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Dolores reaches hurricane strength in the Pacific

1 year 3 months 1 week ago July 13, 2015 Jul 13, 2015 Monday, July 13 2015 July 13, 2015 3:52 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

MIAMI - Dolores has reached hurricane strength in the Pacific Ocean, though a tropical storm watch has been discontinued for coastal Mexico.

Hurricane Dolores is expected to bring some rainfall totaling 1 to 3 inches along the southwestern coast of Mexico, with isolated amounts of up to 5 inches. But it does not pose any major threat to land.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Dolores is centered 190 miles (305 kilometers) southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico. It was moving west-northwest at 9 mph (15 kph) and had maximum sustained winds of about 75 mph (120 kph).

Another system, Tropical Storm Enrique, also churned over the Pacific. It was far from land and posed no threat.

Tropical Storm Claudette has formed in the Atlantic Ocean, though it is not expected to threaten the U.S.

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