Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Hurricane Jimena Update #8

Tuesday, September 1st 6.06 pm

As we write this Jimena is at it's closest point to Cabo. We have huge waves on the Pacific and strong winds. Rains are intermittent and not that heavy. Wind speed is not more than 50-60 mph. I just spoke to the general secretary of the Municipality, he reports no accidents or incidents. Two thousand people who live in homes in danger from flash floods were evacuated to shelters as a precaution. We should have three or four hours more of this, before things start to calm down. Everything is working, Satellite T.V, Phones, Internet...these photos were taken from the Pacific side a few minutes ago. Hurricane Jimena is expected to make landfall as a category two storm further up the Baja around Mag Bay and will probably affect Loreto too, as it crosses the peninsula.

Tracy Ehrenberg

Hurricane Jimena Update #7

Tuesday, September 1st, 1.00 pm

The photos above were taken by Glenn Ehrenberg, one hour ago. As we write this the wind has picked up considerably, around 40 mph, it is raining but not heavily. Waves are big. The hurricane has weakend a little and is 110 miles south west of Cabo. Jimena will be at it's closest point to us around 6.00 pm. Check back for updates.
Tracy Ehrenberg

Hurricane Jimena Update #6

Tuesday, September 1st 9.29 am: The photo on the left was taken about 15 minutes ago half a mile from the Old Lighthouse on the Pacific, a point known as Cabo Falso. With the hurricane a little over 160 miles below us. Rain comes and goes, at times very heavy. Winds are not bad at all as seen by the lack of movement of trees in the photo. Waves are quite large. One of our staff has just come back from the marina, where he reported that everything was calm. To be honest, I expected to be feeling rougher weather by now. New updates and photos as we have them will be posted here.

Hurricane Jimena Update #5

5.48 am Tuesday, September 1st

Everything is pretty calm in Cabo. Strange, this major hurricane is 186 miles down below us and towards the west and so far we haven't felt anything dramatic. Last night was quiet. We got some heavy rain at 4.50 am that lasted for ten minutes, with a couple of lightning flashes. Right now there is no rain, wind is picking up around 20 mph, it is not light yet, but skies are dark overhead with the promise of rain. Checked the NHC 5.00 am report, Cabo is not shown in their projected cone, but they still have us outlined in red with a hurricane warning.

Tracy Ehrenberg