Belize Tropical Weather Outlook: January 20, 2017
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Belize NMS Forecast
6:00 AM in Belize, January 20, 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
January 20, 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 cold front is over the W Atlantic from 32n59w to 25.5n66w to
28n76w moving east. Gale force winds S to SW winds of 30 to 35 kt
are noted N of 27n within 90 nm east of the front. W to NW winds
of 25 to 35 kt were noted N of 29n west of the front to 67w. Seas
were 8 to 12 ft. Gale force winds are forecast to persist E of
front for the next 48 hours. See latest NWS High Seas Forecast
under AWIPS/WMO headers hsfat2/fznt02 knhc for more details.
The Caribbean Sea...
A 1422 UTC ascat scatterometer pass indicated 20-25 kt trade
winds over the Caribbean Sea S of 17n between 70w and 80w
with stronger winds of 25-30 kt within 90 nm of the coast of
Colombia. Moderate to locally fresh winds were noted elsewhere
over the basin. Scattered low-topped showers were noted inland
over Nicaragua, Honduras, and Guatemala. Otherwise mostly fair
conditions prevailed. In the upper levels, an upper level ridge
is over the W Caribbean W of 72w with a downstream upper level
trough over the E Caribbean. Very strong subsidence dominated the
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
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Tropical Atlantic Wide Visible Satellite Image