Former tropical storm Pamela made landfall as Category 1 hurricane on west-central coast of Mexico near Estación Dimas, Barras de Piaxtla and Sinaloa Mexico.
Hurricane had maximum winds of about 75 mph at landfall and brought hurricane-force winds and life-threatening storm surge to the area.System is expected to quickly weaken as it moves inland.
Remnants of storm will reach Texas and Oklahoma by Thursday and may cause considerable flash and urban flooding.Heavy rains will affect the Mexican states of Sinaloa and western Durango along with southern portions of Baja California Sur.
Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves.Swells generated by Pamela will continue to affect portions of the southern Baja California peninsula, as well as southwestern and west-central mainland Mexico through today.These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.
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