Tropical Storm Rick

posted Jul 11, 2012, 9:01 PM by Tom Kachelman   [ updated Jul 11, 2012, 9:02 PM ]
Rick continues to intensify quickly expected to become a hurricane later today. At 200 am PDT/0900 UTC the center of Tropical Storm Rick was located near latitude 12.5 north longitude 98.7 west or about 315miles/505 km south-southeast of Acapulco Mexico. Rick is moving toward the west-northwest near 9 mph/15 km/hr. This general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days with a slight increase in forward speed by Saturday. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 65 mph/100 km/hr with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and Rick is expected to become a hurricane later today. Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 60 miles/95 km from the center. Image credits NOAA

Another system - Invest 93 - is located south of tropical storm Rick near latitude 10.8 north longitude 95.4west Image credits Blue Marble NASA Original published on: Oct 16, 2009 @ 5:57