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Odile Expected to Pass Puerto Vallarta as Category-2 with Tropical Storm Force Winds Inland

UPDATE September 12, 2014 – 8:30 PM

Weather Report from Mexico’s National Weather Service:

Puerto Vallarta has been put under a tropical storm warning through Monday.

Tropical winds are expected in Puerto Vallarta Sunday capable of damaging/downing trees and causing power outages.

Expect up to 4 inches of rain and 6 inches in some areas with localized flooding. Flash flooding and mudslides can be a problem in the western slopes of the mountains, especially since the region is still soaked from Hurricane Norbert.

Surf is expected at 3 meters.

Authorities have asked the media to alert the communities of the warnings they have issued, it’s our responsibility to deliver this information. These alerts are not produced by Vallarta Daily.

UPDATE September 12, 2014 – 10:15 AM

From the Mexico Weather Service:
Expect strong heavy rainfall in the Puerto Vallarta area over the weekend and beginning of the holiday week, estimates of 4-5 inches of rain. Strong winds gusting at 60 km/h, or nearly 40 mp/h. 3+ meter swells.

From local officials:
“The situation is significant because the cyclone is holding its strength and advancing very slowing picking up energy from the warm waters. The storm will be against us Sunday and into Monday as a category 2 hurricane,” says Osvaldo Hernández Arvizu, Regional Commander of Jalisco Civil Protection.

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Tropical Storm Odile is expected to strengthen into a category-one hurricane sometime Friday and continue its North North-West movement through the weekend and holiday week.

Tropical Storm Odile is expected to pass off the coast of Puerto Vallarta as a category-two hurricane Sunday and into Monday bringing heavy rains, surf, and tropical wind forces to the area.

Currently there are no warnings issued for Puerto Vallarta; however that may change over the next 24-48 hours as Tropical Storm Odile wobbles in the Pacific.

“The situation is significant because the cyclone is holding its strength and advancing very slowing picking up energy from the warm waters. The storm will be against us Sunday and into Monday as a category 2 hurricane,” says Osvaldo Hernández Arvizu, Regional Commander of Jalisco Civil Protection.

Civil Protections reminds people to obey beach closing signs, red flags, and lifeguard directions in the likely event of beach closing as the storm approaches.

3 Responses
  1. John Russell

    Won’t happen, never does, even Kenna, a far bigger storm and closer, produced just 1″ of rain and hardly any wind.

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