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The Baja Western Onion - News For Baja California Sur
       Sunday, July 07, 2013 -- Special Storm Edition

Storm Warning - Tropical Storm Erick

Tropical Storm Erick - Downgraded from a hurricane early this AM, Tropical Storm Erick is one of the earliest storms of the Hurricane season to head this far north. Cooler temperatures near the Baja Penninsula should help to limit this storm's strength, but be prepared for some weather within the next two days. - The Baja Western Onion
Public Advisory From The National Hurricane Center

tropical storm erick advisory number 13
nws national hurricane center miami fl ep052013
800 am pdt sun jul 07 2013

...erick weakens to a tropical storm...

Summary of 800 am pdt...1500 utc...information
location...20.0n 107.3w
about 260 mi...420 km se of the southern tip of baja california
about 205 mi...335 km wnw of manzanillo mexico
maximum sustained winds...70 mph...110 km/h
present movement...nw or 310 degrees at 10 mph...17 km/h
minimum central pressure...989 mb...29.21 inches

watches and warnings
changes with this advisory...

The government of mexico has discontinued the tropical storm warning for mainland mexico from manzanillo to cabo corrientes.

Summary of watches and warnings in effect: A tropical storm warning is in effect for Baja California Sur From Santa Fe To La Paz

for storm information specific to your area outside of the united states...please monitor products issued by your national meteorological service.

Discussion and 48-hour outlook
at 800 am pdt...1500 utc...the center of tropical storm erick was located near latitude 20.0 north...longitude 107.3 west. Erick is moving toward the northwest near 10 mph...17 km/h. A northwest to west-northwest track is expected over the next couple of days. Erick should continue to move farther away from southwestern mexico today...and pass near the southern portion of the baja california peninsula early monday.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 70 mph...110 km/h... with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles...110 km from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 989 mb...29.21 inches.

Hazards affecting land
wind...tropical storm conditions are expected to begin within the warning area in baja california sur by early monday.

Rainfall...erick is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 2 to 4 inches over jalisco...nayarit...sinaloa...western durango...and the southern baja california peninsula...with possible isolated maximum amounts of 6 inches. These rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mud slides.

Surf...swells generated by erick are affecting the coast of southwestern mexico and will begin to affect baja california sur today. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

Next advisory
next intermediate advisory...1100 am pdt.
Next complete advisory...200 pm pdt.

Baja Storm-releated Resources:


Baja Insider

National Hurricane Center

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