Hurricane Warning Issued for Puerto Vallarta as Roslyn Strengthens

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The U.S. National Hurricane Center has posted a hurricane warning covering the Bahia de Banderas that includes Puerto Vallarta and for a strip of coast to the south of the bay. A Hurricane Warning means that hurricane conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area.  A warning is typically issued 36 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds, conditions that make outside preparations difficult or dangerous.  Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.

The Mexican National Water Commission said rains from Roslyn could cause mudslides and flooding. and the U.S. Hurricane Center warned of dangerous storm surge along the coast.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Roslyn’s maximum sustained winds had increased to 65 mph (100 kph) Friday. It was centered about 290 miles (465 kilometers) south-southeast of Cabo Corrientes — the point of land jutting into the Pacific south of Puerto Vallarta — and moving west-northwest at 7 mph (11 kph).

Forecasters said Roslyn was expected to continue gaining force and could be a strong Category 2 hurricane before curving northward, brushing past Cabo Corrientes and then reaching the coast Saturday night or Sunday.

The hurricane center said tropical storm-force winds extended out to 90 miles (150 kilometers) from Roslyn’s core.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…
* Playa Perula to Punta Mita

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…
* North of Cabo Corrientes to El Roblito
* Las Islas Marias

A Tropical Storm Warnings is in effect for…
* South of Playa Perula to Manzanillo

Southwest Airlines was warning customers to be prepared for canceled flights as the weather continued to worsen. On their website they have this message for customers:

Southwest Airlines Message – Tropical Storm Roslyn – Puerto Vallarta

Based on the forecasted weather conditions for Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PVR), our scheduled service on Thursday – Sunday, October 20-23 may be disrupted (flights may be delayed, diverted, and/or cancelled).

Customers holding reservations to/from PVR on the dates listed above, may rebook in the original class of service or travel standby (within 14 days of their original date of travel between the original city-pairs and in accordance with our accommodation procedures) without paying any additional charge.

The Government of Mexico has issued a Hurricane Warning for the
coast of Mexico from Cabo Corrientes to Punta Mita.

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