Hurricane Ignacio is gradually weakening, and is a Category 2 hurricane, with sustained winds of 105 mph. Cool water and increasingly hostile wind shear ahead of Ignacio will cause it to weaken further over the next 24 hours, eventually becoming a tropical storm by Wednesday or Thursday as it passes north of the Hawaiian Islands. Rough surf and strong rip currents will impact the islands today into Wednesday. There will also be locally heavy rainfall, mostly in the east- and north-facing mountain ranges today through Tuesday.
Hurricane Jimena is located about 1,230 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii. Jimena remains a strong Category 4 hurricane. However, Jimena will track west or west-northwest into cooler waters and stronger wind shear by the middle of this week leading to gradual weakening of the storm in the long range. No direct impact to land is forecast this week, but increased swells may head toward Hawaii late this week.
Hurricane Kilo is located over 450 miles south-southwest of Midway Island, and well west of the Hawaiian Islands. Kilo is a Category 4 hurricane located in a zone of warm ocean waters and low wind shear, so it is expected to remain very strong 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.
A new tropical depression, number 14, has formed in the eastern Pacific. It is located over 700 miles south of the southern tip of Baja California. The system is expected to move northwestward over the next couple of days, probably becoming Tropical Storm Kevin tonight or early Tuesday. For the next several days the system will have no direct impact on land. There is a slight chance it affects Baja California by Friday or Saturday, if it survives far enough northward.
By AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Brian Wimer
588 ABPZ20 KNHC 010530 TWOEP TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 1100 PM PDT MON AUG 31 2015 For the eastern North Pacific...east of 140 degrees west longitude: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Jimena, located about 1100 miles east of the Big Island of Hawaii, and on Tropical Depression Fourteen-E, located about 750 miles south-southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula. Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days. && Public Advisories on Tropical Depression Fourteen-E are issued under WMO header WTPZ34 KNHC and under AWIPS header MIATCPEP4. Forecast/Advisories on Tropical Depression Fourteen-E are issued under WMO header WTPZ24 KNHC and under AWIPS header MIATCMEP4. $$ Forecaster Berg