It's almost like a game of Pac-Man on a global scale.
The tropical depression formerly known as Karina is about to be gobbled up by Hurricane Marie like a power pellet in the Pacific.
The last forecast for Karina was issued late last night. It's now a Tropical Depression with winds less than 30 mph and no organization, just meandering in the Pacific.
The much larger Hurricane Marie is a category one storm, and its rotation is expected to absorb what's left of Karina.
One hurricane snacking on another isn't going to make the larger storm even bigger. It just doesn't work that way.
In this case, Marie is actually expected to weaken over the next couple days. It's not because too many late night snacks will slow you down. Marie is headed for much colder water, a big hurricane killer.
Neither hurricane directly affected land during its time spinning in the Pacific.
This has been a particularly busy season in the Pacific Ocean with thirteen named storms. We usually don't see that many until the end of September.
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