Tropical Cyclone 02E (Blas)
Friday, June 17, 2022

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By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James

Tropical Cyclone 02E (Blas)…is located about 365 miles south of the southern tip of Baja, California

BLAS WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL STORM, BUT DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS CONTINUE ALONG THE COASTS OF SOUTHWESTERN MEXICO AND THE SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA

Hurricane Blas Advisory number 16

Hurricane Blas is moving toward the west-northwest near 7 mph (11 km/h). A slow westward to west-northwestward motion is forecast during the next
several days.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 70 mph (110 km/h) with higher gusts. Slow weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km) from the center.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND

SURF: Swells generated by Blas will continue to affect the southwest coast of Mexico and the southern portion of the Baja California peninsula during the next day or two. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.