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Last Updated: 08/21/14 13:44:05 EDT
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 East Pacific
Storm Summary and Projection:
Hurricane Summary POSTED: August 21, 2014 10:43 a.m. Tropical Systems, Hurricane Lowell and Tropical Storm Karina, Converge in the Eastern Pacific Tropical Storm Karina will spiral inwards towards Lowell, which is much larger and now upgraded to a hurricane in the eastern Pacific, during the next few days and will eventually loose its own distinct circulation becoming absorbed as an open wave later this weekend. Karina will not pose any direct threat to land through this weekend. Meanwhile, Hurricane Lowell is well to the west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California by about 810 miles. As Lowell tracks slowly to the northwest over warm water, it will continue to slowly strengthen, although northeast wind shear will prevent the storm from any rapid development. However, later this weekend Lowell will begin to loose some intensity as it moves over cooler waters. Lowell is a large storm and computer models continue to show Tropical Storm Karina getting drawn into the broad circulation of Lowell later this weekend. Rough surf and dangerous rip currents along the southern coast of Baja California will expand northward today. There could be an increase in swells and rip currents in Southern California this weekend. Elsewhere across the basin, low pressure developing well south of Guatemala could become our next organized tropical cyclone in the eastern Pacific later this weekend as it tracks to the west-northwest. There are a pair of low pressure systems well south and southeast of the Hawaiian Islands. No imminent tropical development is forecast for either system, but the low southeast of Hawaii could bring an increase in the showers around the Big Island. By Senior Meteorologist Mike LeSeney


 East Pacific
Storm Summary and Projection:
Hurricane Summary POSTED: August 21, 2014 10:43 a.m. Tropical Systems, Hurricane Lowell and Tropical Storm Karina, Converge in the Eastern Pacific Tropical Storm Karina will spiral inwards towards Lowell, which is much larger and now upgraded to a hurricane in the eastern Pacific, during the next few days and will eventually loose its own distinct circulation becoming absorbed as an open wave later this weekend. Karina will not pose any direct threat to land through this weekend. Meanwhile, Hurricane Lowell is well to the west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California by about 810 miles. As Lowell tracks slowly to the northwest over warm water, it will continue to slowly strengthen, although northeast wind shear will prevent the storm from any rapid development. However, later this weekend Lowell will begin to loose some intensity as it moves over cooler waters. Lowell is a large storm and computer models continue to show Tropical Storm Karina getting drawn into the broad circulation of Lowell later this weekend. Rough surf and dangerous rip currents along the southern coast of Baja California will expand northward today. There could be an increase in swells and rip currents in Southern California this weekend. Elsewhere across the basin, low pressure developing well south of Guatemala could become our next organized tropical cyclone in the eastern Pacific later this weekend as it tracks to the west-northwest. There are a pair of low pressure systems well south and southeast of the Hawaiian Islands. No imminent tropical development is forecast for either system, but the low southeast of Hawaii could bring an increase in the showers around the Big Island. By Senior Meteorologist Mike LeSeney


 
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