Monday, August 31, 2009

A major hurricane -- in the Pacific

jimena

Danny is gone, and we are still watching a few areas in the Atlantic.  However, a major hurricane is just to the west of Mexico.

Hurricane Jimena is a borderline category five hurricane with winds just under 150 mph (winds over 155 mph are category 5).  It is moving toward the Baja California peninsula.  It will weaken slightly, but still may be a cat 3 or 4 storm during landfall.  The remnants will push north through western Mexico, and will affect the southwest USA with rain by the weekend.

You can track tropical weather with our WTOL Hurricane Tracker.