Tropical storm John on the way
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Started by metmike - Aug. 4, 2018, 8:54 p.m.

Hurricane Hector will track south of the Hawaiian Islands on Wednesday as a minimal hurricane......probably some tropical storm winds and big waves there.

But we have John on the way and conditions look favorable for him/it to become a hurricane.

By carlberky - Aug. 4, 2018, 9:52 p.m.
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mike, you made me run to google, wondering why Hector wasn't called a typhoon.

"  In the North Atlantic, central North Pacific, and eastern North Pacific, the term hurricane is used. The same type of disturbance in the Northwest Pacific is called a typhoon. Meanwhile, in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean, the generic term tropical cyclone is used, regardless of the strength of the wind associated with the weather system. "

Wow …

By metmike - Aug. 6, 2018, 1:48 p.m.
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Tropical storm John is on its/his way to  rapidly becoming a strong hurricane...........but no threat except for messing up the conditions in the Pacific Ocean that models use for initial conditions in order to feed them into the equations for predicting weather. 

Which makes the weather downstream in the US, less predictable, especially in week 2.

By metmike - Aug. 6, 2018, 5:22 p.m.
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John is now a hurricane!

What say you John from the forum?