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Blanca Slowing, Expected to Dissipate

23.2N 118.8W

July 9th, 2009 Category: Tropical Storms

Remnant Low of Blanca (03E) - July 9th, 2009 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Remnant Low of Blanca (03E) - July 9th, 2009

Blanca (03E) has weakened from a tropical depression to a remnant low.  At 8:00 PM PDT (0300 UTC) the center of the system was located about 775 miles (1245 km) west of the southern tip of Baja California.

The low is moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph and this general motion with a gradual decrease in forward speed is expected until dissipation.

Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph (45 km/hr) with higher gusts.  Estimated minimum central pressure is 1006 mb (29.71 inches). The low is forecast to slowly weaken over the next couple of days.

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