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Hurricane Bud Intensifies Off Coast of Mexico

18.3N 106.7W

May 25th, 2012 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Hurricane Bud (02E) - May 25th, 2012

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Track of Tropical Hurricane Bud (02E) - May 25th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 02E

After intensifying into Tropical Storm Bud (02E) on May 22, with 40 mph sustained winds, the area of low pressure off the coast of Mexico remained at this intensity for one day before strengthening again. Starting early on May 23, the system reached winds of 65 mph (100 km/h) during the afternoon. By the next morning (May 24), Bud continued its rapid intensification, reaching sustained winds of 85 mph, and then 110 mph by the afternoon, as the system turned northward. Later on the same day, Bud turned to the northeast, and began to approach the coast of Western Mexico.

As of 2 p.m. PDT (2100 UTC) May 25, Hurricane Bud is located within 10 nautical miles of 19.2°N 105.5°W, about 80 mi (130 km) west of Manzanillo, Mexico and about 85 mi (135 km) south of Cabo Corrientes, Mexico. Maximum sustained winds are 65 knots (75 mph, 120 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is 995 mbar (hPa; 29.38 InHg), and the system is moving north at 6 kt (7 mph, 11 km/h). Hurricane force winds extend up to 12 miles (19 km) from the center of Bud, and tropical storm force winds up to 105 miles (19 km) from the center.

02E Intensifies into Tropical Storm Bud

14.6N 108W

May 24th, 2012 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Depression Two (02E) - May 20th, 2012

Tropical Depression Two (02E) - May 23rd, 2012

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Track of Tropical Depression Two (02E) - May 23rd, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TD 02E

As Tropical Depression Two-E slightly accelerated to the west, the storm continued to organize, eventually intensifying into tropical storm Bud on May 22, with 40 mph sustained winds. Bud remained at this intensity for one day before strengthening, starting early on May 23 and reached winds of 65 mph (100 km/h) the following afternoon.

As of 2 p.m. PDT (2100 UTC) May 23, Tropical Storm Bud is located within 20 nautical miles of 14.2°N 107.9°W, about 420 mi (680 km) southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico. Maximum sustained winds are 60 knots (70 mph, 110 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is 991 mbar (hPa; 29.28 InHg), and the system is moving north at 5 kt (6 mph, 10 km/h). Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km) from the center of Bud.

Tropical Depression Two (02E) in Pacific Ocean Off Coast of Mexico

13.9N 100.6W

May 21st, 2012 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Depression Two (02E) - May 20th, 2012

Tropical Depression Two (02E) - May 20th, 2012

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Track of Tropical Depression Two (02E) - May 21st, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TD 02E

As of 2 a.m. PDT (0900 UTC) May 21, Tropical Depression Two-E is located within 45 nautical miles of 9.4°N 100.1°W, about 520 mi (835 km) south of Acapulco, Mexico. Maximum sustained winds are 30 knots (35 mph, 55 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is 1005 mbar (hPa; 29.68 InHg), and the system is moving west at 5 kt (6 mph, 9 km/h).

Hurricane Beatriz Near Coast of Southwestern Mexico

17.3N 103.9W

June 21st, 2011 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Hurricane Beatriz (02E) - June 20th, 2011

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Track of TC 02E

The center of Hurricane Beatriz is located near latitude 18.0 North, longitude 103.5 West.

Beatriz is moving toward the north-northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h) and a turn toward the northwest and west-northwest is forecast during the next 48 hours.

On the forecast track, the center of the hurricane will be moving very near or over the coast of Mexico in the hurricane warning area overnight Monday and moving away from the coast by late Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph (120 km/h) with higher gusts. Beatriz is a category one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. Some additional strengthening is possible if the center remains over water during the next day or so.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km). Estimated minimum central pressure is 985 mb (29.09 inches).

Hazards affecting land include wind, rainfall and storm surges. Hurricane conditions are likely affecting portions of the coast of Mexico within the hurricane warning area. Tropical storm conditions are also occurring elsewhere within portions of the warning area.

Beatriz is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 6 to 12 inches along the coasts of the states of Guerrero, Jalisco, Colima and Michoacán in southwestern Mexico, with possible isolated maximum amounts of 20 inches over mountainous terrain. These rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mud slides.

A storm surge is also expected to produce coastal flooding in areas of onshore winds within the hurricane warning area. Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves.

Tropical Storm Andres (02E) Moving Away from Mainland Mexico

20.3N 105.3W

June 24th, 2009 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm 02E (Andres) - June 22nd, 2009

Tropical Storm 02E (Andres) - June 22nd, 2009

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Track of TS02E © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS02E

At 11:00 PM PDT (0600 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Andres was located about 90 miles (150 km) south-southwest of Cabo Corrientes  Mexico.

The system is moving away from mainland Mexico; however, a tropical storm warning remains in effect from Manzanillo to Cabo Corrientes. This warning will likely be discontinued early on Wednesday.

Andres is moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph (17 kph), and this general motion is expected to continue for the next 24 to 48 hours.

Weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours. Currently, however, maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph (110 kph), with higher gusts. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center. Estimated minimum central pressure is 990 mb (29.23 inches).

Andres strengthened steadily, eventually becoming a hurricane around 2 p.m. PDT on June 23. It also brought gale force winds to the Mexican coast and caused flooding that resulted in the evacuation of 200 people. However, rain over west-central mexico associated with Andres is expected to decrease within the next day or so.