Nora Oh Nora

  • Tropical Storm. Winds 39-73 mph.
  • Category 1 Hurricane. winds 74-95 mph (64-82 kt) …
  • Category 2 Hurricane. winds 96-110 mph (83-95 kt) …
  • Category 3 Hurricane. winds 111-130 mph (96-113 kt) …
  • Category 4 Hurricane. winds 131-155 mph (114-135 kt) …
  • Category 5 Hurricane. winds 156 mph and up (135+ kt)

Nora approaches, currently a tropical storm, but expected to become a hurricane any hour.

The main problem is down to location, as I mentioned before, the boat and the hurricane seem to be in the same location. I’m a few thousand miles away.

The hurricane could still change course, but it seems unlikely. It is predicted to make landfall over the southern tip of the Baja peninsula this weekend and will then pass over La Paz. The only hope at the moment is that it stays as a Cat 1 hurricane. Even as a cat 1, the winds could reach 82 knots, or 95 mph. This could be very bad for many boats, but with some limited protection in the marina, it may not be too bad. If it becomes a Cat 5 hurricane, then I might no have a boat to return to.

Being the optimistic sort, I’m hoping it will weaken and change course a little to the east.
Despite my personal interest, it’s certain that many people will be badly affected, many homes will be damaged and there will be lots of flooding and potential landslides, which often lead to loss of life.
Let’s hope for the best.

Paul Collister.