Weather Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara (October 15, 2018)

Location: Coastal sections of Michoacán, Colima, and Jalisco


Event: The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens that Tropical Storm Tara is moving west-northwest along the coast of southwestern Mexico. Tara is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 3 to 5 inches, with isolated maximum amounts of 8 inches, through Tuesday along the coastal sections of the Mexican states of Michoacan, Colima, and Jalisco. On the forecast track, the center of Tara is expected to remain near or just offshore of the southwestern coast of Mexico during the next couple of days.


Due to the uncertainties in the track forecast, the government of Mexico has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for a portion of the coast of southwest Mexico, from Punta San Telmo to Cabo Corrientes. Heavy rainfall will be the primary threat along the coast of southwestern Mexico due to the system’s slow motion, and life-threatening flash flooding will be possible in mountainous areas.


Actions to Take:


  • Exercise caution if traveling to the affected areas until the storm has dissipated.
  • Monitor the local news for updates.
  • Seek secure shelter.
  • Follow directions from local officials.
  • Monitor the U.S. National Hurricane Center website and Mexican government’s civil protection (“Protección Civil”) website




U.S. Embassy in Mexico City

(Within Mexico) 01-55-8526-2561


State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444


Mexico Country Information


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