Hurricane Juliette has formed in the East Pacific and is expected to strengthen before traveling over cooler waters far from the Hawaiian island.
As of 11 p.m. today, the Category 3 hurricane had maximum sustained winds of 120 mph and was bearing down on Clarion Island, Mexico. It’s 25 miles southeast of Clarion Island and 440 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Juliette was moving northwest at 9 mph.
Hurricane-force winds extend up to 15 miles from Juliette’s center and tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles.
Additional rapid strengthening is expected Tuesday and Wednesday. Steady weakening is expected late Wednesday through Friday.