411 on Tropical Storm Earl
As many of you know, a Tropical Storm Warning and Hurricane Watch have been issued for Belize and some of the Yucatan Peninsula.
The commotion over the storm has greatly amped up right now. Town’s people are bustling and everyone is doing whatever they need to in preparation for the storm that will hit Belize tonight.
At 6:00 pm Tuesday night Tropical Storm Earl was centered near Latitude 16.4°N, Longitude 82.3°W or 398 miles east of Belize City. Earl is moving westward near 16 mph. On this track, the center of Earl making landfall in Belize Wednesday night or very early Thursday.
It is estimated that sometime around midnight that the storm will hit. At this point Earl is expected to become a hurricane (winds above 75 mph) before making landfall, but as of now it is still being considered a Tropical Storm.
Located 350 miles east of Belize City, traveling west at 16 mph. Winds have increased to 60 mph.
Earl will produce rainfall of 8-12 inches over Belize which could cause flash floods and mud slides.
To see more about the oncoming weather and get storm preparation tips read Tropical Storm Earl likely outcome of Invest 97-L
Be safe and dry everyone.