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Tropical storm Ida gains strength into a Hurricane in the Atlantic

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Tropical storm Ida has gained strength in the Atlantic and is expected to grow to hurricane force but too far at sea to pose a threat to land, US weather forecasters said Monday.
 
Ida’s center was 1,035 miles (1,670 kilometers) east of the Leward Islands in the Caribbean, the National Hurricane Center said in its 0900 GMT bulletin.
 
Moving in a northerly direction with 50 miles (85 kilometer) an hour winds, the storm could reach hurricane strength by the end of the week on a track far from populated areas.
 
Ida is the ninth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, which began in June and ends in November.
 
So far this season only two storms have become hurricanes, but the most destructive — tropical storm Erika — left about 30 dead in the tiny island of Dominica.
 
September is typically the peak of the hurricane season.
 
The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration had predicted a less active hurricane season than usual because of the El Nino phenomenon, which inhibits storm formation.
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Tropical Storm Fred Forms in the Atlantic; Hurricane Warning Issued For Cape Verde Islands

Current status
Current status
Tropical Storm Fred formed in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean near the coast of Africa on Sunday morning.
 
Fred is forecast to move west-northwest on a path that will take it through the Cape Verde Islands Monday into Tuesday. Fred is forecast to become a Category 1 hurricane as it approaches and moves through those islands. As a result, a hurricane warning has been issued for the Cape Verde Islands by the Cape Verde Meteorological Service.
 
After passing through the Cape Verde Islands, Fred will turn westward over the open Atlantic Ocean. Southwesterly winds aloft, stable air and cooler water temperatures should begin to weaken Fred later in the week.
Fred Projected Path
Fred Projected Path
There is no indication at this time that Fred will come anywhere near the Caribbean or North America based on the latest computer model guidance and the state of the atmosphere.
 
According to the National Hurricane Center, Fred is just the fourth Atlantic named storm to form east of 19 degrees West longitude.
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Watches and Warnings
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Tropical storm Ignacio to strengthen to hurricane on Thursday

Tropical Storm Ignacio
With maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, Tropical Storm Ignacio is about 1,530 miles east-southeast of Hilo, according to an 11 a.m. National Hurricane Center report.
 
Ignacio is moving west at almost 6 mph. According to the NHC, the storm is forecast to strengthen in the next 48 hours and is expected to become a hurricane by Thursday.
 
Ignacio is the ninth storm named in the Pacific this hurricane season.
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Hurricane Danny strengthens into Category 3 storm

Hurricane Danny has strengthened into a Category 3 storm as it moves across the Atlantic far from land.
 
The hurricane’s maximum sustained winds Friday had increased to near 115 mph (185 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the hurricane is not expected to intensify, and a weakening trend is forecast to begin later Friday.
 
The hurricane is centered about 900 miles (1448 kilometers) east of the Leeward Islands.
 
Hurricane Danny doesn’t currently pose a threat to land but the hurricane center says those in the Leeward Islands should monitor its progress.
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Hurricane to form over the Atlantic on Thursday

The fourth tropical storm of the season has formed over the Tropical Atlantic.
 
The National Hurricane Center upgraded a tropical depression to Tropical Storm Danny. At 4 p.m., the center of Tropical Storm Danny was located near latitude 10.9 North, longitude 37.5 West.
 
Danny is moving toward the west near 12 mph. A motion toward the west is expected Tuesday night, followed by a turn toward the west-northwest on Wednesday. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 40 mph with higher gusts.
 Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Danny is expected to become a hurricane by Thursday.
 
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1008 mb (29.77 inches).
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Hurricane Hilda Forms In The Pacific

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Tropical Storm Hilda has strengthened into a hurricane in the Pacific far off the Hawaiian islands.
 
The storm’s maximum sustained winds strengthened Friday afternoon to 80 mph (130 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm is centered about 1,215 miles (1,950 kilometers) east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii, and is moving west at 15 mph (24 kph).
 
There is still no threat to land. A turn to the west-northwest was expected Friday night or Saturday.
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Tropical cyclone development is possible near Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico

The National Hurricane Center is tracking an area of low pressure that extends from the eastern Gulf of Mexico eastward across the Florida peninsula and into the adjacent Atlantic waters.
 
“Upper-level winds are forecast to be only marginally conducive for this system to acquire subtropical or tropical characteristics while it remains nearly stationary during the next several days,” the NHC said.
 
Heavy rainfall is expected across portions of the Florida peninsula through the weekend into early next week.
 
The area of low pressure has a 10 percent chance of development over the next five days.
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Hurricane Delores Expected To Become Major Hurricane

Hurricane Delores was packing 85 mph winds as it churned in waters off the southwestern coast of Mexico Tuesday afternoon. Forecasters expect Delores to near Socorro Island on Wednesday.
 
Delores, located 250 miles southwest of Cabo Corrientes, Mexico, is forecast to continue strengthening and should be upgraded to a major hurricane on Wednesday, forecasters with the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said. A major hurricane features sustained 1-minute surface winds of at least 111 mph, or the equivalent of Category 3 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale.
 
Tuesday afternoon, the storm was packing 85 mph winds and moving west-northwest at 7 mph. It featured a 20-mile-wide eye and hurricane-force winds extending outward up to 25 miles from the center of the storm. Tropical storm force winds extended outward up to 150 miles.
 
Forecasters expect Delores to continue strengthening during the next couple of days thanks to warm waters and light vertical wind shear in the Eastern Pacific ocean. It could peak Thursday as a Category 3 storm packing 120 mph winds before starting to weaken later this week as it encounters cooler waters.
 
Swells generated by the storm, which are already impacting portions of the southwestern Mexico coast, were expected to reach the southern coast of the Baja California peninsula on Tuesday. Forecasters say Delores is likely to pass near Socorro Island, which is located several hundred miles off the Mexican coast, on Wednesday.
 
Also being monitored Tuesday afternoon was Tropical Storm Enrique, located 1,365 miles west of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula. The storm, which strengthened overnight Monday into Tuesday, was packing 50 mph winds and moving toward the west-northwest at 9 mph.
 
The tropical storm is forecast to weaken starting Wednesday as it encounters cooler waters and increased wind shear. It should be downgraded to a remnant low by the end of the week.
 
Elsewhere in the Eastern Pacific, no tropical cyclone formation is expected through the end of the week.
 
Meanwhile in the Central North Pacific basin, which is where Hawaii is located, Central Pacific Hurricane Center forecasters continued to monitor the remnants of Tropical Storm Iune located 930 miles southwest of Honolulu. Forecasters said that while isolated thunderstorms are still developing around the low, environmental conditions will likely prevent strengthening appreciably during the next couple of days.
 
Elsewhere in the Central North Pacific, no tropical cyclones are expected through Thursday afternoon.
 
The Central North Pacific and Eastern Pacific hurricane seasons continue through Nov. 30.
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TROPICAL STORM CARLOS 2015 PREDICTED BY NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER

TROPICAL STORM CARLOS 2015 PREDICTED BY NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER | NHC
Tropical Storm Carlos 2015 is being predicted tonight by the National Hurricane Center, LALATE can report. Hurricane Blanca is gone. But a new system will strengthen to tropical storm status by Thursday morning, June 11, 2015, NHC reports. LALATE can report that based upon the 2015 Pacific Ocean Hurricane Storm Name List, this new Thursday system will be called Tropical Storm Carlos.
 
TS Carlos 2015 will be in the Pacific Ocean Thursday morning, LALATE can report. The system forming into Carlos is currently 260 miles south of Escondido. He is travelling 9 mph. “There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.” The National Hurricane Center tells news that at “400 PM CDT (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Three-E was located near latitude 12.4 North, longitude 98.7 West. The depression is moving toward the northwest near 9 mph (15 km/h) and a turn toward the north and north-northeast is expected over the next couple of days.”
 
Officials report that Three-E will grow into a tropical storm tomorrow morning. “Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph (55 km/h) with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm by Thursday morning.”
 
The only hazard currently is rainfall. “Locally heavy rains could spread over portions of the southern coast of Mexico, primarily in the states of Oaxaca and Guerrero, during the next couple of days.”
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Hurricane Andres strengthens far off coast of Mexico

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Hurricane Andres is getting a little stronger as it spins far off the coast of Mexico.
 
The first named storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season poses no threat to land.
 
Andres had maximum sustained winds of 90 mph (150 kph) Saturday morning. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says some additional strengthening is possible Saturday, but the storm is expected to start weakening later in the day and through Sunday night.
 
Andres is centered 720 miles (1,155 kms) off the southern tip of Baja California, Mexico, and is moving northwest at 7 mph (11 kph).
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