Hurricane Henriette Forms in Pacific

If it’s August, it must be hurricane season. The National Hurricane Center upgraded Henriette to a hurricane on Monday, while Gil was downgraded to a tropical storm but still remained a threat—although both are far from land. Henriette’s maximum sustained winds on Tuesday were near 75 mph, and it is located about 1,635 miles off the Hawaiian Islands. Tropical Storm Gil had maximum sustained winds near 40 mph, and forecasters warned it could gradually strengthen over the next few days. While both are located far off land, the forecast could change in the next couple of days.