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.
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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.”
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