Hurricane Henreitte forms in the Pacific


Published: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 6:21 p.m.

MIAMI — Hurricane Henriette is strengthening some in the Pacific far from land. Meanwhile, farther west, Gil is still a tropical storm.

Hurricane Henreitte's maximum sustained winds Tuesday afternoon are near 90 mph (150 kph) with additional strengthening possible into the night.

The hurricane is centered about 1,545 miles (2,486 kilometers) east of the Hawaiian islands and is moving northwest near 10 mph (17 kph).

Also in the Pacific, Tropical Storm Gil's maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center says gradual strengthening is forecast during the next two days. Gil is centered about 1,195 miles (1920 kilometers) east-southeast of Honolulu and is moving west near 9 mph (15 kph).

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