After making landfall on Saturday in the state of Jalisco, Hurricane Nora, category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, went back into the waters of the Pacific Ocean. However, he did not leave Mexico, and on the morning of this Sunday, August 29, he again entered the national territory.
Through a statement, the National Meteorological Service (SMN) reported in its 07:00 report that the eye of the cyclone was located on the coast of Escuinapa, 50 kilometers southeast of Mazatlán.
“Its extensive circulation causes very strong rains to extraordinary punctuals, strong winds and high waves in northwestern, western and southern states of the country, as well as Baja California Sur. In the next few hours, it will continue to border the coasts of Sinaloa, ”the climate agency wrote.
At the moment, Nora registers maximum sustained winds of 120 kilometers per hour, with stronger gusts of up to 150 km / h. Throughout Sunday, it will remain like a hurricane, and from Monday it could degrade to tropical storm, with winds that would beat at 110 km / h.
Track of Hurricane Nora
This week, the center of Nora will move over the shores of western Mexico.
Now its center is located on Escuinapa, Sinaloa; however, his visit will be very short, since he will go out to sea again, according to the trajectory forecast of the SMN.
In fact, Nora is expected to repeat this move in the coming days. That is, it will enter the mainland and later, go back to the Ocean. And it is that the eye of the hurricane will move right on the coast.
The system will maintain its course towards the north, and in the early hours of Wednesday, September 1, it will hit the state of Sonora. According to the climate agency, the impact is expected near Huatabampito. Then it will enter the Republic definitively, advancing in a northeast direction. On Thursday, September 2, it will degrade to a tropical depression.
Effects on land
As Nora makes her way, she will hit with her cloud bands a large part of western Mexico and also, some entities in the center of the country.
For this Sunday, August 29, the hurricane is expected to leave heavy rainfall in at least 19 states.
The largest accumulations are expected in Nayarit and Sinaloa, where the records will be torrential, that is, from 150.1 to 250 millimeters. In addition, it will cause heavy rains in Baja California Sur, Sonora, Durango, Jalisco, Michoacán, Guerrero and Oaxaca, from 75.1 to 150 millimeters.
It will also cause very heavy rainfall in Colima, Chihuahua and the State of Mexico, from 50.1 to 75 mm; and strong in Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Tlaxcala, Morelos and Mexico City, with accumulated from 25.1 to 50 mm.
To these effects will be added the adverse maritime conditions that will occur mainly in Nayarit, Sinaloa and the southern Gulf of California. There you could see waves of up to six meters high and the wind gusts will reach speeds of 130 kilometers per hour.
At the same time, on the coast of Baja California Sur Waves of three to five meters are forecast, and gusts of 80 to 100 kilometers per hour, while in Sonora and Jalisco, the swell will reach two meters in height and the gusts will be of the order of 60 to 80 km / h.
States of Baja California, Coahuila and Nuevo León They will not get rid of the inclemency of Nora, which will leave winds of 50 to 60 km / h in their territories.
Finally, the SMN warned that waterspouts could form from southern Sinaloa to Michoacán, and also in southern Baja California Sur.
At 06:00 on Sunday morning, the National Coordination of Civil Protection updated the alerts for the passage of Hurricane Nora and activated a red warning for central and southern Sinaloa due to the approach of the system. In addition, it maintained the red color for the center, west and north of Nayarit, due to a receding cyclone. These are all the alerts issued:
* Red alert, maximum danger:
– Due to an approaching hurricane: south and central Sinaloa.
– By hurricane moving away: in the center, west and north of Nayarit.
* Orange alert, high danger:
– Due to a hurricane approaching: central and north-central Sinaloa; south of Durango.
– By hurricane moving away: south and east of Nayarit; northwest of Jalisco.
* Yellow alert, moderate danger:
– Due to approaching hurricane: north of Sinaloa; southern Baja California Sur; central and western Durango.
– By hurricane moving away: southwest, north and center of Jalisco; west and center of Colima.
* Green alert, low danger:
– Due to an approaching hurricane: southern Sonora; central Baja California Sur; central Zacatecas, north and northwest of Durango; southern Chihuahua.
– By hurricane moving away: south and north of Colima; southeast, northeast, southwest and northwest of Jalisco; northwest, north, west and center of Michoacán; south of Zacatecas.
* Blue alert, minimal danger:
– Due to an approaching hurricane: northern Baja California Sur; east, central and west of Sonora; southwest of Chihuahua.
– By hurricane moving away: southeast, southwest and south of Michoacán.
Also, from the SMN they also issued several notices:
* Hurricane prevention zone: from San Blas, Nayarit, to Altata, Sinaloa.
* Hurricane surveillance zone: from Altata to Topolobampo, in Sinaloa. A tropical storm prevention zone was also issued in this region.
* Surveillance zone for tropical storm effects: from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz, in Baja California Sur.
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