Gaston remnants remain, Hermine threatens Mexico

| 04/09/2010

(CNS): The eighth named storm of the AtlanticHurricane season formed off the coast of Mexico early this morning. Hermine is 185 Miles east south east of Tampico Mexico and predicted to head inland early tomorrow morning. Meanwhile, the remnants of Tropical Storm Gaston remain and forecasters predict the weather system has a 70% chance of reforming. The NHC said showers and thunderstorms associated with it have become less organized during the past few hours.  Located about 400 miles east of the Northern Leeward islands forecasters say environmental conditions are expected to become more conducive for development over the next day or so as the system moves westward at about 15mph. 

Hermine is moving toward the north near 10 mph and a turn toward the northwest with an increase in forward speed is expected. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph with higher gusts. Some additional strengthening is forecast prior to landfall and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 105 miles to the east of the centre.
The NHC warned that Hermine could produce as much as a foot of rainfall in some areas which could cause life-threatening flash flood and mudslides especially over the higher terrain of northeastern Mexico.
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