Not that we’re complaining, but Hurricane Omar came and left and we got nothing but a few overnight showers.  We knew the predicted path was quite a distance to our east.  However, though computer models used to predict hurricane paths are helpful tools, at the end of the day they are only predictions.  Hurricanes have a mind of their own and all we could do was wait and watch.

While in the area, Hurricane Omar had maximum sustained winds of 125 mph (205 kph) but a last-minute shift to the east (while I was already fast asleep) meant that the system did not plow through the US Virgin Islands as predicted.  St. Croix experienced the weaker side of the system, with winds there reaching “just” 48 mph (77 kph) mph.  Hopefully not much damage will be reported but it definitely looked like it would be much worse than it was.