Last night’s lightning

Oct. 23, 2021: Last night we had a classic storm scenario for the Bay Islands. It is the reason why typically the farther west you go, the rainier it gets. A storm with very high cloud tops and impressive lightning near the center formed near the mountainous north coast of the mainland and reached out to the north. It looks impressive on satellite and was — for the island of Utila. They got about 2.5 inches of rain over a four hour downpour. But you can see how it weakens as it moves north. Based on the satellite, you might be fooled into thinking that West Bay HAD to have gotten some rain from this, but it is our understanding that no one on the island of Roatan saw any rain from this.

Published by Roatan Weather Guy

I'm a native of Columbus, Ga., but lived from 2003-2019 in Lawton, Oklahoma. I've always been a weather geek and now I get to live the dream on an island that doesn't have a good weather forecast system.

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