Tropical Update 2010: Beatriz Nearly A Hurricane, Approaches Mexico

By: hurricaneben , 8:04 PM GMT on June 20, 2011

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TS Beatriz is steadily strengthening with winds of around 70 MPH and should become a hurricane by tonight as it nears the Mexican Coastline. Impact in land should be much greater this time than Adrian. Residents in NW Mexico such as Manzanillo should expect heavy rainfall up to 4 inches and hurricane-force gusts tomorrow as Beatriz skids by likely as a high end CAT I/low end CAT II. There is still some chance of this attaining major hurricane intensity although it's not that high. Residents there should expect some minor damage such as scattered power outages and prepare for a more severe impact although at this time damage shouldn't quite approach catastrophic status. This will likely peak tomorrow night with 85-105 MPH winds. If this shifts more toward a landfall, damage should be higher. Meanwhile a tropical wave in the Western Caribbean is not expected to develop in the extreme short-term although another wave related to this may develop by the end of the week and soak parts of Mexico, increasing the chances of rain in parts of Texas fortunately. This potential low might develop if it forms and there is a small chance that if this does form and develop, we might see our first named storm out of this thing.

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Will devote this hurricane season to provide up-to-the-minute, basic information when a tropical system is threatening land. Both basins included.