Hurricane Olaf, Category 2 (155 km/h / 100 mph sustained winds), hit Mexico

After Hurricane Nora, the next unasked hurricane hit western Mexico and Baja California.

While Nora hit after Mexico southwestern USA, too, with powerful storms from its remnants /;;, Olaf brought worsening of weather mainly in the western coast of Mexico and southern Baja California Peninsula, which were hit by Category 2 strength.

Maximum 1-minute sustained winds reached 155 km/h / 100 mph and pressure in the middle of the system 974 hPa during its maximum development.

Up to 150 milliliters (6 inches) of rainfall was anticipated for the states of Baja California Sur, Sinaloa, and Nayarit as Hurricane Olaf approached, along with potential surf of up to 7 meters (23 feet) according to /

The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) of Mexico reported that almost 200 000 people lost electricity at the height of the storm and around 20 000 tourists in hotels were affected.

After the impact of the hurricane in southern Baja California, its stormtrack changed into the westward direction, and therefore, the USA won´t be hit, such as near Hurricane Nora.

Such an important event is needed to notice floods in Hidalgo, 70 km northward from Mexico City, where 17 people have been killed in hospital due to severe flash floods in the middle of the previous workweek.

A deadly rockslide appeared subsequently near Mexico City at the weekend.

Severe storms are forecasted according to wxcharts weather tool until the end of September 20210 mainly in the southern half of Mexico, where the next severe floods or landslides should appear.

Atlantic hurricane season is giving a long break from extremely strong hurricane activity until 20. October 2021 /

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