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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Ivo becomes a hurricane

Hurricane Ivo continues to intensify in the Eastern Pacific as it curves towards the north and eventually turn back and head back towards Baja California.

The predictions are for Ivo to decrease in intensity back to a tropical storm before making landfall. However, looking at the sea surface temperatures, I would tend to think that there is a possibility that he may remain a hurricane as he approaches land. The big question would be what the wind shear is in that area of the Pacific. If there is a moderate to high shear then the storm will break up a bit but without the wind there will be nothing standing in Ivo's way.

Another tropical depression has also formed in the eastern Pacific, but all indications are that TD 13 E is dead before it ever got started.

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