Hurricane Roslyn
Source: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the Department of Commerce of the United States.

Travel Alert October 2022: Hurricane Roslyn to Impact Western Mexico

Roslyn will be jostling’ western Mexico.

If western Mexico is in your travel plans over the next few days, you may want to consider delaying your travel — or, at least, keep yourself updated as to the latest information pertaining to the weather — due to Hurricane Roslyn, whose landfall could occur as soon as early tomorrow morning, Sunday, October 23, 2022 somewhere along the coast of the state of Nayarit.

Travel Alert October 2022: Hurricane Roslyn to Impact Western Mexico

Hurricane Roslyn
Source: National Hurricane Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States.

Maximum sustained winds of this tropical storm system — which is currently centered approximately 140 miles west southwest of Manzanillo in Mexico and is moving north northwest at eight miles per hour — are 130 miles per hour, which means that it is classified as a Category 4 hurricane, which is considered to be a major hurricane.

When landfall officially occurs as soon as early tomorrow morning, Sunday, October 23, 2022, as the eye of Hurricane Roslyn is quite clear and well defined.

After it is downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm to a post tropical depression to merely a low pressure system, it could head towards southern Texas and inundate it with significant precipitation — but many areas which will be affected by Hurricane Roslyn have already experienced the brunt of Hurricane Orlene earlier this month.

Conditions

Significant precipitation of up to:

  • Eight inches of rain is forecast for Jalisco.
  • Six inches of rain is forecast for the upper coast of Colima, western Nayarit — including Islas Marias and
    southeastern Sinaloa.
  • Five inches of rain is forecast for southern Durango into western Zacatecas.
  • Three inches of rain is forecast for Michoacán and the lower coast of Colima.

A dangerous storm surge is likely to cause coastal flooding in the Islas Marias and along the coast of mainland Mexico.

Meanwhile, swells generated by Hurricane Roslyn are affecting the the west coast of Mexico and will spread northward to the southern portion of the Baja California peninsula and the Gulf of California over the next day or so with strong rip currents and surf rough enough to threaten lives.

Official Warnings and Watches

The following official warnings were issued by the National Hurricane Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States:

  • A hurricane warning is currently in effect for:
    • Playa Perula to El Roblito
    • Las Islas Marias
  • A hurricane watch is currently in effect for:
    • North of El Roblito to Mazatlan
  • A tropical storm warning is currently in effect for:
    • South of Playa Perula to Manzanillo
    • North of El Roblito to Mazatlan

Flight Waivers, Delays and Cancellations

If you are traveling to, from, or within western Mexico over the next few days, expect delays and cancellations of flights. Keep up to date on the latest information pertaining to this tropical weather system which may adversely affect your travel plans. Better yet, postponing or canceling your trip might be a better option — no matter which mode of travel you plan on taking.

If you have a flight scheduled, your flight may be delayed or canceled — and you may be eligible for a waiver of a fee to change your itinerary.

Here are six airlines which have issued travel alerts as a result of this tropical weather system:

  • American Airlines has issued travel alerts for Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta for Friday, October 21, 2022 through Sunday, October 23, 2022; and Sunday, October 30, 2022 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.
  • United Airlines has issued travel alerts for Manzanillo and Puerto Vallarta for Friday, October 21, 2022 through Sunday, October 23, 2022; and Sunday, October 30, 2022 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.
  • Alaska Airlines has issued travel alerts for Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta for Friday, October 21, 2022 through Sunday, October 23, 2022; and Sunday, October 30, 2022, 2022 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.
  • Southwest Airlines has issued a travel alert for Puerto Vallarta for Thursday, October 20, 2022 through Sunday, October 23, 2022; and Sunday, November 6, 2022 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.
  • JetBlue Airways has issued a travel alert for Puerto Vallarta for Saturday, October 22, 2022 through Sunday, October 23, 2022; and Wednesday, October 26, 2022 is the last day on which tickets must be reissued and rebooked travel must begin.
  • Air Canada has issued a travel alert for Puerto Vallarta for Sunday, October 23, 2022.

Final Boarding Call

Be sure to contact your airline or transportation provider for the latest information pertaining to your travels — if they are adversely affected — and please: travel safely.

Source: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the Department of Commerce of the United States.

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