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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  1. marena

    I have recieved email from u guys since 2003. i love everything about what put out to the public.

    July 9, 2012 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
  2. alex

    So what do they think that it is going to turn into?

    July 9, 2012 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
    • kingkong

      what??
      you don't know?? tsk...tsk...tsk...

      July 9, 2012 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  3. db

    I thought Hurricanes were in the Atlantic and Typhoons were in the Pacific.

    July 9, 2012 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
    • ForGoodOfAll

      Yes, I thought that as well.

      July 9, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  4. JT

    typhoons are in the western pacific

    July 9, 2012 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  5. John

    Hurricanes are in the northern hemisphere and typhoons are in the southern. They also have different directions of rotation, one is clockwise the other counter clockwise.

    July 9, 2012 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      They are called hurricanes east of the international dateline and typhoons west of that point. But you are correct that storms north of the equator have a counterclockwise spin and south of the equator they have a clockwise spin.

      July 9, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  6. Blanderson Hooper

    Oh, man.

    July 9, 2012 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  7. JBSTorm

    hurricanes are in the Atlantic and East Pacific.
    Typhoons are in the western pacific, which is covered by a different warning center.
    Cyclones, i believe, are in the indian

    hope that helps.

    July 9, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  8. Hey You

    Cyclones are found at Iowa State University.
    Hurricanes are found at Univ. of Miami.

    July 9, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    Did Daniel have a baby?

    July 9, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Myto Senseworth

    Why don't we just call them cyclones?

    July 9, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  11. francois2012

    No Daniel didnt have a baby troll.

    July 9, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Not a troll.
      Just wondered what happened to all of the hoo-hah concerning Daniel, and the picture reminded of that.
      It was a joke...jeez!

      July 9, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  12. HIDE BEHIND

    No matter the proper names given them, typhoons, hurricanes, or cyclones are all associated with hot air, and they come and go leaving paths destructive to mandkind.

    Religions too are masses of hot air and many have come and gone, leaving destruction in their wake, but none more destructive than the Abrahamic, which unlike the other storms, is not a natural disaster but is man made.

    Odd that the cooling thoughts of peace are needed to stem the tides of strife caused by thoughts of those associated with Abraham, for those who strive for peace need not a Church, Synagoge, or Mosque to tell them how to find peace; they seem to already know from. weather creation or a Creator, somewheres inside their own hearts and minds.

    July 9, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  13. D Rock

    It was because the NASa founding by Obama's and there space program affecting the wether patterns on the atlantic, and pacific, with more hurricanes and globalwarming. which rly isnt real as most scinetist in the scientific community will tell you.

    So, basiclaly, had the Obama's not put so much taxpayer's from taxes into nasa and stop funding global climat change(warming). The rest of the repubicans (romey, paul, rush, pallin) etc, know its a demorcrat ploy to hire sceintist thugs and play into public's fear about something that doesnt even exist.

    July 9, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Drock

      Huh? You been smoking a peace pipe again?

      July 9, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  14. RG

    DROCK has to learn how to spell, use proper grammar, and make sense.

    July 9, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Richard

    Pacific Hurricanes, while they can be strong, off the Mexico coast, they generally move out over the open waters . . . waters that are colder than the Atlantic Ocean. The only threat this hurricane will be to is Hawaii and it is still a good 1,500 mi ESE of Honolulu

    July 9, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
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