Mexico’s Pacific Coast prepares for incoming hurricane

LOW PRESSURE WITH HIGH LIKELIHOOD FOR CYCLONE DEVELOPMENT WILL CAUSE INTENSE POINTS IN ZONES OF MICHOACAN, COLIMA, AND JALISCO.

For today, an area of ​​instability with a high probability of hurricane development will be located off the coast of Colima and Jalisco, while a low-pressure channel will extend from the northwest to the west of the country. On the other hand,  tropical wave No. 31  will travel over the southeast of the national territory, such meteorological systems will cause the following potential for rainfall, which will be accompanied by lightning and possible hailstorms.

Precipitation forecast for today August 21, 2019: 



Very strong to intense rains (75 to 150 liters per square meter)
 : Jalisco, Colima, Michoacán, and Chiapas. 

Heavy rains (50 to 75 liters per square meter) : Sinaloa, Nayarit, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Veracruz and Tabasco. 

Intervals of showers with heavy point rains (25 to 50 liters per square meter) : Sonora, Chihuahua, Durango, Puebla, Campeche and Yucatán. 

Showers intervals (5.1 to 25 liters per square meter) : Baja California Sur, Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, State of Mexico, Mexico City, Morelos, Tlaxcala and Quintana Roo. 

Isolated showers (0.1 to 5.0 liters per square meter): Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Querétaro and Hidalgo .

The rain zones will be accompanied by lightning, wind, hail and possible landslides on the slopes of mountainous areas, and flooding in low areas of the west, south, and southeast of the country. 



Under surveillance: Low-pressure zone with high probability for cyclonic development in the Pacific Ocean. More information at: 
https://smn.conagua.gob.mx/es/pronosticos/avisos/aviso-de-ciclon-tropical-en-el-oceano-pacifico

Forecast of maximum temperatures for today August 21, 2019: 

Temperatures equal to or greater than 45 ° C: 
 Areas of Baja California and Sonora. 

Temperatures from 40 to 45 ° C:  Areas of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Tamaulipas, Sinaloa, Nuevo León, and San Luis Potosí. 

Temperatures from 35 to 40 ° C:  Areas of Baja California Sur, Durango, Nayarit, Michoacán, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán and Quintana Roo.

Wind forecast for today August 21, 2019: 



Wind with gusts greater than 70 km / h and waves of 3 to 4 meters:
 Coasts of Jalisco, Colima, and Michoacán. 

Wind with gusts over 50 km / h: Eastern coast of Baja California (including the Sea of ​​Cortez), Sonora, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Campeche, and Yucatán.Forecast by regions:

Valle de México:  Partly cloudy skies during the day, in the afternoon the cloudiness will increase, expecting rains with intervals of showers accompanied by lightning and possible hail fall in the State of Mexico and Mexico City. Northeast wind between 10 and 25 km / h with gusts of up to 40 km / h. A maximum temperature of 24 to 26 ° C and a minimum temperature of 10 to 12 ° C is expected in Mexico City. For the State of Mexico, maximum temperature of 23 to 25 ° C and minimum of 5 to 7 ° C. 

Baja California Peninsula:  Partly cloudy skies during the day, in the afternoon the cloudiness will increase and intervals of showers are forecast in Baja California Sur. Very hot environment and northwest wind from 10 to 25 km / h with gusts exceeding 50 km / h on the eastern coast of the Peninsula.

North Pacific:  Cloudy sky in the afternoon with very heavy rains in Sinaloa and heavy rains in Sonora, accompanied by lightning, wind gusts and possible hailstorms. Very hot environment during the day and west wind from 10 to 25 km / h with gusts of more than 50 km / h in Sonora. 

Central Pacific:  Cloudy sky with heavy rains, accompanied by lightning and possible hailstorms in Jalisco, Colima, and Michoacán, as well as very strong in Nayarit. Hot environment during the day. Southeast wind of 15 to 35 km / h with gusts of 70 km / h and waves of 3 to 4 meters high on the coast of Jalisco, Colima, and Michoacán. Rains can cause landslides and floods in low ground areas. 

South Pacific:  Partly cloudy sky during the day, in the afternoon the cloudiness will increase and intense punctual rains are forecast in Chiapas, as well as very strong rains in Guerrero and Oaxaca, rainfall can cause landslides and floods in low areas. Warm atmosphere during the day and variable direction wind with gusts of more than 50 km / h in the region. 

Gulf of Mexico:  Cloudy sky with very strong rains accompanied by lightning and possible hailstorms in Veracruz and Tabasco, as well as isolated rains in Tamaulipas. Very hot environment during the day and east and southeast winds from 10 to 25 km / h with gusts of more than 50 km / h in Tamaulipas.

Yucatan Peninsula:  Cloudy sky in the afternoon with heavy rain showers accompanied by lightning in Campeche and Yucatan, as well as intervals of showers in Quintana Roo. Very hot and windy east and northeast wind from 10 to 25 km / h with gusts of more than 50 km / h in Campeche and Yucatán. 

Mesa del Norte:  Partly cloudy skies during the day, in the afternoon the cloudiness will increase and heavy rains are forecast in Chihuahua and Durango and intervals of showers in Zacatecas and Aguascalientes, the rains will be accompanied by electric shocks and possible hailstorms, as well as Isolated rains in Coahuila, Nuevo León and San Luis Potosí. Very hot environment during the day and variable direction wind from 10 to 25 km / h with gusts of more than 50 km / h in Coahuila and Nuevo León. 

Central Table:  Cloudy sky in the afternoon with heavy rains in Puebla and intervals of showers in Tlaxcala, Morelos and Guanajuato, all with electric shocks and possible hail fall, as well as isolated rains in Querétaro and Hidalgo. Warm atmosphere during the day and east wind from 10 to 25 km / h with gusts greater than 40 km / h.The maximum rains of the last 24 hours (in millimeters) were recorded in:Lauchapan, Ver., 40.3; Finca Argovia, Chis., 37.7; Veracruz Observatory, Ver., 24.0 and Cerro Gordo Dam, Oax., 23.2.The maximum temperatures (in ° C) were recorded in:

Altar, Son., 46.8; Cd. Juarez, Chih., 42.1; Puerto Peñasco, Son., 41.4; Culiacán, Sin., 40.8; La Paz, BCS., 40.5; Piedras Negras, Coah., 40.4; Ciudad Victoria, Tamps., 40.2, Monterrey, NL., 38.9, Matlapa, SLP., 37.0 and Tacubaya, CDMX, 27.4.The minimum temperatures (in ° C) were recorded in:Toluca, Mex., 10.3; Pachuca, Hgo., 10.6; Tlaxcala, Tlax., 10.6; Puebla, Pue., 12.0; Zacatecas, Zac., 13.2; San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chis., 14.0 and Airport, CDMX., 14.0.

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The National Water Commission through the National Meteorological Service will continue to report on the development of these phenomena through the Twitter account @conagua_clima, as well as the Internet sites https://smn.conagua.gob.mx and www.conagua .gob.mxDate and time of the next forecast issue: August 21, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.

Source: The Mazatlan Post

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