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 summerlike warmth that set records during the first part of the week will fade by the weekend, but temperatures will remain above normal.
The coldest air of the winter will plunge southward across much of the eastern United States and will feature single-digit and sub-zero temperatures in the Northeast during the Valentine's Day weekend.
A storm unleashing snow from the mid-Atlantic to the Northeast on Tuesday will slow travel and cause delays.
Episodes of snow and slippery travel will affect the mid-Atlantic states and parts of New England through Thursday.
Denver Broncos fans celebrating the Super Bowl win will see ideal conditions for Tuesday's parade and pep rally.
A new study has found that nearly a tenth of cereal crops have been wiped out due to droughts and heat waves between 1964 and 2007.
Washington, D.C. (1870)
President Grant signed a measure establishing a Federal meteorological service; later assigned to Signal Corps, U.S. Army. Riverside Ranger Station 1933 -66 deg., U.S. record for Feb. (48 states). Yellowstone Park
Stillwater Reservoir, NY (1934)
State record low temperature -52 degrees.
New York City, NY (1934)
Absolute minimum -15 degrees.