Ernesto dissipates over southern Mexico to may become hurricane at pacific

posted Aug 10, 2012, 8:14 AM by Weather Man   [ updated Aug 10, 2012, 8:31 AM ]
Ernesto dissipates over southern Mexico and heavy rain threat continues.The circulation of Ernesto has been disrupted by the high mountains of southern Mexico.
At 1000 am CDT/1500 UTC the remnants of Ernesto were located near latitude 18.0 north/longitude 99.2 west,
about 215 mi/345 km WSW of Veracruz Mexico with maximum sustained winds of 25 mph/35 km/h.
The remants of Ernesto are forecast to move off Mexico into the eastern Pacific and
have the potential to become a tropical cyclone (hurricane) in a day or two.





Ernesto is expected to produce additional rainfall accumulations of 2 to 5 inches over the Mexican states of Veracruz,Tabasco, Puebla, Oaxaca and Guerrero through Friday night. Isolated maximum storm total amounts of 15 inches are possible in association with Ernesto. These rainfall amounts may produce life threatening flash floods and mudslides.