Two hurricanes form in Eastern Pacific

Two hurricanes form in Eastern Pacific

Two hurricanes form in Eastern Pacific

The eye of the hurricane is located about 940 miles east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii, with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from Norman's center. It is the earliest in a season that three named storms have hit the region, beating the last record - set in 1887 - by about a week.

But rain was still pounding the island chain, touching off flooding on Oahu and Kaua'i.

BOOKMARK The Palm Beach Post's storm tracking map here.

But the storm is far from land and no coastal watches or warning are in effect.

Tropical Storm JerrySeptember 30 - Tropical Storm Jerry develops in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.October 2 - Weakens to a tropical depression.

It was located 1,230 miles (1,980 miles) east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii and was moving west at 13 mph (20 kph).

Tropical Storm KarenOctober 3 - Tropical Storm Karen forms in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico.October 5 - Downgraded to a depression off the coast of Louisiana. Strong wind shear can prevent a tropical storm from forming or may cause a hurricane to weaken. Four deaths are reported in the Dominican Republic, according to the country's government.

Additional development is anticipated, and a tropical depression could form over the weekend while the system moves west-northwestward near the Cabo Verde Islands.

This is the second highest rainfall total from a tropical cyclone in the United States since 1950.

Throughout today Hawaii is likely to experience showers and heavy rains, as the tail end of Hurricane Lane passes by.

Tropical Storm Norman strengthened somewhat overnight and is forecast to turn out to be a typhoon this day.

"Over the next six weeks we will see a steady parade of strong tropical waves emerging from the coast of Africa, and some of these waves will be capable of acting as the seeds for the most risky type of Atlantic hurricanes - the Cape Verde storms", said Weather Underground co-founder Jeff Masters in his Category 6 blog.

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