Norma’s Arrival as a Category 1 Hurricane
In a remarkable event, Norma struck the Baja California coast on a Saturday as a Category 1 hurricane, ushering in turbulent seas, flooding, and winds gusting at speeds exceeding 75 mph.
From Category 4 to Weakened Force
Former Fury Tamed – Cabo San Lucas Spared
Norma, once a formidable Category 4 hurricane, underwent significant weakening before making landfall, which played a crucial role in protecting the communities in and around Cabo San Lucas from more severe damage.
Peninsula Drenched – Rainfall’s Impact
Precipitation Pours, Waters Rise
The hurricane brought substantial rainfall to the peninsula, with a recorded 4 inches of precipitation over the past few days, leading to reports of widespread flooding.
Hills Witness Nature’s Fury
Elevated Weather Station’s Revelations
An elevated weather station situated atop the hills near Cabo San Lucas documented multiple wind gusts exceeding 90 mph, including a peak gust of 107 mph, as Nature’s power was unleashed.
Coastal Retail Centers Temporarily Closed
Businesses Take Caution Against Hazardous Weather
In response to the dangerous weather conditions, several retail centers near the coast temporarily closed their doors, putting safety first.