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Agatha Made Landfall in Mexico Monday

31 May 2022, 12:50 pm

ABOVE: Agatha made landfall as a category 2 hurricane with maximum winds sustained at 105 mph, pressure of 974 mb. Agatha rapidly intensified this weekend into a category 2 hurricane with winds topping 110 mph. It is now weakening (wind wise) as it moves inland and brining heavy rain to Central Mexico.

Since interacting with the land, maximum winds have decreased to 35 mph with locally higher gusts.

Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect from Salina Cruz to Lagunas de Chachua, Salina Cruz to Boca de Pijijiapan, and Lagunas de Chachua to Punta Maldonado. Additional information in specific areas can be found by clicking/tapping here.

Forecasts for Agatha are ceasing today as the storm has weakened significantly from a wind perspective. Damaging rains can still cause trouble in central Mexico, so please make sure you think of all the hazards with a tropical system.

Rainfall totals could top 6-12 inches where Agatha tracks, particularly in Oaxaca and Vera Cruz. Flash flooding and mudslides are likely.

The next tropical storm in the Pacific Basin will receive the name “Blas.”

For more on where the remnants of Agatha are going, click here. For the latest tropical news, join WeatherNation streaming 24/7.

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Taban Sharifi grew up in Southern California between Los Angeles and San Diego. She is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) with the American Meteorological Society (AMS). She has a B.S. in Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Environmental Sciences with a minor in Environmental Systems and Society from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Go Bruins! While in school, Taban was a meteorology... Load More intern with NBC LA. There she helped forecast daily weather for the greater Los Angeles region and created a playbook to deploy weather sensors for NBC owned-and-operated stations across the country. Her first on-air job took her to San Angelo, Texas, where she was a morning meteorologist and co-anchor. Working in West Texas gave her knowledge and experience covering severe storms. From there, she moved to Palm Springs, California. People think forecasting in California is sunshine all the time, but with temperatures in the 120’s, wildfires, damaging winds, floodings, and earthquakes, the forecasting kept her very busy! She also worked there as a general assignment reporter and told community stories. Taban is excited for the challenge and opportunity to forecast nationally with WeatherNation. She also looks forward to exploring all that Colorado has to offer!