Fernanda And Greg Giving Way To Cooler Waters
As activity continues to try to ramp up in the Atlantic Basin, things are much different in the Eastern Pacific. The two storms that had been getting plenty of scrutiny earlier this week have begun to weaken. Tropical Storm Fernanda was barely that as it moved into the Central Pacific early Friday morning while Greg weakened to a Tropical Storm.
Once a strong Category One Hurricane with winds of 85 miles per hour, Greg has weakened to a strong tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour along with a minimum central pressure of 991 millibars, or 29.26 inches of Hg. Peak wind gusts are estimated to be 75 miles per hour as the storm moves off to the west at 9 miles per hour.
Located some 455 miles to the Southwest of the tip of Baja California, Greg has tropical storm force winds extending some 85 miles from the center. The storm once had hurricane force winds reaching some 25 miles from the center. As of the 8:00 PM PDT discussion on Friday morning, Tropical Storm Greg moved into more cooler waters, and began the weakening process.
Currently in 25 degrees Celsius sea surface temperatures, Greg will be moving into even more cooler water, and weaken to a depression by Saturday, and a remnant low on Sunday. Meanwhile, Fernanda is still churning away in the Central Pacific. However, it is winding down in the cooler waters in the CPAC as expected.
Located some 780 miles to the East-Southeast of South Point, Hawaii, or 970 miles to the East-Southeast of Honolulu, Fernanda only had maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour with a minimum central pressure of 1002 millibars or 29.59 inches of Hg as it moved West at 12 miles per hour according to the 5:00 AM HST Advisory from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.