Overall Orange alert Tropical Cyclone for KATIA-17
in Mexico

Current storm status

This tropical cyclone is expected to have a medium humanitarian impact based on the storm strength and the affected population in the past and forecasted path.

Up to 570000 people can be affected by wind speeds of cyclone strength or above.

Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is: 520 thousand
Maximum windspeed: 167 Km/h
Vulnerability of affected countires: Medium

Bulletin Timeline

Advisory Alert color Date (UTC) Category Wind speed Wind gusts Population affected
by cyclone winds (>120km/h)
Location (lat, lon)
15
GREEN
09 Sep 2017 09:00 Tropical storm 65 km/h (40 mph) 83 km/h (52 mph) no people 20.3, -97.5
16
GREEN
09 Sep 2017 15:00 Tropical depression 56 km/h (34 mph) 74 km/h (46 mph) no people 20, -97.9

Wind

Up to 570000 people can be affected by wind speeds of cyclone strength or above.

Affected countries

Country
Mexico

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
Puebla Mexico 4.4 million people
Veracruz Mexico 6.7 million people

Affected populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Poza Rica Veracruz Mexico City 170000 people 75 km
Papantla Veracruz Mexico City 47000 people 79 km

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Tajin PAZ 138 Civ. Paved Yes 5900 81 km

StormSurge

The maximum Storm surge height is  0.6m in Tenixtepec, Mexico. This height is estimated for 09 Sep 2017 03:00:00.

Date Name Country Alert Storm surge height (m)
09 Sep 2017 03:00:00 Tenixtepec Mexico  0.6m
09 Sep 2017 02:00:00 Tamiahua Mexico  0.5m
09 Sep 2017 02:00:00 Laja Mexico  0.5m
09 Sep 2017 02:00:00 El Naranjal Mexico  0.4m
09 Sep 2017 00:00:00 La Guadalupe Mexico  0.2m
09 Sep 2017 00:00:00 Monte Gordo Mexico  0.2m
09 Sep 2017 02:00:00 Agua Dulce Mexico  0.2m
08 Sep 2017 23:00:00 El Tular Mexico  0.1m
08 Sep 2017 23:00:00 La Mata Mexico  0.1m
09 Sep 2017 05:00:00 Tecolutla Mexico  0.1m
09 Sep 2017 00:00:00 Nautla Mexico  0.1m
09 Sep 2017 01:00:00 Cabo Rojito Mexico  0.1m
06 Sep 2017 16:00:00 La Presita Mexico  0.1m

Rainfall

Rainfall accumulation of the past 24h, as detected by the Global Precipitation Measurement mission of NASA. For more information, see https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/GPM/main/index.html.

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