Hurricane Fernanda Strengthens in Pacific, No Threat to Land

Hurricane Fernanda has 145-mph winds over the eastern Pacific waters. Photo: Twitter/NHC E. Pacific Ops
Hurricane Fernanda has 145-mph winds over the eastern Pacific waters.

July 15, 2017 08:45 AM

Hurricane Fernanda has continued to build strength in the Pacific Ocean but is heading farther out to sea and does not pose any immediate threat to land.

The U.S National Hurricane Center reports that the storm's maximum sustained winds are at 145 mph (230 kph). It is a powerful, Category 4 hurricane.

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The center said Fernanda's eye was about 1,145 miles (1,845 kilometers) southwest of the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula on Saturday. It was moving to the west at 12 mph (19 kph).

 

The storm was heading in the general direction of Hawaii, but forecasters said it is expected to lose strength in the coming days.

 

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