Hurricane John weakens a little off Mexican coast

Hurricane John weakens a little off Mexican coast

Subtropical storms usually have winds that are spread out farther from the center, and they are often asymmetric.

Hurricane Hector, while at Category 3 intensity will pass south of Hawaii today into early Thursday, with only some periphery effects expected in the islands.

A growing hurricane absorbed a tropical storm off Mexico's Pacific Coast on Tuesday and a new subtropical storm formed in the northern Atlantic, though none were projected to make landfall. 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.

Debby's maximum sustained winds were near 45 miles per hour (75 kph), and the hurricane center said the storm was expected to dissipate in a few days without threatening land.

An American-based meteorology group has said cool water in the Atlantic could lead to fewer tropical storms this year.

West of Mexico, Hurricane John was forecast to strengthen into a major hurricane while heading to the northwest parallel to the shore.

The hurricane center said Kristy was likely to strengthen somewhat in coming days.

High winds gusts are forecast through Wednesday and will affect the entire island, especially downslope areas.

A tropical storm warning has been posted for the Big Island of Hawaii, where tropical-storm-force winds (39-plus mph) are expected Wednesday, especially downslope from mountains, across elevated terrain, over headlands and through gaps.

The active season in the Pacific contrasts to the relatively quiet season in the Atlantic. A trough is then forecast to take Debby on a northeasterly track afterward, but fall apart afterward.

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