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Breathing a collective sigh of relief

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Igor has finally turned. This monster storm is 1200 miles across (or so), with center winds of 150 mph, gusts up to 180 mph.

He's about 800 miles away from us. Or so.

And he finally, FINALLY, turned northwest, or more west-northwest - but at least he TURNED. He's been heading dead west the entire time, he finally started turning this morning.

St. Thomas is at approximately 18 degrees N and 65 W - Igor is now at 18.8 N and 53W - and while 12 degrees sounds like a fair distance, well, as I said, it's about 800 miles. When something is 1200 miles across, and has winds of 150-180 mph, well, 800 miles isn't far enough away. Really.

So we should have some wind, possibly a bit of rain, and wonderful swells for the surfers. I like to go to the beach and watch huge waves roll in.

But I'm so relieve Igor turned, instead of heading dead west right at us.

Though trust me, we're not turning our backs on Igor yet.

We are here-----And this color splotch is Igor

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    Yeah - he really is monstrous! One wobble the wrong way, and we're in the path. We're the little white dot, third from the left. (The big one all the way to the left is Puerto Rico.)
    2746 days ago
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    I have all my fingers and toes crossed for you.
    2746 days ago
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