Tropical storm Xavier becomes first “X” storm in the Pacific basin since 1992

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 the Pacific basin.

Xavier is located 500 kilometers southwest of Manzanillo, Colima, moving east-northeast at 13 kilometers per hour (km / hr) with maximum sustained winds of 85 km / h and gusts of 100 km / h.

The storm has the potential to bring rains to the western portion of the country, for which extreme precautions is requested to the general population in the areas of the states mentioned by rains, wind, and waves (including maritime navigation) and to comply with the recommendations issued by the authorities of the National System of Civil Protection, in each entity.