April 22, 2022: Good wet Friday morning, Roatan! The big winners with rain are on the east side, though everyone got in on the fun. Punta Blanca got over an inch this morning and almost an inch around 11 a.m. yesterday for over two inches. Politilly got almost two inches this morning after a third of an inch yesterday. I got nothing yesterday but as of 8 a.m. I have an inch and a quarter and my water tank is grateful. Dave in Coral View Village reports almost an inch. Sandy Bay reports about a third of an inch and West End a half an inch. Larry Rapp between WB and WE got half an inch and West Bay reports 1.15 at 8 a.m. Utila is experiencing a downpour on radar and has an inch and a half and counting. Keep in mind our average for April is less than an inch and a half.
The 8 a.m. satellite shows us in a thick bank of clouds, though the radar shows most of the heavy stuff to our west and over Utila. We will have off-and-on showers under mostly cloudy skies today with east winds around 10 mph and seas 2-3 feet (.6 to 1 meter). Our best chance to dry out is this afternoon, but even then we can’t rule out a stray shower. Rain returns tonight and tomorrow morning, but our Saturday should also have plenty of sun and near calm winds, giving us a beautiful day. There will be a chance of rain overnight Saturday.
There is some disagreement in the computer models about Sunday. The Euro wants to give us showers during the day and the U.S. GFS wants to keep us mostly sunny, so we will give ourselves a 30 percent chance of rain during the day.
Monday looks like a decent day, but Tuesday through Thursday the rain returns. Have a great Friday!