Tropical Storm Henriette picked up strength as she churned in the Pacific Ocean, bumping the storm up to hurricane status as of the National Hurricane Center’s latest status update on the storm.
At around 2 a.m. Tuesday P.D.T., Henriette was here, or about 1,630 miles from the Hawaiian Islands. The hurricane has maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. The storm is moving to the west-northwest at around 10 mph.
Hurricane-force winds extend 15 miles from the center of Henriette, and tropical storm winds can be felt up to 80 miles from the center of the eye of the hurricane.
There are no watches and warnings in effect for Hurricane Henriette so far, and there are no hazards affecting land, according to the NHS. The next update on the storm is expected to be released at 8 a.m. P.D.T.
Also in the Pacific, Tropical Depression Gil intensified enough to now be considered a tropical storm, according to the latest update from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu.
As of 11 p.m. Monday Hawaiian time, Gil was here, or about 1,035 miles east-southeast of Hilo and 1,245 miles east-southeast of Honolulu. Gil is churning at speeds topping 40 mph.
Tropical storm force winds extend up to 40 miles from Gil’s center. Like Henriette, there are no hazards affecting land or any coastal watches or warnings in relation to the tropical storm.
The next update on Gil is expected to be released 5 a.m. Tuesday Hawaiian time.