Tropical Storm Douglas Continues as Elida Disappears

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Posted on Thursday January 01, 1970


Tropical Storm Douglas is hanging on as Elida diminishes.

After moving slightly northwestward and maintaining tropical storm strength throughout Wednesday, July 2, Tropical Storm Douglas is expected to weaken to a depression later today, Thursday, July 3 and become a remnant low by Friday morning.

Currently the storm is located 460 miles west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California, and is moving northwest at 2 miles per hour but may increase in forward speed by Friday night, July 4.

Wind speeds have maintained between 40 and 45 miles per hour, and tropical storm force winds extend 80 miles outward from the center of the storm.

No land warnings or watches have been placed, and the storm is not expected to make landfall before becoming a remnant low.

Tropical Storm Elida became a remnant low on Wednesday, July 2, after decreasing to tropical depression status late Tuesday evening.


The Eastern Pacific waters have become highly busy towards the end of the weekend due to two tropical formations, Tropical Storm Douglas and Tropical Storm Elida.

Tropical Storm Douglas’ Path

Tropical Storm Douglas strengthened from Tropical Depression Four-E late Sunday night, June 29. Currently Douglas is moving northwest away from land at 10 miles per hour, barely maintaining tropical storm status. Winds have reached 40 miles per hour, and currently is located 465 miles west-southwest off the southern tip of Baja California.

Throughout Tuesday, July 1, forecasters predict a more west-northwest movement with a decrease in speed, and expect this until Thursday morning. Along with a decrease in forward speed, Douglas will also weaken to tropical depression status as early as Wednesday. Currently, tropical storm force winds extend 105 miles from the center of the storm.

Tropical Storm Elida

Tropical Storm Elida quickly formed early Monday morning, June 30 off the southwestern coast of Mexico, forcing Mexican officials to issue a tropical storm warning for the area between Lazaro Cardenas and Cabo Corrientes. The storm began running parallel to the coast of Manzanillo and becoming nearly stationery over the course of Monday.

Currently Elida is moving southeast at 2 miles per hour as it weakens to wind speeds of 40 miles per hour, and is located 125 miles south-southeast of Manzanillo. Tuesday, July 1, the Mexican government has discontinued the previously place tropical storm warning. The storm is expected to maintain this movement and strength over the next few days, but not without producing 1 to 3 inches of rain over Colima and some parts of Michoacan. Small pockets of 5 inches of rain are possible within the area as well. Dangerous surf swells along the southwestern coast of Mexico could cause dangerous situations for residents.

Tropical storm force winds extend 45 miles from the center of the storm, which mean that wind gusts from Elida may still affect portions of the southwestern coast.

Both of these storms are expected to weaken over the next few days, and aren’t expected to cause extensive land damage. Stay updated on the latest information on Douglas and Elida.