Hurricane Kenneth became a major category 4 storm

Hurricane Kenneth became a major category 4 storm

Hurricane Kenneth became a major category4 storm off the Pacific coast of Mexico early Tuesday but posed no immediate threat to land. Hurricane Kenneth, which gained monster Category 4 status, is the strongest hurricane ever so late in the season for the basin. No other major (Category 3 or greater) hurricanes have been observed in the eastern Pacific during the month of November since records began in the 1800s.

No land masses lie in the projected westward path of hurricane Kenneth. However, shipping lanes will be threatened. As Kenneth remains a powerful storm, residents and vacationers along Mexico's southwestern coast may notice an increase in wave action.



NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER


...KENNETH QUICKLY UNRAVELLING...




7:00 AM PST Wed Nov 23
Location: 12.6°N 117.3°W
Max sustained: 90 mph
Moving: W at 9 mph
Min pressure: 978 mb
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NHC SUMMARY OF 700 AM PST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...12.6N 117.3W
ABOUT 860 MI...1385 KM SW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...90 MPH...150 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 275 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...978 MB...28.88 INCHES

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