Photo: Hurricane Dora
The storm is centered about 240 miles south of Acapulco, with sustained winds close to 90 mph!
Mexican authorities issued a tropical storm watch from Lázaro Cárdenas to Cabo Corrientes, alerting of possible tropical storm conditions within the next 36 hours. Heavy-rain and high wave warnings have been issued in Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas.
Infrared satellite data from NASA revealed a large area of very cold and powerful thunderstorms around the center of Hurricane Dora.
The frigid cloud-top temperatures—as cold as -63F/-52C, are indicators of how high thunderstorms are; the higher the thunderstorm is, the colder the cloud tops are and the more powerful the storm will be.