Jun 302010

The first Atlantic hurricane of the season, Hurricane Alex, is about to cross the coast of the state of Tamaulipas in north-eastern Mexico. Early on 30 June 2010, Hurricane Alex was 250 km east of La Pesca on the coast of Tamaulipas. Currently classified as a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, Alex is moving slowly (11 km/h) in a west-north-westerly direction. It has sustained winds of 130 km/h, with gusts up to 160 km/h.

Before crossing the coast later in the day, it is expected to strengthen to a category 2 storm (with sustained winds of 150 km/h and gusts up to 185 km/h).

For its latest position and predicted path, see Mexico’s National Meteorological Service website.

After the event, hurricane information is stored in the same site’s Historical Hurricane Archive.

Hurricanes and other climatological phenomena are analyzed in chapters 4 and 7 of Geo-Mexico: the geography and dynamics of modern Mexico. Buy your copy today, so you have a handy reference guide available whenever you need it.

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