Dec. 19, 2021: Good morning, Roatan from Jonesville Point. Our weather station is not online yet until we get internet service up and running, but I can tell you this location will give us a good measure of the true speed of those east winds off the sea. In Lucy Point we were protected from the east winds, but here we get to enjoy their cooling power in full. Our winds this morning have consistently been in the 20 mph range.
Today will be sunny and clear like yesterday with east/southeast winds 15-20 mph and seas at 3 feet (1 meter) especially on the southside.
Tomorrow we will have a small chance of a morning shower, but otherwise mostly sunny with winds a little lower, around 10-15 mph and seas at 2 feet (.6 meters).
Tuesday we will have increasing clouds and increasing rain chances with the approach of our cold front. Winds will turn to the west, then the northwest at 7-12 mph. Tuesday night and Wednesday morning should be the best chance of rain for the week as the cold front passes through. This should give us some of the strongest north winds we’ve had here for a while, around 17-22 mph, so the surf on the north side should really be up, perhaps in the 5-6 foot (1.6-2 meter) range.
I strongly suspect Thursday morning and Friday morning we may get temperatures in the upper 60s. This sets up the holiday weekend to be one of the nicest we’ve had on the island in awhile. The forecast model you see here runs through midnight Saturday into Sunday. Enjoy!