UPDATE 2 |Hurricane #Patricia Downgraded

SUMMARY

Great News!

Hurricane #Patricia is weakening slowly and therefore has been downgraded from a Category 5 to a 4, but sill remains extremely dangerous as a major Hurricane over Mexico with min pressure of 946 mb and max sustained at 130 mph with higher gusts of winds.

The Hurricane is said to have made landfall around 0615 local time.

No injuries or specific damage reports have been received yet.

Hurricane #Patricia as of 0325 UTC or 2025 PDT on 10/23/15 [Courtesy of NOAA GOES East Imagery Sattelite]

Hurricane #Patricia as of 0325 UTC or 2025 PDT on 10/23/15 [Courtesy of NOAA GOES East Imagery satellite]

LOCATION

A Public  Advisory  given by NWS website at 0300 UTC or 2200 CDT state the Hurricane is moving 20 mph NNE.  It is now located 85 miles NNW of Manzanillo and 50 miles SE of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

 

 

WARNINGS

Hurricane Warning:  San Blas to Punta San Telmo.

Tropical Storm Warning:  East of Punta San Telmo to Lzaro Cardenas and N of San Blas to El Roblito.

ALERTS

The following States are on alert or have been impacted:

  • Aguacalentes
  • Colima
  • Durango
  • Mexico State
  • Guanajuato
  • Guerrero
  • Michogcan
  • Nayarit
  • Zactecas
  • Jalisco*

*  34 Municipalities in Jalisco have declared a state of emergency

FUTURE FORECAST

The Weather Service expect #Patricia will become a tropical storm tomorrow and a tropical depression in the afternoon.

(Source: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPEP5+shtml/240242.shtml)

RAINFALL PREDICTED

Rainfall from Hurricane #Patricia is still expected to fall to accumulations of 8-12″ with  a max total of 20″ in isolated areas.  Heavy rainfall is due to impact Mexican States: Nayant, Jalisco, Colima, Michoacan and Guerrero through Saturday.

With this amount of rainfall, this could produce life-threatening flooding and mud slides.

COMMUNICATIONS

They are asking the Amateur Radio communities to keep 14,120 kHz and 21,120 kHz clear for possible emergency traffic. Emergency net has been established on 7060.

(Source:  http://www.arrl.org/news/radio-amateurs-in-mexico-prepare-as-powerful-hurricane-patricia-nears-landfall)

Hurricane #Patricia. [Courtesy of NWS]

Hurricane #Patricia. [Courtesy of NWS]

SOCIAL MEDIA

We will be providing  Updates gleaned from Social Media and on the internet.

If you feel we may have missed something, please let us know.  You can reach us on Twitter @nwfireblog or drop us a line at nwfireblog@comcast.net.

Storm Updates – Facebook Page “Hurricane Patricia”

https://www.facebook.com/groups/HurricanePatricia – Moderator:  Peter Corless.  The Page lists updates regarding the weather, Embassy info for UK residents, Preparations and personal commentaries by its members. 26 members to date.

Travel within Mexico

@fema : U.S. citizens traveling in Mexico, you can follow these for more information on Hurricane #Patricia. If you’re a US citizen traveling in Mexico, you can follow  @usembassyMEX, @travelgov @statedept .

Safe and Well Reporting

American Red Cross has a Safe and Well website you can register to let loved ones know you are safe and well or you can search friends and family on this website.  Here is the link –> http://www.redcross.org/find-help/contact-family/register-safe-listing

Message Board for the La Manzanilla Community

http://members5.boardhost.com/lamanzanilla/

UPDATES

We will continue to monitor the weather, status of the Hurricane and all other weather related damage assessment, injuries, etc.

OUR COMMENTARY

The Mexican people are in our thoughts and prayers as this Hurricane is directly impacting them. First Responders, be safe out there. We are thinking of you all.

(c) 2015 The #NWFireBlog

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TROPICAL CYCLONE PAM: March 12, 2015

 DAY 4

Pam is not stopping any time soon.  She is keeping up with her relentless beating and battering of those who choose to stay behind and destroy anything that may stand in her way.

PAM CLAIMS PROPERTY, LIVELIHOOD

  • Upgraded from a Category 4 to a 5.
  • Winds are at 45km East NE of Maewo, Vanuatu
  • Inspacts the Solomon Islands, Kirbati, and Tuvalu creating serious damage
  • Homes are lost, major road damage is reported as power/communication outages by Humanity Road
  • Vanuatu has 80 smaller islands begins to prepare for the worst.

The above picture is that of incoming high tides affecting Arorae Island, one of the outer islands of Kiribati.

  • Reports of 15m or 49.21 foot waves were reported by local weather service station.
  • Widespread of damage and destruction is being reported through Social Media.

NOAA CAPTURES #TCPAM IN ACTION 

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Note: Time on photo is showing not the same as the post due to a huge Time Zone difference.

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Flood Watch Advisories in Affect: Colorado

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
134 PM MDT SAT JUL 7 2012

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/O.CON.KGJT.FF.A.0001.000000T0000Z-120708T0300Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-FLATTOPS-
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…COLUMBINE…TOPONAS…ASPEN…VAIL…
SNOWMASS…CRESTED BUTTE…TAYLOR PARK…MARBLE…BUFORD…
TRAPPERS LAKE…OURAY…TELLURIDE…LAKE CITY…SILVERTON…
RICO…HESPERUS
134 PM MDT SAT JUL 7 2012

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING…

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF CENTRAL COLORADO…NORTHWEST COLORADO…SOUTHWEST
  COLORADO AND WEST CENTRAL COLORADO…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
  AREAS…IN CENTRAL COLORADO…FLATTOPS. IN NORTHWEST
  COLORADO…ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS. IN SOUTHWEST COLORADO…
  NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS.
  IN WEST CENTRAL COLORADO…GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL
  MOUNTAIN VALLEYS AND WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS.

* UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING

* WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THIS
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING ESPECIALLY OVER MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN. THE
  STORMS AND SHOWERS WILL BE SLOW MOVING ALLOWING HEAVY RAIN TO
  FALL OVER THE SAME AREA INCREASING THE FLASH FLOOD POTENTIAL.

* INTENSE RAINFALL IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME MAY LEAD TO FLASH
  FLOODING AND MUD AND ROCK SLIDES ESPECIALLY IN AREAS OF STEEP
  TERRAIN AND BURN SCARS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

REPOST (NOAA. National Weather Service)