2 tropical storms storms gaining force off Mexico's coast

National Hurricane Center Invest 97L Projected Path

National Hurricane Center Invest 97L Projected Path

Named Debby, the subtropical storm is located 900 miles WSW of Azores and is moving North at 16 miles per hour.

However, Hector could bring at least parts of the Big Island tropical-storm-force winds (39-plus mph) today, particularly on the southern tip of the island and eastward-facing coasts.

A tropical storm watch is in effect Monday for waters south of the Big Island. The tropical-storm-force winds associated with Debby are well removed from the center as indicated by a recent ASCT pass and are occurring within a cyclonically curved band of moderate convection.

Two tropical storms formed in the Pacific Ocean off southwestern Mexico, but neither posed any immediate threat to land as they took tracks predicted to move parallel to the coast. The storm traffic for the rest of the season, which ends officially on November 30, won't be almost as robust, Philip Klotzbach, hurricane specialist at Colorado State University, which pioneered long-range tropical storm forecasting, said last week.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Hector is also swirling in the Pacific as an impressively organized Category 4 hurricane.




Hurricane Hector, with 130 mph winds, is about 540 miles east-southeast of Hilo.

Rain showers may be locally heavy at times, particularly over east to southeast around midnight, or sooner if conditions warrant.

Over the next few days, Hector is expected to gradually weaken.

Swells generated by Hector are expected to reach the southeast and east shores of the Big Island and eastern Maui later Wednesday, and produce large and unsafe surfs. Higher than usual tides will combine with the large surf to increase the threat of coastal inundation.

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