By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James
Tropical Cyclone 03E (Celia)…is located about 320 miles south-southwest of Zihuataneho, Mexico
CELIA STRENGTHENS A LITTLE…EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE IN A DAY OR TWO
Tropical Cyclone 03E (Celia) Advisory number 25
According to the National Hurricane Center…Celia is moving toward the west-northwest near 8 mph (13 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue during the next several days.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts. Continued strengthening is expected, and Celia could become a hurricane Thursday night or Friday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center.
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
Swells are increasing along portions of the southwestern coast of Mexico and will spread northward along the coast through Thursday. Swells could also reach southern portions of the Baja California peninsula by Friday. These conditions could cause life-threatening surf and rip currents.