Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tropical Storm Andres gains strength in Pacific off Mexico

Bloomberg: Tropical Storm Andres approached hurricane strength over the Pacific Ocean, threatening western Mexico with winds of 110 kilometers (70 miles) per hour. Andres’s winds increased from 85 kph yesterday, and probably will reach the 119 kph hurricane threshold today, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in an advisory on its Web site. The storm was 175 kilometers south-southeast of Manzanillo in Colima state and moving northwest at 15 kph just before 5 a.m. Pacific time.

A hurricane warning, meaning such conditions are expected within the next day, was in effect for the southwestern coast of Mexico from Punto San Telmo to Cabo Corrientes. A tropical storm warning and hurricane watch were in place from Lazaro Cardenas to Punto San Telmo….

Lighthouse at Cape Corrientes, Bahia de Banderas, Mexico, shot by Intersofia, Wikimedia Commons, under Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License

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