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20 Sep 2018 | 01:10 AM UTC

Mexico: Tropical depression to bring rain and flooding to Sonora coast Sep. 19-20

Mexico News Alert

Tropical Depression Nineteen-E forms in Gulf of California on September 19; heavy rain expected with possible flash flooding and mudslides for the coast of Sonora through September 20

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/19/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/20/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Hermosillo). COUNTRY/REGION Sonora, Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sinaloa

Event

Tropical Depression Nineteen-E formed in the Gulf of California on Wednesday morning (local time), September 19. It is expected to bring heavy rains to the coast of Sonora in northwestern Mexico through Wednesday night and into Thursday, September 20. Mexico's National Water Commission is warning of 15-25 cm (6-10 in) of rain and surfs of up to 3 m (10 ft) for the coast of Sonora, Sinaloa, and both Baja California and Baja California Sur. Flash flooding and mudslides are possible. As of 15:00, the storm was located 225 km (140 mi) south of Hermosillo and producing sustained winds of 55 km/h (35 mph).

Context

The eastern Pacific frequently experiences tropical cyclones and hurricanes from May through November.

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas should monitor local weather forecasts and adhere to advice issued by regional authorities. In the event of flooding, remember that walking or driving through running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.

 

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