Hurricane and Tropical Cyclones
Tropical Weather Discussion
Statement as of 11:00 PM PDT on September 24, 2016
For the eastern North Pacific...east of 140 degrees west longitude:A low pressure system located about 850 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California sur continues to produce a large area of showers and thunderstorms. Environmental conditions are forecast to be conducive for development while the system moves slowly northward, and a tropical depression is expected to form on Sunday. * Formation chance through 48 hours...high...90 percent * formation chance through 5 days...high...90 percentShowers and thunderstorms associated with an area of low pressure located about 1300 miles east-southeast of The Big Island of Hawaii have changed little during the past several hours. Any development of this disturbance should be slow to occur for the next couple of days. After that time, environmental conditions are forecast to become more conducive for further development of the low. This system is expected to move west-northwestward during the next couple of days, and then turn northward as it approaches the central Pacific basin. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent * formation chance through 5 days...medium...50 percent$$ forecaster Stewart
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