Overall Orange alert Tropical Cyclone for RICK-21
in Mexico

Impact

Tropical Cyclone RICK-21 can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed,exposed population and vulnerability.

Meteorological source GDACS
Glide number: FL-2021-000166-VNM
Exposed countries Mexico
Exposed population 740 thousand in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 167 km/h
Maximum storm surge 0.6 m (25 Oct 12:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Medium (Mexico)
Landfall between
25 Oct 2021 00:00 - 25 Oct 2021 12:00

in Mexico

GDACS Score

GDACS alert score for Tropical Cyclones is 0.5 (GREEN Alert), 1.5 (ORANGE Alert), 2.5 (RED Alert)
For more info on GDACS alert score click here.
  Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS Current 194 km/h 0.6 m n.a. 2.5
GDACS Overall 167 km/h 0.6 m n.a. 2.5

Maximum winds, storm surge, rainfall (Current: over the next 72 h, Overall: entire TC track)

Wind

194 km/h Current Max.

Up to 330000 people in Category 1 strength or higher (see SSHS)

Impact Timeline

Alert Date (UTC) Max Winds (km/h) Population in
Tropical Storm or higher
Population in
Cat 1. or higher
Countries
Orange 1 22 Oct 2021 15:00 139 2 million 560 thousand Mexico
Orange 2 22 Oct 2021 21:00 120 9 million 2.8 million Mexico
Orange 3 23 Oct 2021 03:00 148 9.3 million 520 thousand Mexico
Orange 4 23 Oct 2021 09:00 185 8.9 million 870 thousand Mexico
Red 5 23 Oct 2021 15:00 194 11 million 340 thousand Mexico

Bulletin Timeline

Alert Date (UTC) Category Max winds
(km/h)
Population in
Tropical Storm
Population in
Cat.1 or higher
Location (lat, lon) Countries
GREEN
1 22 Oct 2021 15:00 Tropical depression 56 no people no people 12.7, -100.5
GREEN
2 22 Oct 2021 21:00 Tropical storm 65 no people no people 13.1, -101
GREEN
3 23 Oct 2021 03:00 Tropical storm 83 no people no people 13.4, -101.3
GREEN
4 23 Oct 2021 09:00 Tropical storm 111 no people no people 13.9, -101.4
GREEN
5 23 Oct 2021 15:00 Category 1 130 no people no people 14.7, -101.5
GREEN
5 24 Oct 2021 00:00 Category 2 157 no people no people 15.4, -101.8
GREEN
5 24 Oct 2021 12:00 Category 3 185 430000 people no people 16, -102
RED
5 25 Oct 2021 00:00 Category 3 194 1.4 million people 210000 people 16.8, -102.2
ORANGE
5 25 Oct 2021 12:00 Category 2 167 10.8 million people 330000 people 18, -102.5 Mexico
GREEN
5 26 Oct 2021 00:00 Tropical storm 93 10.4 million people no people 19.6, -103 Mexico
GREEN
5 26 Oct 2021 12:00 Tropical depression 46 no people no people 20.5, -103.5 Mexico
Actual track of the current bulletin
The alert for forecast greater than 3 days is limited to Orange level.
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Exposed population - AoIs

Exposed population in the potential affected countries, provinces and populated places

Countries

Country
Mexico

Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Guerrero Mexico 2.8 million people
Michoacan Mexico 3.8 million people
Jalisco Mexico 5.7 million people

Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft)
Lazaro Cardenas LZC 12 Civ. Paved No 4900

Ports

Name LOCODE Country
Lazaro Cardenas MXLZC Mexico

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year
Jose M. Morelos Balsas 1968
Chilatan Tepalcatepec 1986

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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StormSurge

0.6 m

The maximum Storm surge height is  0.6m in Las Pinas, Mexico. This height is estimated for 25 Oct 2021 12:00 UTC .

The JRC has developed an experimental global storm surge model. The calculations are published about 20 minutes after a new advisory is detected by GDACS. The calculations identify the populated places affected by storm surge up to three days in advance, using the forecasted track. When forecasts change, the associated storm surge changes too and alert levels may go up or down. All links, data, statistics and maps refer to the latest available calculation. If the calculation for the last advisory is not completed, the latest available calculation is shown.

Locations affected by Storm surge (11 locations). Calculation based on advisory number 5 of 23 Oct 2021 15:00:00 UTC. (Simulation using 0.5 minute resolution)

Alert Date (UTC) Name Country Storm surge height (m)
25 Oct 2021 12:00 Las Pinas Mexico  0.6
25 Oct 2021 12:00 Playa Azul Mexico  0.4
25 Oct 2021 10:00 Melchor Ocampo Mexico  0.3
25 Oct 2021 13:00 Chula Mexico  0.3
25 Oct 2021 14:00 Calla de Campos Mexico  0.3
25 Oct 2021 15:00 Las Trojitas Mexico  0.1
25 Oct 2021 13:00 Joluta Mexico  0.1
25 Oct 2021 09:00 Barrio Nuevo Mexico  0.1
25 Oct 2021 09:00 Zihuatanejo Mexico  0.1
25 Oct 2021 13:00 Lagunillas Mexico  0.1
25 Oct 2021 18:00 Maruata Mexico  0.1