Friday, July 15, 2011
All of the warnings at the beginning of the week for a major monsoon event at this time have failed to materialize. In fact just the opposite has occurred since the Caribbean region is now completely dry with very little rainfall anywhere. I am not surprised by this upset because the water vapor stream (TPW) off the coast of Africa had really dried out over the past week. However, the TPW stream off Africa right now is becoming more saturated and by this time next week Belize could see much wetter conditions. Don.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The tropical wave has had little impact on Belize. Measured only 4 mm last night, however, the southern part of the country had more rain. The wave sort of jumped over Belize and was repositioned further west. There is still a warning for the Monsoon trough to affect the country starting this weekend. I do not see any evidence of this happening yet.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
THE MONSOON TROUGH IN THE NORTHEAST PACIFIC IS EXPECTED TO SHIFT NORTHWARD WHERE IT IS FORECAST TO EXTEND ACROSS SOUTHERN MEXICO AND CENTRAL AMERICA BY WEDNESDAY...
BECOMING CONSIDERABLY STRONGER BY THE END OF THIS WEEK. IN RESPONSE TO THIS...
ABUNDANT TROPICAL MOISTURE FROM THE SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL ADVECT INTO CENTRAL AMERICA...POTENTIALLY GENERATING AREAS OF HEAVY RAINFALL AND POSSIBLE MUDSLIDES OVER PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AMERICA AND SOUTHERN MEXICO.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
This morning there was an extensive area of stormy weather in the south west Caribbean due to the presence of a tropical wave. But by 8:30 PM the system had all but disintegrated. It appears to me that the moisture has been drawn out and pulled eastward into the tropical wave further to the east.