Friday, June 21, 2024

Hurricane in the forecast for southern Baja Peninsula Thursday night

A tropical storm that is approaching Baja California Sur is expected to become a hurricane Thursday.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that Tropical Storm Olaf will move near or over the southern part of the Baja Peninsula Thursday night and Friday before moving westward away from land on Friday night and Saturday.

There is a hurricane warning in effect from Los Barriles to Santa Fe and a tropical storm warning for north of Santa Fe to Cabo San Lázaro and north of Los Barriles to San Evaristo.

The NHC said at 7:00 a.m. CDT today that the storm was located 300 kilometers southeast of Cabo San Lucas and moving north-northwest at 9 kmh. Maximum sustained winds were 110 kmh.

Hurricane conditions are expected to reach the coast within the hurricane warning area by Thursday night and tropical storm strength winds in the afternoon or evening. Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion, the NHC said.

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