Hurricane Forms In The Pacific

MIAMI (August 6, 2013)--Hurricane Henriette has formed in the Pacific far from land while farther west, Gil has become a tropical storm, forecasters said Tuesday.

Hurricane Henreitte's maximum sustained winds early Tuesday were near 75 miles per hour and additional strengthening is possible during the day, forecasters said.

The hurricane was centered about 1,630 miles east-southeast of the Hawaiian Islands and was moving west-northwest at near 10 miles per hour.

Tropical Storm Gil's maximum sustained winds were near 40 miles per hour.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said gradual strengthening is expected during the next two days.

Gil was centered about 1,245 miles east-southeast of Honolulu and was moving west at near 9 miles per hour.

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