governor…. read more

St. John Visitor Dies at Leinster Bay
By Lynda Lohr — January 15, 2013

A V.I. National Park Service official on Tuesday identified Steve Rock, 60, of Enola, Penn., as the visitor who died Sunday near Waterlemon Cay at Leinster Bay on St. John.

“He was snorkeling alone,” according to Acting Superintendent Mike Anderson…. read more

St. John Live Music Schedule – Wednesday January 16

Aqua Bistro
Rascio on Steel Pan
6:00 – 8:00
776-5336

Castaways
Inner Visions
9:00
777-3316

Coconut Coast
St. John Flutes
5:30 -7:00
776-6944

Cruz Bay Prime
Sambacombo
7:00 – 10:00
693 -8000

High Tide
Lemuel Callwood Steel Pan
4:00 – 6:00
714-6169

Shipwreck Landing
Chris Carsel
6:30 – 9:30

Sun Dog Cafe
Wednesday Night Jam
Lauren & Mark Wallce
7:30-10:30
244-9713

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Tropical Disturbance in the Atlantic

st john weather: invest 91
Invest 91

Can you believe it? We already have a tropical disturbance in the Atlantic. It’s got a name, Invest 91. If it develops into a tropical storm, which is unlikely, it will be named TS Arlene.

Hurricane expert, Dr. Jeff Masters, writes: “A tropical disturbance (91L) near 24N, 63W, midway between the Virgin Islands and Bermuda, is moving north-northwest at about 8 mph. The system’s heavy thunderstorm activity has increased since yesterday, but 91L has …” read more

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St. John Weather: Tuesday Morning Squalls

Blue patch of sky on a stormy Tuesday Morning

St. John weather: squally Tueday
Squall

There was a promising patch of blue sky peaking through the Tuesday morning cloud cover here on St. John. Within minutes, however, a squall came out of the east producing heavy rains and strong gusty winds.

It’s 6:30 am. The internet is down, I image due to the storms, so I’ll post this later on today hopefully. There’s the sound of heavy rain falling on the metal roof and the distant sounds of thunder. The high winds are blowing water under ten feet of overhang porch roof and into the sliding doors, which due to some design flaw, I guess, allows some of the water to be driven underneath the doors and into the house. Towel time.

Leading Edge

Today’s forecast for St. John from the Weather Underground

“Flash Flood Watch in effect through this evening…

Cloudy with numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs 89 lower elevations ranging to 82 higher elevations. Mainly southeast winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.”

By the way:
Judging from what’s happening outside, I believe we can make that 70% chance of rain into 100%

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