Sunday, October 18, 2015

Weather Update

Yesterday I shared the satellite map showing the storm stuck over Belize. And guess what? The blob is still here.

According to friends of ours who live nearby, we received over 6" of rain yesterday and another 4.5" from a deluge we received this morning. And there's lots more on the way.

After the downpour this morning, our yard and side lane looked rather lake-like.

David took this shot standing at the back of his shop, looking out over a bit of our side yard and lane.

A shot from our back gate and side lane. Almost looks like we live on a canal.
This looking out our back door. Fernando had just put some tomato plants in. Suspect they are doomed. Sorry for the poor quality of the shot, but it was the best I could get from inside.

How some of us spent a rainy Saturday night.
We've been having rolling thunder for the last couple of hours, but at least the rain is no longer teeming down. Something tells me that will be changing.

In the meantime, we're snug and dry, we haven't lost power, internet, or cable, so life is good.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Better Late than Never

We've had an almost non-existent rainy season. But then Mother Nature decided to pay us a visit and let us know she hadn't forgotten about us.

This is our weather forecast for today, courtesy of Weather Underground:

That red marker in the middle of the purple blob is Corozal.

The rain started last night, continued non-stop, and it's still coming down. 

At the moment, the extended forecast calls for 100% chance of precipitation all the way through Tuesday and projections for about 5 1/2 inches of rain over that time period.

It will be interesting to see how the town roads make out with all the new drainage and paving work that's been done. There's no doubt that unpaved side roads will be a mess.

However, we have no plans of going out anytime soon. Instead, with all dogs in the house (and taking over the furniture), some hot tea will be sipped, long pants will be worn, and some chili will be made for dinner.