Dora remains a weak Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. It is centered around 250 south of the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula. Hurricane Dora is moving to the west-northwest at 13 mph and away from the Mexican coast to Socorro Island.
The worst of the rainfall from Hurricane Dora has ended, but the sea swells generated by this storm will continue to pound the Mexican shoreline from southwest Mexico northward to the southern tip of Baja California. This will produce rough surf and dangerous rip currents.
Dora will continue moving into an area of lower water temperatures and higher wind shear today and is expected to weaken to a tropical storm by later today. On Thursday, Dora should weaken farther and become a non-organized area of low pressure over the cooler ocean waters hundreds of miles off the coast of Mexico.
No future development is expected across the East Pacific or Central Pacific through the rest of this week.
By AccuWeather Meteorologist Evan Duffey, updated by AccuWeather Meteorologist Jake Sojda
000 ABPZ20 KNHC 271123 TWOEP Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 500 AM PDT Tue Jun 27 2017 For the eastern North Pacific...east of 140 degrees west longitude: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Dora, located a few hundred miles south of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula. A broad area of low pressure is expected to form late this week a few hundred miles south of the southern coast of Mexico. Some gradual development of this system is possible over the weekend while it moves west-northwestward. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent. $$ Forecaster Pasch
Despite escaping the worst of newly-formed Hurricane Dora, southern Mexico will still face locally flooding downpours and rough seas into Tuesday.
The third eastern Pacific tropical system of the year will threaten southern Mexico with flooding rainfall into the middle of the week.
When a hurricane crashes onto shore with destructive winds and deadly storm surge, its threat to clean water supply is a major concern.
While the powerful, destructive wind speeds of an approaching cyclone are used to estimate the storm's category, storm surge is often the greatest threat to both lives and property.
Following a very active 2016 hurricane season, an above-normal number of tropical storms and hurricanes are once again forecast in the East Pacific in 2017.