Tropical Storm Max forms off southwest coast of Mexico

The government of Mexico has replaced the Tropical Storm Watch with Tropical Storm Warning from Zihuatanejo to Punta Maldonado.

September 13, 2017
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The center of Tropical Storm Max was located near latitude 16.1 North, longitude 101.4 West. Max is moving toward the east-northeast near 3 mph (6 km/h). This motion will bring the center of Max inland over Mexico within the warning area on Thursday.




Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. No significant change in strength is anticipated before Max moves inland. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center.

Tropical Storm Max is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 5 to 10 inches with maximum totals of 15 inches across southern portions of the Mexican state of Guerrero and western portions of the state of Oaxaca. These rainfall amounts may produce life- threatening flash floods and mudslides.