Tropical Storm Erick edging closer to southern Baja California
posted Jul 8, 2013, 8:10 AM by Weather Man
updated Aug 23, 2013, 3:50 PM by Tom Kachelman
Erik was at 5:00 hr with the center of the Tropical Storm located near latitude 21.7 north...longitude 109.7 west.
That is about about 135 km/85 mi S of the southern tip of Baja California
maximum with sustained winds of 50 mph-85 km/h. Erick is moving toward the northwest near 9 mph-15 km/h.
A northwestward motion is expected over the next day or so with a turn toward the west-northwest expected on Wednesday.
On the forecast track the center of Erick should pass just south of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula later this morning.
Wind: Tropical storm conditions are expected to begin in portions
of the warning area in Baja California sur within the next few
Rainfall: Erick is expected to produce total rain accumulations of
1 to 3 inches over the southern Baja California peninsula.
The map shows the accumulated precipitation along the cyclone's track. Yellow area is > 100mm; Red area is > 300mm; Blue area is > 500mm. The accumulated rainfall is calculated based on the Tropical Rainfall Potential of NOAA/NESDIS.
Surf: Swells generated by Erick are affecting portions of the
southern Baja California peninsula. These swells are likely to
cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.