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New depression, east of Gil, expected to become tropical storm

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:18 p.m. HST, Aug 03, 2013

A new tropical depression has formed east of Tropical Storm Gil.

The storm system that had been trailing Gil intensified and is expected to develop into a tropical storm Sunday. 

Tropical Depression 8-E was about 1,135 miles southwest of Baja, California at 11 a.m.

It has maximum sustained winds of 30 mph and is moving west at 9 mph. If it does become a tropical storm, it will be named Henriette.

Gil, meanwhile, weakened, despite being over warmer waters. its maximum sustained winds dropped to 50 mph at 5 p.m., from 60 mph earlier today. The tropical storm winds extend 60 miles from the center.

The storm was 1,450 miles east of Hilo, moving west at 60 mph at 11 a.m. Its path should take a west southwest turn over the weekend and it may strengthen again.

Gil's path appears to be taking it south of Hawaii, but it is too far away to say if it will affect on our weather.

The five-day forecast has Gil moving into the Central Pacific on Monday or Tuesday as a tropical storm. It is likely to weaken into a depression on Thursday.

Another low pressure system of disorganized showers and thunderstorms is about 750 miles southeast of Hilo. It has a low chance of becoming a tropical storm. 

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toad103410 wrote:
The news media, whether it be print or broadcast, seems intent on making the public paranoid by reporting every little thing about possible distant weather problems just to attract readers and viewers. IE: the severe weather channel, etc, etc. We should all keep our emergency supplies and plans current, stay informed, and don't panic and start hoarding.
on August 3,2013 | 02:02PM
allie wrote:
on August 3,2013 | 02:17PM
serious wrote:
That's why we buy newspapers and watch TV!!!
on August 3,2013 | 02:31PM
primowarrior wrote:
It looks like they're all lined up ready to pounce on us!
on August 3,2013 | 04:44PM
jussayin wrote:
I guess the news media will bombard us with the development, growth, disappearance of very storm. Geez. Just give us the 5 day forecast and if there's a hurricane or tsunami coming. Enough already.
on August 3,2013 | 06:42PM
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