July 6, 2013

Erick becomes hurricane off Mexican coast

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Erick became a hurricane Saturday and is centered about 90 miles south of Manzanillo, Mexico.

The Associated Press

MIAMI — The storm system Erick has strengthened to a hurricane off the Pacific coast of Mexico.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Erick became a hurricane Saturday and is centered about 90 miles south of Manzanillo. and about 510 miles southeast of the southern tip of Baja California. It is moving northwest at 9 mph and has maximum sustained winds of 80 mph.

A hurricane watch is in effect for Punta San Telmo to Cabo Corrientes. A tropical storm warning is in effect for Zihuatanejo to Cabo Corrientes.

Forecasters predict a northwest to west-northwest track over the next few days but say the storm should remain offshore. Rain accumulations from 3 to 5 inches are expected. Forecasters warn of flash floods.

Were you interviewed for this story? If so, please fill out our accuracy form

Send question/comment to the editors




Further Discussion

Here at PressHerald.com we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • Type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • Exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)