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Eugene (05E) Category Three Hurricane

17.3N 113.6W

August 4th, 2011 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Hurricane Eugene (05E) - August 3rd, 2011

Track of TS 05E - August 4th, 2011 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 05E

At 8:00 AM PDT (1500 UTC) the eye of Hurricane Eugene (05E) was located near latitude 16.8 north, longitude 118.9 west. Eugene is moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph (22 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue over the next couple of days. In the full image, the Mexican coastline can be seen to the north.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased slightly to near 120 mph (195 km/h) with higher gusts. Eugene is a category three hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. Quicker weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Eugene should weaken to a tropical storm on Friday.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center, and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 190 miles (305 km). Estimated minimum central pressure is 954 mb (28.17 inches).

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