TS Earl Nears Coast of Belize

TS Earl Satellite Photo

TS Earl Satellite Photo

TS Earl as of 1500UTC was nearing hurricane force with a central pressure of 991 mb and max winds estimated at 60 knots. Earl is moving westward at about 12 knots. Conditions favor some additional strengthening and Earl could reach hurricane intensity prior to landfall in Belize late tonight. Currently damaging 50 knot or greater winds extend out only 20-30 NM north of the center.

NOAA NHC Forcast Track

NOAA NHC Forcast Track

About Fred Pickhardt

Fred Pickhardt, Marine Meteorologist I am a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade. I have extensive experience in marine weather analysis, marine weather forecasting, optimum ship routing, vessel performance evaluations and forensic marine weather event reconstructions. I founded Ocean Weather Services and as Owner and Chief Consultant currently provide optimum ship routing services and forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
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