Gulf Coast Hurricane Tracker

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pacific Coast of Central America quite active

The Pacific coast of Mexico and Central America has been quite active over the past several days.

Tropical depression 2-E formed and then dissipated within a few days. Heavy rain continues to fall along the coast from Acapulco to the Gulf of Tehuantepec. Soon after that, storm broke apart tropical depression 3-E grew and became a tropical storm yesterday. Tropical Storm Blas is 250 miles off the Mexican coast and is heading away from land.

Tropical Storm Blas Forms in Eastern Pacific (AccuWeather)
While Tropical Depression Two-E has dissipated, Tropical Depression Three-E has become the second tropical storm of the Eastern Pacific 2010 Hurricane Season. Yet another system could be born in the region as well.

Tropical Storm Blas is over 250 miles off the coast and no threat to land.

Tropical Storm Blas has a chance at becoming a hurricane before weakening upon moving into colder waters to the west by early next week.

The remnants of Tropical Depression Two-E continue to cause downpours between Acapulco and the Gulf of Tehuantepec.

The former Two-E continues to produce bursts of torrential rain across the southern Mexican coast. The rain will inundate beaches and nearby mountain ranges of the Mexican states of western Oaxaca, Guerrero and Michoacan. This includes Acapulco.

Localized rainfall of up to a foot could pour down. Flash flooding and mudslides are serious concerns.

Gusty winds could graze the coast and nearby mountain ranges, but are expected to be generally under 40 mph.

Another system could develop into a fourth tropical depression. If this does occur, storm movement is expected to be off-shore and should be of litt.le concern to land

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