ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Tropical Storm Gil 2013 was updated by the National Hurricane Center today with a projected path of Mexico. Tropical Storm Gil is not yet Hurricane Gil. But officials today July 30, 2013 indicate that the tropical depression is now a tropical storm.
TS Gil is strengthening in the Pacific, the National Hurricane Center tells news today in their latest update. The system remains south of Baja California, off the Mexico peninsula.
Reps tell news that the depressions strengthened to a tropical storm Tuesday as it moved to roughly eight hundred miles west of Baja. The system is still southwest of the southern tip of Baja California, NHC tell news. The system is producing maximum sustained winds of 40 mph and is shifting at 15 mph currently.
NHC indicates to news that no coastal watches or warnings remain in effect today. The update was the result of new satellite images. They suggested that Tropical Depression Seven-E had “intensified into a tropical storm at 2 PM PST.” Gil is now moving “toward the west-northwest near 15 mph .. with a decrease in forward speed expected over the next 48 hours.”
The system is producing strong winds out by 35 mph from its center core. A further news briefing is scheduled for later today.