posted Nov 3, 2013, 7:57 AM by Weather Man
updated May 26, 2014, 3:36 AM by Tom Kachelman
Sonia a little stronger. Expected to turn north-northeastward very soon. At 07:00hr PST the center of Tropical Storm Sonia was located near latitude 19.9 north,longitude 109.8 west. Sonia is moving toward the north near 15 km/h.
This is about 335km / 205mi S of the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula and about 595km / 370mi SSW of Culiacan Mexico
A turn toward the north-northeast with an increase in forward speed is expected to begin by this afternoon or evening.
On the forecast track the center of the cyclone will pass south of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula later today and tonight and approach the coast of Mainland Mexico within the warning area by early Monday.
Maximum sustained winds are near .65 km/h - 40m ph with higher gusts. Some slight strengthening is possible before Sonia makes landfall on Monday. Rapid weakening will begin after Sonia makes landfall.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 130 km / 80 miles mainly to the northwest of the center.