Much to the relief to people on Hawaii, it appears Tropical Depression 6-E is fading away for now. According to the National Hurricane Center, a morning satellite overpass indicated that the circulation of the tropical depression is no longer closed with light and variable winds evident on its south side. Because the system no longer meets the criteria of a tropical cyclone, the National Hurricane Center will no longer issue advisories on it.
While the storm is no longer a depression, it still exists in weaker form in the Pacific. The remnants of the depression are currently producing a very limited amount of shower activity, but the associated convection could pulse up and down for another day until the trough moves over cooler waters.
The Eastern Pacific Hurricane Basin has seen tropical storms and tropical depressions, but not hurricanes yet this season. Only five eastern North Pacific hurricane seasons in the satellite era have had 0 hurricanes through July 14: 1968, 1987, 2003, 2004, and 2007.
Earlier this year, the Honolulu, Hawaii – based Central Pacific Hurricane Center issued a seasonal outlook that called for a below normal or near-normal hurricane season for the central Pacific basin that surrounds Hawaii. There have been no tropical cyclone threats to Hawaii this season yet. And according to the latest run of the American GFS forecast model guidance, it is unlikely Hawaii would be threatened by tropical cyclones at all this month.