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Saturday, June 06, 2015

Hurricane Blanca threatens Cabo as it Slowly Weakens. (Tropical Update: June 6, 2015)

Tropical_Update_2015




It's Day 6 of the 2015 Hurricane Season and so far, the Eastern Pacific has taken the spotlight since last week with both Andres and Blanca.


So far in the Eastern Pacific, we got two storms that already became hurricanes, major hurricanes that reach Category 4 status.


Andres is now history, making Blanca the only storm that is currently active in the Eastern Pacific.

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Blanca, as of 2:00pm Pacific, still a Major Hurricane with winds over 120 mph, making it a Category 3 storm just way south of Cabo San Lucas. Moving Northwest at 10 mph. Here's the Tropical Advisories for Blanca...

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Tropical Storm Warnings had been issued from Puerto San Andresito to Loreto in Baja California Sur, which is a state in Mexico. Including the cities of Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo, and the capital of the state, La Paz. A Tropical Storm Warning means that Tropical Storm Conditions are expected in the next 36 hours. And Tropical Storm Watches been issued for both sides of the Baja Peninsula from Punta Abreojos to Punta San Andresito and from Loreto to Mulege. A Tropical Storm Watch means that Tropical Storm Conditions are expected in the next 48 hours. And of course, Blanca is a hurricane, so you can't call out Hurricane Advisories.

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A Hurricane Watch been issued from Santa Fe to Cabo San Lucas. And a Hurricane Watch means that Hurricane Conditions are expected in the next 48 hours, meaning heavy rain, gusty winds.


And if you live under a rock, Cabo San Lucas is still recovering from Hurricane Odile just last year. Odile was a Category 3 when it strike the city back in September 2014. And the name "Odile" been replaced with the name "Odalys" for the 2020 Season.

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Projected Path shows a weakening phase, but still  a threat to Cabo San Lucas and the entire Baja California peninsula. Will become a remnant low by Wednesday, which will bring in tropical moisture to the Southwestern US, which spells trouble to cities like Phoenix, Arizona.