Hurricane Lorena tracker: Lorena drenches Mexico as Jerry nears hurricane strength – News 247

 Hurricane Lorena is currently located over southwestern Mexico drenching the region and threatening to unleash life-threatening flash floods and mudslides The storm which is lashing the region with strong force winds has led to hurricane and tropical storm warnings to be implemented Lorena strengthened into a hurricane right before it hit the coast and it is believed that in some areas where the storm is predicted to hit will be slammed with 40 percent of its annual rainfall  According to the 4am CDT (10am BST) NOAA update, Hurricane Lorena is located near latitude 19 6 north, longitude 105.0 west, approximately 70 miles southeast of Cabo Corrientes Mexico and 380 miles southeast of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico  The maximum sustained winds are currently at 75mph and moving north north westwards at 8mph  This wind speeds means it is a Category 1 hurricane according to the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale  Currently Lorena is predicted to reach speeds of 92mph, which would make the storm stronger Category 1 storm  The National Hurricane Center advisory reads: “Lorena is moving toward the north-northwest near 8mph (13kmh) but a gradual turn to the northwest and west-northwest is expected today and Friday  “On the forecast track, the centre of Lorena will continue moving near or over the southwestern coast of Mexico within the hurricane warning area today and move back over water later today or Friday  “Lorena is then expected to move away from the west-central coast of Mexico and approach southern Baja California Sur Friday night and Saturday  “Maximum sustained winds are near 7 mph (120kmh) with higher gusts. “Some weakening is expected today while the circulation is interacting with the high terrain  “Once Lorena moves over water again in 12 to 24 hours, re-strengthening is anticipated  “Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 10 miles (20km) from the centre and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130km) ” The storm is expected to unleash torrential rainfall with coastal sections of the Mexican states of Michoacan, Colima and Kalisco seeing up to 15 inches of rainfall  This heavy rainfall may produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides in these areas  Swells are also expected to impact the southwestern Mexican coast with life-threatening surf and rip currents a likely by-product of this storm  Elsewhere, there is one other hurricanes and three tropical storms whirling across the Atlantic and Pacific at the moment  Hurricane Humberto, located roughly 250 miles northeast of Bermuda, is generating storm surge and dangerous breaking waves which, while diminishing, could cause coastal flooding along the coast of Bermuda  Swells are continuing to affect the northwestern Bahamas and southeastern coast of the US from east central Florida and North Carolina during the next couple of days, creating life-threatening surf and rip current conditions  Tropical Storm Jerry is expected to strengthen into a hurricane shortly, before it moves close tot he northern Leeward Islands on Friday  The core of the storm is expected to pass north of the islands, with tropical-storm-force winds and heavy rainfall possible  Tropical storm Mario, located around 500 miles south southwest of the southern tip of Baja California, is also expected to intensify into a hurricane by tonight, with slow weakening anticipated after that time  Tropical storm Kiko is maintaining its intensity over open waters as it travels across the eastern Pacific  The storm is around 1285 miles west southwest of the southern tip of Baja California and it has wind speeds of 65mph

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