Belize Tropical Weather Outlook: February 23, 2017
(Hit "reload" or "refresh" page" from your browser's VIEW menu to be sure you are seeing the latest maps...)
Area wind information
Belize NMS Forecast
6:00 AM in Belize, February 23, 2017
Tropical cyclone formation is not expected in the North Atlantic, the Caribbean Sea or the Gulf of Mexico during the next 5 days.
We have come to the official end of the 2016 hurricane season. The season turned out above average activity as fifteen named storms formed, of which seven became hurricanes, and three reached major hurricane status. That is category three, four or five on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane scale. The strongest was Matthew which reached a peak intensity of 160mph, while heavy rainfall affected the country late during the season as Hurricane Otto crossed the Central American mainland. Earl, a category one hurricane crosed the country on August 3rd with-out any loss of life, but left a trail of destruction in the Agriculture and Tourism industry.
Tropical Atlantic Wide Infrared Satellite Image:
USA National Weather Service Forecast
February 23, 2017
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days. The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season is over. Routine issuance of the
tropical weather outlook will resume on June 1, 2017. During the
off-season, special tropical weather outlooks will be issued as
Tropical Weather Discussion
A broad area of low pressure focused on a 1001 mb centered across
the central Florida Peninsula near Cape Canaveral is producing
near gale to gale force se winds generally N of 27n W of 75w.
These gale force conditions are expected to persist off the coast
of Florida in the SW north Atlc waters through 25/0600 UTC. See
latest NWS High Seas Forecast under AWIPS/WMO headers miahsfat2/
fznt02 knhc for more details.
...The Caribbean Sea...
Most of the Caribbean remains under the influence of dry and
relatively stable west-northwesterly flow aloft. A mid-level low
and associated energy remains across the Florida Peninsula and
Florida Straits this morning supporting a cold front extending
across central Cuba and into the NW Caribbean waters from 22n79w
to 19n81w to 18n85w. A pre-frontal surface trough is also
analyzed from central Cuba near the cold front to offshore of NE
Nicaragua near 14n82w. Isolated showers and possible isolated
tstms are noted within 180 nm E of the surface trough while
isolated showers are possible N of 17n E of 86w in association
with the cold front. Moderate to fresh W-NW winds are occurring in
wake of the front which are expected to weaken gradually through
Thursday as the front progresses eastward as dissipates across the
north-central waters Thursday night into Friday. Farther east...a
stationary front remains analyzed across the Leeward Islands to
the adjacent southern coastal waters of Puerto Rico with isolated
showers occurring N of 16n E of 68w. The remainder of the basin
is under mostly fair skies and relatively tranquil conditions as
the overall trade wind flow is disrupted with the presence of the
frontal systems impacting the Basin. A more normal trade wind
synoptic pattern is expected by Saturday night into Sunday.
Climate Prediction Center’s Central America Hazards Outlook
Weather Underground Caribbean Forecast
Will return in June, 2017
48 Hour Forecast – Favorable Environmental Conditions For Tropical Development
Infrared Satellite in Belize City
The Atlantic Hurricane season is ending on the quiet note
11/30/2016 6:26:33 AM
This is the last day of the Atlantic hurricane season. There are no late season tropical features across the basin and current forecast information shows no support for post season tropical development through at least the middle of December.
This will be the last entry for the 2016 Hurricane Season.
This product is scheduled to resume on June 1, 2017. However, if late 2016 season or early 2017 season tropical development is expected this product will be updated until the tropical feature has died.
120 Hour Forecast – Favorable Environmental Conditions For Tropical Development
Quiet in the tropical Atlantic
Rob Lightbown of Crown Weather Services
No tropical weather related posts since November 24
Quiet in the Atlantic
No recent posts on Caribbean
CLICK HERE for the website for Belize National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO)
Tropical Atlantic Wide Visible Satellite Image