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Islas Marías Near Bahía de Banderas, Mexico

20.4N 105.6W

February 17th, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Mexico - January 16th, 2011

The Islas Marías (“Mary Islands”) are an archipelago of four islands that belong to Mexico. They are located in the Pacific Ocean, some 100 km (60 miles) off the coast of the state of Nayarit.

To the southeast, the part of the Mexican mainland extending furthest west is Cabo Corrientes, a cape on the Pacific coast of the Mexican state of Jalisco. It marks the southernmost point of the Bahía de Banderas.

Bahía de Banderas (Bay of Flags) is both a bay and a municipality in the Mexican state of Nayarit. The bay, site of the tourist destination Puerto Vallarta, is bounded on the north by Punta Mita and on the south by Cape Corrientes. It straddles the states of Jalisco and Nayarit and is the largest natural bay in Mexico.

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

TS02E - enhanced image

TS02E - enhanced image

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.

Andres (TS 02E) Expected to Become Hurricane

14.6N 104W

June 23rd, 2009 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm 02E - June 22nd, 2009

Tropical Storm 02E - June 22nd, 2009

TS02E - enhanced image

TS02E - enhanced image

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 160 miles (260 km) southeast of Manzanillo, Mexico.

Andres is moving toward the northwest near 8 mph (13 kph); this general motion is expected to continue for the next 24 to 36 hours with a slight increase in forward speed.

On the forecast track, Andres should pass very close to, or over, the southwestern coast of Mexico within the warning area on Tuesday. The same day, Andres is also forecast to become a hurricane.

Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph (100 kph) with higher gusts.  Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center. Estimated minimum central pressure is 994 mb (29.35 inches).

A hurricane warning remains in effect for the southwestern coast of Mexico from Punto San Telmo to Cabo Corrientes, meaning that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 24 hours.

Also, a tropical storm warning and a hurricane watch remain in effect for the southwestern coast of Mexico from Lazaro Cardenas to Punto San Telmo.

Andres is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 4 to 8 inches over portions of west-central Mexico with possible isolated maximum amounts of 12 inches. Coastal storm surge flooding of 1 to 3 feet above normal tide levels, along with large and dangerous battering waves, are possible in the warning area.