Tropical Storm Georgette very near the southern tip of Baja California

posted Jul 12, 2012, 9:43 AM by Tom Kachelman   [ updated Jul 12, 2012, 9:44 AM ]
Georgette very near the southern tip of Baja California. Summary of 1100 am PDT/1800 UTC: location...23.0n 109.7w, about 10 mi/15 km S of Cabo San Lucas Mexico, maximum sustained winds 40 mph/65 km/hr, present movement NNW or 335 degrees at 9 mph/15 km/hr. At 1100 am PDT/1800 UTC the center of Tropical Storm Georgette was located near latitude 23.0 north/longitude 109.7 west.
Georgette is moving toward the north-northwest near 9 mph/15 km/hr. An increase in forward speed is expected during the next day or so. On this track the center of Georgette is expected to move over the southern portion of Baja California soon and then move over the Gulf of California on Wednesday. Maximum sustained winds remain near 40 mph-65 km/hr with higher gusts.

Weakening is forecast once the center of Georgette moves inland. Georgette is expected to become a remnant low on Wednesday and dissipate by Wednesday night or early Thursday. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 50 miles/85 km from the center. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the West Coast of Baja California from Agua Blanca southward to Cabo San Lucas the East Coast of Baja California from Buenavista southward to Cabo San Lucas.

ATropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area in this case within the next 12 to 24 hours.
Hazards affecting land
Wind: tropical-storm-force winds are expected within the warning area this afternoon and tonight. Rainfall: Georgette is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 4 to 6 inches over the southern Baja Peninsula and the Mexican states of Sinaloa and western Sonora with isolated maximum amounts of 10 inches possible. These rainfall amounts may produce life-threatening flash floods and mud slides.