Tropical Storm Blanca Forms Southwest of Mexico
Tropical Storm Blanca formed this morning south-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. Blanca is the second tropical storm of the 2009 Eastern Pacific season, and as of 8 a.m. PDT is located at 17.1 north and 111.8 west. This is about 410 miles south-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. Maximum sustained winds have increased to 45 mph with gusts to 60 mph. The storm is moving to the west-northwest at 10 mph, and this motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days. This will take the storm away from land areas. Water temperatures are warm enough near the storm that some additional strengthening will probably occur during the next 24 hours. After that, Blanca will likely move over cooler waters which will lead to weakening.
Elsewhere, tropical waves are located along and near 84 west and along and near 101 west mostly south of 15 north. The waves are moving west at near 8 degrees longitude per day which is slightly faster than normal. We see no low-level or midlevel cyclonic features associated with either tropical wave at this time. As a result, further organization is not expected for at least the next couple of days.
Holiday spent @ The Moby Dick Hotel....SW Washington....Willapa Bay.
Today....physical therapy. Continue non-skid on Tatoosh. Body scan....Yogahillsboro.
SV TATOOSH POSITION 45* 44.044' N by 122* 51.695' W