‘Pamela’ intensifies into a Category 1 hurricane
Pamela regained strength and went from tropical storm to category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, the National Meteorological Service of the National Water Commission reported (Conagua). It is expected to make landfall later in Sinaloa.
It was located approximately 130 kilometers west-southwest of Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Already 235 kilometers east of Cape St. Luke, Baja California Sur, With sustained maximum winds of 120 kilometers per hour.
It is forecast to cause occasional torrential rains in areas of Durango, Nayarit and Sinaloa; very strong in places of Jalisco, as well as strong in zones of Sonora. Wind gusts of 120 to 150 kilometers per hour are also forecast with waves 4 to 6 meters high on the coasts of Sinaloa; gusts of 80 to 100 kilometers per hour with waves of 3 to 5 meters off the coast of Nayarit, as well as gusts of 50 to 70 kilometers per hour and waves of 2 to 4 meters on the coasts of Baja California Sur and Jalisco.