Tropical Storm Lorenzo and Hurricane Raymond
We have two named storms in our hemisphere this week - one each in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
Tropical Storm Lorenzo
|T.S. Lorenzo, courtesy NASA|
Forecasts call for the system to move generally northeast, and to degenerate into a tropical depression within a couple of days.
|Hurricane Raymond, Courtesy NASA|
The well known resort of Acapulco is currently under a Hurricane Watch and a Tropical Storm Warning. Though the storm is predicted to begin a westward movement today or tomorrow, it could come a bit closer to shore before doing so.
Mariners will be avoiding the tempestuous seas, and wise souls will be staying well clear of the dangerous surf.
In any event, residents from Acapulco northward to Lazaro Cardenas are in for a rough couple of days, with possible flooding and mudslides brought on by tropical storm conditions. We wish them well and pray for their safety.