Tropical Update 2011: Hurricane Beatriz Hits Mexico

By: hurricaneben , 3:03 PM GMT on June 21, 2011

Well at a peak of high-end CAT I, Beatriz's center is currently just off the Mexican Coast and the Manzanillo is getting pounded by heavy rains, mudslides and hurricane-force gusts. Minor damage has been reported as well as moderate flooding but there were no fatalities confirmed so far thankfully and one man was injured. The hurricane warning remains in effect but should be discontinued this evening as Beatriz weakens and races away from land, out to sea. The Southern tip of Baja California may see an increase in swells but should not expect anything near a direct hit/landfall. Even if it does which it won't, it should be considerably weaker--perhaps a tropical depression/weak TS. Is there trouble brewing in our basin? Nothing imminent but a weak tropical wave near the Yucatan is being watched for long-term development although the odds of it doing so are relative low right now. The first named storm will probably come up in a few weeks from now but the season still looks to wind up active overall--15/7/4 in the Atlantic and 13/8/4 in the Pacific. Update: At least 3 people have been confirmed dead.

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