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- 99L
  • From: "Diane Campbell" <diane at dianecampbell.net>
  • Date: Sat, 2 Sep 2006 14:56:40 -0600
I just found the following update from the Weather Underground site - the Jeff Master's blog -------- I have a hunch we are in for an interesting week of weather watching in the Western Caribbean. 
NHC declares a new "invest" on tropical wave in Lesser Antilles
The tropical wave surrounded by a cloud of African dust and dry air that I've been commenting on ever since it left the coast of Africa, is now an official threat. NHC has designated this wave "Invest 99L" this morning. The wave is near 15N 61W, right on top of the Lesser Antilles Islands. It is surrounded by a large cloud of dry air and African dust, but has slowly been able to pump more moisture into its center each night over the past few days as thunderstorm development kicks up then dies away. The thunderstorm activity has picked up considerably this morning, the first time the disturbance has been able to build thunderstorms during the daytime hours. The disturbance is tracking west at 15 mph into a large upper trough of low pressure over Cuba and Hispaniola that is creating about 10-20 knots of shear over 99L. The trough is expected to weaken and move west over the next few days, potentially creating a low shear environment over most of the Caribbean. This could allow intensification of 99L into a tropical depression by Monday.

Figure 2. Preliminary model tracks for Invest 99L. These models are described at the NHC web site.

- hmmmmmmm
  • From: "Diane Campbell" <diane at dianecampbell.net>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2006 13:55:53 -0600
Weather Dave - can you comment on that big blob of rain and upper level low pressure system sitting out there off the coasts of Nicaragua and Honduras ?    It looks progressively more organized as the day goes along.    It's in that location where things spring up quickly and come calling to our shores.

- belize
  • From: Diane Campbell <diane at dianecampbell.net>
  • Date: Sat, 08 Jul 2006 06:23:58 -0600
Last night's weather was so wild enough I thought maybe the tropical wave had grown into a full-blown storm overnight --- ! 
This morning a look at the weather maps just shows an impressive Tropical Wave.   Temperature on Ambergris Caye at 6 am - 81 F.
Seas inside reef are choppy, seas outside reef - very rough.    A good day to watch the gardens grow and listen to the roar of the surf on the barrier reef.  All in all it is quite beautiful for those of us along the eastern shore of the caye.  My guess is that Belize City is a big puddle right now and that mainland rivers are on the rise.  

- Update
  • From: Diane Campbell <diane at dianecampbell.net>
  • Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2006 09:06:08 -0600
Ambergris Caye - rain last night.  Rain this morning.   Overcast and dark.
It's been an unusually wet June for us.
The gardens love it.

- Rain Rain go away..
  • From: "SailSports Belize" <info at sailsportsbelize.com>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2006 10:44:09 -0600
The sun has finally come out. Have had over 5.5" rain on the island  last week due to the Alberto. Divers had a good week as there was no breeze  - hope to have a windsurfing week this week.

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