Articles tagged "mexico weather"

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Hurricane "Olaf" hits Mexico, leaving 200 000 customers without power

Hurricane "Olaf" made landfall very near San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico at around 03:20 UTC on September 10, 2021, with maximum sustained winds of 155 km/h (100 mph) and a minimum central pressure of 976 hPa, making it a Category 2...

September 11, 2021

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Hurricane "Olaf" straddling the southwestern coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico

Hurricane "Olaf" is straddling the southwestern coast of Baja California Sur on September 10, 2021, bringing hurricane-force winds and heavy rainfall. At 09:00 UTC, its center was located about 70 km (45 miles) SW of La Paz and 205 km (125 miles) SW of...

September 10, 2021

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Hurricane "Nora" hits Mexico with very heavy rains, leaving at least 1 person dead

Category 1 Hurricane "Nora" made brief landfall along the coast of Jalisco, Mexico around midnight UTC on August 29, 2021, with maximum sustained winds of 130 km/h (80 mph) and a minimum central pressure of 980 hPa. Rainfall from remnants of Nora is...

August 30, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Nora" strengthening on its way toward Baja California, Mexico

Tropical Storm "Nora" formed south of Mexico at 15:00 UTC on August 26, 2021, as the 14th named storm of the 2021 Pacific hurricane season. The system is expected to strengthen to a hurricane on Saturday, August 27, and approach the southern portion of...

August 27, 2021

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Grace rapidly intensified into a major hurricane before making landfall in Mexico

Hurricane "Grace" rapidly intensified before making landfall south of Tuxpan, Mexico at 06:00 UTC on August 21, 2021, with maximum sustained winds of 205 km/h (125 mph), just below Category 4 on the Saffir Simpson hurricane wind scale. At the time,...

August 23, 2021

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Hurricane "Grace" strengthening on its way toward mainland Mexico

Hurricane "Grace" is strengthening on its way toward mainland Mexico. A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the coast of mainland Mexico from north of Cabo Rojo to Barra del Tordo. Landfall is expected within the warning area this evening or tonight, August...

August 20, 2021

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Hurricane "Grace" to make landfall over Yucatan Peninsula, strong winds and dangerous storm surge expected

Hurricane "Grace" is approaching eastern Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, and is expected to make landfall during the next 6 hours, move across the Yucatan Peninsula today, and move over the southwest Gulf of Mexico late tonight through Friday, the National...

August 19, 2021

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Severe flash floods hit Coahuila and Durango, Mexico

Heavy rains hit the border region between the Mexican states of Coahuila and Durango early August 5, 2021, causing destructive flash floods. Ragging floodwaters swept away numerous cars and severely damaged at least 50 homes. One of the worst affected areas was the...

August 08, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Enrique" forms off the SW coast of Mexico, life-threatening flash floods and mudslides possible

Tropical Storm "Enrique" formed off of the southwestern coast of Mexico at 09:00 UTC on June 25, 2021, as the 5th named storm of the 2021 Pacific hurricane season. While the center of Enrique is forecast to remain offshore, strong winds, life-threatening...

June 25, 2021

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60 percent of banana crops in Colima wiped out by Tropical Storm "Dolores"

Tropical Storm "Dolores" -- the 4th named storm of the 2021 Pacific hurricane season -- made landfall just northwest of the town of Punda San Telmo, near the border of the Mexican states of Colima and Michoacán, on June 19, 2021, with maximum...

June 22, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Dolores" forecast to be near hurricane strength as it hits Mexico

Tropical Storm "Dolores" continues intensifying on its way toward Mexico. Landfall is expected today, June 19, or early June 20, 2021, along the southwest coast of Mexico. Dolores formed at 15:00 UTC on June 18 as the 4th named storm of the 2021 Pacific...

June 19, 2021

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Oaxaca drenched by 3 months' worth of rain in 2 days, Mexico

At least two people have died and around 6 000 people have been impacted in the region of Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca, Mexico, after intense rains on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, caused flooding and landslides. The national meteorological service reported that...

June 18, 2021

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Hurricane "Eta" forms in the Caribbean Sea, life-threatening storm surge, catastrophic flash flooding and landslides expected

Tropical Storm "Eta" formed on November 1, 2020, and strengthened into a hurricane at 09:00 UTC on Monday, November 2. The official forecast calls for rapid intensification and Eta could very well be a major hurricane when it makes landfall in Nicaragua....

November 02, 2020

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Early-season snow and freezing temperatures hit Mexico's Chihuahua

The first snowfall of the season has arrived in Chihuahua, Mexico, on October 27, 2020, accompanied by rains and below-freezing temperatures as low as -8 °C (17.6 °F). According to meteorologists, the phenomenon was unusual for the month of October. While...

October 29, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Gamma" claims 6 lives, stalls near the coast of Yucatan

Tropical Storm "Gamma" made landfall near Tulum, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico over the weekend with near-hurricane force winds and very heavy rain, claiming the lives of at least 6 people and forcing thousands to evacuate. Gamma made landfall near Tulum at...

October 05, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Gamma" to make landfall in Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Tropical Storm "Gamma" formed at 00:00 UTC on October 3, 2020, as the 24th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Gamma is the earliest forming 24th named Atlantic storm, breaking the previous record set on October 27, 2005. The biggest threat...

October 03, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Marco" forecast to move over or near the Yucatan Peninsula on August 22

Tropical Storm "Marco" formed over the northwestern Caribbean at 03:00 UTC on Saturday, August 22, 2020, as the 13th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. This is the earliest named 13th storm in the Atlantic on record. The previous record was...

August 22, 2020

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Heavy rains kill 3, damage 1 700 buildings in Veracruz, Mexico

Heavy rains triggered flooding and landslides in Veracruz, Mexico, from August 8 to 10, resulting in three fatalities and more than 1 700 buildings damaged. Three people lost their lives after a landslide struck Filomeno Mata Municipality. More than 1 700 buildings,...

August 14, 2020

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Tropical Depression "Hanna" barrels through Mexico, leaving 11 people dead or missing

After making landfall in Texas as Category 1 hurricane, Hanna weakened into a tropical depression as it barrelled through Mexico, bringing severe flooding that caused considerable property damage, killed at least five people, and left six others missing in the...

July 28, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Hanna" forms in the Gulf of Mexico, landfall expected in Texas on Saturday, July 25

Tropical Storm "Hanna" formed in the Gulf of Mexico at 03:00 UTC on July 24, 2020, as the earliest 8th named storm formation in the Atlantic on record. The previous record was held by Harvey which formed on August 3, 2005. At the same time, Tropical Storm...

July 24, 2020

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Heavy rains and hail cause fatal flooding and landslides in Oaxaca and Jalisco, Mexico

Heavy downpours hit Mexico's southern states of Jalisco and Oaxaca this week, resulting in fatal flooding and landslides. In Oaxaca, two casualties were reported as flooding damaged houses and roads. In Jalisco, a hailstorm struck the Guadalajara and Zapopan...

July 16, 2020

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Giant hail hits San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Giant hailstones about the size of a melon lashed Ciudad Valles in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, on May 17, 2020, injuring three people and causing damage to properties. An intense storm accompanied by hail began around 23:00 UTC (18:00 LT), smashing vehicles, damaging...

May 19, 2020

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Severe storms spawn damaging tornadoes and hail in northern Mexico

Parts of northern Mexico were struck by hail and tornadoes as storms hit over the past few days-- one twister ripped through Apodaca in Nuevo Leon on Saturday afternoon, May 9, 2020, and another in Juarez, Chihuahua, on Monday afternoon, May 11. Two fatalities, at...

May 12, 2020

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Intense hailstorm hits Mexico's capital, destroying its main food market

A sudden, heavy spring hailstorm pounded Mexico's capital on Saturday, March 21, 2020, resulting in the collapse of the Central de Abasto wholesale food market that trapped six people and injured five. The main market, located in the Iztapalapa municipality,...

March 25, 2020

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Yucatan Peninsula heading into worst drought since 1986, Mexico

The drought situation in the Yucatan Peninsula in 2020 is shaping up to be worst in the past 34 years. Three years of below-average rainfall are merging, and groundwater levels are already pummeling to minimum levels, making this year's drought projections...

March 21, 2020

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Heavy snowfall continues to batter northern Mexico

Heavy snowfall has been affecting many of Mexico's northern regions with the continuous arrival of cold fronts. On Sunday, December 29, 2019, the government of Chihuahua issued a weather warning for the arrival of the fourth winter storm due to Cold Front No....

December 29, 2019

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Heavy rain spawns severe floods in Sinaloa and Chihuahua, Mexico

Heavy rain has battered portions of northern Mexico over the past days, causing severe flooding in the Sinaloa and Chihuahua states from Thursday to Friday, November 28, 2019 to 29. One person died, while 200 residents have been displaced. The victim was swept away...

December 02, 2019

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Narda spreading heavy rain along the southwestern coast of Mexico

Tropical Storm "Narda" formed on September 28, 2019, near the coast of western Mexico as the 15th named storm of the 2019 Pacific hurricane season. Although it temporarily weakened into a tropical depression, the system is dropping heavy rain along the...

September 30, 2019

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Hurricane "Lorena" bringing heavy rain, strong winds to Baja California Sur

Tropical Storm "Lorena" formed on September 17 as the 14th named storm of the 2019 Pacific hurricane season and intensified into a hurricane on September 18 just offshore the coast of Colima, Mexico. Its interaction with land weakened it into a tropical...

September 20, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Lorena" forecast to drop heavy rain over Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima and Jalisco, Mexico

Tropical Storm "Lorena" is forecast to cause heavy rain over portions of the Mexican states of Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima and Jalisco during the next few days. This rainfall may produce life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides. Lora is forecast to...

September 18, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Fernand" forms in the western Gulf of Mexico, landfall expected September 4

Tropical Storm "Fernand" formed in the western Gulf of Mexico at 18:00 UTC on September 3, 2019, as the 6th named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. The storm is heading toward eastern Mexico. Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach...

September 03, 2019

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Category 3 Hurricane "Juliette" bearing down on Clarion Island, Mexico

Hurricane "Juliette," the 10th named storm and 3rd major hurricane of the 2019 Pacific hurricane season, is bearing down on Clarion Island, Mexico. The storm formed September 1 while all eyes were set on Hurricane "Dorian" and quickly intensified...

September 03, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Ivo" dumps heavy rain, claims two lives in Mexico

Heavy rain produced by Tropical Storm "Ivo," the 9th named storm of the 2019 Pacific hurricane season, caused heavy floods across parts of Mexico last week, leaving at least two people dead. Although Ivo was largely unnoticed by international media, as its...

August 27, 2019

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Flash flood hits Lima canyon, claiming lives of 8 tourists - Parras, Coahuila, Mexico

Heavy rain on the afternoon of July 2, 2019, caused severe flash floods in Lima canyon in Parras, Coahuila, Mexico. State Civil Protection chief Francisco Martínez Ávalos said heavy rains caused a severe flash flood in an area that seconds previously...

July 07, 2019

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Phenomenal hail accumulations after massive hailstorm hits Guadalajara, Mexico

An unusually strong hailstorm hit Guadalajara, one of Mexico's most populous cities, on June 30, 2019, dumping massive amounts of hail and trapping vehicles in ice up to 1 and 2 m (3 - 6 feet) high. "I've never seen such scenes in Guadalajara,"...

July 01, 2019

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Violent thunderstorm hits Tamaulipas - Texas border region with 300 mm (11.8 inches) of rain in 4 hours

Violent thunderstorms hit Tamaulipas, Mexico - Texas, US border region on June 24, 2019, dumping more than 300 mm (12 inches) of rain in 4 hours. One person died in the municipality of Reynosa, Mexico where floods damaged roads, homes and other buildings in over 50...

June 26, 2019

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Potentially catastrophic Category 5 Hurricane "Willa" aims Mexico

Potentially catastrophic Category 5 Hurricane "Willa" is moving northward and is expected to produce life-threatening storm surge, wind and rainfall over the portions of west-central and southwestern Mexico. This is the 22nd named storm of the 2018 Pacific...

October 22, 2018

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TC "Vicente" meandering near Mexico, TC Willa organizing, deadly landslide reported

Tropical Storm "Vicente" formed October 19, 2018, near the coast of southwest Mexico as the 21st named storm of the 2018 Pacific hurricane season. The storm is now meandering off the coast, dropping heavy rain and rising the threat of flash flooding and...

October 20, 2018

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Tropical Storm "Tara" crawling near SW Mexico, life-threatening flash floods and mudslides possible

Tropical Storm "Tara," the 20th named storm of the 2018 Pacific hurricane season is approaching southwestern Mexico, dropping heavy rain. Tara should pass very close to the coast or possibly move inland today or Wednesday, October 17. At 09:00 UTC on...

October 16, 2018

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Tropical Storm "Sergio" about to make landfall in Baja California Sur

Tropical Storm "Sergio" is weakening as it quickly approaches the coast of Baja California Sur. Rainbands continue to spread over the peninsula and the northwestern Mexico state of Sonora, NHC said. On the forecast track, the center of Sergio will make...

October 12, 2018