Hurricane Darby and Hurricane Celia

posted Jul 11, 2012, 11:00 PM by Tom Kachelman   [ updated Jul 11, 2012, 11:00 PM ]
Hurricane Darby intensifies a little more. At 200 PM PDT / 2100 UTC the eye of Hurricane Darby was located near latitude 13.6 north...longitude 101.5 west. Darby is moving toward the west-northwest near 6 mph...9 km/hr...and this general motion is expected to continue today. A turn toward the west and west-southwest is forecast tomorrow along with a decrease in forward speed. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 120 mph...195 km/hr...with higher gusts. Darby is a category three hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. Some slow weakening is expected to begin by tomorrow. Hazards affecting land: none.

Hurricane Celia
Celia weakens further but still a category four hurricane. at 200 PM PDT/2100 UTC the center of Hurricane Celia was located near latitude 14.2 north...longitude 119.0 west. Celia is moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph...19 km/hr...and this general motion is expected to continue with a decrease in forward speed during the next couple of days. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 135 mph...215km/hr...with higher gusts. Celia is a category four hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. Further weakening is expected during the next 48 hours. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 40 miles...65 km...from the center...and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 125 miles...205 km. Hazards affecting land: none.