1 SEPTEMBER: PANAMA

The edge of a very active portion on the ITCZ is just south , ca 80 miles of Panama City with very heavy storm activity on a line from the Costa Rican border eastward touching the Azuero Peninsula and SE Darien provience. To the west, a portion of this very active ITCZ seems to be tearing off forming a Pacific Hurricane. Too early but if so, more Dry weather for Pacific lower Central America. The whole general area is under low pressure so little wind expected but if ITCZ shifts up 80-100 miles to north, then very heavy rain. Neal Smith SMITHN@tivoli.si.edu

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