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Area of Low Pressure Near Baja California Has High Chance of Becoming Tropical Storm

September 21st, 2010 Category: Tropical Storms

Area of Low Pressure Near Baja California - September 20th, 2010

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Track of Low Pressure Area - September 20th, 2010 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of Low Pressure Area

An area of low pressure centered about 150 miles south-southeast of the southern tip of Baja California is moving north-northwestward at 10 to 15 mph and is accompanied by winds to gale force.

This system lacks sufficient organized thunderstorm activity to be classified as a tropical cyclone at this time. Although upper-level winds do not appear conducive for significant development, an increase in thunderstorms would likely result in the formation of a tropical storm.

Interests in southern Baja California should monitor the progress of this system as a tropical storm warning may be required for that area Monday night or early Tuesday. There is a high chance (70 percent) of this system becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours.

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