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Tropical Storm Henriette Now a Hurricane Far Out in Pacific

Tuesday, 06 Aug 2013 08:40 AM

By Newsmax Wires

Hurricane Henriette has intensified from a tropical storm in the Pacific far from land. Meanwhile, farther west, Gil has become a tropical storm.

Hurricane Henreitte's maximum sustained winds early Tuesday are near 75 mph (120 kph) with additional strengthening possible during the day, according to The Associated Press.

The hurricane is centered about 1,630 miles (2,625 kilometers) east-southeast of the Hawaiian islands and is moving west-northwest near 10 mph (17 kph).

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Late Monday Henriette was about 1,470 miles (2,365 kilometers) west-southwest of the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula.

The Weather Channel said Henriette is expected to track toward the northwest, then turn west over the next five days. While no land areas are in Henriette's path, TWC forecasters said they could not rule out a brush of the Hawaiian Islands late in the weekend or early next week.

More stable air and cooler water is expected to weaken Henriette starting later Wednesday or Thursday, according to TWC.

As occurred with Tropical Storm Flossie, TWC forecasters said, the climatology of tropical cyclones weakening to either depressions or low-grade tropical storms when they approach Hawaii from the east, is expected to hold in the case of Henriette.

Also in the Pacific, Tropical Storm Gil's maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center says gradual strengthening is forecast during the next two days. Gil is centered about 1,245 miles (2,000 kilometers) east-southeast of Honolulu and is moving west near 9 mph (15 kph).

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