Storm Fernanda Forecast Hurricane Category 2 Strength Friday

Pacific Hurricane Fernanda Projected
Pacific Hurricane Fernanda Projected

 

Pacific Tropical Storm Forecast July 12 1500 Hours
Pacific Tropical Storm Forecast July 12 1500 Hours

At 300 PM MDT (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Fernanda was located near latitude 11.8 North, longitude 112.2 West.

Fernanda is moving toward the west near 9 mph (15 km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Fernanda could become a hurricane on Friday.

Recent satellite wind data indicate that Fernanda is a small tropical storm, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1005 mb (29.68 inches). See Video below.

  • FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS

    INIT 12/2100Z 11.8N 112.2W 35 KT 40 MPH
    12H 13/0600Z 11.8N 113.5W 40 KT 45 MPH
    24H 13/1800Z 11.7N 115.5W 50 KT 60 MPH
    36H 14/0600Z 11.6N 117.5W 60 KT 70 MPH (category 1)
    48H 14/1800Z 11.5N 119.5W 70 KT 80 MPH (category 1)
    72H 15/1800Z 11.5N 124.0W 90 KT 105 MPH (category 2)
    96H 16/1800Z 12.0N 128.5W 95 KT 110 MPH (category 2)
    120H 17/1800Z 13.0N 133.0W 95 KT 110 MPH (category 2)

Video: Tropical Storm Fernanda