Bajadock: Best wishes for friends and neighbors for Baja’s second big storm of 2017 beginning today and ending Sunday. Big winds expected, rain should be moderate. LUCIFER? Hunker down. Mephistopheles should be next week. Horns up!
1 Peter 5:8 – Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour
Launches Ensenada prealerta by gusts of wind of more than 100 kilometers per hour
Ensenada, Baja California, February 16.- The head of the Municipal Civil Protection Directorate, Jaime Nieto de María y Campos reported that it is expected that the rains predicted from this Friday will extend until Sunday.
He explained that based on a warning issued by the State Coordination of Civil Protection, atypical winds are expected with bursts of up to 100 kilometers per hour from the Pacific coast to the mountains of Sierra de Juárez and up to more than 120 kilometers per hour in San Pedro Martyr.
Jaime Nieto said that these winds could cause severe damage to structures such as spectacular advertisements, power lines, poles, trees, walls, poor houses or poor buildings.
He pointed out that the areas that are most at risk and which will pay particular attention are the corridor from Punta Colonet to El Rosario, the urban area of Ensenada, the towns of San Luis Gonzaga Bay and Bay of Angels in Gulf of California.
Regarding precipitation, he pointed out that continuous rains are expected during Friday night and Saturday morning until Parallel 28 and the Sea of Cortez with accumulations that could reach two inches.
“The rains would leave significant flooding in urban areas and roads, flooded with canyons, streets, canals and fords, slope erosion with mudflows, mudslides, weakening of foundations in buildings and flooding on fast water avenues,” he said. .
He added that snowfall is forecast above 2,000 meters above sea level, so that only affect the Sierra de San Pedro Mártir; While a surge of up to five meters in height could occur.
Finally, the official urged the population to take precautions, avoid risky situations and stay alert of official reports that are issued as the storm progresses.