Flash flooding possible in coastal mountains of Sinaloa
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Yet another named eastern Pacific tropical weather system has formed, this time in the channel between Baja, California and the Mexican mainland.
Tropical Storm Norman is generating winds of about 50 mph and is forecast to make landfall somewhere south of Mazatlán within the next 24 hours, then quickly dissipate as it moves inland.
A tropical storm warning has been issued for the west coast of Mexico from La Cruz northward to Huatabampo, where rainfall amounts are expected to range between 4 and 8 inches, with up to 12 inches possible in a few spots.
The rain could produce life-threatening floods in Sinaloa and far western Durango, according to the National Hurricane Center.
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