Tropical Storm John 2012
Tropical Storm John has dissipated. No further updates will be posted to this page until historical data is available..
Monday, September 3, 2012 4:07 PM MDT MDT Tropical Storm John is a fast moving weak tropical cyclone moving to the nortthwest some 290 miles west-southwest of Cabo San Lucas.The system is forecast to remain a tropical storm only through the day today as it will cross the 26°C thremo cline late today and begin to dissipate. Some spin-off showers loosely associated with the system will bring rain and the strong chance of thunderstorms to the southern most portions of the Baja peninsula today. John should dissipated west of the peninsula without making landfall.
Tropical Storm John is currently located near 21.1N 114.0W and is moving 305° at 12kts. Central barometric pressure is estimated at 1002Mb and winds are 35kts to 45kts making TS John just barely a tropical storm. The forecast calls for TS John to continue rapid movement to the WNW and dissipated over cooler waters without making landfall.
This system brings back memories for Baja residents of the last tropical cyclone John which struck the East Cape region 7 years ago. John was the last really powerful system to make landfall in Baja and did millions of dollars in damage to East Cape over the Labor Day Weekend in 2005.
This system, shoudl it continue to evolve as forecasters predict will have little or not significant impact on Baja weather.