Once-mighty Bud weakens to tropical storm on track to Baja

AP

Print Article

Waves crash on the beach in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, before the arrival of Tropical Storm Bud. A tropical storm warning was issued for a stretch of coastline from Santa Fe to La Paz that includes the twin resort cities of Los Cabos. (AP Photo/Juliet Williams)

MEXICO CITY (AP) Hurricane Bud made a brief run as a powerful Category 4 storm off Mexico's Pacific coast, but quickly weakened into a tropical storm by Wednesday morning, easing but not completely ending the threat to resorts in its path at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Bud's maximum sustained winds had lessened to 50 mph (85 kph) by midafternoon, down from 130 mph (210 kph) the day before. It was projected to weaken further, but was still expected to be at tropical storm force when it reached the peninsula late Thursday.

A tropical storm warning was issued for a stretch of coast from Santa Fe to La Paz that includes the twin resort cities of Los Cabos.

Bud was centered about 215 miles (305 kilometers) south-southeast of Cabo San Lucas at the peninsula's southern tip and was moving north-northwest at about 6 mph (9 kph).

The forecast path would carry it near Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, which are popular destinations for international and domestic travelers with millions of visitors each year.

The center said the hurricane could cause dangerous surf along Mexico's nearby coasts for the next several days. Heavy rainfall also was predicted for southwestern and western Mexico as well as the southern Baja peninsula.

The Los Cabos Tourism Board said in a statement that it did not anticipate significant damage from the storm and that airline and transportation operations were operating normally, though aviation delays were expected.

It urged people to "exercise caution and vigilance" and "refrain from participating in any sort of recreational water activity until further word from the Mexican National Civil Protection System."

Print Article

Read More Lifestyles

Van crashes into fans at Dutch festival: 1 dead, 3 injured

AP

June 18, 2018 at 5:00 am | AMSTERDAM (AP) A van ran into a small group of pop music fans at a festival in the Netherlands, killing one person and injuring three others before fleeing the scene. Dutch police detained a suspec...

Comments

Read More

British Transport Police say 3 people have been killed by a train in south London

AP

June 18, 2018 at 5:00 am | LONDON (AP) British Transport Police say 3 people have been killed by a train in south London. ...

Comments

Read More

MILESTONE ANNOUNCEMENTS

June 17, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press ANNIVERSARIES Wayne and Ruthie Johnson 75th Anniversary Wayne and Ruthie Johnson are celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary on June 27, 2018. They were married on June 27, 1943, in Austin...

Comments

Read More

LDS NEWS

June 17, 2018 at 5:00 am | Coeur d'Alene Press Hailey M. Sessions, 19, of Post Falls, was recently called to serve an 18-month mission to the Juiz de Fora Brazil Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She will receive her tr...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 664-8176
215 N. Second St
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

©2018 The Coeur d'Alene Press Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X