Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Science | By Joan Schultz

Hurricane Bud moving away from southwest Mexican coast

Hurricane Bud moving away from southwest Mexican coast

A second system, Hurricane Bud, has since developed in the same region and is expected to send moist, humid air streaming into Southern California late this week.

"Bud is now a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale".

The second Eastern North Pacific hurricane of the season is whipping up 120 miles per hour winds but moving at a glacial pace of about 7 miles per hour.

"On the forecast track, the core of Bud and its stronger winds are expected to remain well offshore of the southwestern coast of mainland Mexico".

Bud is expected to produce rainfall accumulations of 75 to 150 millimeters across much of southwestern Mexico and waves of three to four meters in Michoacán, Colima and Jalisco.

The rain could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides, forecasters said.

The Mexican government discontinued the tropical storm watch for Manzanillo to Cabo Corrientes, the NHC said.

Hurricane forecasters are watching another blob of showers and thunderstorms in what's turning out to be a messy start to the Atlantic hurricane season.

Having another potential storm develop so soon is not unusual, hurricane center spokesman Dennis Feltgen said, even if it seems stormier than usual in Florida.

Meanwhile, Tropical Depression Aletta is expected to become a remnant by late Monday, the NHC said in an early-morning advisory. The depression is now located about 665 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour.

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