Jan. 30, 2022: Good morning, Roatan! I have a question. What starts in Greenland and brings us rain and winds 3,700 miles (6,000 km) here in Roatan! It is the massive storm that brought a blizzard to New England. As you can see in the satellite, the cold front coming down from it gave us anywhere between an inch and a quarter and two and a half inches of rain (Utila was the winner at 2.67 inches) and gave us a peak gust of 47 mph at Coral View. We also got down to 67 degrees (19.4 C) in some locations.
Today we should have mostly cloudy skies with some peaks of sunshine. There will continue to be a chance of rain, especially in the morning hours. Winds will calm into the 12-17 mph range and seas on the northside in the 3 foot (1 meter) range. Rain today should be fairly light. Tonight winds calm to 10 mph and shift to the northeast.
Tomorrow we will have morning clouds and a small chance of a morning shower. Winds will shift to the east at 12-17 mph, rising to 20 mph by nightfall. Seas will be 3 feet (1 meter) on the southside.Next week looks mostly dry with east winds 10-15 during the day and gusting in the evening and overnight.
Moisture returns next weekend, though probably not as much as we’ve had this weekend. Have a great Sunday!