All is well. He veered to the east. Even though he turned into a category 3 storm with winds up to 125 MPH, reports from family and friends have said there was very little wind, mostly A LOT of rain.
This from my sister this morning.
What a relief!
This category 3 storm with 125 mph winds passed to the east of St. Croix, and headed Northeast on out of here. The storm's center is very small with the major winds extending outward from the center to only 35 mph. There was plenty of rain associated with it and low lying areas were flooded.We had only light breezes and much water!
Rain from this system:
First, this storm crawled through here from East to West as a slushy mess, dipped South then turned back East, eventually turning back Northeast.
Second, I empty my raingauage by 8:00 AM each morning, so that reading represents the previous 24 hour period.
Fri - Wed - 8.02 inches
Thurs 3.93 inches (Accumulation as Omar)
Total: 11.95 inches
The sun is out, and we're very soggy, but all is totally well!
Thanks for your prayers!