Hurricane Amanda Threatening The Pacific Coast?

By: Toni Matthews-El - May 26, 2014

What began as the first tropical storm of the Pacific hurricane season has since been upgraded to a category-4 hurricane.

Hurricane Amanda has grown into the most powerful May hurricane in modern history. The monstrous weather phenomenon is reported to have sustained winds of over 150 mph.

It’s quite clear that this hurricane could truly do a great deal of damage if it came ashore with that amount of power.

For now weather experts are cautiously optimistic that the brunt of Amanda’s force will not affect residents in Mexico and Baja California.

There is still a chance the hurricane can cause trouble in other ways.

Mexico’s National Meteorological Service believes that Hurricane Amanda will bring heavy rains to western and central Mexico. This could mean the region may see major flooding.

At present, the main body of Amanda is about 740 miles south of the southern tip of Baja California.

Despite featuring as May’s strongest hurricane, some meteorologists are claiming that there’s evidence that the thunderstorms near the eye of Amanda are weakening.

If Pacific coast residents are lucky, there’s a chance that Hurricane Amanda will not even be a tropical cyclone by the time it closes in on Mexico.

The hurricane season for the eastern Pacific typically runs from May until November.

Though the threat of Amanda seems overblown, the fact that the first major hurricane of the season is so powerful may mean that there’s even worse weather monsters on the way.

As for the eastern United States, it will cope with hurricanes like Amanda during a window that spans from June until November.

If you happen to live in a region of the US that is often impacted by hurricanes, it may be a good idea to make sure you “hurricane proof” your home as much as possible and keep abreast of the weather news.

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Toni Matthews-ElToni Matthews-El hails from the land of chunked pumpkins and people who come to a complete stop before making any and every turn. When she isn't contributing articles to WebProNews, she spends her time freelance writing, cheering Liverpool FC, and enjoying life as a hair flower connoisseur. Disclaimer: Written opinions do not necessarily reflect that of WebProNews or its affiliates

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  • paul

    Hi, I am amator meteorologist and I display my daily worldwide cyclone forecasts on my blog:
    It is a category 4 hurricane. I expected this hurricane to weaken fast in dry air and moderate to important vertical wind shear while moving N slowly. From Friday, its remnants are expected to move NE.
    So due to the weakening of this hurricane, it POSES NO THREAT TO LAND.