Tropical Storm Henriette Becomes Hurricane in Pacific

By Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
August 6, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Tropical Storm Henriette, now Hurricane Henriette, is far to the southwest of the Baja California peninsula and is moving westward with winds of about 75 mph, according to preliminary estimates from the National Weather Service Tuesday morning.

On Monday, it was centered about 1,500 miles from the Hawaii Islands.

A broad, low pressure area is expected to form off the coast of Mexico later this week, reported the Weather Service Tuesday, though well away from land. It has a 30 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone over the next five days.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Gil is about 1,000 miles southeast of Hilo, Hawaii, and moving westward at about 9 mph with wind speeds of about 40 mph, according to the most recent bulletin by the Weather Service posted at 11 p.m. Monday.

Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.