Tropical Storm Georgette forms alongside Frank

Tropical Storm Georgette has become the seventh named Pacific storm during the month of July. Georgette has formed along the side of Tropical Storm Frank as they move north-northwest. There are currently no coastal warnings issues in Mexico however southern Baja California Sur should monitor the progress of Frank.

The center of Tropical Storm Georgette was located near latitude 12.3 North, longitude 117.1 West. Georgette is moving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph (20 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue through Saturday.

A west-northwestward motion at a slower forward speed is forecast late Saturday and Sunday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours, and Georgette is expected to become a hurricane by late Saturday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1004 mb (29.65 inches).


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