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Monday, July 16, 2007

Tropical Storm Cosme

UPDATE: Cosme has been upgraded to Hurricane status. The storm has 60 kt (75 mph) winds making it a Category 1 hurricane. Based on current water temperatures in the area which are below 26C right now, it is likely that the storm has reached or is close to its peak intensity. The storm track still predicts that Cosme will pass just south of Hawaii Island. Tropical storm force winds will likely affect Honolulu and most of the islands. See the Pacific Storm updates in the sidebar for the most detailed information.

Tropical Storm Cosme has developed and is moving west northwest across the Pacific. Right now the forecasts show that the storm is expected to remain at tropical storm strength through Thursday or Friday. By Friday afternoon, the big island of Hawaii should start feeling the effects of the cyclone. If Cosme degrades to a depression as predicted, there should be no issues. If the storm intensifies then it could be a different situation.

We'll watch this and update as the situation develops.

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