Tropical Storm “Daniel” forms in the Eastern Pacific, no impact to land

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Tropical Storm "Daniel" formed June 24, 2018, as the 4th named storm of the 2018 Pacific hurricane season. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect and Daniel is expected to remain over open waters until it dissipates.

At 15:00 UTC, June 24, the center of Tropical Storm "Daniel" was located 990 km (615 miles) SW of the southern tip of Baja California. Its maximum sustained winds were 65 km/h (40 mph) and gusts to 75 km/h (45 mph). The system was moving north at 17 km/h (10 mph) with the minimum central pressure of 1 006 hPa.

Tropical Storm Daniel June 24, 2018 forecast track

This general motion is expected to continue today, followed by a turn toward the northwest on June 25 and a westward motion on June 26 that will continue through the middle of the week.

Slight strengthening is expected through tonight, followed by a weakening trend on June 25 as Daniel tracks over sea surface temperatures below 26 °C (78.8 °F).

Tropical Storm Daniel at 15:00 UTC on June 24, 2018

Tropical Storm "Daniel" at 15:00 UTC on June 24, 2018. Credit: NOAA/GOES-East

The system will most likely become a remnant low by the middle of the week, NOAA NHC forecasters said.

Featured image: Tropical Storm "Daniel" at 15:00 UTC on June 24, 2018. Credit: NOAA/GOES-East

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