Tropical Storm Juliette Develops Near Cabo San LucasBrian K. Sullivan and Lynn Doan
Tropical Storm Juliette was approaching Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and was forecast to move across the resort town over the next few hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
The system was about 40 miles (64 kilometers) southeast of Cabo San Lucas, moving northwest at 25 miles per hour with top sustained winds of 45 mph, according to a center advisory at about 7:30 p.m. New York time. The storm has prompted warnings from San Evaristo to Bahia Magdalena, according to the advisory.
“Juliette is a very small cyclone with tropical-storm-force winds extending out only 30 to 40 miles east of the center,” Daniel Brown, a senior hurricane specialist at the center in Miami, wrote in a forecast analysis.
Juliette is the 10th storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season, which runs from May 15 to Nov. 30. It is projected to brush the western coast of Baja California before drifting into the Pacific and dissipating.
“The tropical storm does not have much time in which to strengthen before it interacts with the southern Baja Peninsula and reaches the cooler waters and more stable air mass west of the peninsula,” Brown said. “The cyclone should become a remnant low in about 48 hours.”