Kenneth Becomes Hurricane in Pacific

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) -- Forecasters say Kenneth has strengthened into a
rare late-season hurricane in the eastern Pacific, although there
is no current threat to land.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Monday that
Kenneth had maximum sustained winds near 80 mph (130 kph). The
storm was centered about 705 miles (1,135 kilometers) south of the
southern tip of Baja California, Mexico, but was moving away from
the coast. It could become a major hurricane in the next day or so.

It is moving west-northwest at 14 mph (22 kph)

Projections show Kenneth moving west out to sea, away from land.
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

The eastern Pacific hurricane season ends Nov. 30.

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