Amanda Now a Tropical Storm; Nearly Stalled in Pacific

By: Sean Sporman
By: Sean Sporman

After becoming a fierce Category 4 Hurricane with over 150 mile per hour sustained winds, Pacific Tropical Storm Amanda is considerably weaker as of Wednesday morning.

As of the 2am Pacific Time advisory for Wednesday, May 28, 2014; the storm only had sustained winds of 70 miles per hour. It was located well away from land—just under 600 miles the south/southwest of Baja California.

The storm was also much slower too, barely moving to the northeast at 2 miles per hour.

Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center expect Amanda to continue to weaken, possibly becoming a Tropical Depression during the day on Thursday.

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