Saturday, July 10, 2010

Wet Air Mass Arriving

I've been observing a strong tropical wave that's been approaching for the past four days. Along with that wave and trailing behind it is a large airmass that's loaded with moisture.

The wave should be passing over us here in Izabal this afternoon (Saturday). Pressure in Rio Dulce right quite high at the moment, 1016 mb, and we should see the dip when the wave gets here. I'm guessing the leading edge of the moisture will get here around 2 or 3 PM. This airmass should usher in a period of about six days of intermittent rain averaging 1/2 to one inch of rain per day.