A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Veracruz north to Barra de Nautla along the east coast of Mexico as Tropical Storm Fernand brings rain and wind to that area Monday morning. The National Hurricane Center said Fernand was at latitude 20.1 north, 97.2 west at 7 a.m. CDT Monday. That is about 95 miles or 150 kilometers northwest of Veracruz, Mexico. Fernand’s top sustained winds slowed some to 40 miles per hour or 65 kilometers per hour, and it was moving northwest at 9 miles per hour or 15 kilometers per hour, which was unchanged from Sunday. The minimum central pressure was up from Sunday, at 1006 millibars or 29.71 inches. That had been at 1003 millibars or 29.62 inches Sunday.
The National Hurricane Center continued to advise residents of Mexico to “…monitor products issued by your National Meteorological Service.” Fernand is expected to keep moving northwest according to forecasters, with the center of the storm passing over Mexico through Monday night. Fernand is also forecast to weaken to a tropical depression Monday, and then further weaken to a post-tropical remnant low Monday night. Tropical-force winds have been recorded up to 35 miles or 55 kilometers outward from the storm.
Forecasters say Fernand will likely bring 4 to 8 inches of rain over Veracruz, Hidalgo, northern Puebla, southern Tamaulipas and eastern San Luis Potosi, Mexico. However, some isolated locations could receive around 12 inches of rain. Forecasters also warn that the rains could cause, “…life-threatening flash floods and mud slides.”
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