Category 5 Hurricane Willa

Hurricane Willa is located off the western coast of Mexico (~Latitude: 19.4 North, Longitude: 107.2 West). 

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Hurricane Willa rapidly developed from a tropical storm Saturday October 20th into a category 5 hurricane Monday October 22nd with sustained winds of 160 mph.  This rapid development indicates that Hurricane Willa will have a major impact on the western coast of Mexico as it makes landfall early morning Tuesday October 23rd.  Along with strong winds, heavy rain will produce potentially life-threatening flooding and rock/mud slides along the coastal areas Tuesday into Wednesday.  As Hurricane Willa moves onto land Wednesday it will decrease quickly in intensity, but with an abundant amount of moisture, heavy rain and the threat for flash flooding will impact southern Texas Wednesday night into Thursday.  As the remnants of Hurricane Willa travel eastward, heavy rain will be expected in the northern Gulf region through the week bringing a chance for flash flooding throughout the region.  More information can be found on Hurricane Willa at the National Hurricane Center.

 

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