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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.

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