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Tropical Storm Fred forms off Africa; Ignacio near Hawaii

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A tropical wave off the west coast of Africa developed into Tropical Storm Fred early Sunday morning.  It will strengthen into a hurricane, and the Cape Verde Islands are under a hurricane warning.

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Fred will track through the eastern Atlantic ocean and encounter wind shear and cooler ocean water.  This should allow him to dissipate quite a bit by the end of the week.  As of now, there is no major concern that he would survive a trip to the Caribbean or the United States.

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There are three hurricanes in the central and eastern Pacific -- Ignacio, Jimena and Kilo.

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Ignacio will travel just north of Hawaii.  It won't pass over the state, but it will be close enough to cause rain, gusty winds and high surf.

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Jimena will go a bit northward of Ignacio's track.  There is an area of disturbed weather southwest of Mexico that may develop into a tropical storm this week.

 

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