As of 6 am MDT this morning, Newton had wakened to tropical storm strength with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph. Still, he has held together rather well over the Gulf of California and State of Sonora. Data coverage in Sonora is very limited, but one inland site near Hermosillo reported maximum sustained winds of 45 mph with a peak gust of 64 mph.
|Source: University of Arizona|
More on this event at the Madweather blog by Bob Maddox, former director of the National Severe Storms Lab.