Tropical Depression 6-E Forms Southeast of Hawaii
Last Update: 30-JUL-2009 11:36am EDT
Tropical Depression 6-E formed southeast of Hawaii this morning. It is centered just over 1,100 miles southeast of the Big Island of Hawaii. Winds are sustained at 35 mph. It is moving quickly to the west at 18 mph, and forecast to become a tropical storm. It is just about to cross into the Central Pacific Basin, which begins at 140 degrees west. The initial forecast track takes it well south of the Hawaiian Islands early next week. Other tropical waves are located at 92 west and 115 west. Both have a low potential to develop over the next few days. Another strong tropical wave is currently moving through Panama and Costa Rica with widespread thunderstorms. This feature will have to be watched once it crosses into the Pacific.
SV TATOOSH POSITION 45* 44.044' N by 122* 51.695' W