At around 11Z today, Emily slowly came ashore as a major hurricane, creeping along at just over 5kts. It hit a very unpopulated area on the northern Mexico coast, so that will be a welcome relief to Mexico, after the country experienced the previous major landfall from Emily on Sunday night. It is now weakening rapidly and drifting westward over the mountainous terrain of north central MX. As of 21Z, Emily had weakened to a tropical storm, with sustained winds of 60kts and a central pressure of 975mb. Elsewhere, there is an interesting disturbance north of Hispaniola. Although it currently doesn't look too organized, it's worth watching closely for development. It would track generally northwestward toward the Bahamas and eastern FL.Please visit my tropical Atlantic headquarters.
20 July 2005
Emily makes its final landfall...
Posted by at 6:08 PM