Marty suddenly straightened up and is now heading up the usual storm track well offshore, as it dissipates. Not much threat to La Manz anymore. Hopefully it didn't cause too much flooding in Guerrero.
Excerpt from Weather Undergound's blog by Bob Henson and Jeff Masters ( http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=3130 ):
"After a 12-hour stint overnight as a Category 1 hurricane, Tropical Storm Marty weakened to a tropical storm with top winds of 60 mph at 11 am EDT Tuesday. Radar images out of Acapulco show that Marty continues to bring heavy rain showers to the coast, and as of 8 am EDT Tuesday, the heaviest 24-hour rains along the coast were in the 3 - 3.5" range. With high wind shear of 30 knots now affecting Marty, continued weakening is likely. Marty may have made its closest approach to the coast, as steering currents are now lining up to drive Marty to the west, away from the coast, beginning on Wednesday morning. Given that Marty is a small storm that is weakening and likely to begin moving away from the coast soon, Mexico should be able to avoid widespread destructive flooding from the storm."
Catch you later!
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