85.8 F
Charlotte Amalie
Sunday, September 20, 2020

Weather for St. Croix, VI

  • Scattered Showers Saturday
    September 19, 2020

    An upper level-low located north of the area will continue to sink south and linger across the region. As a result, isolated to scattered showers may develop over the area producing light rainfall amounts.  Light northeasterly trade winds will shift to the south by later tonight as Hurricane Teddy moves further north, and close to Bermuda by early Monday.

    Marine conditions will continue to deteriorate and become extremely hazardous over the next several days due to northeasterly swells generated by major Hurricane Teddy. Seas to twelve feet will be possible in the Atlantic outer waters, Anegada Passage, and the extreme eastern waters of the offshore Caribbean. Small craft advisories are in effect for these areas.

    There is a high risk of rip currents along the territory’s coastlines. A High Surf Advisory and Coastal Flood Advisory will also be in effect through much of the weekend.

    IN THE TROPICS
    Tropical Storm Wilfred, located about 885 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands, is expected to undergo a weakening trend over the weekend and become a remnant low in a few days. At the present time, the storm has top winds of 40 miles per hour and is tracking to the west-northwest at 17 miles per hour. Tropical storm force winds extend out 105 miles from the center.  Wilfred’s long term forecast track keeps the system well to the east of the Virgin Islands.

    With the exception of hazardous marine conditions, Hurricane Teddy, located 620 miles northeast of the territory, poses no threat to the Virgin Islands. The Category Three hurricane is tracking to the northwest with its sights on Bermuda.

    A tropical wave located near the west coast of Africa will move westward over the far eastern Atlantic during the next few days. Any development of this system will be slow to occur during the next few days.

    Sunrise: 6:08 a.m.
    Sunset: 6:18 p.m.

    OBSERVATIONS AT THE 3D MANDAHL WEATHER STATION
    Friday’s high temperature: 87 degrees at 12:44 p.m.
    Friday’s low temperature: 80 degrees at 2:11 a.m.
    Peak wind gust: 18 miles per hour at 4:10 a.m.
    24-hour rainfall: 0.00 inches
    Month rain: 1.53 inches
    Year rain: 24.35 inches