Hurricane Jimena continues to strengthen this morning and is now a powerful Category 4 hurricane and may continue to grow even stronger during the next 24 hours. Jimena is located about 1220 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. The storm will begin to weaken on Monday but remain a major hurricane for several days to come. Jimena will track west or west-northwest track over the open waters of the Pacific through the middle of next week.
Hurricane Ignacio is in the Central Pacific located about 660 miles to the east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii. The system is tracking west-northwestward and should continue to do so for the next several days. Ignacio will continue to move through an environment conducive for additional strengthening through tonight. After that, increasing wind shear and cooler ocean waters will weaken Ignacio by early next week. It should eventually pass north and east of the Hawaiian Islands later Monday into Wednesday. Rough surf, strong rip currents, along with some wind and rain could impact the islands.
Hurricane Kilo is located about 260 miles west-northwest of Johnston Island and well west of the Hawaiian Islands. Kilo is located in a zone of warm ocean waters and low wind shear, so additional strengthening is forecast over the next several days. Kilo will continue on a west then northwest track for the next couple of days, well away from the Hawaiian Islands.
By AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Michael LeSeney
181 ABPZ20 KNHC 290527 TWOEP TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 1100 PM PDT FRI AUG 28 2015 For the eastern North Pacific...east of 140 degrees west longitude: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Jimena, located more than 1000 miles southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula. A broad area of low pressure located several hundred miles south- southeast of Manzanillo, Mexico, is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Environmental conditions could be conducive for some development of this low next week while it moves toward the west at about 10 mph. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent * Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent $$ Forecaster Blake