Tropical Storm Gil forms in the Pacific

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 6:29 PM -

Tropical Storm Gil has formed far off the coast of California.

While it currently poses no threat to land, Gil is picking up strength.

The storm is currently 1,310 km off the southern tip of Baja California with sustained winds of 65 kph.

No coastal watches or warnings have been issued.

Meanwhile, Flossie was downgraded to a post-tropical storm Monday. The National Weather Service cancelled all storm warnings for Hawaii on Monday evening, but kept a flash flood watch in effect statewide.

The service later issued a flash flood warning for Maui, where live television footage showed thunder and lightning, fast-moving clouds and plenty of rain and wind.

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