Hello Pelagic Friends and Family. Due to the upcoming storm / hurricane Norma Pelagic Safari will not be able to head out into the ocean this weekend. We know that this is disappointing, but nature is a part of life. Before you know it we will be headed back out to explore our ocean sanctuary with all of you very soon!
Thank you for your understanding!
Here some NOAA updates :
..HURRICANE NORMA REMAINS STATIONARY SOUTH OF BAJA CALIFORNIA…
Hurricane Norma is centered as of 9 a.m. MDT about 70 miles (110 km) east-northeast of Socorro Island and about 250 miles (400 km) south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Norma has been nearly stationary, but a slow northward motion should begin later today and continue through Monday. On the forecast track, the center of Norma will move near or to the west of the southern Baja California Peninsula on Sunday and Monday.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Los Barriles to Todos Santos and a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect from north of Todos Santos to Cabo San Lazaro. Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the coast within the warning area by early Sunday, making outside preparations difficult or dangerous.
Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph (120 km/h) with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles (150 km). The Mexican Navy station in Isla Socorro recently reported a sustained wind of 38 mph (61 km/hr) and a gust of 54 mph (87 km/h). Norma is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 8 to 12 inches over the southern portion of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, with isolated maximum amounts in excess of 20 inches possible. These rainfall amounts may produce life-threatening flash floods.
Get the latest on Norma from the National Hurricane Center at www.nhc.noaa.gov/#Norma