The fifth named storm of the Atlantic season, Earl, made landfall as a category one hurricane.
This will be the second named hurricane of the 2016 season. The first was Hurricane Alex in January.
Station cameras captured a tropical system in the Caribbean yesterday. Today it formed into Tropical Storm Earl.https://t.co/FYy5s9jGkq
— Intl. Space Station (@Space_Station) August 2, 2016
Before making landfall near Belize City, Belize, the pressure fell to 979 millibars, the lowest pressure of any of the 2016 Atlantic storms.
Earl is expected to weaken to a depression late Thursday as it moves over land in Mexico and become a remnant low by Friday morning. The National Hurricane Center forecasts 8 to 12 inches of rain over portions of Belize, Guatemala, and southern Mexico through Friday morning. Dangerous impacts could be flash floods and mudslides.
Video: This animation for NOAA's GOES-East satellite imagery shows the movement and strengthening of Earl from August 2 to August 4 through the Caribbean Sea to landfall in Belize. For the entire storm history from NASA's Hurricane page, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/earl-caribbean-sea
Posted by NASA's Hurricane Web Page on Thursday, August 4, 2016