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02E Intensifies into Tropical Storm Bud

14.6N 108W

May 24th, 2012 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Depression Two (02E) - May 20th, 2012

Tropical Depression Two (02E) - May 23rd, 2012

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Track of Tropical Depression Two (02E) - May 23rd, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TD 02E

As Tropical Depression Two-E slightly accelerated to the west, the storm continued to organize, eventually intensifying into tropical storm Bud on May 22, with 40 mph sustained winds. Bud remained at this intensity for one day before strengthening, starting early on May 23 and reached winds of 65 mph (100 km/h) the following afternoon.

As of 2 p.m. PDT (2100 UTC) May 23, Tropical Storm Bud is located within 20 nautical miles of 14.2°N 107.9°W, about 420 mi (680 km) southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico. Maximum sustained winds are 60 knots (70 mph, 110 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is 991 mbar (hPa; 29.28 InHg), and the system is moving north at 5 kt (6 mph, 10 km/h). Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles (220 km) from the center of Bud.

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