Tropical Storm Dora

posted Jul 12, 2012, 10:35 AM by Tom Kachelman   [ updated Jul 12, 2012, 10:35 AM ]
Dora a little stronger, additional intensification expected. At 0900 UTC the center of Tropical Storm Dora was located near latitude 11.4 north...longitude 95.9 west. Dora is moving toward the west near 16 mph...26 km/h. A west to west-northwest motion is forecast during the next couple of days. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 65 mph...100 km/h...with higher gusts.  Additional strengthening is expected during the next 48 hours and Dora is forecast to become a hurricane later today.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 125 miles / 205 km from the center. Estimated minimum central pressure is 996 mb.
Swells generated by Dora are expected to begin affecting the coast of southern Mainland Mexico later today. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.