Tropical Storm Eugene

August 2, 2011 by USA Post 

Tropical Storm EugeneTropical Storm Eugene, Tropical Storm Eugene quickly became the fifth hurricane of the season in the eastern Pacific in the afternoon of Monday, the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

Until 2 pm PDT, Eugene had muscled to the point that there are sustained winds of 75 mph with higher gusts, monitors the storm, he said. The Category 1 hurricane was 410 kilometers southwest of Zihuatanejo, Mexico, heading west-northwest at 13 mph.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said there was no coastal watches or warnings in effect reports.

Eugene is expected to strengthen as it tracks roughly the same direction for the next couple of days.

The storm was pushing hurricane winds outward 10 miles from its center, with tropical storm force winds extending up to 85 miles.

Meanwhile, in the Atlantic, tropical storm warnings were posted along much of the Caribbean Sea on Monday after Tropical Storm Emily formed.

At 7:30 pm EDT, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm was located about 50 miles west-southwest of Dominica and about 565 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, with maximum sustained winds of 40 mph. Emily is moving west at 17 mph and tropical storm force winds extended as much as 70 miles outward from the center of the storm.

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