Dalila Strengthens Into A Hurricane

Posted by on July 3, 2013 in Past Storms, Tropical Storm | Comments Off on Dalila Strengthens Into A Hurricane

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Dalila reached hurricane strengths mid-Tuesday, July 2. By later in the day, Hurricane Dalila was reaching maximum sustained winds of 75 mph with higher gusts.

The storm, now situated 200 miles west southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico is slowing down as it curves away from the coast. The hurricane is trudging along at 2 mph as it is expected to move in a southwestern motion through Wednesday, and head due east by Thursday, July 4.

Forecasters expect hurricane-force winds (75 mph winds) to extend as much as 25 miles from the eye of the storm, and tropical storm-force winds (39-73 mph winds) for as much as 70 miles from the center of the storm.

The coast near Zihuatanejo through Cabo Corrientes may be plagued with swells causing dangerous surf and rip currents.