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Hurricane Greg Near Baja California – August 19th, 2011

19.5N 114.3W

August 19th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Tropical Cyclones

Hurricane Greg (07E) - August 18th, 2011

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Track of TS 07E - August 18th, 2011 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 07E

At 8:00 PM PDT (0300 UTC) the center of Hurricane Greg (07E) was located near latitude 18.9 north, longitude 113.9 west. Greg is moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph (22 km/h). A turn toward the west with a decrease in forward speed is expected over the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 80 mph (130 km/h) with higher gusts. Greg is a category one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. Greg will be moving over cooler waters and additional weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center, and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 85 miles (140 km). Estimated minimum central pressure is 982 mb (29.00 inches).

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