Hurricane Jimena, an extremely dangerous category 4 hurricane, is approaching with maximum sustained winds of 150 miles per hour to the southern portion of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula prompting a hurricane warning for the area, the U.S. National Hurricane Center reported Monday afternoon.
The warning was issued from Bahia Magdalena southward on the west coast and from San Evaristo southward on the east coast including Cabo San Lucas. Hurricane conditions are expected to hit the area within 24 hours, the NHC reported.
Hurricane Jimena will threaten Cabo San Lucas and southern Baja California, Mexico, with hurricane conditions late today through Tuesday, AccuWeather.com reports Monday. Jimena has quickly become a large and powerful hurricane, reaching Category 4 strength Sunday morning and remaining a dangerous, powerful hurricane Sunday night.
The center of hurricane Jimena was located about 340 miles south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico by 2:00 p.m. EST Monday, according to the NHC.