Hurricane Paul

posted Oct 15, 2012, 3:07 PM by Weather Man   [ updated Oct 15, 2012, 7:38 PM ]
Paul becomes a major hurricane but expected to weaken. At 14:00hr the center of Hurricane Paul was located near latitude 18.4 north/longitude 114.2 west, about 670km / 415mi SW of the southern tip of Baja California.
Paul is moving toward the north-northeast near 20 km/h - 13mph. This general motion is expected to continue tonight and early Tuesday followed by a turn toward the north with a decrease in forward speed.
A turn toward the north-northwest is expected on Wednesday. On the forecast track the center of Paul is forecast to approach the West Coast of the southern Baja Peninsula late Tuesday and be near or over the central Baja Peninsula on Wednesday.

  • Hurricane Warning is in effect for the West Coast of the Baja Peninsula from Santa Fe northward to Puerto San Andresito Mexico
  • Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the West Coast of the Baja Peninsula from north of Puerto San Andresito to Punta Abreojos Agua Blanca to south of Santa Fe
  • Tropical storm watch is in effect for the West Coast of the Baja Peninsula from north of Punta Abreojos to El Pocito



Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area.
A warning is typically issued 36 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous.
Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.

 A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area...generally within 48 hours.