Reported by Don Thompson at location in Belmopan 17'15" N, 88'47" W
Thursday, October 21, 2010
The Richard system has elongated and connected with moisture over Costa Rica. Also the centre of outflow has shifted slightly to the east of Richard. Plus there is a dome of very dry air over Belize and surrounding area. All these factors are hampering the formation of Richard becoming a hurricane. My prediction at this time is that Richard will just wander around for awhile then dissipate, allowing a new system to develop east of Richard.