Post-Tropical Cyclone Kay unleashes winds and floods west coast

Once Tropical Storm Kay was not entirely done with Southern California.

Remnants of the now post-tropical storm are swirling around the Pacific Ocean about 150 miles southwest of San Diego. Post-tropical just means a good old-fashioned rainstorm.

The remnants of rain from Kay are now turning inland, so more showers are possible on Saturday. As the wind eases, the rain stays with Flood Watch across the Golden State and Arizona.

Here are some images capturing Kay’s impacts.

Kay approaches Southern California and Arizona

Parts of Southern California experienced wind gusts reaching 109 mph on Friday, which were recorded on Cuyamaca Peak just east of San Diego.

Kay’s effects even contributed to the crash of a small plane on a runway at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego.

When Kay hit the western shores of Mexico

On Wednesday and Thursday, Kay caused the waters to brew off the Mexican Pacific coast. The video below shows powerful waves rising and crashing on beaches near Mazatlán, Mexico.

Post-Tropical Cyclone Kay caused flooding in Southern California.
Post tropical cyclone Kay
Parts of Arizona were also affected by post-tropical cyclone Kay.
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As Kay swirled through the Pacific Ocean, the storm sent heavy rains to towns, such as Cabo San Lucas, on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. The rain has made driving on the roads difficult, as seen from the perspective of the driver below, who struggles to see through his windshield.

High in the sky, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association sent one of its planes to fly over Kay. The plane, dubbed a “hurricane chaser,” flew from Biloxi, Mississippi, to western Mexican waters to intercept and then fly over the hurricane.

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