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Tropical Storm Ignacio Forms in the East Pacific

August 25, 2015, 11:31 AM HST
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By: Jamilia Epping

The National Hurricane Center is tracking newly-formed Tropical Storm Ignacio, the ninth named storm of the 2015 hurricane season.

As of 11 a.m., NHC reports that Ignacio was about 1,530 miles east-southeast of Hilo, traveling west at 6 miles per hour and is expected to continue with some increase in forward speed through Wednesday. On Thursday, forecasters expect that the storm will take a turn toward the west-northwest.

Tropical Storm Ignacio was carrying maximum sustained winds of 40 mph, as of 11 a.m. NHC forecasts that the storm is expected to strengthen over the next 48 hours, becoming a hurricane on Thursday.

 

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