Via The Weather Channel: Hurricane Sandra Becomes Latest Major Hurricane on Record; May Brush Los Cabos, Mexico. Excerpt:
Hurricane Sandra is steadily intensifying, and became the latest major hurricane on record early Wednesday evening. This rare late-season hurricane, while later weakening quickly, may limp ashore in Los Cabos, Mexico this weekend.
Here is the latest information on Sandra:
• Location: About 645 miles south of Los Cabos, Mexico
• Movement: Curling north, then accelerating toward the northeast. Sandra may brush the southern Baja California peninsula near Cabo San Lucas early Saturday, then should move into Sinaloa, Durango or Chihuahua states later this weekend.
Intensity: Still strengthening, Sandra is a major (Category 3) hurricane and could continue to strengthen some into Thursday. It then will weaken quickly after getting caught up in the subtropical jet stream. Sandra may weaken to a tropical storm or depression before brushing Cabo San Lucas, and could be a depression or even remnant low before ever making a landfall in mainland Mexico this weekend.
Impacts: Despite a later weakening trend, locally heavy rain and flash flooding are possible in the southern Baja California peninsula as soon as Friday and in the above-mentioned Mexican states where Sandra limps ashore Saturday. Some moisture from Sandra may also pump into a heavy rain event in the southern Plains of the U.S.