Sept. 22, 2021: Good morning, Roatan! Yesterday I said the sea looked like glass. We’ll today it is even glassier, as you can see in my view from my seaside door with Jonesville on the right. I awoke to a downpour at about 4 a.m. and thought for sure when I checked the gauge it would show a good bit of rain, but it only showed .01 of an inch. Politilly got .02. No one else on Roatan reported measurable rain. Mark Krueger reported better than half an inch this morning in Utila.
Today we will have calm winds and seas and a chance of a scattered shower throughout the day into tonight.
There will be a little more of a breeze tomorrow, perhaps 5-10 mph, but seas still relatively calm and only a very small chance of a shower. Friday will be very similar.
Saturday the winds will start picking up a bit and Sunday should see the return of trade winds. Right now Saturday night looks like the best chance of rain this week. Let’s hope so, because next week is looking dry again.
Yesterday we had a little concern that the storm that is likely to become Hurricane Sam could make it into the Caribbean. Today we have less worry. All computer models are now in agreement that this storm will turn north as it approaches the Leeward Islands. There is still uncertainty as to whether it will turn before getting to Puerto Rico though. We’ll keep an eye on it.