Latest Pacific hurricane season Stories

2008-10-12 12:00:11

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. It hit land near Puerto Charley on Baja's southwest coast as a Category 2 hurricane but weakened to Category 1 after emerging over the Gulf of California, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami. Norbert was expected to reach mainland Mexico sometime...

2008-10-11 15:00:03

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. Pacific Time, Norbert, classified as a Category 2 hurricane, was bearing down on the resorts and small towns of Baja California with the mainland area around Ciudad Obregon also included in the hurricane warning, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said. The storm, centered about 55 miles east-southeast of Cabo San Lazaro, Mexico,...

2008-10-10 09:00:22

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. The warning covered the area between Punta Andresito to Agua Blanca, while a hurricane watch was in effect from south of Agua Blanca southward to Cabo San Lucas and northward around the peninsula to Loreto. At 2 a.m. PDT, the center of Hurricane Norbert was located about 315 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California, moving...

2008-10-09 09:00:15

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. National Hurricane Center in Miami said. The storm was moving northwest at 7 mph and several turns and fluctuations in intensity were expected within 24 hours to put it on target for the peninsula,...

2008-10-09 00:00:31

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. AP/NOAA (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-31 12:05:00

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. Forecasters from the National Hurricane Center in Miami said Gustav had calmed a bit Sunday morning after passing over Cuba, moving down from a Category 4 to a Category 3 storm -- still capable of producing winds between 111 mph and 130 mph. But the meteorologists said Gustav could well strengthen to a Category 4 again later Sunday while over...

2007-08-13 00:00:00

By MARK NIESSE HONOLULU - 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. The hurricane was expected to pass about 70 miles south of the island of Hawaii late Tuesday or early Wednesday, but by then cooler water should weaken it to a Category 1 hurricane or a strong tropical storm. But even a slight change of course in the unpredictable storm could bring...

2006-08-30 11:51:06

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. Acapulco, home to some 1 million people, had sea surges of up to 10 feet, said Nadya Velas, spokeswoman for the civil protection agency in Guerrero state. Emergency workers were on alert in Guerrero -- also home to the resorts of Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo -- as John trekked...

2006-08-30 09:49:52

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. A category 4 hurricane can pack winds of up to 155 mph (249 kph), blow down trees, signs, roof structures and cause flooding.

2006-08-03 02:25:33

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. EDT (0600 GMT), Chris was about 115 miles (185 km) north-northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and appeared to be heading west near 11 miles per hour (18 kph), the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said. That...

Latest Pacific hurricane season Reference Libraries

Post Storm Analysis Of Tropical Storm Aletta
2012-07-23 11:08:03

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...

Hurricane Features
2012-05-22 10:04:25

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...

Weather Reference Library
2012-05-08 21:18:27

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...

The Nor’easter of April 2012
2012-05-07 14:43:40

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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