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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Tropical Storm Julio - the west coast version of Fay?

Tropical Storm Julio has formed on the Mexican west coast and is heading essentially due north across the length of Baja California. The AccuWeatehr graphic looks a lot like what we saw with Fay this past week and a half. As Julio moves north, a high pressure system will block the storm from moving too quickly or too far north. Teh result will be heavy rain and potentially dangerous flooding over the next few days.

Activity in the Pacific has been rather high. We haven't said too much about if because all of the storms in the eastern Pacific so far have formed and then headed to the west with no threat to land. A continuous parade of storms have essentially followed the same path until now. Julio will affect many people as he moves up the Mexican coast.

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