By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James
Tropical Cyclone 03E (Celia)…is located about 325 miles south of Zihuataneho, Mexico
CELIA MOVING WEST-NORTHWESTWARD WELL SOUTH OF THE COAST OF MEXICO…FORECAST TO BECOME A HURRICANE IN A COUPLE OF DAYS
Tropical Cyclone 03E (Celia) Advisory number 22
According to the National Hurricane Center…Celia is moving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph (20 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue with a gradual decrease in forward speed through Friday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Slow strengthening is forecast during the next two to three days, and Celia is expected to become a hurricane on Thursday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) to the southwest of the center.
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
Swells will begin to increase along portions of the southwestern coast of Mexico tonight and 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.