Government of Mexico has discontinued all tropical storm watches and warnings

posted Jul 11, 2012, 8:56 PM by Tom Kachelman   [ updated Jul 11, 2012, 8:57 PM ]
Patricia weakens to a depression, at 1100 PM PDT/0600 UTC the government of Mexico has discontinued all tropical storm watches and warnings. The center of Tropical Depression Patricia was located near latitude 22.7 north/longitude 109.3 west or about 40 miles/65 km east-southeast of Cabo San Lucas Mexico. Patricia is moving toward the northwest near 6 mph/9 km/hr.
A turn toward the west is expected on Wednesday or Wednesday night. On the forecast track the center of Patricia will pass near or over the southern Baja California peninsula early Wednesday.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 35 mph/55 km/hr with higher gusts. Additional weakening is forecast and Patricia is expected to degenerate into a remnant low on Wednesday. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1004 mb/29.65 inches.
Patricia could still produce total rainfall accumulations of 1 to 2 inches across the extreme southern portion of Baja California.