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Tropical Storm Cosme (03E) Off Coast of Mexico

19.3N 115.7W

June 27th, 2013 Category: Tropical Storms VIIRSSuomi-NPP

Hurricane Cosme (03E) – June 26th, 2013

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Track of Hurricane Cosme (03E) - June 25th, 2013 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TC 03E

As of 8 p.m. PDT June 26 (0300 UTC June 27), Tropical Storm Cosme is located within 25 nautical miles of 19.6°N 117.6°W, about 545 mi (880 km) west-southwest of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Maximum sustained winds are 45 kt (50 mph, 85 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is 998 mbar (hPa; 29.47 InHg), and the system is moving west-northwest at 12 kt (14 mph, 22 km/h). Tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 mi (220 km) from the center of Cosme.

Hurricane Cosme (03E) Moving Nearer to Baja California

26.2N 120.7W

June 26th, 2013 Category: Tropical Cyclones VIIRSSuomi-NPP

Hurricane Cosme (03E) – June 25th, 2013

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Track of Hurricane Cosme (03E) - June 25th, 2013 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TC 03E

As of 8 p.m. PDT June 25 (0300 UTC June 26), Hurricane Cosme (03E) is located within 15 nautical miles of 17.9°N 113.3°W, about 410 mi (660 km) south-southwest of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and about 525 mi (845 km) west-southwest of Cabo Corrientes, Mexico.

Maximum sustained winds are 75 kt (85 mph, 140 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is 981 mbar (hPa; 28.97 InHg), and the system is moving west-northwest at 12 kt (14 mph, 22 km/h). Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 mi (55 km) from the center of Cosme, and tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 mi (280 km) from the center of Cosme.

Fires Burning Along Sierra Madre Oriental, Mexico

17.3N 95W

May 22nd, 2013 Category: Fires

Mexico – May 21st, 2013

Hundreds of fires can be seen burning in southern Mexico, along the Sierra Madre Oriental and between the mountain range and the Gulf of Mexico Coast. The Sierra Madre breaks down at the Isthmus of Tehuantepec into a broad, plateau-like ridge, by which fires are still visible. 

Fires in Guatemala and Southern Mexico – May 21st, 2013

17.3N 91W

May 21st, 2013 Category: Fires, Image of the day

Mexico – May 21st, 2013

The locations of fires burning in southern Mexico, mostly on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, and in northern Guatemala are marked by red indicators in this image. Smoke from the fires blows over both countries and spreads northwestward across the Gulf of Mexico.

Smoke Over Términos Lagoon and Bay of Campeche, Mexico

18.6N 91.5W

May 20th, 2013 Category: Fires

Mexico – May 21st, 2013

Smoke from fires blazing in southern Mexico blows over the Términos Lagoon, at the base of the Yucatán Peninsula, and across the Bay of Campeche and Gulf of Mexico. The location, widespread nature, and number of fires suggest that they were deliberately set to manage land.

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