Tropical Depression 02 in the Eastern Pacific turned into Tropical Storm Amanda and then quickly came onshore Sunday morning bringing devastating rains to El Salvador where most of the at least 20 deaths occurred. Guatemala and Honduras were also impacted. According to Carolina Recinos an aide to the President, Amanda dropped 10% of the yearly expected rainfall on El Salvador.
After a little more than a day of gyrating and growing overland, Amanda remnants (then 93L) stepped off into the Bay of Campeche and quickly began to organize. It has now been declared Tropical Depression 03L. The early track models were a bit all over the place. Late track models favored north to north/northeast, though some took it back to land. Models don't agree on much other than if it gets away from land it may pick up some speed as it tracks thru the warm Gulf of Mexico.
Figure 2. National Hurricane Center Key Messages for Tropical Depression 3.
The flooding in El Salvador from Amanda is a continuation of the scary step up we've seen recently in the most extreme flooding events.
And the Occasional Horse Video...
Some horses have been making it out to the protests and riots. A few their owners rode, many more were brought for the police to ride and use for crowd control. This was the wildest horse video of the lot when a rioter rides off on a police horse. Lucky he's riding with waze, warning him of the dangers ahead.