This crappy BTL Internet link is so bad this morning, that I can't get any weather web sites and even the Belize Met Office NOAA picture did not even come through..... ..And now my old computer failed last night and wont come back up,so I cant look at any weather on that either this morning. . . . . I have now got some holes drilled through concrete walls, so hope to get the good Internet to this computer today.
The early morning Fog has lifted and formed blanket cloud in some parts of Belize. . . . But that is thinning as the day warms up.
Early morning wind was very light "Tiger wind" from the Guatemalan mountains, but this will be replaced by the light NNE winds later.
I expect today to be much like yesterday, but possibly with more sun, probably no rain.
I expect some of you have been experiencing Wet sticky Mud, particularly in some of the unsurfaced roads.
I have been tackling some such roads in West Belmopan.
It has been puzzling me because two such roads are at their worst ever, over the last 4 years, despite there being some tremendous rains 2 - 3 years ago and these last few months have not being seeing all that much rain, even a mini dry season. ....And yet we have this Wet sticky Mud.
One area I figured it might be because it is heavily tree lined so not getting any sun to dry it out. ....So we have bee cutting the bush and trees back to get more sun and drying air in.
But another area, was well exposed to moving air and sun. ... .. Then the guy driving my pick-up with white marl in it, made the comment that it might be Wet stick Mud on top, but below it felt hard. . . . But I now that particular area is not hard below the surface.
The penny dropped. . . . . It might sound strange, but water does not soak-away through DRY soil. . .. . .It will soak-away much better and faster through Wet soil. . . . Sounds odd. . . . Try mopping up some spilt water with a dry cloth or sponge and a wet cloth wrung dry. . .. . The wet cloth with excess water squeesed out will dry a spill much better. . . . Yes. ?
So it appears that these last three weeks with day after day of light rain, and no sun, that has NOT been soaking in very far, is the cause of the Wet sticky Mud.. . . . The water can't get away.
Grin, I'm going to stick my neck out.
Toledo district broken cloud to overcast into the night, early morning some rain in the order of a mm. or so, overcast all day tomorrow.
North Belize broken cloud until evening, then clear skies, then overcast all day tomorrow.