Accurately Forecasting Tropical Depression Vance for Southwest Mexico

​On Wednesday, November 5, Hurricane Vance weakened to a tropical depression and made landfall in Southwest Mexico. Moisture associated with this storm produced widespread, heavy rainfall near the coastal city of Mazatlán, and rough surf and strong rip currents. Ahead of the storm beginning on October 30, AccuWeather meteorologists started warning of the tropical threat. The advanced tropical forecast and warning from AccuWeather helped prepare the region for the severe weather threat.