Gulf Coast Hurricane Tracker

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Hurricane Carlos continues to strengthen

Hurricane Carlos is continuing to strengthen in the eastern Pacific and is projected to grow to a major Category 3 storm over the next 3 days (see post below for Weather Underground tracking map). Over the next five days, Carlos should only be a threat to shipping interests.

The good news is that Carlos does not appear to be a threat to Hawaii, although it is still too early to say so for certain. The Weather Channel is reporting that westerly winds will likely break up Carlos long before the storm comes within range of the islands. The remants of the storm should pass to the south of Hawaii and just result in some high waves.

Weather Channel Tropical Update 8:50 am EDT

The storm track, wind shear and steering currents will have to be watched closely during the next week before we can say for certain whether this storm will affect Hawaii.

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