Sunday, July 8, 2012

Tropical Storm Emilia Forms in East Pacific

Tropical Storm Emilia has formed in the Eastern Pacific, with a central pressure of 997 millibars and maximum wind speeds of 65 MPH.

Emilia is forecasted by the National Hurricane Center to move on a west-northwest track, posing no threat to land. Emilia is forecast to strengthen rapidly over the next few days, with major hurricane status being shown in the morning hours of Tuesday. Whether or not this verifies remains to be seen.

Satellite imagery of Emilia indicates that the western flank of the system is wrapping into the storm, with a very defined circulation becoming apparent. A hurricane declaration on this system could very well happen soon, as the circulation enhances and convection looks to be enhancing on all sides, especially on the western side of the tropical system.


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