UPDATE: Tropical storm Beatriz Named

Tropical Depression Two has formed in the Pacific Ocean. Wind speeds are projected to reach tropical storm strength over Mexico.

Projections show Tropical storm Beatriz will be named.

13.9N 97.8W – 30 MPH northwest of Guatemala
14.2N 97.7W  – 35 MPH west of Oaxaca, Mexico
14.6N 97.5W  – 40 MPH west of Oaxaca, Mexico
14.9N 97.0W  – 45 MPH west of Oaxaca, Mexico
15.1N 96.5W  –  50 MPH west of Oaxaca, Mexico
15.5N 98.0W  – 60 MPH northwest of Puerto Escondido, Mexico

0400 hours June 1, 2017 update

12H 01/1800Z 15.9N 96.7W 30 KT 35 MPH…INLAND
24H 02/0600Z 17.0N 96.0W 25 KT 30 MPH…POST-TROP/REMNT LOW
36H 02/1800Z 18.0N 95.5W 20 KT 25 MPH…POST-TROP/REMNT LOW
48H 03/0600Z…DISSIPATED

0700 hours June 1, 2017 update

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK —————————— At 700 AM CDT (1200 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Two-E was located near latitude 15.3 North, longitude 97.1 West. The depression is moving toward the north-northeast near 6 mph (10 km/h), and this motion is likely to continue during the next 24 hours or so. On the forecast track, the center of the tropical cyclone is expected to move inland across the state of Oaxaca later today. Maximum sustained winds remain near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. The depression still has the opportunity to become a tropical storm later today before the center moves inland. Weakening is anticipated thereafter. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches).

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND ———————- RAINFALL: The depression is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 8 to 12 inches across the Mexican state of Oaxaca with isolated maximum totals of 20 inches possible. This rainfall is likely to produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides. WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected to begin within the warning area later this morning.

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