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Tropical Storm Eugene (05E) Expected to Turn Westward – August 6th, 2011

17.5N 116.4W

August 6th, 2011 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Eugene (05E) - August 5th, 2011

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Track of TS 05E - August 5th, 2011 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 05E

At 8:00 PM PDT (0300 UTC) the center of Tropical Storm Eugene (05E) was located near latitude 18.6 north, longitude 125.9 west. Eugene is moving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph (20 km/h). A turn toward the west and a decrease in forward speed is expected this weekend.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Eugene should become a tropical depression on Saturday, and could become a remnant low pressure area by Saturday night.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 85 miles (140 km) from the center. Estimated minimum central pressure is 1003 mb (29.62 inches).

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