Published: Wed, August 08, 2018
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Hurricane John absorbs tropical storm off Mexico

Hurricane John absorbs tropical storm off Mexico

Subtropical storm Debby has officially formed in the deep Atlantic.

Hawaii's Big Island will begin feeling gusty winds and rain Tuesday as Hurricane Hector approaches, the National Hurricane Center said.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Ileana was vanishing into the larger system of Hurricane John, which already had maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour (165 kph) and was forecast to grow into a major hurricane Tuesday night or Wednesday while south of the Baja California Peninsula.

The storm, which has been monitored for the last few days, was located 1160 miles west of the Azores in the northern Atlantic Ocean, according to the 11 am advisory from the NHC.

Debby is the fourth-named storm of the season.

The risk of a hurricane striking the United States during the remainder of the summer is lower than average, experts said in an updated seasonal forecast released Thursday. Also, vertical wind shear was much stronger than normal across the Caribbean in July.

The Colorado State experts now call for five hurricanes in total this year.

There have been three named Atlantic storms this year: Subtropical Storm Alberto formed in May, followed by hurricanes Beryl and Chris.

One of two storms off Mexico's Pacific coast strengthened into a hurricane Monday afternoon, while forecasters said the other was no longer expected to gain hurricane strength and neither posed an immediate threat to land.

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