Tropical Storm Gil Forms in Eastern Pacific

Here we go again. … KITV has this report:

The National Hurricane Center says Gil is now a tropical storm in the Eastern Pacific, but it is not yet a threat to Hawaii.

Forecasters say the storm is 815 miles south-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. Maximum sustained winds are 40 mph. Gil is moving west-northwest at at 15 mph. Tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the center.

Gil is expected to decrease in forward speed, but strengthen over the next 48 hours. … There is also a low pressure system about 750 miles south of the southern tip of Baja California peninsula, which has a 60 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone, according to forecasters. This low could become a tropical depression by Tuesday night or on Wednesday.

Photo: Low behind Gil has 60 percent chance of becoming tropical cyclone. (KITV)

—Chad Blair

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