Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A cell of very dry air still dominates the Gulf of Mexico, including Belize.
This weather pattern has change little since yesterday.
The belt of stormy weather remains blocked over Panama and Costa Rica.
Little change is expected over the next few days.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Weather Pattern Changing

Things look different this morning. The High Pressure Cell in the Pacific off the coast of Mexico is weakening. The Upper Air pattern around Central America is becoming more chaotic. The atmosphere is taking on a more turbulent appearance. Also, more sunspots are popping up on the sun after several months of below normal activity. We should start seeing some interesting weather towards the time of the full moon June 15 providing the sun continues to become more active.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

The weather pattern reported yesterday did not survive.
High Pressure over the Gulf of Mexico grew much stronger and expanded pushing weather systems southward.
This could delay the arrival of the rain even more.
Things do not look good for the current drought to end any time soon.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

A well defined upper level clockwise outflow has formed above a surface Low Pressure sitting over Panama.
This is a indicator of the approach of the hurricane season.which officially starts June 1.
This spiral should drift slowly northwest.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Some scattered Cirrus clouds drifting in from the southwest.
No convection below the Cirrus.
Still no sign of the beginning of the rainy season.
Some moisture is attempting to push towards Central America, but it keeps getting ripped apart by the strong wind shear from the southwest.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hot & Dry

The hot and extremely dry weather continues.
Same weather day after day.
The drought is becoming severe.
May 2011 is turning out to be one of the driest on record.
Next report this weekend.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The previously mentioned reverse upper air wind direction has collapsed.
This would suggest that the approach of the rainy season is now further away than expected.
The hot and dry weather will likely continue for the foreseeable future.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

There has been no rain since last report.
The image shows the current wind shear pattern.
The pattern is just beginning to show signs of reversing.
The lower left corner shows the flow reversing, east to west.
This is an indication of the change from dry season to rainy season.
This reversing pattern should gradually work its way eastward and northward.