By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James
Tropical Cyclone 01E (Agatha)…is located about 80 miles north-northeast of Salina Cruz, Mexico
National Hurricane Center Advisory number 15 – Last Advisory
REMNANTS OF AGATHA EXPECTED TO PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL ACROSS SOUTHEASTERN MEXICO DURING THE NEXT DAY OR TWO…LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUDSLIDES POSSIBLE/span>
Agatha is moving toward the northeast near 8 mph, and this general motion is expected to continue today. On the forecast track, the center of Agatha will continue to move farther inland over southern Mexico this morning.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 30 mph with higher gusts.
Further weakening is expected, and Agatha is forecast to dissipate over southern Mexico by this afternoon.
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
WIND: Wind gusts to tropical storm force are possible along the
coast of southern Mexico through this morning.
RAINFALL: Agatha will produce heavy rains over portions of southern
Mexico through tonight. The following storm total rainfall amounts
are currently expected:
Mexican state of Oaxaca: 10 to 16 inches, with isolated maximum amounts of 20 inches possible. Life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides may occur.
Mexican state of Chiapas: 5 to 10 inches, with isolated maximum amounts of 15 inches possible. Life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides may occur.
Mexican states of Veracruz and Tabasco: 2 to 4 inches, with isolated maximum amounts of 6 inches possible.
SURF: Swells generated by Agatha will affect the coast of southern Mexico through today. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.