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Storm alerts in Baja for Hurricane Norma

Storm's track remains unclear as it sits stationary 400 km south of Cabo San Lucas

Tropical storm alerts have been issued in Baja California Sur as Hurricane Norma, 400 kilometers south of Cabo San Lucas this morning, is forecast to move northward later today.


The United States National Hurricane Center said at 10:00am CDT that the Category 1 hurricane was 110 kilometers east-northeast of Socorro Island and stationary.

But it is forecast to begin a slow northward motion that will take it near or to the west of the southern Baja peninsula tomorrow and Monday.

A tropical storm warning is in effect for Los Barriles to Todos Santos and a tropical storm watch for north of Todos Santos to Cabo San Lázaro.

Maximum sustained winds were near 120 kilometers per hour and little change of strength is expected over the next 48 hours.

The Weather Channel reported that the forecast after Sunday becomes muddy as the storm approaches the Baja peninsula, suggesting it might “meander west” next week.

Rainfall accumulations of 200-300 millimeters are forecast for the southern portion of Baja California Sur, with amounts over 500 millimeters in some areas.

Mexico News Daily

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  • Renee Antillon Kinner

    My husband and I plan to travel to San Jose Del Cabo for a two week vacation on 28 October. Is it safe or should we change our destination to a safer place? Renee Antillon Kinner

    • Hurricane alerts are issued only days before they hit inhabited areas. I’d recommend you check the week before your scheduled arrival date.

    • Scott Linn

      I wouldnt worry about it Renee. Should be fine. I go every Oct and wx fine (just warm). Odille several years ago was the exception but Odille cat 3 and severe damage

    • @reneeantillonkinner:disqus ,

      The only active advisory so far this week for the Pacific coast is for a recently formed instability zone located off the coast of Nicaragua, way south of Cabo. This weekend’s weather forecast for your destination is sunny, with temperatures ranging between 68 and 91 F through next week.

      Enjoy your vacation!

  • paulaoblen

    We are scheduled to go to Cabo Azul tomorrow—-but concerned about Norma and the Warning I just read about….Anybody know any other feedback on this? Wondering if we should postpone trip?

    • Per Mexico’s National Meteorological Service, as of 2:00pm PDT, tropical depression Norma is located 535 kilometers west of Cabo San Lucas and getting away in a west-northwest direction at 11 kilometers per hour.