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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Guillermo now a Category 3 hurricane

Hurricane Guillermo formed yesterday after steadily growing from tropical depression through tropical storm into a hurricane. This all occurred fairly quickly considering how long this system remained as a depression. Guillermo continues to intensify rather rapidly.

From The Weather Channel:

Guillermo rapidly strengthened overnight and is now a Category 3 hurricane with winds of 115 mph near the center of circulation. As of early Saturday morning it was located 1450 miles west of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, while continuing to moving west-northwest.

Environmental conditions are forecast to become less favorable this weekend, and therefore it should go into a weakening tread this weekend into next week.

Guillermo is not expected to threaten any land.

A couple hundred miles west-southwest of Guillermo, the remnant low pressure from Tropical Depression 9E has been showing signs of reorganizing, with increased shower and thunderstorm activity.

It could return to tropical depression status if this trend continues but it is no threat to any land.

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