Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
Sci-tech | By April Francis

Pacific hurricane absorbs trop storm; new storm in Atlantic

Pacific hurricane absorbs trop storm; new storm in Atlantic

The US National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm John was expected to strengthen rapidly and become a hurricane by today night or tomorrow.

The storm was centered about 1,160 miles west of the Azores and was moving north near 16 mph.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area.

In its 11 a.m. Wednesday advisory, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said said Debby's maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 miles per hour with higher gusts.

The current forecast for Debby retains subtropical storm status through Wednesday (8/8) morning before weakening to a depression by Wednesday evening.

On Aug. 6 at 4:40 a.m. EDT (0840 UTC) the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite analyzed Tropical Storm Ileana's cloud top temperatures in infrared light.

Hawaii's Big Island will begin feeling gusty winds and rain Tuesday as Hurricane Hector approaches. However, tropical-storm-force winds and pounding, risky surf are possible late Tuesday and Wednesday.

NHC noted that nearby Tropical Storm John is going to have an adverse effect on Ileana.

Swells generated by Hector are expected to reach the southeast and east shores of the Big Island and eastern Maui later Wednesday, and produce large and risky surfs.

Two new tropical storms were strengthening off Mexico on Monday and both were projected to reach hurricane force while marching northwestward parallel to the coast, bringing heavy surf.

The university added: “As is the case with all hurricane seasons, coastal residents are reminded that it only takes one hurricane making landfall to make it an active season for them.

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