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BWS: Subtropical Storm 'Not Threat To Bermuda'

BWS: Subtropical Storm 'Not Threat To Bermuda'

Hurricane John, right, can be seen off the coast of Mexico in a composite satellite image taken this morning. It was forecast to peak as a Category 3 hurricane before starting to weaken while staying to the west of the Baja California Peninsula during the week.

"The CSU Tropical Meteorology Project team is predicting a total of nine additional named storms to form after August 1", the university said in a news release. It was moving north at 16 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour.

Hurricane John was centered about 320 miles (515 kilometers) southwest of the Mexican port of Manzanillo, with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph) late in the afternoon.

The swells are likely to cause "life-threatening surf and rip current conditions", it added.




So far this season we have had Subtropical Storm Alberto, which formed in May, as well as Hurricane Beryl and Hurricane Chris.

Subtropical storm Debby has officially formed in the deep Atlantic.

Forecasters with the National Weather Service say surf will rise 12 to 15 feet along east shores of the Big Island, and 6 to 10 feet along east shores of Maui.

The center of the storm was 410 miles east-southeast of South Point and 615 miles east-southeast of Honolulu, the NHC said in its 11 a.m. HST update.