Tropical Depression Eleven-E, which developed early this morning southwest of the Baja California Peninsula, has strengthened overnight, and is now Tropical Storm Fausto. It is the sixth named storm of the 2020 Northeastern Pacific hurricane season, and the second in the month of August, following Hurricane Elida, which formed last week. It is also one of four tropical cyclones currently active in the western hemisphere, alongside Tropical Depression Ten-E, Tropical Depression Twelve-E, and Atlantic Tropical Storm Josephine. Fausto is forecast to be a short-lived tropical cyclone, and is not expected to impact land during the next few days.
Tropical Storm Fausto: Current Storm Information
As of the National Hurricane Center’s most recent advisory on Fausto at 8:00 PM PDT (15:00 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Fausto was located near 20.7°N, 119.6°W, about 640 mi (1030 km) west-southwest of the Baja California Peninsula. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with gusts to 50 mph (85 km/h), the minimum central pressure is 1004 mb (29.65 inches), and tropical storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center. Fausto is moving toward the northwest at around 15 mph (24 km/h), and a turn to the west is expected to occur by Monday night. Fausto is already moving over cooler waters, and no further strengthening is forecast. By Tuesday, Fausto is forecast to weaken to a tropical depression, and degenerate into a remnant low by Tuesday afternoon. The remnants of Fausto should then continue westward to just south of due westward until dissipating by Thursday. There are no tropical cyclone watches or warnings currently in effect, and Fausto is not expected to threaten land at any point in the next five days.
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