Suddenly Seymour is a Category 4 Hurricane! (Credit: NWS National Hurricane Center, NOAA Satellite and Information Service)
Hurricane Seymour in the eastern Pacific has been upgraded to a category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson Wind Scale (which measures a hurricane’s maximum sustained winds) with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph. Hurricane Seymour has a minimum central pressure of 943 mb. The storm is currently located approximately 690 miles southwest off the tip of the Baja Peninsula in southern California. The storm is expected to make a turn to the west-northwest over the next few days and gradually weaken. This is a small tropical cyclone, with hurricane winds extending outward 25 miles from the center of the storm and tropical storm force winds extending out up to 90 miles. Hurricane Seymour is not expected to be a threat to land. Above is a great view of Hurricane Seymour from the GOES-West Satellite! To learn more about other high-impact weather events from across the Central and Eastern Pacific Ocean, be sure to click here!