New models indicate that Hurricane “Nora” will go inland; will hit south of Mazatlan


The specialist Juan Espinosa Luna highlights that on Sunday “he will park for hours in Mazatlán and will have erratic behavior; the National Hurricane Center maintains a similar perspective and the SMN indicates that it will be a tropical storm in the afternoon

After making landfall in Jalisco and continuing its displacement through Nayarit, the intensity of ” Nora ” could decrease, however the force of its winds and rains will continue to cause hurricane effects in Nayarit and Sinaloa in the next few hours. 

The specialist Juan Espinosa Luna, detailed tonight that when arriving in Nayarit, it will probably assume the category of a tropical storm, however, it will discharge a significant amount of rain. 

He emphasizes that with these conditions he could enter Sinaloa through the municipality of Escuinapa around 2:00 in the morning on Sunday and later, at noon, arrive in Mazatlán where “Nora” will park for several hours. 

“Much of its rainfall would be practically in the Nayarit area, probably as a tropical storm, also touching southern Sinaloa; In Escuinapa, extreme precautions in the early morning are expected to have these conditions at 2:00 and later have a very erratic behavior; it will move towards the Escuinapa, Rosario and Mazatlán mountains, ”he said.  

The Dr. in Applied Geophysics, electrical, electromagnetic, terrestrial and aerial magnetic methods, refractive seismic and global climate change project, indicated that the rains would cover the entire municipality of Mazatlán and its surroundings, so be alert. 

“Significant rainfall in that portion of Sinaloa, covering part of La Cruz, but it would definitely be within Sinaloa tomorrow Sunday, it is expected to be at 12:00 noon and later it seems that it will regroup in Mazatlán, at 8 : 00 or 9:00 at night and it is expected that with these conditions it will be parked for a few hours in that position, ”he explained. 

He highlighted the “rare” movement that ” Nora ” will register and added to this, towards the north of Sinaloa, in front of Ahome, “an anomaly ” is visualized in formation. 

“That very strange movement, it had not been my turn to perceive a movement in this way, it will enter, great concentration in the south zone, Escuinapa, Rosario, Mazatlán tomorrow, but we see that on Sunday we see that it will be at 12:00 great day water concentration; we have a very rare anomaly that is going to appear here in the municipality of Ahome with some rare medium rains, but practically according to this model, it is already low pressure or low stationary pressure and we see a very strange movement of this body that would not be disappearing ”, He added. 

Juan Espinosa called on the population to monitor the proportions of these changes since in Mazatlán it would be static for almost 24 hours.

“Be very careful in this area since we expect rain from tomorrow on Sunday at 2:00 or 3:00 in the afternoon or earlier and practically all that area would be concentrating, also Concordia, rainfall throughout the municipality of Mazatlán, is expected enough water. According to this model, it is estimated that on Sunday or early morning the greatest effect will be in Escuinapa ”, he established. 

Finally, he said that it is not possible to make a long-term forecast since “it has had a totally erratic movement and outside any parameter that we can calculate.” 

The National Hurricane Center and Central Pacific Hurricane Center in its most recent discussion about the hurricane coincides with the Espinosa Luna forecast and highlights that the flight of the fighter plane and microwave images indicate that the center of “Nora” moved over the extreme northwest coast of Jalisco earlier tonight. 

“Since then, the hurricane pattern cloud has degraded, but not enough; Dvorak’s latest estimates below hurricane strength. The slight deviation to the right from the predicted trajectory that brought “Nora” inland, at least briefly, highlights the sensitivity of the future system to its exact track. A considerable part of the latest dynamic guidance, including GFS, ECWWG and JWRF models, indicates that “Nora” will move inland tonight or early Sunday morning and dissipate. The three models also indicate that it could be reformed along the Golgo of California in a few days ”, details the document that you can see in full in the following image. 

For its part, the National Meteorological Service in its forecast of 9:30 pm, locates the center of the hurricane “NORA” of category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson scale in front of Nayarit; Its extensive circulation causes very strong rains at extraordinary points, strong winds and high waves in the northwestern, western and southern states of the country, as well as Baja California Sur.

In the next few hours, it will continue to skirt the southern coasts of Sinaloa and Nayarit. 

• By 7:00 am on Sunday, it still places it as hurricane one 20 km west of Escuinapa. 
• At 19:00 hours on Sunday as a tropical storm 90 km northwest of Mazatlán. 
• At 7:00 am on Monday as a tropical storm 25 km south of Altata.
• At 7:00 pm as a storm 75 km west-northwest of Altata.
• In the morning of Tuesday, August 31, 35 km west of Topolobampo, Sinaloa. 

National Meteorological Service, the official source of the Government of Mexico, issues the following notice:Synthesis: HURRICANE “NORA” CATEGORY 1, IS LOCATED 15 KM FROM THE COAST OF EL ROBLITO, NAY. WITH OFFSET TO THE NORTH


Satellite image Current situation: The center of  Hurricane “NORA”, category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, is located 15 km from the coast of El Roblito, Nay. Its extensive circulation causes very strong rains at extraordinary points, strong winds and high waves in the northwestern, western and southern states of the country, as well as Baja California Sur. In the next few hours, it will continue to skirt the coasts of Sinaloa. 

Actual Conditions
Local time (gmt time)04:00 (09:00 GMT)
Cyclone center locationNorth Latitude: 22.5 °West Longitude: 105.9 °
Distance to the nearest place15 km from the coasts of El Roblito, Nay. 95 km south-southeast of Mazatlán, Sin and 410 km east of Cabo San Lucas, BCS
Surveillance zone[Established in coordination with CEMR-MIAMI]Hurricane prevention zone from San Blas, Nay., To Altata, Sin. Surveillance zone for hurricane effects and Prevention zone for Tropical Storm effects from Altata, Sin., To Topolobampo, Sin. Surveillance zone for tropical storm effects from Cabo San Lucas to La Paz, BCS
Current displacement:North (350 °) at 19 km / h
Maximum winds [km / h]:Sustained: 120 km / hGusts: 150 km / h
Minimum central pressure [hpa]:985 hPa
Rain forecastSpecific torrential rains in Nayarit and Sinaloa; intense punctuals in Baja California Sur, Sonora, Durango, Jalisco, Michoacán, Guerrero and Oaxaca; very strong punctuals in Colima, Chihuahua and the State of Mexico; strong punctual rains in Zacatecas, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Tlaxcala, Morelos and Mexico City.
Additional commentsIt causes wind with gusts of 110 to 130 km / h and waves of 4 to 6 meters high, on the coasts of Nayarit and Sinaloa, as well as the southern Gulf of California. Wind with gusts of 80 to 100 km / h and waves of 3 to 5 meters high on the coast of Baja California Sur; wind with gusts of 60 to 80 km / h and waves of 1 to 2 meters in height on the coasts of Sonora and Jalisco and wind with gusts of 50 to 60 km / h in Baja California, Coahuila and Nuevo León, in addition to waterspouts on the coasts from southern Sinaloa to Michoacán and southern Baja California Sur. In the next few hours, it will continue to skirt the coasts of Sinaloa.
recommendationsTake extreme precautions to the general population in the areas of the states mentioned due to rain, wind and waves (including maritime navigation) and attend to the recommendations issued by the authorities of the National Civil Protection System, in each entity.
Extension In Quadrants Of Wind And Wave Radii
Wind radius of 120 km / h30 km NE30 km SE30 km SW35 km NW
95 km / h wind radius55 km NE35 km SE55 km SW110 km NW
63 km / h wind radius75 km NE110 km SE110 km SW165 km NW
Swell 4 m0 km NE445 km SE85 km SW55 km NW
29 / 13h23.6106.8120/150Hurricane category I60 km northwest of Mazatlán, Sin.
30 / 01h24.2107.4110/140Tropical storm70 km southeast of Altata, Sin.
30 / 13h24.7108.1110/140Tropical storm20 km west-northwest of Altata, Sin.
31 / 01h25.2108.8110/140Tropical storm50 km southeast of Topolobampo, Sin.
31 / 13h26.0109.5100/120Tropical storm65 km northwest of Topolobampo, Sin.
01 / 01h27.0110.2100/120Tropical storm65 km northwest of Huatabampito, Son.
02 / 01h29.5111.055/75Tropical Depression (on land)125 km northeast of Bahía Kino, Son.


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