Two Hurricanes Set to Strike Land This Weekend
This weekend, two hurricanes are expected to make landfall, with one heading towards the Atlantic and the other towards the eastern Pacific. While neither of them poses a threat to the United States, hurricane warnings have been issued for Mexico, including the popular resort town of Cabo San Lucas, and the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean.
Tammy in the Atlantic
Hurricane Tammy, currently a Category 1 storm with sustained winds of 80 mph, is predicted to strengthen as it moves through the Leeward Islands. This is a rare occurrence for late October, with Tammy being only the third hurricane to form this far southeast in the Atlantic since 1900.
Experts have attributed this unusual formation to the exceptionally warm Atlantic Ocean this year. The storm is expected to bring heavy rainfall, with totals ranging from 4 to 8 inches in the Leeward Islands. Puerto Rico and the British and US Virgin Islands can expect lighter rainfall, with totals of 1 to 2 inches.
Norma in the Eastern Pacific
Hurricane Norma, currently a Category 3 storm with sustained winds of 120 mph, is set to weaken before making landfall. However, it is still expected to be a hurricane when it reaches the southern portion of Baja California Sur, including Cabo San Lucas. Coastal flooding, storm surges, and destructive waves are likely in this area.
Norma will bring heavy rainfall and potential flooding to the region, with rainfall totals of 5 to 10 inches and isolated amounts reaching up to 15 inches. Flash flooding, urban flooding, and mudslides are all possible consequences of this severe weather.
After impacting Baja California Sur, Hurricane Norma will continue eastward, crossing the Gulf of California and making landfall along the eastern coast of mainland Mexico. It is expected to reach the mainland by early Monday.
Read More of this Story at www.cnn.com – 2023-10-21 05:04:00
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