Wednesday, September 1, 2010
An unusual situation has occurred. The upper air layer has fractured over the western part of Belize in such a way that for the top half the flow is towards the northeast and for the lower half, the flow is in the opposite direction. This has allowed an area of rain showers to expand eastward in to Belize from Guatemala. As a result the northwestern part of Belize is experiencing moderate rainfall at this time about one hour before midnight. Normally there should have been clear sky at the moment.
The rainfall was measured next morning and found to be 0.56 inches or 14 mm.