Nora becomes a hurricane heading for the Mexican coast

Nora reached hurricane status early Saturday in the eastern Pacific Ocean as it approaches the Mexican coast. Much of the central and nor...

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  • Nora reached hurricane status early Saturday in the eastern Pacific Ocean as it approaches the Mexican coast.
  • Much of the central and northern Pacific coast of Mexico could experience dangerous flooding, landslides and waves.
  • A weakened version of Hurricane Nora could even bring rain to the southwestern United States next week.

Nora reached hurricane status early Saturday in the eastern Pacific Ocean as it approached the Puerto Vallarta area, before heading to the vicinity of tourist resorts at the tip of the Baja California peninsula.

The storm had maximum sustained winds of 120 km / h (75 mph) on Saturday, and its tropical-storm-strong winds extended to a radius of 335 kilometers (205 miles) from its vortex at some points, The Associated Press reported.

Hurricane Nora is heading for the Mexican coasts

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Photo: Twitter.

The storm’s large field of winds and heavy rains means that much of Mexico’s central and northern Pacific coast could likely experience flooding, landslides and dangerous waves even if the center of the hurricane does not get through.

Also, the weakened remnants of Hurricane Nora could even leave rain in the southwestern United States, the Great Basin and the central Rocky Mountains by the end of next week, according to the weather forecast.

Nora is expected to weaken as it moves towards the US.

expected to weaken
Photo: Twitter

According to the forecast of the National Hurricane Center of the United States, Nora will approach the bay that protects Puerto Vallarta on Sunday morning and then will advance directly towards the narrow Gulf of California a day later, passing very close to the resorts. Los Cabos tourist attractions.

The Mazatlan spa will also be close to your path. Nora is expected to start to weaken as she moves north towards the Arizona border, USA.

Heavy rains are expected

hurricane nora
Photo: Twitter

As of early Saturday morning, Hurricane Nora’s vortex was about 230 miles (370 kms) south of Cabo Corrientes, just south of Puerto Vallarta, and was moving north-northwest at 10 mph (17 km / h). ).

The Mexican states of Guerrero, Michoacán, Colima and Jalisco could see between 20 and 30 centimeters (8 to 12 inches) of rain with higher isolated maximums, the National Hurricane Center added. In Baja California Sur, 4 to 8 inches (10 to 20 centimeters) of rain could fall, with isolated peaks higher.

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