At 5 a.m. EDT (0900 UTC) on August 6, the center of Tropical Storm John was located near latitude 15.1 North, longitude 107.3 West. John is located about 335 miles (540 km) southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico.
Two new tropical storms are strengthening off Mexico and both are projected to reach hurricane force while marching northwestward parallel to the coast, bringing heavy surf.
A tropical storm watch was in effect for a much broader swath of coast, from Los Barilles to Todos Santos. The tropical-storm-force winds associated with Debby are well removed from the center as indicated by a recent ASCT pass and are occurring within a cyclonically curved band of moderate convection.
The current forecast for Debby retains subtropical storm status through Wednesday (8/8) morning before weakening to a depression by Wednesday evening. It was forecast to peak as a Category 3 storm before starting to weaken, while staying to the west of the Baja California Peninsula during the week.
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As of Friday, Caltrans says SR-175 between Hopland and Lakeport is re-opened, after being closed since Sunday by the River Fire. Yosemite Valley residents must leave the valley by noon Friday, National Park Service officials said.
On the other side of the Pacific, Typhoon Shanshan is approaching Japan with maximum winds around 100 miles per hour. It was located about 470 miles east-southeast of South Point, Hawaii.
Farther west was recently formed Tropical Storm Kristy, which had sustained winds of 50 miles per hour (85 kph) and could become a hurricane.
Hawaii emergency officials are keeping track of a hurricane that's expected to pass to the south of the islands this week. Some local flash flooding is possible in a few spots, particularly along east-, south- or southeastward-facing slopes of the Big Island.
Building subtropical high pressure north of Hector will keep the hurricane on a generally westward course the next several days. Combined with high tides, this could lead to some overwash of low-lying coastal areas and perhaps some beach erosion.