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Once again the Cuale River, which crosses the heart of Puerto Vallarta, overflowed again, less than 48 hours after it overflowed for the first time in 50 years. Tuesday nights overflow occurred around 11:00 pm and wreaked havoc in the Paso Ancho colony, as well as once again in Buenos Aires and Emiliano Zapata, in...
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Tropical Storm Lorena could leave heavy rains in Puerto Vallarta starting Thursday, so the storm is being monitored in the area, as reported by the meteorologist at the University Center of the Coast, Victor Manuel Cornejo López. The morning report Tuesday indicated that two more cyclones were developing and at this time there is also...
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The center of Tropical Storm Kiko was located near latitude 16.7 North, longitude 125.5 West. Kiko is moving toward the southwest near 5 mph (7 km/h), but it is expected to turn toward the west-southwest and west by Thursday, followed by a turn toward the west-northwest on Friday. Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph...
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Tropical Storm Fernand could dump a deluge as it hits land along a sparsely populated stretch of Mexico’s upper Gulf coast Wednesday afternoon, possibly causing flash floods and mudslides. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Fernand had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph (85 kph) early Wednesday and was centered about 45 miles (70 kilometers)...
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Tropical Storm Ivo formed Wednesday off the southwestern coast of Mexico but was not forecast to pose a threat of landfall. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Ivo was expected to strengthen into a hurricane by Friday but remain well clear of the coast. The storm had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (75 kph)....
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Tropical Storm Henriette has formed off of Mexico’s Pacific coast, but forecasters say it’s likely to curve out to sea and weaken before hitting land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Henriette had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph) early Monday and was located about 245 miles (390 kilometers) south-southwest of the southern...
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On the ground, climate change is hitting us where it counts: the stomach — not to mention the forests, plants and animals. A new United Nations scientific report examines how global warming and land interact in a vicious cycle. Human-caused climate change is dramatically degrading the land, while the way people use the land is...
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The center of newly formed Tropical Storm Cosme was located near latitude 15.6 North, longitude 115.7 West. Cosme is moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph (22 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue today, followed by a turn to the northwest on Sunday. Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h)...
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Major Hurricane Barbara is rapidly gaining strength as it pushes west-northwest over the Pacific Ocean. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm now has maximum sustained winds of 130 mph (215 kph), with higher gusts. That enters the range of a Category 4 hurricane. The storm was centered about 1,060 miles (1,705 kilometers) southwest...
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A heavy rain and hail storm affected the municipalities of the metropolitan area of ​​Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque, around one o’clock this Sunday morning. The accumulation of ice was unusual, in Tlaquepaque there were streets where it reached up to one meter in height, so emergency services used heavy machinery for the removal. “We are doing...
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A new tropical storm has formed far off Mexico’s southern coast, and the U.S. National Hurricane Center says it’s likely to reach hurricane strength, though without threatening land. Tropical Storm Barbara was centered about 850 miles (1,370 kilometers) south of the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula on Sunday and was heading to the...
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The first hurricane of the Eastern Pacific season has weakened into a remnant low-pressure system far off the coast of Mexico. Alvin’s maximum sustained winds hit nearly 75 mph (120 kph) Thursday evening, but the U.S. National Hurricane Center says winds were down to 30 mph (45 kph) Saturday morning, when it was centered about...
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At 900 AM MDT (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Alvin was located near latitude 14.7 North, longitude 109.4 West. Alvin is moving toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h). A westward to west-northwestward motion with some decrease in forwarding speed is expected over the next few days. Maximum sustained winds have increased...
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Given the importance of timely monitoring of hurricanes with local information, Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña found support for his proposal to build a Regional Hurricane Monitoring Center in Puerto Vallarta, a project in which he has been working towards since the last administration, and which is a priority for decision making in case of contingency....
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Carbon dioxide concentrations in Earth’s atmosphere have reached 415 parts per million – a level that last occurred more than three million years ago, long before the evolution of humans. This news adds to the growing concern that climate change will likely wreak serious damage on our planet in the coming decades. While Earth has...
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