Eugene Enters Swell Window With Cat 3 Strength

Hurricane Eugene - Public Advisory #12

The latest National Hurricane Center advisory (#12) has been issued, and Hurricane Eugene has passed into the Southern California swell window and become a major hurricane (Category 3) with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph with higher gusts.

Eugene is forecast to strengthen over the next 24 hours, with maximum wind speeds expected to increase to 125 mph, then weaken Wednesday night into Thursday as the hurricane hits cooler waters.