Genevieve has weakened into a tropical storm
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Update 21th August 1:00 p.m. UTC
Tropical Storm Genevieve was located near 24.3N 114.3W. Currently moving toward the west-northwest near 17 km/h (9 knots) and this motion is expected to continue during the next few days, away from the Baja California peninsula.
Maximum sustained winds are near 85 km/h (46 knots) with higher gusts. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 130 km/h. Genevieve will continue its weakening and become a tropical depression by tonight.
Large swells generated by Genevieve will continue to affect the coast of the southern and central Baja California peninsula through Friday.
Update 20th August 2:30 p.m. UTC
Located at 23.0N 111.0W Hurricane Genevieve is moving toward the northwest near 13 km/h (7 knots). This motion is expected to continue through Saturday. The center of the hurricane is forecasted to pass just to the southwest and west of the southern portion of the Baja California peninsula today and then move away.
Maximum sustained winds decreased to 130 km/h (70 knots). Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 km.
Further weakening is expected today and throughout the weekend. However, Genevieve will remain a hurricane through today while it passes to the southwest and west of the southern Baja California peninsula.
Hurricane conditions are in effect for the warning area. Tropical storm conditions are occurring over southern Baja California.
Heavy rainfall may lead to life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides. Large swells generated by Genevieve will affect portions of the west-central coast Mexico and the coast of the southern Baja California peninsula.
Update 19th August 1:30 p.m. UTC
Hurricane Genevieve, located at 20.6N 109.4W, is moving towards the north-northwest with forward speed 15 km/h (8 knots). A turn toward the northwest is expected and this motion will continue through Friday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 185 km/h (100 knots) with higher gusts. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 55 km from the center. Genevieve is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Weakening is expected on Thursday and Friday.
The center of the hurricane is forecasted to move near but just southwest of the southern portion of the Baja California peninsula tonight and on Thursday, then move away on Friday.
Portions of southern Mexico are affected by large swells generated by Genevieve. These swells will spread northward to the Baja California peninsula through Thursday.
Hurricane Watch has been issued for the Baja California peninsula.
Update 18th August 10 a.m. UTC
Located at 17.4N 107.1W, Genevieve is moving near 28 km/h (15 knots) toward the northwest, and this motion parallel to but well offshore the coast of southwestern Mexico is forecasted to continue for the next day or so.
Forward speed should decrease early Thursday. The center of the hurricane is forecasted to move to the southwest of the southern portion of the Baja California peninsula on Wednesday and Thursday.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to ** 185 km/h** ( knots) with higher gusts. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 km. Hurricane Genevieve has strengthened into hurricane category 3. Additional rapid strengthening is forecasted for the next 12 to 24 hours.
Large swells are affecting portions of the coast of southern Mexico and will spread along the coast of Mexico to the Baja California peninsula by Wednesday. Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for this area.
Update 17th August 3.00 p.m. UTC
Currently located at 14.3N 103.0W, Genevieve has reached hurricane strength. Hurricane is moving toward the west-northwest near 30 km/h (16 knots), and this motion is expected to continue through tonight. A turn to the northwest and a decrease in forward speed is expected until Tuesday.
Maximum sustained winds are 120 km/h (65 knots) with higher gusts. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 km from the center.
Genevieve is forecasted to move parallel to but offshore the coast of southwestern Mexico in the following days.
Large swells will begin affecting portions of the southern coast of Mexico today and will spread northward.