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Tropical Storm Kiko May Strengthen as It Approaches Central Pacific

September 23, 2019, 7:13 AM HST
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Monday, Sept. 23, 2019

5 AM: KIKO RESTRENGTHENS AS IT INCHES CLOSER TO THE END OF THE EASTERN PACIFIC BASIN.

5 AM, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. TS Kiko

The center of Tropical Storm Kiko was located near latitude 15.7°N, longitude 135.8°W, about 1,755 miles WSW of Baja.

Kiko is moving toward the WNW near 8 mph. This general motion is expected today, followed by a turn toward the NW on Tuesday.

Kiko could begin to turn back toward the west in a few days as it weakens.

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Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 km/h) with higher gusts.

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Some additional strengthening is possible today, but weakening is forecast to begin by Tuesday and Kiko is forecast to become a remnant low later this week.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 29.59 inches.

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