Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tropical Cyclone Season is Upon Us

We're halfway through June and things are starting to happen out there, both in the Atlantic and Pacific.

Tropical waves are coming off of Africa regularly now. In fact one is going to pass over us during the next few hours so thunderstorms are more likely to occur.

There are also three areas with interesting conditions, in other words moisture and weakly organized convection. Two are located in the Pacific. One is at 14N 96W and another that's smaller but slightly more organized is at 14N 105W. A third is in the Atlantic at approximately 13N 48W. This third one is presently interacting with a tropical wave. The wave does not show much curvature but something might still develop.

Maya Paradise Site Reorganization, New URLs

Over the past 18 months the Maya Paradise website has undergone gradual changes in how the site is organized. As a last step in the process many pages have been redesigned and also have new URLs. The old URLs are being temporarily forwarded tp the new URLs but if you are linking to any of the following presentations or articles, your links should be changed to the new URL given below:

Guatemala Facts

Brief History of the Mayan Civilization

Trans-Oceanic Diffusion

Brief History of United Fruit Company

About Our Tropical Rain Forest

The Basics of Deforestation

Tropical Diseases


Cellular Telephone Codes & Commands for Tigo, Claro, Movistar

SMS Chistes, Mensajitos

Common Plants in the Rio Dulce Area

Bird Species and Sighting Database

The Garifuna or Black Caribs

The Manatee or "Sea Cow"

The Castillo

Ham / Maritime Mobile Radio Nets