Pacific hurricane absorbs trop storm; new storm in Atlantic

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Another tropical storm farther out in the Pacific and one in the northern Atlantic posed no threats to land.

Hawaii's Big Island will begin feeling gusty winds and rain Tuesday as Hurricane Hector approaches.

Subtropical Storm Debby has formed in the open Atlantic Tuesday with the expectation of not surviving beyond a few days, according to the latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Ileana is moving toward the northwest near 17 miles per hour (28 km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue into Wednesday.

But as we head towards the peak of hurricane season, the lack of serious storms in the Atlantic so far this season does not mean that things can't change.

Debby transitioned to a tropical storm Wednesday morning with a greater concentration of storms near its center.

It was located about 470 miles east-southeast of South Point, Hawaii.

Hawaii emergency officials are keeping track of a hurricane that's expected to pass to the south of the islands this week.

John was expected to strengthen rapidly and become a major hurricane by late today.

John was centered about 340 miles (545 kilometers) southwest of the Mexican port of Manzanillo early Monday afternoon, with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph (110 kph).

High winds gusts are forecast through Wednesday and will affect the entire island, especially downslope areas. Two factors should keep Hector's impact on Hawaii minimal - relatively cool ocean temperatures and high pressure building over the North Pacific.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will release its updated mid-season hurricane forecast on Thursday.

Last week finished up with a hurricane and three disturbances in the East Pacific tropics.

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