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Celia (04E) at Peak Strength, First Category 5 Hurricane of 2010 Season

18.0N 113.6W

June 30th, 2010 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Hurricane Celia (04E) - June 24th, 2010

Hurricane Celia (04E) - June 24th, 2010

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By the evening of June 24, the day this image was taken, Hurricane Celia (04E) had rapidly strengthened into a Category 5 hurricane, making it the first Category 5 hurricane of the 2010 season and only the second such storm ever recorded in the month of June in the eastern Pacific.

It reached its peak intensity of 160 mph (260 km/h) and a pressure of 926 millibars. Upon attaining Category 5 status, Celia was expected to enter cooler waters in the upcoming days.

On June 25, Celia began to weaken as forecast and was downgraded to a Category 4 hurricane, though it had begun to show characteristics of an annular hurricane. Later that day, Celia weakened into a Category 3 hurricane. On June 26, Celia weakened further and was downgraded into a Category 2 hurricane.

It continued to weaken rapidly, and on June 27, it was only a tropical storm. Later that day, Celia winds diminished to minimal tropical storm strength. Early on June 28 it weakened into a tropical depression, and later that day, was downgraded into a remnant low.

Hurricane Celia and Tropical Depression Darby by Mexico – June 28th, 2010

18.5N 110.8W

June 28th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Tropical Cyclones

Hurricane Celia (04E) and Tropical Storm Darby (05E) - June 23rd, 2010

Hurricane Celia (04E) and Tropical Storm Darby (05E) - June 23rd, 2010

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Track of Hurricane 04E - June 28th, 2010 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of Hurricane 04E

Hurricane Celia (04E) (left) remains nearly stationary, its center located near latitude 15.2 north, longitude 124.2 west. The system is expected to remain nearly stationary over the next two days. This image shows Celia a few days ago, when the hurricane was located closer to the coast of Mexico.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/hr) with higher gusts. Weakening is forecast, and Celia is expected to become a tropical depression later today or tonight, and a remnant low by Tuesday.

Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center. Estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches).

Also visible (right) is Tropical Depression Darby (05E), whose center is currently located near 14.1N 99.6W at and is presently moving toward the East or 90 degrees at 8 knots. At the time this image was taken, the system was still at Tropical Storm strength. Current estimated minimum central pressure is 1006 mb, and maximum sustained winds are at 30 knots with gusts of up to 40 knots.

Hurricane Celia Weakens from Category 5 to Category 4

14.6N 111.7W

June 25th, 2010 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Hurricane Celia (04E) - June 20th, 2010

Hurricane Celia (04E) - June 20th, 2010

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Track of Hurricane 04E - June 25th, 2010 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of Hurricane 04E

The center of Hurricane Celia (04E) has weakened slightly to a category four hurricane, and further weakening is expected. The center of the hurricane is located near latitude 13.8 North, longitude 118.1 West. This image shows the system a few days ago when it was closer to the coast of Mexico.

Celia is moving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph (20 km/hr), and this general motion is expected to continue with a decrease in forward speed during the next couple of days. Maximum sustained winds are near 150 mph (240 km/hr), with higher gusts.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 50 miles (85 km) from the center, and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km). Estimated minimum central pressure is 935 mb (27.61 inches).

Celia is a category four hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. The hurricane is approaching cooler sea surface temperatures, and weakening is expected during the next 48 hours.

Category Two Hurricane Celia South of Baja California, Mexico

13.9N 108.2W

June 24th, 2010 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Hurricane Celia (04E) - June 23rd, 2010

Hurricane Celia (04E) - June 23rd, 2010

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Track of Hurricane 04E - June 24th, 2010 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of Hurricane 04E

The center of Hurricane Celia (04E) is located near 12.4N 110.5W, about 735 mi (1180 km) south of the southern tip of Baja California. The system is currently moving towards the West (or 280 degrees) at 11 knots (13 mph or 20 km/hr), but a turn toward the west-northwest is expected during the next day or so.

Celia is a category two hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 105 mph (165 km/hr) with higher gusts. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the center, and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 110 miles (175 km). Estimated minimum central pressure is 971 mb (28.67 inches). Some re-intensification is possible during the next day or so, followed by gradual weakening.

Hurricane Celia Southwest of Mexico – June 23rd, 2010

12.1N 109.1W

June 23rd, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Tropical Cyclones

Hurricane Celia (04E) - June 19th, 2010

Hurricane Celia (04E) - June 19th, 2010

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Track of Hurricane 04E - June 23rd, 2010 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of Hurricane 04E

Hurricane Celia (04E) is located near 12.2N 109.2W and is currently moving towards the West at 10 knots. Estimated minimum central pressure is 974 mb and maximum sustained winds are about 85 knots with gusts of up to 105 knots.

Hurricane Celia began as a broad area of low pressure on June 17, and became better organized as conditions became more favorable for development. Continuing to organize, the low was upgraded to Tropical Depression Four-E on June 19. Later that morning, the depression strengthened into a tropical storm and was named Celia.

Upon being named, Celia was predicted to strengthen into a hurricane within 48 hours. Quickly intensifying, Celia strengthened into a strong tropical storm later on July 19. However, strong wind shear prevented further intensification.

Shear soon decreased and on June 20 Celia was upgraded to a category 1 hurricane, the first of the season. However, wind shear increased again, and as a result Celia maintained its intensity. Intensification resumed by the evening of June 21, and Celia was upgraded to category 2 hurricane. After reaching its peak as a moderate Category 2 hurricane, Celia weakened slightly on June 22. Celia was downgraded into a Category 1 hurricane that night after it continued weakening.