Eugene Downgraded to Tropical Storm

As of 8:00 a.m. PDT on Friday, August 5, 2011 (Advisory #22): Hurricane Tropical Storm Eugene is located approximately 935 miles WSW of the Southern tip of Baja, California. The storm is continuing its WNW track (13 mph), with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph. The thrill is gone.

Initial signs of swell activity generated by Eugene began to appear on the Point Loma buoy last night around 9 p.m., and this morning at 6:39 a.m. the station reported swell conditions of 4.6 feet at 14.3 seconds (179°). These observations are in line with the latest Wavewatch forecast model, which shows a slight increase in wave height (around 5 feet) as the swell continues to build through the morning.

Keep an eye on the real-time observations from the Point Loma station (@buoy46232) throughout the day to see how the swell fills in.