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Hurricane Gilma Southwest of Baja California, Mexico

15.2N 115.3W

August 8th, 2012 Category: Tropical Storms

Hurricane Gilma – August 8th, 2012

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Hurricane Gilma - August 8th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Hurricane Gilma

On August 5, the NHC began monitoring an area of disturbed weather well off the coast of Mexico. The system gradually began to organize, and the NHC started writing advisories on Tropical Depression Seven-E on August 7.

As of 8 p.m. PDT August 8 (0300 UTC August 9), Hurricane Gilma (07E) is located within 20 nautical miles of 16.1°N 118.4°W, about 725 mi (1170 km) southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. Maximum sustained winds are 65 knots (75 mph, 120 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is 987 mbar (hPa; 29.15 InHg), and the system is moving west at 8 kt (9 mph, 15 km/h). Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center of Gilma, and tropical storm force winds extend up to 80 miles (130 km).

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).

Double-Take in the Pacific: Hurricane Felicia and Tropical Depression Enrique – August 7th, 2009

17.3N 132.1W

August 7th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Tropical Storms

Hurricane Felicia and Tropical Storm Enrique - August 6th, 2009

Hurricane Felicia and Tropical Storm Enrique - August 6th, 2009

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Track of storms - August 7th, 2009 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of storms

Hurricane Felicia (left) has remained much stronger than nearby Tropical Depression Enrique (right) , leading to strong wind shear over the storm. However, Felicia did not absorb Enrique as was once expected, and the interaction between the two systems had little effect on Felicia.

At 2:00 AM PDT (0900 UTC) the center of Hurricane Felicia was located about 1365 miles (2195 km) east of Hilo, Hawaii and about 1630 miles (2625 km) west of the southern tip of Baja California.

Felicia is moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph (17 km/hr), and a general west-northwestward motion is expected on Friday with a gradual turn toward the west forecast for Saturday.

Felicia is predicted to move towards Hawaii; however, it is not an immediate threat to the islands. Residents have not been urged to prepare for the storm, although they have been advised to ensure that their disaster kits are fully stocked and ready.

Maximum sustained winds are near 115 mph (185 km/hr) with higher gusts. Weakening is forecast during the next couple of days as Felicia moves over cooler waters.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 40 miles (65 km) from the center, and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km). Estimated minimum central pressure is 960 mb (28.35 inches). Felicia is currently the strongest tropical cyclone of the 2009 Pacific hurricane season and the strongest in the eastern Pacific since Hurricane Daniel in 2006.

Enrique, on the other hand, is expected to weaken to a remnant low later today.As of 2:00 AM PDT (0900 UTC) the center of Tropical Depression Enrique was located about 1250 miles (2010 km) west of the southern tip of Baja California.

The depression is moving toward the northwest near 14 mph (23 km/hr). This general motion is expected until dissipation. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/hr) with higher gusts, and estimated minimum central pressure is 1007 mb (29.74 inches). Weakening is forecast and Enrique is expected to become a remnant low later today.