Hurricane Blas

Blas formed as a tropical storm on June 14th, 2022 south of southwestern Mexico in the Eastern Pacific. Over the next few days, Blas traveled nearly parallel to the Mexico coastline, becoming a hurricane on June 15th. Hurricane Blas reached its peak intensity on June 17th, with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph.

Blas continued moving northwest, venturing over cooler waters. On June 20th, Blas weakened to a tropical depression, transitioning to a post-tropical cyclone later that day.

Puerto Escondido in the Oaxaca state closed to navigation preemptively in light of the storm. 17 towns in the region were cut off due to downed trees, landslides and collapsed bridges. Damage to over 100,000 homes was reported.

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Contributions by: Allie Seibel

Satellite imagery of this event:

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Full Day Evolution of Hurricane Blas

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A full day evolution of Hurricane Blas.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones Hurricanes

Satellite: GOES-17

Product: Visible (band 2)

Instrument: ABI

Blas Strengthens into a Hurricane

Description:

Blas strengthens to a category 2 hurricane in the Eastern Pacific.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones Hurricanes

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor

Instrument: ABI

Tropical Storm Blas Swirls South of Mexico

Description:

Tropical Storm Blas gradually drifting north in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor

Instrument: ABI

Deep Convection within Tropical Storm Blas

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The sun rises on deep convection within Tropical Storm Blas.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: GOES-17

Product: Infrared (band 11) Visible (band 2)

Instrument: ABI