Monday, July 9, 2012

Hurricane Emilia Develops Eye; Expected to Strengthen

 Hurricane Emilia in the Eastern Pacific has developed a solid eye and eyewall and looks like a major hurricane. As of the latest National Hurricane Center update, Emilia is a Category 2 hurricane with a central pressure of 969 millibars.

At this time, the latest ensemble members have Emilia reaching Category 3 hurricane strength, which is qualifying for major hurricane status. Emilia is no threat to land and likely will not be for the rest of its life. Rapid weakening is expected following the major hurricane status declaration.


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