Belize Tropical Weather Outlook: March 28, 2017
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Belize NMS Forecast
6:00 AM in Belize, March 28, 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
March 28, 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 middle to upper level shortwave trough is noted on water vapor
imagery in the vicinity of 30n67w supporting a 1005 mb low
centered near 27n67w. Near gale to gale force winds are occurring
within 30 nm either side of a line from 27n69w to 30n64w with
fresh to strong winds occurring elsewhere primarily within the NW
semicircle of the low. The low is forecast to move E-NE through
Thursday with the near gale to gale force wind area rotating
around the base of the low. By late Thursday...the low will have
moved N of the discussion area with near gale to gale force winds
expected N of 28n between 44w-54w. Please see the latest NWS High
Seas Forecast under AWIPS/WMO headers miahsfat2/fznt02 knhc for
...The Caribbean Sea...
West-southwesterly flow aloft prevails over the Caribbean basin
this morning with mostly dry and stable conditions noted on water
vapor imagery. This stability filters to the surface with most of
the basin under relatively clear skies and fair conditions. With
the special features low pressure area located N of Hispaniola and
Puerto Rico...the pressure gradient remains fairly weak and
results in gentle to moderate trades. This overall wind pattern is
expected to persist through Thursday with the exception of
occasional fresh E-se winds across the Gulf of Honduras.
Otherwise...little change is expected through the remainder of 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
No tropical weather related posts since November 24
Quiet in the Atlantic
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Tropical Atlantic Wide Visible Satellite Image