Forecasters now monitoring new tropical storm in East Pacific

Forecasters now monitoring new tropical storm in East Pacific
Miriam's forecast track shows it heading north-northwest (Image: National Hurricane Center)
Miriam's forecast track shows it heading north-northwest (Image: National Hurricane Center)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Forecasters are now tracking a tropical storm in the Eastern Pacific that's expected to strengthen into a hurricane on Monday.

Tropical Storm Miriam, the latest East Pacific storm, is located about 1,545 miles east of Hilo, according to the National Hurricane Center.

At 5 p.m.. Monday, Miriam had maximum sustained winds of 65 mph with higher gusts and was moving toward the west at 12 mph.

The current forecast track has it heading north-northwest after it enters the Central Pacific basin – keeping Hawaii out of the cone of uncertainty – though it is still too far away to know for sure whether or not it will have effects on the islands.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 60 miles from the center.

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This story will be updated.

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