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.
Many areas in the Eastern states will have consistent summerlike heat and a buildup of humidity for the last week of May.
Severe storms are erupting across the southern Plains, threatening to bring additional downpours to areas that sustained life-threatening flooding over the weekend.
Torrential rain and strong thunderstorms pushed across the southern Plains over the weekend, spawning tornadoes and dangerous flash flooding from Kansas to Texas.
Severe thunderstorms will rumble across Texas and the southern Plains into Monday night, impacting similar areas that were hit earlier in the holiday weekend.
Severe storm- and flood-weary residents of Texas and the southern Plains will soon get a break as a change in the weather pattern develops.
While California usually offers ideal growing conditions for one of America's trendiest foods, the drought has avocado farmers concerned about future production.
Udall, KS (1955)
This town 25 southeast of Wichita was destroyed by a tornado; 80 people dead.
New York, NY (1979)
A one-hour and 18 minute delay between the Pirates and Mets game due to fog.
Dallas, Ft. Worth Texas (1982)
Flooding rains in Dallas, Ft. Worth, area; over 2" in most places. Total rainfall of 13" at this point of the month, making it the wettest May since records began in 1898.