March 2, 2006 (6:00 a.m.)
SAN PEDRO WEATHER DISCUSSION by Winston Panton (with
excerpts from the Tropical Prediction Center)

TODAYíS FORECAST

Stable weather conditions now prevail over Belize and
the Northwest Caribbean.

Ambergris Caye, San Pedro and Caye Caulker will
experience for the next 24 hrs:

Mostly sunny skies with cloudy spells today and clear
tonight and tomorrow morning. Temperature will reach
high 80 degrees F after midday. Surface winds will
blow 5 to 15 Kts from the East to Southeast. The sea
state will be light chop to choppy with 3 to 5 foot
seas beyond the reef.

The outlook is for continuing clear skies through
Friday.


Current Weather:
San Pedro Lagoon 0600 hrs
Cloud
1/8 Cumulus
Wind (direction & speed)
Southeast 4 Kts.
Air Temperature
77 F /25 C
Humidity
78%
Tide level
0.52 m
Precipitation
none

Western Caribbean & Yucatan:

PRECIPITATION IS OCCURRING IN THE YUCATAN CHANNEL TO
THE EAST OF THE SOUTHWESTERN GULF OF MEXICO MIDDLE
LEVEL LOW CENTER.

EASTERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 20 KTS ARE OCCURRING EAST OF
70W. CURRENT WATER VAPOR SATELLITE IMAGERY AND
SATELLITE DERIVED WIND DATA SHOW SIMILAR CLOUDS AND
POSSIBLE PRECIPITATION ARE CURVING THROUGH THE AREA
BETWEEN 70W AND 80W NORTH OF 15N70W 14N76W
10N78W...AND FROM 15N TO 20N BETWEEN 78W AND 85W IN
THE NORTHWESTERN CORNER OF THE AREA.


Central & Eastern Caribbean:

A BROAD TROUGH IN THE SURFACE ISOBARIC PATTERN EXTENDS
NORTHWEST FROM A 1006 MB SURFACE LOW PRESSURE CENTER
NEAR 9N73W TO 15N75W.

MIDDLE TO UPPER LEVEL DRY AIR COVERS THE ENTIRE AREA.

ACTUAL SURFACE OBSERVATIONS SOUTH OF 17N BETWEEN 70W
AND 80W HAVE BEEN REPORTING EASTERLY WIND SPEEDS OF 20
TO 25 KT. 01/1200 UTC QUIKSCAT OBSERVATIONS SHOWED 25
TO 30 KT OF WIND SOUTH OF 13N BETWEEN 75W AND 78W.

MIDDLE TO UPPER LEVEL RIDGE DOMINATES FROM NORTH
CENTRAL VENEZUELA NORTHWARD TO THE SOUTHEASTERN
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. EXPECT A SIMILAR WEATHER PATTERN
FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

PATCHES OF SCATTERED TO BROKEN LOW TO MIDDLE LEVEL
CLOUDS AND POSSIBLE SHOWERS ARE SEEN NOW NORTH OF 14N
AND EAST OF 70W...MOST NOTABLY BETWEEN 64W AND 69W.

THE TRADE WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO BRING PATCHES OF
MOISTURE WITH EMBEDDED SHOWERS FROM THE ATLANTIC OCEAN
INTO THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA.