8/3/16 - Earl Becomes The Second Hurricane of the Season

Quick update this evening. Earl was upgraded to a category 1 with winds of 75 mph this afternoon. Also, Earl is the first hurricane in the western Caribbean Sea since Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Hurricane Earl is expected to make land landfall in Belize early tomorrow morning and some additional strengthening is possible before landfall. Hurricane warnings are in effect for Belize and the portions of the eastern Yucatan Peninsula. This system poses no threat to the United States Gulf coast.

Earl is expected to weaken over Mexico during the next few days and then possibly reach tropical storm status again if it re-emerges over the Bay of Campeche.

The Atlantic appears to quiet down as no development is expected during the next 5-7 days. We do anticipate that activity will pick up towards mid late August as we approach the peak of the season. We will have another post as conditions warrant. Thanks for using Hurricane Tracker!

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