Saturday, September 24, 2011

Pacific hurricane Hilary swells to category four

Terra Daily via AFP: Hurricane Hilary swelled to a Category Four storm on Friday but was moving away from Mexico's Pacific coast and was not expected to strike land, according to the US-based National Hurricane Center.

Packing winds of 145 miles (230 kilometers) per hour, the storm was 125 miles (200 kilometers) southwest of the resort town of Zihuantenejo, the NHC said. Hilary was moving into the open Pacific at a speed of 10 miles (16 kilometers) per hour, the NHC said in its 1200 GMT bulletin.

"On the forecast track, the core of Hilary should continue moving farther offshore of the southwestern coast of Mexico today," the NHC said....

Hurricane Hilary on September 23, 2011, from NASA

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