90% Chance of Hurricane Simon Developing off the Mexican Coastline

A tropical disturbance located south of Michoacán has a 90% chance of becoming a cyclone in the next 48 hours.

At 1:00 PM central time the storm was located 220 km south-southwest of Lazaro Cardenas with sustained winds of 45 km/h and gusting at 55 km/h. The storm is moving west-northwest at 18 km/h, parallel to the Mexican coast.

Over the coming days the system will bring torrential rains to the states of Guerrero, Michoacán, Colima, and Jalisco, along with high surfs.

The National Weather Service will continue monitoring this storm closely due to its close proximity to the coastline of Mexico.

The National Weather Service urges the public to remain informed on weather conditions and listen to local authority advisories over the next several days.

If developed into a cyclone, it will be the 18th named storm of the season and will be named Hurricane Simon.

Previous Pacific names storms for 2014 have been; Amanda, Boris, Cristina, Douglas, Elida, Fausto, Genevieve, Hernan, Iselle, Julio, Karina, Lowell, Marie, Norbert, Odile, Polo, and Rachel.

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