Sunday, December 10, 2023

Tropical Storm Otis emerged in the Pacific

Tropical Storm Otis emerged this Sunday in the Mexican Pacific, where it will cause “very heavy” rain in the southern states of the country, reported the National Meteorological Service (SMN).

In the last warning from SMN, the center of the event was located 600 kilometers south of Puerto Ángel, Oaxaca, and 800 kilometers south-southeast of Acapulco, Guerrero.

The typhoon has sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour, gusts of 85 kilometers per hour and a movement towards the northwest of 7 kilometers per hour.

Although it is not currently expected to make landfall, the SMN warned that “its cloud detachments favor the penetration of humidity in the south and southeast of the national territory, causing heavy rains to very strong occasional rain in Chiapas, Guerrero and Oaxaca,” therefore “remaining cautious.”

Otis emerged while Typhoon Norma was 80 kilometers south-southwest of Topolobampo, and 190 kilometers west of Culiacán, both in Sinaloa, in northwestern Mexico.

Norma will make landfall again this Sunday in Sinaloa after entering the Baja California peninsula as a typhoon last Saturday, where it did not cause casualties, but caused power outages and road blockages.

These events occurred after the double explosion of hurricanes Lidia and Max a week ago, when they left five dead in total, one in Nayarit, two in Jalisco and two in Guerrero.

Otis is the 15th named storm this season in the Pacific, forming Adrian, Beatriz, Calvin, Dora, Eugene, Fernanda, Greg, Hilary, Irwin, Jova, Kenneth, Lidia, Max and Norma.

Among them, the most damaging was Hilary, which in August left four dead in the states of Baja California, Baja California Sur and Sinaloa, all in northern Mexico.

The Government of Mexico predicted in May the formation of up to 38 named storms in the 2023 season, of which five could hit the country.

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