Sept. 23, 2022: Good morning, Roatan! The west side of the island got quite wet last night, but pretty much all of us got some beneficial rain. West Bay reported 2.24 inches in a downpour that happened about 7 p.m. yesterday. West End got about an inch. Sandy Bay picked up about a quarter of an inch overnight, Coral View almost an inch, Politilly .65 and here on Jonesville Point .72. Utila also picked up an inch.
This morning we have partly cloudy skies and there are showers out to sea around the island. The sea itself is as flat calm as I’ve ever seen it on the south side. Today and tomorrow should remain quite calm, but rain chances are good, especially in the overnight hours. We have a clearer idea of what the tropical storm/hurricane will do and while it won’t directly affect us, we will definitely have some indirect effects. Monday we will have a westerly breeze about 15 mph. Our rain chances may actually be lower as the hurricane makes its closest pass, moving toward the Caymans and Cuba early in the week, but we will keep westerly winds through the week and those winds might turn to the north next Thursday and Friday, bringing us rains and temperatures a few degrees cooler than usual, almost like a mini-cold front. Have a great Friday!