Mexico: Cold front No. 40 and Eighth Winter Storm.


February 22, 2019.


For today, it is expected that the  Eighth Winter Storm will  modify its characteristics during the day, extending as a trough over the northwest of Mexico, while the  cold front No. 40 will  travel northwest and north of the country, causing winds with gusts greater than 80 km / h in Chihuahua, Durango, Sonora and Zacatecas, there is also potential for the fall of sleet or snow in mountain areas of Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua and Durango. For the rest of the national territory, stable conditions will prevail, predominating a warm to hot environment with low rainfall potential. Precipitation forecast for today February 22, 2019:

Intervals of showers with strong point storms (25 to 50 mm)
 : Chihuahua, Sonora and Quintana Roo. Intervals of showers (5.1 to 25 mm) : Baja California, Baja California Sur (north), Hidalgo, Puebla, Chiapas and Yucatan. Isolated rains (0.1 to 5.0) : Nuevo Leon, Durango, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Zacatecas, Nayarit, Jalisco, State of Mexico and Campeche. Potential for falling snow / or sleet: Mountain  areas of Baja California, Sonora and Chihuahua, with thicknesses greater than 10 cm, as well as specific areas of northern Durango.

Forecast of minimum temperatures for today February 22, 2019: 

Temperatures of -5 to 0 ° C:  Sierras of Baja California, Chihuahua, Durango, Sonora, Coahuila, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosi, Tlaxcala and State of Mexico. 

Temperatures from 0 to 5 ° C:  Sierras de Michoacán, Guanajuato, Aguascalientes, Queretaro, Hidalgo, Puebla and northern portion of Sinaloa. 

Forecast of maximum temperatures for today February 22, 2019: 

Temperatures above 40 ° C: 
 Zones of Nayarit, Jalisco, Michoacán, Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas. 

Temperatures of 35 to 40 ° C:  Zones of San Luis Potosí, Colima, Hidalgo, Queretaro, Puebla, Morelos, Veracruz, Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo.

Wind forecast for today February 22, 2019:  

Wind with gusts exceeding 80 km / h : Chihuahua, Durango, Sonora and Zacatecas. 

Wind with gusts exceeding 60 km / h : Coahuila and Nuevo León. 

Wind with gusts over 50 km / h : Baja California, Baja California Sur, Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosi, Aguascalientes, Jalisco, Guanajuato, Queretaro, Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo .Forecast by regions:

Valley of Mexico:  Partly cloudy sky during the day with a warm atmosphere. Isolated rains are expected in the State of Mexico. West and southwest wind from 10 to 25 km / h with gusts that can exceed 40 km / h. In Mexico City, a maximum temperature of 26 to 28 ° C and a minimum of 10 to 12 ° C is expected. For the capital of the State of Mexico, maximum temperature of 23 to 25 ° C and minimum of 3 to 5 ° C. 

Peninsula of Baja California:  Cloudy sky with intervals of showers. Very cold atmosphere. Northwest wind from 25 to 40 km / h, with gusts of up to 50 km / h in the region and swell from 1 to 3 meters high on the west coast of the Peninsula. There are conditions for falling snow and / or sleet in the sierras of Baja California. 

North pacific: Cloudy sky in the region, with strong point storms in Sonora. Cold environment in Sonora and hot in Sinaloa. There are conditions for the fall of sleet or snow in mountainous areas of Sonora. Wind from the west and southwest from 40 to 55 km / h with gusts that can exceed 80 km / h in Sonora (north and east). 

Pacific Center:  Partly cloudy sky with isolated rains in Nayarit and Jalisco. Very hot weather during the day and variable direction wind from 15 to 30 km / h with gusts that can exceed 50 km / h in Jalisco.

South Pacific:  Partly cloudy skies with intervals of showers in Chiapas. Very hot atmosphere and southwest wind from 15 to 30 km / h.

Gulf of Mexico:  Partly cloudy sky with isolated rains in Tamaulipas and Veracruz, as well as scattered fog banks. Hot weather in the afternoon and east wind from 20 to 35 km / h with gusts that can exceed 50 km / h in Tamaulipas. 

Yucatan Peninsula:  Partly cloudy sky during the day, in the afternoon the cloud cover will increase, expecting strong point storms in Quintana Roo, showers in the Yucatan and isolated rains in Campeche. Hot weather and east wind from 15 to 30 km / h with gusts that can exceed 50 km / h. 

Mesa del Norte:  Partly cloudy to cloudy with occasional heavy rains in Chihuahua and isolated rains in Nuevo León, Zacatecas and Durango. Cold environment in Chihuahua and Durango, for the rest of the sector will prevail a warm atmosphere. There is potential for snow and / or sleet fall in the Chihuahua and Durango mountain ranges. West wind from 40 to 45 km / h with gusts that can exceed 80 km / h in Chihuahua, Durango and Zacatecas, 60 km / h in Coahuila and Nuevo León, as well as 50 km / h in the rest of the region.  

Central Table:  Partly cloudy sky during the day with intervals of showers in Hidalgo and Puebla. Hot and windy southwesterly from 10 to 25 km / h with gusts of 50 km / h in Guanajuato and Querétaro.The maximum rains of the last 24 hours (in millimeters) were recorded in:Valladolid, Yuc., 8.8 The maximum temperatures (in ° C) were recorded in:Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chis., 38.1; Campeche, Camp., 37.0; Río Verde, SLP., 36.5, Mérida, Yuc., 35.4; Cuernavaca, Mor., 33.6; Salina Cruz, Oax., 33.4; Acapulco, Gro., 32.6 and Tacubaya, CDMX, 26.4.The minimum temperatures (in ° C) were recorded in:Temosachi, Chih., -2.5; Toluca, Mex., 3.9; Tlaxcala, Tlax., 7.5, Zacatecas, Zac., 9.0; Durango, Dgo., 9.7; Pachuca, Hgo., 10.0 and Airport, CDMX., 12.0.

Source: Conagua

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