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Orlene threatens the Mexican Pacific coast

A potentially dangerous category 2 hurricane called Orlene is forming south of Los Cabos, with its landfall expected on the coasts of Sinaloa. 

The National Water Commission has reported amidst the 2022 hurricane season that tropical storm Orlene is slowly emerging south of Baja California Sur and will be rated category 2 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, according to the current forecast.

The tropical storm is currently brewing around 442 kilometers southwest of Punta San Telmo, Michoacán, with maximum winds of between 75 km/h and 95 km/h. 

Weather alert for Sinaloa

Monday 3rd October, the hurricane will finally be around 70km northwest of Mazatlán, Sinaloa, with a high chance of making landfall. 

The hurricane should quickly pass through the area before being downgraded on Tuesday, October 4th, to a Tropical Depression once it reaches Culiacán. 

Source: CONAGUA

The Mazatlan Post

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