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Acapulco on Semi-Circular Bay, Mexico

16.8N 99.8W

January 12th, 2012 Category: Lakes

Mexico - January 10th, 2012

Visible along the shoreline of Mexico is Acapulco, a city, municipality and major sea port in the state of Guerrero on the Pacific coast of Mexico. Acapulco is located on a deep, semi-circular bay. Forty percent of the municipality is mountainous terrain. Another forty percent is semi flat, and the other twenty percent is flat. Altitude varies from sea level to 1,699 metres (5,574 feet).

Moving westward up the coast and slightly inland in the full image, one comes to the reservoir created by the Infiernillo Dam, also known as Adolfo Lopez Mateos Dam. It is an embankment dam on the Balsas River near La Unión, Guerrero, Mexico. The dam supports a hydroelectric power station containing six turbine-generators for a total installed capacity of 1,120 MW.

Very Intense Hurricane Hilary (09E) Moving Away from Southwestern Coast of Mexico

17.2N 105.9W

September 23rd, 2011 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Hurricane Hilary (09E) - September 23rd, 2011

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Track of TS 09E  - September 23rd, 2011 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 09E

At 2:00 PM PDT (2100 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Hilary (09E)  was located near latitude 16.3 north, longitude 103.1 west. Hilary is moving toward the west near 8 mph (13 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue for the next two days.

On the forecast track, the core of Hilary should continue to move farther offshore of the southwestern coast of Mexico today. Maximum sustained winds remain near 145 mph (230 km/h) with higher gusts. Hilary is a category four hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. The cyclone is expected to remain a major hurricane during the next two days.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the center, and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 85 miles (140 km). Estimated minimum central pressure is 942 mb (27.82 inches).

Hazards affecting land include rainfall and surf. Hilary is expected to produce additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches along the coasts of Gguerrero and Michoacan in southern Mexico. Swells generated by Hilary are affecting portions of the coast of southwestern Mexico. These swells are likely causing life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

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.

Mountainous Guerrero State in Southwestern Mexico

17.5N 99.5W

August 16th, 2010 Category: Mountains

Mexico - July 22nd, 2010

This APM image focuses on the state of Guerrero, in south-western Mexico. Geographically, the state is mountainous and rugged with flat areas limited to small mesas and the coastline. Here, two bays can be seen by the shoreline.

An important earthquake struck this mountainous region in 2009, with a magnitude of 6.0 on the Richter Scale. The epicenter was situated to the southeast of Chilpancingo, Guerrero, although the quake was felt in other parts of the country’s central region.

Fires in Southeastern Mexico

17.3N 94.2W

May 8th, 2009 Category: Fires

Fires in Mexico - May 7th, 2009

Fires in Mexico - May 7th, 2009

Fires burning in southeastern Mexico create widespread clouds of smoke over valleys, particularly in the states of Guerrero, Veracruz, Oaxaca, Chiapas and Tasbasco. Part of the Yucatán Peninsula can also be seen to the right.

Two main clusters of fires are visible in the main image: one on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, the land area where the distance between the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean is shortest, and one to the southwest on the Guerrero-Oaxaca border.

These fires were probably set by people to clear land for agriculture and logging and fueled by the lack of dampness at the end of Mexico’s dry season, which runs from November to May.

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