Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tropical Storm Patricia

Tropical Storm Patricia has been moving north-northeast since Monday evening, but should turn northwest later today.

EASTERN PACIFIC

Tropical Storm Patricia is moving north-northeast toward the southern tip of Baja California.
As of 8am PDT Patricia was located about 120 miles south-southeast of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with top winds near 60 mph.

Patricia has been moving north-northeast since Monday evening, but a turn to the northwest is expected later today or tonight.

The tropical storm should make its closes pass to Baja California early Wednesday morning and for that reason tropical storm warnings have been posted from Buenavista on the east coast to Agua Blanca on the west coast. Tropical storm watches are in effect north of Buenavista to La Paz and north of Agua Blanca to Santa Fe in case Patricia moves closer than forecast.

Locally heavy rain from Patricia should impact the lower portion of Baja California tonight through Wednesday. Two to four inches of rain could lead to flash flooding over the desert terrain.

WESTERN PACIFIC

Tropical Storm Parma is crossing the Gulf of Tongking between Hainan Island and Vietnam. As of 8am EDT Tuesday Parma as located about 125 mph east-southeast of Ha Noi, Vietnam with top winds near 40 mph. Very heavy rainfall should accompany Parma as it makes landfall in northern Vietnam later Tuesday Eastern Time. Tuesday night and Wednesday the system passes into northern Laos with heavy rain and a flooding and landslide threat.

The final advisory was written on Tropical Storm Nepartak earlier Tuesday morning. The system is transitioning to a non-tropical low pressure system. It should move across the northern Pacific Ocean over the next week and could impact the West coast of the United States early next week.

ATLANTIC

The Atlantic Basin is quiet.



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