Tropical Storm Carlotta was a tropical cyclone that caused flooding in
several states in southwestern and central Mexico. The system
strengthened into a tropical storm on June 15, 2018. It reached peak
intensity two days later with reported maximum sustained winds of
65 mph (100 km/h) and a minimum central pressure of 997 millibars
(29.44 inHg) when it was only 30 mi (50 km) south-southeast of
Acapulco. Interaction with the land and wind shear weakened the storm to
a tropical depression later in the day, and on June 19 the storm
dissipated. Carlotta prompted the issuance of watches and warnings for
the southern coast of Mexico. The storm caused three deaths, two in
Aguascalientes and the other in Oaxaca. Flooding and landslides also
occurred throughout the states of Aguascalientes, Guerrero, Michoacán,
Oaxaca, and Puebla, as well as in the Yucatán Peninsula. Damage from
the system was reported to be minor.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_Storm_Carlotta_%282018%29>
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