Last updateFri, 13 Mar 2015 5pm

‘Crazy’ weather batters Jalisco

In Mexico, there’s a saying about the climate, “Febrero loco y Marzo otro poco” (Crazy February and March a bit too). Judging by the wave of unpredictable weather that hit Jalisco this week, there certainly seems to be some truth to the dicho

A dramatic change in weather conditions brought on by a cold front forming across a wide swath of central Mexico brought plummeting temperatures, rain, snow and hail to many parts of the region.  In addition, several potential tornadoes were sighted in Jalisco, although no damage was reported.

The combination of cold air and Pacific moisture caused temperatures to nosedive, with snowfalls reported in various parts of Colima and the mountainous area of Jalisco near the resorts of Mazamitla and Tapalpa to the southern side of Lake Chapala. 

Residents in Ocotlan and Atotonilco el Alto photographed clouds, the tail of which appeared to touch the earth, meaning they were likely tornadoes. 

A heavy storm battered Guadalajara on Tuesday, March 10, causing flooding on many streets and avenues.  The Lake Chapala area also registered significant rainfall.