First look at Hurricane Seymour’s cloud pattern
Hurricane Seymour is moving towards the west-northwest.
Tropical Depression 20 formed in the Eastern Pacific Ocean on Sunday, and by Monday at 11 a.m. it exploded into a hurricane named Seymour. A NASA animation shows the development of the hurricane.
The twentieth tropical depression of the Eastern Pacific Ocean hurricane season formed on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 5 a.m. EDT.
National Hurricane Center Forecaster Todd Kimberlain said, “Seymour’s cloud pattern continues to increase in organization. The cyclone’s small central dense overcast has become circular and increasingly symmetric since the last advisory, with plenty of cold-topped deep convection, particularly near the center.”
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said that Hurricane Seymour is moving toward the west-northwest at near 15 mph (24 kph) and this motion, with some decrease in forward speed, is expected during the next couple of days. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph (120 kph) with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is likely, and Seymour is expected to become a major hurricane on Tuesday, Oct. 25.