Cruise Ship Weather 500 AM PDT Sun Jul 16 2017
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on category 4 Hurricane Fernanda, located well to the west-southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula. (see video below)
In addition, a broad low pressure area located a couple of hundred miles southwest of Acapulco, Mexico, continues to produce disorganizedshowers and thunderstorms. Environmental conditions are forecast to be somewhat conducive for gradual development during the next few days, and a tropical depression could form by early next week while the system moves slowly toward the west-northwest at 5 to10 mph. Formation chance through 5 days…high…70 percent. If this system becomes a tropical storm, if will be named Greg.
We are also watching a third storm system. A disorganized cloudiness and showers located about 800 miles south-southwest of the southern tip of the Baja peninsula are associated with another broad area of low pressure. Upper-level winds are only marginally conducive and any development should be slow to occur as the system moves slowly west-northwestward. Formation chance through 5 days…low…30 percent.
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Video: Hurricane Fernanda 145 mph Tropical Pacific