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By Kirsten Johnson Associated Press PUERTO SAN CARLOS, Mexico -- Hurricane Norbert swept across Mexico's southern Baja California peninsula on Saturday, tearing off roofs and forcing hundreds of people to flee flooded homes.
Hurricane Norbert, with sustained winds of near 105 mph, Saturday was crossing into Baja California and Mexico's west coast, forecasters said. At 11 a.m.
A hurricane warning was posted early Friday in Mexico's Baja California peninsula as Hurricane Norbert bore down with 85 mph winds, U.S. forecasters said.
Pacific Hurricane Norbert was 410 miles southwest of Mexico's Baja Peninsula early Thursday, moving slowly toward the Baja, U.S. forecasters said. At 2 a.m. PDT, Norbert had Category 3 winds of 125 mph with higher gusts, down from 12 hours earlier, when it had Category 4 135 mph winds, the U.S.
World in brief A satellite image from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Hurricane Norbert, with sustained winds of up to 105mph (165kph), approaching Mexico's Baja peninsula yesterday. It is expected to reach land by the weekend.
Hurricane Gustav, packing winds as high as 120 mph in the Gulf of Mexico, Sunday moved to within 375 miles of New Orleans as city residents evacuated.
Hurricane Flossie packed 135 mph wind as it spun closer to Hawaii on Sunday, but forecasters predicted the Category 4 storm would weaken before passing by the islands later this week.
By Chris Aspin MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hurricane John grew into a powerful Category 4 storm on Wednesday, threatening Mexican Pacific resorts with heavy rain and searing winds and blowing down trees in Acapulco.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hurricane John, located off Mexico's Pacific coast, was upgraded to an even more powerful category 4 hurricane, the U.S.-based National Hurricane Center said on Wednesday.
By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Chris weakened on Thursday and forecasters said they did not expect it to become the season's first hurricane over the next several days as it headed west toward U.S. oil facilities in the Gulf of Mexico. At 2 a.m.
Tropical Storm Aletta was the first storm of the Eastern Pacific Season and it formed on May 14 off the coast of Central America. 11AM on May 14th Aletta had winds near 35mph and a central pressure of 1006mb. By May 15th Aletta had strong enough winds to support tropical storm status. The 17th of May found Aletta out in the Eastern Pacific interacting with colder waters and quickly weakened back to Tropical Depression strength. May 19th brought the last day of Aletta as it started to interact...
Location A: This is known as the Eye or the center of the Hurricane/Typhoon/Cyclone. This region is highlighted by the potential for calm winds and also the fact that it’s possible to see the sun or moon during the night. It also gives people false sense that the storm may be done, when in fact it is only at the half way point. Location B: This region is known as feeder bands that outline the center of the storm. In this region you will see very strong winds and also tornadoes and heavy...
Tropical Cyclones have a life cycle they go through. The first stage is referred to as a wave when the satellite imagery picks up on an area of thunderstorm developing in the ocean in the tropical region. If the thunderstorms hold together and get better organized it will then get upgraded to a tropical depression. During this stage of its life it will have a better organization to its thunderstorms and also the winds will be increasing. The third stage that occurs is the formation of a...
What makes a Nor’easter so special to the world of weather? Is it because of the massive region that is impacted or is it because of the strength of the storm? Both of these statements are true. Nor’easters are most common in the late fall through early spring. They form when conditions are favorable for their development. Most typically what happens is, an area of Low pressure will form in the southern plains and move eastward. As you can see from our April storm the system started...
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