Rainfall for February 2023

Our rainfall totals ranged from 1.57 inches in French Harbour to 3.38 inches in West End. (Utila did a little better with 4.01 inches) We will put 2.57 from Sandy Bay in the books, about half our normal 5.34 inches. That is the lowest February rainfall since the drought year of 2019. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen again. Lots of community wells went dry that year. We seem to be moving into an El Nino neutral (neither El Nino nor La Nina) phase, which is characterized by brisk trade winds and drier conditions for the western Caribbean. We begin March with a dry forecast. March is the true beginning of our dry season with only an average of 3.56 inches of rain. It looks like we’ll struggle to get there.

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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