After attaining major hurricane status Monday, Miriam has since rapidly weakened and is now a tropical storm.
Miriam became the basin's ninth hurricane of the season, upgraded from tropical storm status late on Sunday.
Midday Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, Miriam's maximum sustained winds reached 120 mph, making the storm a major Category 3 hurricane. Winds have since weakened with Miriam is now a tropical storm.
While it is benignly spinning well off the western coast of Mexico now, the Baja California peninsula could begin to feel direct effects from the storm later this week. However, as Miriam moves north into cooler Pacific waters, weakening is expected to continue.
Despite the expected weakening, at this point residents and visitors to Baja California will need to begin keeping an eye on the progress of Miriam, as the storm is expected to begin to curve back toward the east.
At the very least, increased wave action and rip currents will threaten beachgoers along the peninsula's western coast for the better part of the week.
Rain and squalls from Miriam could arrive in the central peninsula as early as Thursday night or Friday. While the system may not be classified as tropical by this point, flash flooding and strong winds will be possible.
There is a chance that some rainfall will reach into the Southwest and South-Central U.S.
Meanwhile in the Atlantic, Nadine regenerated into a tropical storm after losing tropical characteristics near the Azores last week.
Fortunately, the Nadine poses no immediate threat to any land masses.
The cause of the mudslide is believed to be due to the drought conditions which have left Mt. Shasta’s glaciers exposed to the sun’s heat.
A pattern change will usher in cooler air and rain to the Northwest this week.
Autumn officially starts at 10:29 p.m. EDT on Monday, but it will not feel like autumn in some parts of the U.S.
Fung-wong will spread heavy rainfall across Eastern China, South Korea and Japan this week.
The peak of hurricane season, among other things, arrives in the fall.
A brief warmup is in store for residents of the Northeast this weekend before more fall-like conditions return.
Oklahoma City, OK (2000)
0.03" of rain ended a 54 day dry string.
New England (1961)
Hurricane Esther made a 350-mile circle south of Cape Cod from Sept. 21-25. It later passed over Cape Cod and hit Maine.
Sacramento, CA (1984)
90 degrees F.; record 105th day of 90 degrees or higher this year.