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Hurricanes Odile and Edouard
Hurricane Odile in the eastern Pacific Ocean came ashore on the Baja Peninsula overnight Sunday and although the storm continues to weaken as it interacts with land, strong winds and heavy rainfall extend well away from the center of Odile. Also, moisture from a disturbance over northeastern Mexico and thePacific ITCZ is forecast to be advected by Odile's circulationnorthwestward across Mexico into the southwestern United Statesduring the next few days. These factors, in combination withOdile's eventual slow forward speed, will likely result in heavyrains and life-threatening flash flooding in those areas.
In the Atlantic Ocean, Hurricane Edouard is maintaining category 2 strength far out to sea. Some strengthening appears likely during the next 24 to 36 hourswhile the hurricane remains in favorable conditions. Beyond thattime, cooler water, dry air, and a pronounced increase in shearshould cause the system to weaken steadily. This image was taken by the Suomi NPP satellite's VIIRS instrument over several passes on September 14, 2014, and captured from NOAA View.