Reported by Don Thompson at location in Belmopan 17'15" N, 88'47" W
Monday, June 6, 2011
This morning I measured 19.5 mm (0.77 in) due to last nights rainfall. The weather system is very complex. Moisture at the surface is flowing in from the north east, rising then getting caught up in the Upper Air outflow from the Low pressure south west of Jamaica. The outflow is offset to the south west of the Low itself. The offset is acting like an anchor to the Low holding it back from moving north. This is a disturbing situation. The pattern is similar to the one of hurricane Richard last October. I do not know what is going to happen. Should know by Wednesday. That Monsoon Trough is an interesting feature.