Disturbances moving across Pacific

A pair of atmospheric disturbances in the Central Pacific appear unlikely to threaten Hawaii for the time being.

As of Thursday evening, Tropical Depression Ten-E was approximately 1,600 miles west-southwest of Hilo with wind speeds of 35 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm was moving westward at barely 5 mph and is estimated to only get within 1,300 miles of Hilo by the end of next Tuesday.

The other disturbance was about 830 miles southwest of Hilo by Thursday afternoon and moving west at about 10 mph. The hurricane center predicted the disturbance has only a 10% chance of forming a tropical cyclone within the next two days, and only a 30% chance of doing so within the next five.

A disturbance moving north-northwest from the coast of Mexico in the East Pacific, however, has an 80% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next two days.


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