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Tropical Cyclones Remain Active in Pacific

Tropical Cyclones Remain Active in Pacific

While New England has recently felt the effects of Hurricane Bill and Tropical Storm Danny in the Atlantic, two other tropical cyclones are currently causing trouble in the Pacific Ocean. Recently, Hurricane Jimena has impacted areas of Northwest Mexico, strengthening to the verge of Category 5 status on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. On August 31, Jimena had sustained winds of 150 miles per hour while off of the Mexican West coast. Since then, the hurricane made landfall near Cabo San Lazaro, Mexico as a Category 2 storm. As of Thursday evening, Jimena continues to churn as a Tropical Storm over the Gulf of California. Meanwhile, in the East Pacific Ocean, Tropical Depression Dujuan formed on September 2nd about 80 km east of the Philippines, and is forecast to attain hurricane strength and impact the Japanese islands by the end of next week.

Closer to home, the streak of pleasant weather in the Boston area should continue through the weekend, with continued sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s°F. Freshmen can expect sunshine and temperatures near 75°F (24°C) for the Greek Griller in Killian Court tomorrow afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Tonight: Mostly clear, Low 63°F (17°C)

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny, High 78°F (26°C)

Sunday: Sunny but a bit cooler, Highs around 70°F (21°C)

Monday: Mostly sunny, Highs in the mid 70s°F (24°C)