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(@k2311)
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Is it just me or is the weather kinda on the chilly side? Anyone knows if there's a cold front passing through?

 
Posted : January 23, 2012 12:08 pm
(@somarosa)
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How chilly is it? The weather says a high of 82 (but I'm not there)!

 
Posted : January 23, 2012 1:27 pm
(@somarosa)
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Yikes it does appear to be a bit cool at the moment:

http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/TISX/2012/1/23/MonthlyHistory.html#calendar

Says it's only been in the high 70s for the past week? Hope it warms up a bit by February, going then.

 
Posted : January 23, 2012 3:49 pm
(@stt-resident)
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Very much depends on where exactly you're located. After close to 16 years living in "country" close to sea level on St Thomas, I recently moved to a much higher elevation on the North side and my fingers and toes are FREEZING from early morning to about 11AM! I'm sleeping under a comforter with the ceiling fan on low and a visiting friend who is headed back next week to the real chill of Illinois has promised to mail me some some big wooly socks to take care of that end. Every day I head back down to country and the temperature difference is huge. The Trade winds are bustling, the seas both today and yesterday have been choppy and, in general it may well be a little cooler than usual. Interestingly enough I saw an AP report yesterday which noted that temperatures worldwide dropped last year from the norm.

Disclaimer - anything below 72 is cold for me. I'm guessing (and I'm going to buy an outside thermometer for the heck of it) that temps were I am have been in the mid to high 60s at night!

Visitors be not afeared! We're not exactly getting the salt ready for ice storms nor ordering electric blankets. Daytime temps are as high as always and the sun is shining brightly to welcome your winter-white bodies!

 
Posted : January 23, 2012 5:18 pm
(@somarosa)
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Ha yes everything is relative, thanks for the update STT Resident. I'll be visiting from New York, have you seen tourists swimming the last few days? Did your friend from Illinois go swimming? An air temp of 75 for the high sounds kind of on the edge of cool for swimming (summer was so long ago here in NY though that I can't remember). If other people are swimming it's probably fine for us northern visitors. I heard the water temperature is like 79? Anyway stay warm!

Thanks

 
Posted : January 23, 2012 5:29 pm
(@stt-resident)
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somarosa wrote:
Ha yes everything is relative, thanks for the update STT Resident. I'll be visiting from New York, have you seen tourists swimming the last few days? Did your friend from Illinois go swimming? An air temp of 75 for the high sounds kind of on the edge of cool for swimming (summer was so long ago here in NY though that I can't remember). If other people are swimming it's probably fine for us northern visitors. I heard the water temperature is like 79? Anyway stay warm!

Thanks

In answer to your questions, yes and yes and triply so! Enjoy!

 
Posted : January 23, 2012 6:59 pm
(@sapphirebeach08)
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I am the "Illinois friend". I am more of a "lie on the beach" person. I have been in the water, however. Cooler than October, but the water is not cold by any means. It only takes a moment to adjust.

 
Posted : January 23, 2012 7:29 pm
(@k2311)
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Up in the mountain top area it got as low as 68 the other night! I mean that quite chilly for stt. OnnMagens Bay the water was really cold. Not sure of the experiences of others but tonight is even chillier.

 
Posted : January 25, 2012 11:36 pm
(@somarosa)
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Yikes, that sounds cold - sounds like you live on the island though, I'm hoping it'll still feel warm for a New Yorker! This data station says it's been reaching 82 during the day at Charlotte Amalie, and 80 for the water temp:

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=chav3

I hope it warms up in the next two weeks! Thanks for the field report!

 
Posted : January 25, 2012 11:55 pm

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