Subtropical Storm Debby forms in the Atlantic

  • Subtropical Storm Debby forms in the Atlantic

Subtropical Storm Debby forms in the Atlantic

Subtropical Storm Debby is expected to fall apart in a couple days and is not a threat to land, the National Hurricane Center said.

Hurricane John was centered about 320 miles southwest of the Mexican port of Manzanillo, with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph late in the afternoon. The tropical-storm-force winds associated with Debby are well removed from the center as indicated by a recent ASCT pass and are occurring within a cyclonically curved band of moderate convection.

An American-based meteorology group has said cool water in the Atlantic could lead to fewer tropical storms this year.

A tropical storm watch has been issued for the Big Island of Hawaii as Hurricane Hector on Tuesday kept churning west across the Pacific as a powerful Category 4 hurricane.

Wind: Tropical-storm-force winds (39 to 73 mph) are possible across the Big Island late Tuesday and Wednesday. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from Tecpan de Galeana to Cabo Corrientes, Mexico and a Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Los Barilles to Todo Santos, Mexico.

Hector also posed no immediate threat to land, but the center said people in Hawaii should monitor the storm's progress as it was projected to pass just south of the islands by midweek.

High Surf Warning up to 15 feet for east and southeast facing shores until 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 65 miles per hour (100 kph) with higher gusts.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will release its updated mid-season hurricane forecast on Thursday.

Last week finished up with a hurricane and three disturbances in the East Pacific tropics.