Sunday, October 24, 2010

Hurricane Richard

Richard has just barely made it to becoming a hurricane while about 90 miles east of the coast of Belize.
At this time the weather in Belmopan overcast but no rain. The wind is light from the west.
Right now it appears that the storm is becoming more ragged with the clouds on the north side becoming less dense. The wind field is very small and should affect only a small area of the coast with winds of 80 to 90 kph.
The wind should drop rapidly once the storm moves inland. Damage if any should be minimal.
I doubt if the rainfall will be as high as predicted (4 to 6 inches). Here in Belmopan we will lucky to get even 2 inches. Wind will be of no concern here.

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