Hurricane and Tropical Cyclones
Tropical Weather Discussion
Statement as of 5:00 am PDT on August 29, 2016
For the eastern North Pacific...east of 140 degrees west longitude:The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Lester, located over a thousand miles west-southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula.A large area of disorganized cloudiness and showers is located several hundred miles south-southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula. Any development of this system is expected to be slow to occur while it moves slowly westward or west-northwestward during the next few days. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent * formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percentAn area of low pressure is expected to form later this week a few hundred miles south or southeast of Acapulco, Mexico. Environmental conditions appear conducive for slow development of this system while it moves west-northwestward or northwestward. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent * formation chance through 5 days...medium...40 percent$$ forecaster Roberts
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