Tropical weather outlook: National Hurricane Center tracking 3 potential storm systems in Eastern Pacific

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According to its 8 p.m. Aug. 10 tropical weather outlook, the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Fla., is tracking three potential storm systems in the Eastern Pacific.

While there is a chance each of the systems could become a tropical cyclone during the next week, it’s too early to tell if any could impact the Hawaiian Islands.

An area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms several hundred miles south-southwest of the coast of southwestern Mexico is associated with a tropical wave and has an 80% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone.

Environmental conditions appear conducive for gradual development of the system, and a tropical depression is likely to form late this weekend or early next week while it moves generally westward at about 15 mph across the central portion of the Eastern Pacific.


A second tropical wave well to the southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula is producing some disorganized showers and thunderstorms in the western Eastern Pacific.

Some slow development of this system is possible during the next several days while it moves westward at 10 to 15 mph across the far western portion of the basin and into the Central Pacific. That system, which only has a 20% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone, was about 2,000 miles east-southeast of Hilo as of 8 p.m.

An area of low pressure is also forecast to form off the west coast of southern Mexico in a few days. Conditions are expected to be conducive for the system to gradually develop and a tropical depression could form during the early or middle part of next week.


The chance of the system becoming a tropical cyclone is at 50%. It is expected to move generally west-northwest, roughly parallel with the southern Mexico coast.

Elsewhere, no tropical cyclones are expected during the next seven days.

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