Reported by Don Thompson at location in Belmopan 17'15" N, 88'47" W
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Ernesto is now a Cat 1 hurricane and located northeast of Belize City and east of Chetumal Mx. Forecast to make landfall north of Chetumal. The outflow is now almost directly over Belize City as shown in image. Belmopan is receiving some rain showers due to the outer rain band to the west of the storm. However, I believe that Belmopan may get the heaviest rain from the east side of the storm once it moves inland. Will have to wait and see if this happens. The wind is very light at the moment.