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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).

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