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Weather Service Watching Systems in Eastern Pacific

July 23, 2014, 11:25 AM HST
* Updated July 23, 1:05 PM
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With the 2014 hurricane season poised to enter its third month, the National Weather Service is keeping an eye on two weather-related disturbances in the Eastern Pacific.

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center said one involves a surface trough or extended low-pressure system located 1,400 miles east-southeast of the Big Island which is showing increased showers and thunderstorms.

“Further development of this system is possible during the next few days while it moves westward into the Central Pacific,” the center said.

It said the system has a 30% chance of developing into a tropical cyclone formation over the next 48 hours.

The other is an area of disturbed weather 800 miles south-southeast of the Big Island which appears on a track to pass far south of the state.

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That system became “a little more organized overnight,” but was given only a 10% chance of becoming a cyclone over the next two days.

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A system that originated in the Central Pacific last week developed into tropical storm Wali before weakening and then soaking parts of the state with heavy rainfall over the weekend.

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