Hurricane Aletta develops well off Mexican coast

The Eastern Pacific hurricane season runs from May 15 through November 30, with peak activity from July through September.

Aletta has rapidly intensified into the hemisphere's first major hurricane for 2018 as the storm hits maximum sustained winds of up to 140 miles per hour, The Weather Channel reported. It predicts the storm's intensity to peak late Friday, with maximum winds of 145 miles per hour, just about 10 miles per hour shy of Category 5 levels. It could grow into a Category 4 sometime Friday.

The first tropical storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season formed well off the coast of Mexico on Wednesday, but forecasters said it's not a threat to land.

The storm, located off the west coast of Mexico about 730 km west-southwest of Manzanillo at the time it became a hurricane, is expected to strengthen slightly through Saturday before it encounters cooler water and less-favourable atmospheric conditions.

Hurricane Aletta erupted into a major hurricane in the East Pacific overnight. Infrared satellite images show the storm has a distinct, 20-mile wide eye, with deep convection.

However, over the weekend, the storm is forecast to steadily decay.

If it becomes a tropical storm, it will be named Bud. Both storms could cause high surf, rip currents, rainbands and possibly flash flooding to occur.

The Weather Channel reported the average date when the first named storm forms in the Eastern Pacific Basin is June 10, according to NHS data from 1971 to 2009.

(Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.)
 
Recommended

Scientists say world's oldest footprints belonged to tiny animals
The tracks are actually older than any fossil of a creature with legs, so scientists are puzzled by what created the footprints. This means that they lived during the Ediacaran Period , which lasted from 635 to 541 million years ago.

Trump Seems to Think That Canada Once Burned Down the White House
A few days ago, Trudeau called the metal tariffs-25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum-"insulting". He has sought to renegotiate trade agreements and threatened to impose tariffs on countries that resisted.

Athenahealth Inc (NASDAQ:ATHN) Institutional Investors Quarterly Sentiment
With $179 highest and $130.0 lowest target Athenahealth has $154.28 average target or -2.13% below the current ($157.635) price. The stock was sold at an average price of $152.61 per share, for a total exchange amounting to $22,892.

Lawyers spar over access to records of other misconduct claims against Trump
Zervos came forward with the accusations in October of 2016, following the release of the now-infamous "Access Hollywood" tape. Jones . "We want to cooperate with defendant in good faith to figure out when and how to proceed", she said.

Days Gone PS4 release date is February 2019
Sony also released a brand new trailer which introduces mountain lions and cougars as well as a new line of infected ravens. Garvin's blog post outlined a never-before-seen faction of humans called Rippers, who essentially worship the zombies.

Jennifer Lawrence's New Boyfriend Sounds Fake, Is Real
For the most part, yeah, I have a theory: I think it's because I'm blunt", she said earlier this year. Jennifer Lawrence and new boyfriend Cooke Maroney stepped out together in NYC.

Trump at G-7 summit: What you need to know
The president insists France, Canada, the European Union and other allies are ripping off America on trade. The US president has frosty relations with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau , the summit host.

Eighth Graders Receive Bulletproof Shields Before Starting High School
Unequal Senior Vice President Jim Caldwel says the shields are "a gift that hopefully they'll never have to use". They appeared "unsure just what to make of their "welcome to high school" gifts", said FOX 29's Bruce Gordon.

A gator grabbed her while she was walking her dogs, witnesses say
I have to call my dogs, ' so they wouldn't get close to the water or any of the trees near there because he could be hiding. Myrna Bernard and her daughter Rachel Bernard, 18, live south of the pond and said alligator sightings are not rare.

Poundworld set to appoint administrators, putting 5300 jobs at risk
He sold the company he created to TPG in 2015 for £150m and later took over rival Poundstretcher, which he left in April. Department store chain House of Fraser is close to unveiling a restructuring, which could come as early as Wednesday.

U.S. chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain dead at 61
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that suicide rates have increased by 25 percent over almost two decades. Former President Barack Obama, who appeared in a 2016 episode of " Parts Unknown ", paid tribute to Bourdain on Twitter.

Ontario businesses seek clarity from populist leader Ford
The NDP leader has consistently polled as the most popular of the three party leaders vying to become the next premier of Ontario. Approximately 9.8 million people were registered to vote today, and more than 768,000 voted in advance polls.

Madison Keys rallies back to reach Roland Garros semifinals
Keys believes she's ready, as she told the press on Tuesday: "Honestly, the Open feels like it was 12 years ago at this point. Stephens struggled to reproduce her performance during the fortnight at Flushing Meadows over the remainder of the season.

Oil prices extend losses after JP Morgan cuts forecast
US crude output hit a record of 10.8 million barrels a day in the week, according to the EIA's weekly report. Despite Friday's decline, Brent remains more than 15 percent above its level at the start of the year.

Phoenix GM speaks on DeAndre Ayton workout
He's projected as the No. 1 pick in mock Drafts by ESPN , Sports Illustrated , and Bleacher Report . Deandre Ayton isn't short on confidence as the National Basketball Association draft nears.


More News

News
More News