Saturday, June 11, 2011
The top image is that of the Wind Shear Tendency. The blue at the bottom is low or no shear and the red-orange is high (from the west) shear. The area of high wind shear is slowly moving northward. Belize is entering the area of lower shear and possibly soon a reverse shear. The lower image is that of the Saharan Air Layer. The darker the orange area the drier the air. Right now the Caribbean is showing unusually dry air for this time of year. Not good news for ending the drought. Plus it looks like an Omega block is forming the same as what caused the below normal rainfall from December to February. This would push any tropical waves to pass below Belize. Want to see what happens after the full moon on June 15.