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Hurricanes in Eastern Pacific could cross paths

Island Weather forecasters are keeping an eye on three storms in the Eastern Pacific.

Greg has weakened to a tropical depression.

Hurricane Irwin has gained strength. It is about 855 miles west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. Maximum sustained winds are near 90 mph with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next few days.

It is moving toward the west near 8 mph. A west-southwestward motion is expected to begin Tuesday night and continue through Wednesday night. Irwin is will likely become nearly stationary on Thursday. Irwin is expected to interact with Hurricane Hilary later this week.

Hurricane force winds extend 15 miles from the center. Tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles from the center.

Hurricane Hilary has maximum sustained winds near 105 mph with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours.

Hilary is about 475 miles south of the southern tip of Baja California. It is moving west-northwest near 12 mph. This general motion is expected over the next couple of days.

Hurricane-force winds extend up to 15 miles from the center and tropical storm-force winds extend up to 90 miles.



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