CURRENT TROPICAL CYCLONES
Tropical Cyclone 14E (Nora)…is located about 550 miles southeast of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
NORA EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE ON SATURDAY…HEAVY RAINS AND FLOODING LIKELY OVER PORTIONS OF SOUTHWESTERN MEXICO
What the computer models are showing for Tropical Cyclone 14E (Nora)
According to the NHC Advisory 10…Nora is moving toward the northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h). A motion toward the northwest or north-northwest is expected through Monday. On the forecast track, the center of Nora is expected to approach the southwestern coast of Mexico tonight and pass very near the coast of the states of Jalisco and Nayarit Saturday and Saturday night. Nora is then forecast to approach and move into the Gulf of California on Sunday and Monday. Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast during the next few days, and Nora is expected to become a hurricane on Saturday.
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND: Hurricane conditions are possible within the hurricane watch area Saturday, with tropical storm conditions beginning later today. Tropical storm conditions are expected within the tropical storm warning area beginning this morning. Tropical storm conditions are possible within the tropical storm watch area beginning on Saturday.
RAINFALL: Tropical Storm Nora is expected to produce heavy rains over coastal sections of the Mexican states of Oaxaca, Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima, and Jalisco. Rainfall totals of 8 to 12 inches are forecast through this weekend with isolated maximum amounts of 20 inches possible. Life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides may occur.
SURF: Swells generated by Nora are affecting the southern coast of Mexico and will spread northward to the southwestern coast of Mexico later today and into the weekend. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.
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