Hanna” was degraded this Sunday to a tropical storm as it passed through Texas
It has caused heavy rains and flood threats in that southern United States state.
Despite being degraded, this meteor has winds of 115 kilometers per hour, according to the bulletin of the National Hurricane Center at 06:00.
“Hanna” hit Padre Island on Saturday at 5:00 pm and advanced as a Category 1 hurricane with winds of up to 145 km / h.
“Hanna” is expected to produce heavy rains in parts of southern Texas and northeast Mexico. These rains could be life-threatening due to flash floods ”and overflowing rivers, forecasters warned.
“Hanna” is the first hurricane of 2020 on the Atlantic coast.
Hurricane Hanna will cause heavy rains in Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and Tamaulipas
During the next few hours, Hurricane Hanna, category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, will cause intense and torrential rains in Coahuila, Nuevo León and Tamaulipas, and in San Luis Potosí, in addition to gusts of wind exceeding 90 kilometers per hour (km / h), and the possible formation of tornadoes in Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas, as well as waves 2 to 3 meters (m) high and waterspouts off the Tamaulipas coastline.
At 7:00 p.m. Central Mexico time, the center of Cyclone Hanna was located on land approximately 15 kilometers (km) northwest of Port Mansfield, Texas, United States of America (USA), and 100 km northeast from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, with maximum sustained winds of 140 km / h, gusts of 180 km / h, and movement to the west-southwest at 13 km / h. In the next few hours, the center of the cyclone is forecast to shift toward northeast Mexico.
Hours earlier, Hanna impacted Padre Island, Texas, approximately 20 km north of Port Mansfield, Texas, and 103 km north of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, with maximum sustained winds of 150 km / h, and gusts of 185 km. / h.
The surveillance zone for tropical storm effects is maintained, from Barra El Mezquital, Tamaulipas, to Port Mansfield, Texas.
Given the risk of increased levels of rivers and streams, landslides, landslides, and floods in low-lying areas, it is recommended that the population of the aforementioned states, as well as maritime navigation, heed the warnings of the National Meteorological Service ( SMN ) of the National Water Commission ( Conagua ) and to the indications of the Civil Protection authorities.
On the other hand, Tropical Wave Number 21, which will travel through the southeast of Mexico, will cause very heavy occasional rains in Chiapas and Oaxaca, and heavy rains in Guerrero, Puebla and Veracruz.
Likewise, low-pressure canals extended over the Yucatan Peninsula, the northwest and the center of the country, will cause very strong occasional rains in Colima, Durango, Jalisco, Michoacán, Nayarit, San Luis Potosí and Sinaloa, and strong in regions of Aguascalientes, Chihuahua, Mexico City, State of Mexico, Guerrero, Morelos, Sonora, Tlaxcala, and Zacatecas. The rains are expected to be accompanied by electric shocks, strong winds and possible hail, in addition to the fact that they could generate increases in the levels of rivers and streams, and flooding in low areas.
Forecast for this Sunday
The center of tropical cyclone Hanna will be located in the northeast of Mexico and will cause extraordinary torrential rains, electric shocks, gusts of wind exceeding 80 km / h and the possible formation of tornadoes in areas of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and Tamaulipas, as well as swell 2 to 3 m high on the Tamaulipas coastline and the north coast of Veracruz.
Likewise, intense rains are forecast for Colima, Durango, Jalisco, Nayarit, San Luis Potosí, Sinaloa and Zacatecas; very strong places for Chihuahua, Michoacán and Sonora; strong for areas of Aguascalientes, Chiapas, State of Mexico, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro and Veracruz; intervals of showers in Campeche, Mexico City, Morelos, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Tlaxcala and Yucatan, as well as isolated rains in Baja California Sur. Electric shocks, strong winds and possible hail are expected in rainy areas.
Wind gusts of 60 to 70 km / h are expected in Veracruz, and 50 to 60 km / h in Campeche, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosí, Yucatán and Zacatecas.
The conditions described will be generated by Tropical Wave Number 21, which will be located south of Colima, low-pressure channels extended in different regions of the country, as well as the ingress of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean.
In the morning, minimum temperatures of 0 to 5 degrees Celsius are expected in the mountains of Chihuahua, Durango, Estado de México, Puebla and Zacatecas.
In contrast, maximum daytime temperatures of 40 to 45 degrees Celsius are forecast for Baja California and Sonora, and 35 to 40 degrees Celsius for Baja California Sur, Campeche, Chihuahua, Nayarit, Quintana Roo, eastern San Luis Potosí, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas , Veracruz and Yucatan.
The population is encouraged to stay informed about the weather conditions through the internet pages www.gob.mx/conagua and https://smn.conagua.gob.mx, in Twitter, accounts @conagua_mx and @conagua_clima, and Facebook www.facebook.com/conaguamx, as well as in the application for mobile devices ConaguaClima, where you can consult the forecast by the municipality.
The special weather forecast for areas where hospitals serving COVID-19 are located is available at the link https://smn.conagua.gob.mx/es/pronostico-meteorologico-covid-19.