The NHC gif (15:00 PDT and 15:30 PDT) shows the storm center crossing shore at N 19.2 W 104.8 which is 3 NM South of Punta Hermana (the NW entrance to Tenacatita Bay) and just 4 NM West of La Manzanilla. The live camera
on the beach at La Manzanilla (15:15 PDT as shown on the Weather
Channel) is showing less surf than I saw on many days of drinking beer
on the beach there. The trees are moving but not unusually.
How can the eyewall of a 200 knot
hurricane be passing just 4 miles W and not have much surf or wind
? Is the "Live" camera
shown on TWC not really live?
channel commentator/storm tracker who is just a mile inland from La Manzanilla is reporting a 972 mb barometer which is 80 or more millibars higher than is being reported for the storm center. His reported pressure readings have not changed in 30-minutes (15:15 to 15:30 PDT) during the time the storm center should be just miles from his location.
I am not doubting the strength of the storm but am very confused that the pictures on the beach at the eyewall and the pressure reports do not, in any way, reflect the NHC / NOAA / NWS / TWC reports.
What is going on there?