Monday, October 14, 2013

Tropical Storm Octave forms off Mexico's Pacific coast

Space Daily: Tropical Storm Octave formed off Mexico's Pacific Coast south of the Baja California peninsula on Sunday, US and Mexican weather services said.

Located about 565 kilometers (350 miles) south of the tip of the peninsula, the storm was traveling north-northwestward at 23 kilometers per hour, the Miami-based US National Hurricane Center said.

Octave had top winds of 80 kilometers per hour that could begin to weaken gradually starting Monday, it added.

There were no hazards affecting land. Mexico's National Weather Service said Octave would trigger rains in the northwestern part of the country, noting that heavy downpours could cause flooding in urban areas.

Rivers may also overflow and trigger landslides in mountainous regions, the weather service added....

Tropical Storm Octave on October 13, 2013

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