Emilia expected to become major hurricane in Pacific
Hurricanes Daniel, left, and Emilia are shown in an infrared image on Monday morning.
July 9th, 2012
06:17 AM ET

Emilia expected to become major hurricane in Pacific

Hurricane Emilia formed in the eastern Pacific early Monday and is expected to become a major hurricane sometime Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center said.

At 2 a.m. PT, the Category One storm with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph was about 760 miles south of the southern tip of Baja California and moving west-northwest at 12 mph, forecasters said.

Emilia is strengthening rapidly and is forecast to become a Category Two storm later on Monday and a Category Three, or major hurricane, with maximum sustained winds above 111 mph, on Tuesday, the hurricane center said.

Emilia posed no threat to land, however, and no coastal watches or warnings are in effect.

Emilia is the fourth Pacific hurricane of the season. Hurricane Daniel formed Friday and early Monday was a strong Category One storm with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph.

Daniel was about 1,270 miles west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja and moving west at 15 mph.

It was expected to weaken to tropical storm status sometime Monday as it encounters colder waters in the Pacific.

Daniel also posed no threat to land.

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soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. banasy©

    D Rock:
    Bit of a stretch to blame Obama for a hurricane, and anything to do with NASA, which of course, he did not found...

    July 9, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Syndrome Zed

      Yeah, it should be obvious the hurricane is god's way of telling us to execute the Kardashians, already.

      July 9, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Lol...I know, right?

      July 9, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • mkat2

      Well, of course, it's Bush's fault.............!

      July 9, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Scorpions

    Here i am, Rock you like a hurricane.

    July 9, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. sunny in ak

    "Posed no threat to land" why even bring it up then, waste of real news space.

    July 9, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mick

      Off the top: threat to shipping, cruise lines, weather effects for coastal U.S., high surf, etc.

      July 9, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Hunter

    Why bring it up, you ask? Because it's interesting to some of us. Might I ask...if you aren't interested, why did you read and comment on it? And I don't think there's any shortage of "real news space".

    July 9, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. NorCalMojo

    Her parents must be proud.

    July 9, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Philip

    I can. (blame Bush for hurricanes) His pollution is making water take longer to evaporate just like the rest of US, who account for 1/3 of the worlds pollution while being 4% of the worlds population.

    July 9, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. raven

    The picture reminds me of Van Gogh's "Starry Night".

    July 10, 2012 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
  8. raven

    Oh great, now I've got that Don McLean song stuck in my head...Starry, starry niiiiggghhhht...

    July 10, 2012 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
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