Hurricane Roslyn: Western Mexico braces for Sunday landfall of Category 3 hurricane



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Hurricane RoslynBarreling toward Mexico as a major Category 3 storm, it is expected to make landfall Sunday morning, bringing dangerous storm surge and flooding to parts of the country, forecasters said.

Roslyn was heading toward Mexico’s Pacific coast early Sunday morning with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph. National Hurricane Center.

As of 5 a.m. Sunday, the powerful hurricane was about 80 miles southwest of Debic.

On its current forecast track, Roslyn’s center is expected to approach the coast of west-central Mexico, making landfall on the Nayarit coast Sunday morning, the hurricane center said.

“While some weakening is possible tonight and early Sunday, Roslyn is expected to be at or near major hurricane intensity when it makes landfall on Sunday,” Hurricane Center forecasters said Saturday. Roslyn strengthened to a Category 4 storm late Saturday and weakened slightly.

Dangerous storm surge is expected to bring significant coastal flooding near and east of the hurricane’s landfall. Near the coast, large and destructive waves are expected.

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A hurricane warning is in effect for Las Islas Marías — an archipelago about 60 miles off the mainland coast — and areas from Playa Perula to Esquinaba. A hurricane watch is in effect for Mazatlan north of Escuinapa.

“Preparations to protect life and property should be completed as soon as possible,” the National Hurricane Center said.

Substantial rain is also expected, which could lead to flash floods and landslides, the forecast said.

Up to 8 inches of rain is possible in southeastern Sinaloa, including the upper coast of Colima, western Nayarit, and the Islas Marias. Jalisco’s north coast could receive a maximum of 10 inches.

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Roslyn began developing off the west coast of Mexico, with sustained winds of up to 60 mph during the 24-hour period Friday through Saturday morning. Rapid intensity.

Cyclones are similarly monitored Hurricane Arlene, which made landfall as a Category 1 storm north of the Nayarit-Sinaloa border on October 3. Arlene strengthened into a Category 4 storm over open water earlier in the day.

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