Belize Tropical Weather Outlook: February 20, 2017
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Belize NMS Forecast
6:00 AM in Belize, February 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
February 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
...The Caribbean Sea...
Broad middle level-to-upper level anticyclonic wind flow spans
the entire Caribbean Sea. High level clouds are moving from the
Yucatan Peninsula, across the Greater Antilles, and into the
Caribbean Sea from 14n northward from 74w eastward.
Comparatively drier air in subsidence is apparent in water vapor
imagery elsewhere across the area.
Rainshowers are possible elsewhere across the Caribbean Sea, from
74w eastward, and from Jamaica westward, in areas of broken low
The 24-hour rainfall amounts, for the period ending at 20/0000
UTC...according to The Pan American temperature and precipitation
tables...miatptpan/sxca01 knhc...are: 0.01 in Guadeloupe.
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