Reported by Don Thompson at location in Belmopan 17'15" N, 88'47" W
Saturday, February 19, 2011
A very strong High Pressure cell near Florida generated a moist NE air flow pushing southwestward across Belize. This produced some Thundershowers on the afternoon of Friday February 18 followed by some light rain during the morning of February 19 producing about 20mm of rain. Directly behind this system towards Cuba is a narrow band of very dry air. See image. In my opinion this instability may be due to a recent increase in solar activity. Several large sunspots are currently present. At the same time, the moon is in its full phase. The night of February 19 will be clear and cool. Total rainfall so far this month is 5.4 inches, more than all of December plus January combined.