As Tropical Depression Lane leaves Hawaii, Tropical Storm Miriam forms in the Eastern Pacific


EDITOR’S NOTE: This will be the final update for Lane.

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At 11:00 p.m., the center of Tropical Depression Lane was 385 miles southwest of Lihue. The
depression is moving away from the main Hawaiian Islands toward the west at about 9 mph. Lane is then expected to accelerate northwestward Tuesday and Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours, but Lane is expected to become a post-tropical remnant low on Monday.

 Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Miriam has formed in the Eastern Pacific. The tropical storm is still moving westward and all indications are that this motion will continue for the next few days.

By day 4, Miriam should turn northward as it reaches a break in the subtropical ridge created by an extensive mid- to upper-level low located over the central North Pacific.

Steady strengthening is still likely for the next day or two. While Miriam’s structure does not appear to be conducive for rapid intensification at the moment, this could change quickly and with little warning due to the small size of the cyclone’s inner-core.

Regardless of Miriam’s peak intensity, by the end of the forecast, steady weakening is likely as Miriam encounters lower SSTs and higher shear.

At this time, Mirriam is not expected to have any affect on land.

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