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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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The Government of Mexico predicted on Wednesday that four to six cyclones out of a total of 33 expected to be formed in the Pacific (19) and Atlantic (14) oceans, will make landfall in Mexico. “The forecast indicates that 33 systems will be presented, 6 above the historical average,” said the head of the National...
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The 2019 Pacific hurricane season is an annual cycle of tropical cyclone formation, in which tropical cyclones form in the eastern Pacific Ocean. The season officially begins today, May 15, in the East Pacific Ocean and will end on November 30. These dates conventionally delimit the period of each year when most tropical cyclones form...
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Tropical Storm Xavier is bringing heavy rains and gusty winds to Mexico’s central Pacific coast, though it’s expected to head out to sea and avoid a direct hit on land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm was centered about 105 miles (170 kilometers) west-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, on Monday morning and was headed...
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Tropical Storm Xavier is moving toward the north near 6 mph (9 km/h). A turn toward the northwest and west-northwest at a similar forward speed is expected tonight and on Monday, followed by a westward motion by Tuesday. On the forecast track, Xavier’s center is expected to remain offshore the coast of southwestern Mexico and...
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Tropical Storm Xavier, which strengthens as it moves east-northeast and is located southwest of the coasts of Colima and Jalisco, reported the National Meteorological Service (SMN). In its Tropical Cyclone notice for the Pacific Ocean, the agency noted that Xavier is the first tropical cyclone to reach the letter “X” since the year 1992, in...
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Tropical Storm Xavier has formed off the Pacific Coast of the Mexican State and is moving toward the east-northeast near 8 mph (13 km/h). A slower motion toward the northeast and then north is expected through the weekend, followed by a turn toward the northwest and west early next week. Maximum sustained winds have increased to...
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After the evaluation made by the Subdirectorate of Civil Protection and Firefighters of Puerto Vallarta to the conditions that prevailed in the bay after the passage of hurricane ‘Willa’, it was determined that those people who were evacuated could return to their homes and hotels. Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña, who headed the different preventive tasks...
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A day after the passage of Hurricane Willa, which caused a night of panic and terror, the residents of the Escuinapa, Sinaloa awake to a harsh reality, with damages, but thankful that so far there were not any confirmed deaths. The sky looks clean, without the presence of rain, the flooded streets show the ravages...
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Hurricane Willa weakened rapidly into a tropical depression on Wednesday after slamming into a stretch of beach towns, fishing villages and farms along Mexico’s Pacific coast as a Category 3 storm, though it continued to dump torrential rains over west-central Mexico. Damage assessments were scanty before dawn due to darkness and poor communications, but federal...
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Hurricane Willa slammed into Mexico’s Pacific coast late on Tuesday, raking it with winds of 120 mph (195 kph) that brought power outages, buffeted buildings, and dumped torrential rain on tourist resorts where thousands of people had moved to safety. Whipping palm trees, bending power lines and causing floods, the center of Willa struck the...
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Although Hurricane Willa decreased in intensity and moved away from the Jalisco coasts, the warning in several municipalities of the state is still maintained. The governor of Jalisco, Aristóteles Sandoval, reported that there continues to be 2,700 people in shelters due to the winds and high waves. “They continue to be alert in municipalities from...
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Hurricane Willa roared over an offshore penal colony and closed in on Mexico’s Pacific coast with 120 mph (195 kph) winds Tuesday, threatening a major resort area along with fishing villages and farms. Emergency officials said they evacuated more than 4,250 people in coastal towns and set up 58 shelters ahead of the dangerous Category...
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Willa is moving toward the north-northeast near 6 mph (9 km/h). A faster motion toward the northeast is expected by this evening. On the forecast track, the center of Willa will move over Las Islas Marias within the next few hours, and make landfall within the hurricane warning area along the west-central coast of mainland...
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