Saturday, July 31, 2010

The disturbance approaching the coast yesterday has dissipated this morning and is no longer a threat.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Very quite day, just a few light showers. Watching an area straight east and south of Cuba. May be a problem for tomorrow, too early to tell.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Looks like another tropical wave is developing to the east. Some Thunder Showers already approaching. The Saharan air mass has backed off and some new moisture is moving in from the southern Caribbean.
July 29 at 7PM
It is now just after sunset and the sky has cleared after a day of scattered showers. Since last Sunday night there has been about 5 inches of rain (125 mm).

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The rain ended about 10:00 AM local time and the sky cleared by 11 AM. Total rainfall from last night till this morning was 45.7 mm. Total rainfall from this system has been almost 100 mm. Some parts of the country have flooding, and some bridges are under water. The ground is pretty well saturated now.
Most of the open water of the Caribbean are under clear skies. However, over land, showers can occur at any time.
The weather system discussed over the past few days has persisted and produced a fair amount of rain last night ans early this morning. Will post how much rainfall measured as soon as I check the rain gauge.

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Tropical Wave has just hit at 1330 LT with gusty wind and heavy rain. The storm cell grew rapidly as the wave moved inland. Will add more to this later.
Here is the map:
There was some rain overnight, about 20 mm, from the system described yesterday. Last night was the full moon and very often rain does occur here around the time of the full moon.
This morning it is foggy. The tropical wave responsible for this weather has not yet passed by so there may be a few more showers on the way.

It is now noontime and it is still overcast.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

I am now predicting that the Saharan Air Mass is going to win and we are going into an indefinite period of very little rainfall. Not good news for agricultural crops that depend on adequate moisture. At this time I do not agree with the forecast of a more active than normal hurricane season. Storms that form, appear to rapidly dissipate. Most of the weather action is taking place along the Pacific coast of Central America and Mexico. Rain that does occur on the Belize side seems to be often due to a backlash from the west or southwest. But the good news is that the chance of severe flooding seems remote, until October at least.

Hope we get some rain in the next few days. There is much drier air to follow. Here is the Saharan Dry Air Map
Storm system getting closer.
This cell is about 70 miles to the east.
Band of showers about 400 Km to the east. May arrive in 7 hours?

Saturday, July 24, 2010

First day of this weather blog.
Nice weather today. No bad weather in sight.