Dec. 19, 2022

Satellite image at 7:30 a.m.

Dec. 19, 2022: A few of us got a shower in the madrugada (I love that word. There really isn’t a similar word in English to refer to the period between midnight and sunrise.) .01 in West Bay, .10 in Politilly and .02 of an inch here in Jonesville Point. We wake up to east winds around 15 mph and 3 foot seas. On satellite we see a few clouds that should pass between 7 and 9 a.m. and one shower north of the island’s east side, so we can’t rule out a morning shower, but we will stay mostly dry, with windy conditions and seas around 3 feet. Those conditions also apply to La Ceiba so if you’re going on the yacht today, take your Dramamine.

Winds will be brisk tonight before midnight, up to around 25 mph, but should start calming around midnight and into tomorrow to around 10 mph, especially on the east side and toward Utila and La Ceiba. This week will be fairly dry through the day Friday. Any rain showers we get should be mostly light and mostly at night or in the early morning.

There is still some disagreement as to when our cold front will arrive, but sometime between Saturday and Tuesday we will have a day with strong north winds and rough seas. In any case Sunday through next Tuesday look pretty rainy and cool. I’m going to put together a video to talk about the possible scenarios with this norther. Have a great day!

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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