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Central Pacific quiet on opening day of hurricane season

June 1, 2017 - 7:12am

KAILUA-KONA — No tropical cyclone formation is forecast in Central Pacific, which is where Hawaii is located, during the next 48 hours, forecasters said Thursday morning.

Today marks the start of the 2017 hurricane season that continues through Nov. 30. For full details on this year’s outlook, click here.

In the Eastern Pacific, Tropical Depression 2-E was expected move inland across the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, today. As of this morning, the cyclone was packing 35 mph winds, and forecasters said that 2-E could become a tropical storm after making landfall. It would like weaken and dissipate thereafter as it moves over mountainous terrain.

Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center in Miami said 8 to 12 inches of rain could fall as the storm moves inland. A tropical storm warning is in effect for the Pacific Coast, from Salina Cruz to Puerto Escondido.

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