Saturday, October 16, 2010

Most Dangerous Time of Year in the Western Caribbean

It's October 16th which means we are entering the period of maximum danger from hurricanes in our region here in eastern Guatemala.  Towards the end of hurricane season, from the middle of October to the middle of November is when conditions  produce strong hurricanes in our vicinity and fronts from the north to keep those hurricanes down low at our latitude.  Hurricane Mitch and Hurricane Hattie are two examples of very destructive late-season hurricanes in the western Caribbean.  Anything that come into our region during this time must be watched closely.

And yet again, we have another mass of convective storm activity developing east of Nicaragua.