Rainy Weather to Continue Through Monday

Jan. 21, 2008 – Monday's rainy weather will continue at least through the end of the day.
"It looks like we'll start seeing drier air later tonight, but they'll still be some patches of moisture around," Walter Snell, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in San Juan, said Monday at 8:30 a.m.
However, he said residents across the Virgin Islands could see scattered showers continuing into Tuesday.
And he said more rainy weather is expected by the weekend.
"We could have another damp weekend," he said.
Snell said that most of the heaviest rain had fallen over water, with radar showing up to 1.5 inches of rain at sea on Monday.
At Weather Station Zephyr, located at Ajax Peak on St. John, 0.27 inches of rain fell between midnight and 8 a.m. Monday. On Sunday, a total of 0.71 inches of rain fell.
Snell said Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas reported 0.77 inches of rain since midnight, with 0.32 inches falling Sunday.
He said that at Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix, 0.28 inches of rain fell between midnight and 8 a.m. Monday. A total of 0.49 inches fell Sunday.
"St. Croix has not been as wet," he said.
Snell said this month is shaping up to be an unusually rainy January.
At Weather Station Zephyr, 2.76 inches of rain fell since Jan. 1. This compares to 1.3 inches for all of January 2007, 3.72 inches for all of January 2006 and 0.81 inches in January 2005. In January 2004, 2.8 inches of rain fell.
While the residents are bundling up, pulling out sweaters and socks from the depths of their dresser drawers, tourists aren't so delighted.
"They're coming up and asking about the forecast," Kendall Flowers, who works at Maho Bay Camps front desk, said.
She said it seemed like numerous guests were staying put in their tents, but a few ventured out to go on the V.I. National Park's hike to Reef Bay.

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