Hurricane Roslyn slammed into west-central Mexico on Sunday, bringing torrential rain and threatening inland flooding.
“This rainfall may result in flash flooding and landslides in areas of rugged terrain, the Miami-based Nationwide Hurricane Heart stated.
As of two p.m. ET Sunday, Roslyn was centered about 90 kilometers (55 miles) south-southeast of Durango, Mexico, the hurricane heart stated. It was shifting north-northeast at 31 kilometers per hour (20 mph).
“Swells generated by Roslyn will affect portions of the coast of southwestern Mexico, west-central Mexico, and the southern portion of the Baja California peninsula through tonight,” the hurricane heart stated.
“These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.”
Roslyn made landfall round 7:20 a.m. ET close to Santa Cruz in northern Nayarit state, whipping most sustained winds of 120 mph, the hurricane heart stated.
A “major hurricane” is one with most sustained winds of no less than 111 mph.
“Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 70 mph (110 km/h) with higher gusts,” the hurricane heart stated Sunday afternoon.
“Rapid weakening is expected to continue, and Roslyn is forecast to become a tropical depression by this evening and dissipate tonight or early Monday.”
Roslyn shaped off the western coast of Mexico and its sustained wind pace elevated by 60 mph in a 24-hour interval from Friday to Saturday morning – a speedy intensification.
The hurricane has been monitoring equally to Hurricane Orlene, which made landfall October 3 simply north of the Nayarit-Sinaloa border.