Friday, August 2, 2013

Category 1 Hurricane GIL in the Eastern Pacific

A new tropical depression originally formed in the Eastern Pacific on July 30, 2013 at around 10:00AM CDT. This storm rapidly advanced into tropical storm GIL just 6 hours later at 4:00PM CDT on July 30. The storm is one of the fastest developing storms of the season. Twenty-four hours later, it advanced to a Category 1 hurricane, with winds of 75 MPH and a barometric pressure of 992 mb.  Sometime around 8:00PM Sunday August 4th, this storm is expected to weaken to a tropical storm once again, as the storm is expected to become disorganized.  If it stays together at all at this point, it should pass to the South of the Hawaiian Islands. This is great news for the islands, as within the last few days have experienced another storm that grazed them to the North, but still produced lots of rains and winds. Luckily at that time there were no fatalities. On its present course, it is heading towards the Marshall Islands. No forecasts seem to show that the storm will stay organized long enough to reach the Marshall Islands. Further updates with this Category 1 hurricane in the Pacific will follow as the storm changes in strength, with most current locations.

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