Rick weakening fast as it nears the West Coast of Mexico

posted Jul 11, 2012, 9:46 PM by Tom Kachelman   [ updated Jul 11, 2012, 9:47 PM ]
Rick weakening fast as it nears the West Coast of Mexico. At 5:00 am PDT/12:00 UT the center of Tropical Storm Rick was estimated near latitude 22.3 north longitude 107.5 west or about
90 miles/145 km southwest of Mazatlan Mexico. Rick has increased in forward speed and is now moving toward the northeast near 16 mph/26 km/hr. This general motion is expected to continue today. On the forecast track the center of Rick will be very near the coast of west-central Mainland Mexico this morning.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 55 mph/90 km/hr with higher gusts. Additional weakening is expected today.