Hurricanes Kilo, Ignacio and Jimena Make History in the Pacific
8/30/2015, 4:13:17 PM
Meteorologists and tropical weather enthusiasts are geeking out about a pretty significant tropical statistic.
1st time in history - 3 major hurricanes simultaneously in Pacific east of Int'l Dateline - Kilo, Ignacio & Jimena. pic.twitter.com/umNRiP6C7Y
— NHC E. Pacific Ops (@NHC_Pacific) August 30, 2015
Chris Robbins, of iWeatherNet, wrote a great piece discussing this Historic Hurricane Outbreak in Central & Eastern Pacific. You can also follow Chris on Twitter to receive more great weather facts and statistics.
Kilo, Ignacio and Jimena are currently all Category 4 hurricanes out in the Pacific Ocean.
Kilo is the farthest west, nearly due east of Hawaii by well over 1000 miles. The storm has sustained winds of 135mph and a minimum central pressure of 946mb.
Ignacio is next in line and is located about 445 miles east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii. The storm has sustained winds of 140mph and a minimum central pressure of 948mb.
Last, but not least is Jimena. This major hurricane is located about 1725 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii and has sustained winds of 130mph and a minimum central pressure of 949mb.
Ignacio will come the closest to land when it passes north and east of Hawaii early this week. Rough surf and heavy rainfall are the main threats. Aside from that, these storms currently pose no threat to land and are really something to marvel at.
Here are some more views of this rare, never-before-seen sight.
Beautiful full disk view of 3 category 4 hurricanes in the Eastern Pacific. pic.twitter.com/2VVJtwGB4L
— Adrian Linares (@Adriansweather) August 30, 2015
— Eric Blake (@EricBlake12) August 30, 2015
— Scott Bachmeier (@CIMSS_Satellite) August 30, 2015
— atx weather girl (@atxwxgirl) August 30, 2015
— Aaron White (@AaronWhiteTV) August 30, 2015
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