Hurricane Max is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 5 to 10 inches in the Mexican state of Guerrero and western portions of the state of Oaxaca. Maximum amounts locally in excess of 20 inches are possible over coastal areas of Guerrero. These torrential rains may produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.
Hurricane and tropical storm conditions are expected to begin soon within the warning areas between Zihuatanejo, northwest of Acapulco, to Punta Maldonado, located in the southern part of Guerrero bordering the state of Oaxaca.
A dangerous storm surge is expected to produce significant coastal flooding near and to the east of where the
center makes landfall. Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves.
Max is moving toward the east near 6 mph (9 km/h). An east or east-northeast motion is expected to continue until Max moves inland along the southwestern coast of Mexico later today.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph (120 km/h) with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening is possible before Max moves inland. Weakening is forecast after landfall.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 10 miles (20 km) from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km).
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