Friday, 1 September 2017

Tropical Storm Lidia Strikes Los Cabos, Mexico Triggering Flooding; Dangerous Flash Flood, Mudslide Threat Continues Into This Weekend

Weather Channel:-
Tropical Storm Lidia made landfall on the Baja California Peninsula west of La Paz Friday morning. The threat of flooding rain, strong winds and some storm-surge flooding will persist into this weekend.

Lidia is currently about 65 miles west-northwest of La Pax, Mexico and given the interaction with land, weakening is expected over the next couple of days.

Tropical storm warnings remain in effect for the Baja California Peninsula from San Jose de Las Palomas to Isla San Luis and also for mainland Mexico from Altata to Puerto Libertad. A tropical storm warning indicates tropical storm conditions are expected within 36 hours. 

A track to the northwest is expected to continue into this weekend, essentially taking the center of Lidia up along or near the west coast of the Baja California Peninsula.
Gusty winds and heavy rain will affect Los Cabos through Friday. Impacts in the rest of the southern Baja will continue into Saturday. Keep in mind that wind speeds atop and on the windward sides of hills and mountains are often up to 30-percent stronger than the near-surface winds.