Sunday, October 24, 2010
Hurricane Richard's path shifted slightly to the north since the last update and movement has accelerated to 13 MPH WNW. It is about 55 miles from Belize City and has strengthened slightly. Central pressure dropped to 988. As you can see in the sat image, Hurricane Richard is a tight little hurricane and will mostly likely affect us very little here in Rio Dulce.
ABOUT 55 MI...85 KM ESE OF BELIZE CITY
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...140 KM/HR
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 13 MPH...20 KM/HR
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...988 MB...29.18 INCHES
Tropical Storm Richard has become Hurricane Richard. Max sustained winds now 85 MPH.
ABOUT 95 MI...155 KM ESE OF BELIZE CITY MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...140 KM/HR PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/HR MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...991 MB...29.26 INCHES
Tropical Storm Richard continues to strengthen very slowly. Winds are now up to 70 MPH, so not quite a hurricane yet. It is following the track that was forecast yesterday.
Heavy rains are possible tonight (Sunday night) while the storm makes its closest approach and passes NNE of us here in Rio Dulce, Guatemala.
Location: 16.8N 86.4W
30 mi N of Roatan
Maximum sustained winds: 70 MPH
Movement: WNW at 10 MPH
Minimum central pressure: 990 mb, 29.23 inches
Hurricane warning is in effect for: Belize and Honduras from Limon to Puerto Cortes and the Bay Islands, Roatan, Utila, Guanaja.