Active in the Eastern Pacific

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Thursday, June 28, 2018

There have been five named storms in the eastern Pacific so far this season.

Currently the National Hurricane Center is issuing statements on Tropical Storm Emilia and are watching another area of disturbed weather south of the Gulf of Tehuantepec.

With Tropical Storm Emilia, maximum sustained winds have increased to near 65 km/h with higher gusts. Slow strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days. The storm poses no immediate threat to land.

The second area of low pressure, south of the Gulf of Tehuantepec, could develop. Environmental conditions are forecast to be conducive for development of this system over the next several days. The storm has a 90 percent chance of forming over the next five days.

Another tropical wave is forecast to move over southern Central America on Thursday, and then move into the far eastern Pacific by late Friday. Environmental conditions should support some development early next week south of Central America.

The Team

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