Darby maintains category two

posted Jul 11, 2012, 11:02 PM by Tom Kachelman   [ updated Jul 11, 2012, 11:03 PM ]
Hurricane Darby maintains category two strength. At 8:00 am PDT the center of Hurricane Darby was located near latitude 13.4 north - longitude 102.9 west. This is app. 800 miles distance from Cabo San Lucas, 720 miles from Mazatlan or 650 miles from the Soccoro Islands. Darby is moving toward the west near 3 mph - 6 km/hr. The hurricane is forecast to move slowly westward today followed by a northwestward to northward drift on Sunday and Monday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 110 mph - 175 km/hr with higher gusts. Darby is a category two hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 15 miles - 30 km from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 40 miles/65 km. Estimated minimum central pressure is 967 mb 28.56 inches. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. Hazards affecting land: none.