Blanca Update Sunday, June 7th 08:00.
Woke up this morning to a cloudy sky, no wind or rain. Muggy.
I wouldn’t say panic shopping took place yesterday here in La Paz but grocery stores were BUSY, and people were waiting in short lines to fill up their garrafons (large bottles) of water and their cars with gas. There are also elections today in BCS and with an alcohol sales ban today, beer sales hit the roof yesterday I am sure.
Warnings and Watches haven’t changed for the area but Blanca is already weakening and additional weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours. Blanca is expected to weaken to a tropical storm
tonight before it reaches the southwestern coast of the Baja
California peninsula. Blanca is forecast to weaken to a tropical
depression Monday night.
We are not so much worried about the winds but the rain. Blanca is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 6 to 10 inches over much of Baja California Sur and the southern half of the state of Baja California, with possible isolated maximum amounts of 15 inches over Baja California Sur. We really need the rain! Just hoping that not so much rain arrives at once as La Paz is chaos with rain. Streets easily fill up with water when it rains and become more like flowing rivers for canoes than streets for cars.
It is a Sunday so we are hoping people go and vote early and then just stay home and watch Blanca play out her path of choice.
Thank-you www.noaa.gov for info.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.