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Tropical Storm Gil Swirls Off California

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Hurricane clouds form a spiral. (File/NOAA)

Hurricane clouds form a spiral. (File/NOAA)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — Forecasters said Tropical Storm Gil has formed in the Pacific off of California, but far from land.

The National Hurricane Center said maximum sustained winds on Tuesday are at 40 mph. The center of the storm is about 815 miles south-southwest of Baja.

There are no immediate coastal warnings or watches.

The storm is expected to move farther out to sea to the west-northwest on its current track as it strengthens over the next couple days.

Meanwhile, what was once Tropical Storm Flossie’s Hawaiian adventure was short, scattered and more powerful than many believed it would be.

Forecasters said the tropical depression was expected to exit Hawaii on Tuesday as a weakened version of the storm that prompted school and court closures and an emergency declaration the governor.

(Copyright 2013 CBS San Francisco. All rights reserved.)

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