Hurricane

This is Belize: We prepare, we sit and we wait . . . for Earl?

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It is mid-afternoon and the surf is picking up energy. The sharp white line in the distance is the barrier reef with pounding waves coming in from the east to rile it up
It is mid-afternoon and the surf is picking up energy. The sharp white line in the distance is the barrier reef with pounding waves coming in from the east to rile it up

We woke up this morning to a glorious Caribbean sunrise with swatches of blue sky amid the gauzy clouds and golden amber glow. A flat sea, still wind and barely visible reef greeted me and my cup of coffee. And mosquitoes, the most murderous panicky mosquitoes I have ever encountered here.

Tonight, I suspect,  will reveal to us one of those many variations of hell that the imaginations of god-fearing mortals have conjured through the ages.

This hell has a name and it is Earl. Read the rest of this entry »

Uh, oh ….

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According to the National Hurricane Center, there is a disturbance directly over Belize which has a 40 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone within the next 48 hours and that probability can increase to about 70 percent within the next 5 days.

This system is the cause of the heavy rains since yesterday; and today, we can continue to experience more heavy rains and strong winds,although here in San Pedro it has been breezy and cool with the slightest hint of drizzle.

Let’s see,  we leave Saturday morning …

Here’s Belize, circled in orange on the NOAA map:

Awful lot of weather squiggles going on around Belize ....
Awful lot of weather squiggles going on around Belize ….

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