Hurricane Pamela made landfall early Wednesday morning at the mouth of the Piaxtla River, bringing maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. Now the storm’s remnants are expected to drop excessive rain on Texas.
As Pamela continues to track northeastward inland, it will weaken into a Tropical Storm by Wednesday afternoon, then into a Tropical Depression during the evening hours. Pamela will then dissipate Wednesday night over the northern Sierra Madre Oriental.
6am MDT October 13th — Hurricane #Pamela is making landfall this morning along the west Mexican coast near Estacion Dimas in Sinaloa. Maximum sustained winds estimated at landfall are 75 mph.
— NHC Eastern Pacific (@NHC_Pacific) October 13, 2021
The following breaks down what to expect throughout Pamela’s track.
Pamela Threatens Texas with Flash Flooding
The National Hurricane Center said a Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect from Bahia Tempehuaya to Escuinapa, where tropical storm conditions will continue for the next several hours.
Wednesday’s significant impacts include strong winds and heavy rain for areas between Culiacán and Tepic. An additional one to four inches of rainfall is expected Wednesday, with locally higher additional amounts reaching closer to five inches.
A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for portions of south-central Texas, including Bandera, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Kerr, Kinney, Maverick, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, and Zavala, through Thursday.
These areas may get anywhere from two to five inches or five to seven inches of rain. While the storm’s impact lessens over Mexico, the main effect for Texas starts midday Wednesday through Thursday.