Thursday, July 22, 2010

It's a Zoo Out There

All kinds of things are happening in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico. A couple of days ago I mentioned a disorganized area of thunderstorms over the Leeward Islands that appeared likely to organize and it has done so. It is marked in red on the image below. The system now has closed circulation and is being assisted by a high over the Bahamas. It's expected to become a tropical depression later this morning and seems likely to be the first storm of the season to affect south Florida.

Around midnight last night we got clobbered here in eastern Guatemala by a two hour thunderstorm that brought a huge amount of rain. This was the result of another tropical wave that passed us combined with the influence of a low located in the Bay of Campeche that is affecting a very wide area including eastern Guatemala. This 1008 mb low is marked in orange on the image below and shows signs of development. It will move slowly away from us and so is not a threat but it's likely to bring us more rain.

Lastly there is another tropical wave packed with moisture coming. Presently located at 82W, it should reach eastern Honduras by tonight and affect us possibly tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday.

For a complete weather overview including temperature and precipitation forecasts, all on one page: Tropical Weather


neavilag said...

Felipe, I like the way you present your viewers the wx panorama, I will like to have that ability to communicate that info in a simple way.



ShutterSparks / KW2P said...

Thank you! I study the weather reports each morning and during the day and the amount of information and detail presented is huge, far more than most people are willing to read. So all I do is condense it down to just the most prominent or interesting features that will actually affect the people who read this blog, which includes boaters here in Rio Dulce who are sometimes also interested in Florida and Texas. I try to keep it short while including important or interesting details.

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