Belize Tropical Weather Outlook: February 17, 2019

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Belize NMS Forecast

February 17, 2019

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected over the North Atlantic, the Caribbean Sea, or the Gulf of Mexico during the next 48 hours.

Routine issuance of the Tropical Weather Outlook will resume on June 1, 2019. During the off-season, Special Tropical Weather Outlooks will be issued as conditions warrant.

USA National Weather Service Forecast

February 17, 2019

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.

Tropical Weather Discussion

...Special features...

...Caribbean Gale Warning...

High pressure over the tropical Atlantic will build westward across the Caribbean basin during the next 24-48 hours and combine with low pressure over Colombia, increasing the pressure gradient and winds across the portions of the southwestern Caribbean. Gale-force winds are expected to develop by 0600 UTC 18 Feb from 10N-12N between 73W-76W. Please refer to the latest Atlantic High Seas Forecast product, under AWIPS/WMO headers FZNT02 KNHC/HSFAT2, or at website https://www.nhc.noaa. gov/text/MIAHSFAT2.shtml for more details.

...The Caribbean Sea...

Scatterometer data and surface observations indicated moderate to fresh easterly trade winds over the entire basin. No significant convection is noted anywhere in the basin.

Moderate to fresh winds over the central and eastern Caribbean are increasing over the southern Caribbean as high pressure builds N of the area. Strong to near gale force winds are expected over the S central Caribbean tonight through Wed night, reaching minimal gale force at night Sun night through Tue night. Fresh to strong E to SE are also expected across the Caribbean waters W of 85W, including the Gulf of Honduras, through Wed night. NE to E swell over Atlantic waters E of the Windward and Leeward Islands will gradually subside through today, then will rebuild by mid week.

Climate Prediction Center's Central America Hazards Outlook


48 Hour Forecast - Favorable Environmental Conditions For Tropical Development



Infrared Satellite in Belize City

Hurricane season has come to an end
Accuweather

February 17, 2019

There have been no organized tropical features across the Atlantic basin since Oct. 31, and there are no suspect features across the basin that might become organized tropical systems during the post-hurricane season through early December.



120 Hour Forecast - Favorable Environmental Conditions For Tropical Development

There are no current threats related to Belize, and no recent posts related to Central America or Belize.
Rob Lightbown of Crown Weather Services

There are no current threats related to Belize, and no recent posts related to Central America or Belize.
Jeff Masters, Category 6


CLICK HERE for the website for Belize National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO)




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