Tropical Cyclone 05E (Darby)
Wednesday, July 13, 2022

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By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James

Tropical Cyclone 05E (Darby)…is located about 1120 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii

Tropical Cyclone 05E (Darby) 

Advisory number 19


Darby is moving toward the west-northwest near 16 mph (26 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue over the next 24 hours, followed by a turn to the west afterward.

Maximum sustained winds are near 115 mph (185 km/h) with higher gusts. Darby is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Darby is forecast to weaken steadily and become a tropical storm in 24 to 36 hours, and a post-tropical/remnant low in 72 hours.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 15 miles (30 km) from the
center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km).


>>> Offshore of southern Mexico:

Showers and thunderstorms associated with a broad area of low pressure located a few hundred miles south of the Gulf of Tehuantepec are beginning to show some signs of organization.

Environmental conditions are forecast to remain conducive for additional development, and a tropical depression is expected to form well offshore of the coast of southern Mexico on Friday or Saturday.

The disturbance is forecast to move westward to west-northwestward at about 10 mph while remaining offshore of the southern and southwestern coasts of Mexico.

* Formation chance through 48 hours…medium…50 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days…high…90 percent


Central East Pacific:

The National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida is issuing advisories on Hurricane Darby, centered about 1200 miles east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii.

Darby is moving steadily westward, and will be weakening when it moves into the Central Pacific Hurricane Center area of responsibility early Thursday.


>>> Northwest and Southwest Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea:

There are no active tropical cyclones, nor any areas of disturbed weather being investigated by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) at the time of this writing