Before getting into the latest on Hurricane Hilary, there are a few old blog posts you may find useful!

At the 3pm MST NHC update, Hilary was 1 mph and 4 millibars from being technically considered a major hurricane. When I was little and in school I was taught to round up in math but … technicalities.

Hilary is now 10-11 mph short of being a cat 4 hurricane (she’s a 3) with sustained winds of 120mph, 445 miles South of Cabo San Lucas idling vs accelerating at 14 mph WNW. Hurricane Hilary is expected to become a category 4 soon’ish. Hilary is still very much expected to remain offshore but those of us within 50 miles of her cone of concern should pay close attention to her!

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 275 miles

“WATCHES AND WARNINGS ——————– CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY: None. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for… * Baja California Sur Mexico from Cabo San Lazaro southward * Baja California Sur Mexico from Los Barriles southward A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for… * North of Cabo San Lazaro to Punta Abreojos * North of Los Barriles to Loreto A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours. A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours. Interests elsewhere on the Baja California peninsula, along the coast of northwestern mainland Mexico, and the southwestern United States coastline should closely monitor the progress of Hilary. Additional watches or warnings will likely be required for portions of these areas later tonight and Friday.”

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I wish I had more time to go through the list but wiki shows a list of storms that have in some way impacted the state of California https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_California_hurricanes most notably are these: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1939_California_tropical_storm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1972_Pacific_hurricane_season#Hurricane_Hyacinth https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Kathleen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Norman_(1978) As you can see, while it is not the norm, it has happened many times over the years.

Hilary is the 4th major hurricane for the East Pacific Ocean. It’s an El Nino Year so it is not shocking but if you are in her path, please calmly prepare the bestest you can xoxo as it’s always best to be prepared than to be caught unware and if you have found this update useful and think someone may benefit from it please share.


Just Jenn


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