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TS Hector now a 85-MPH Hurricane in East Pacific

Satellite images indicate that Hector is rapidly intensifying and has recently formed a small eye. The hurricane is centered as of 8 a.m. PDT about 1135 miles (1825 km) west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. It’s moving toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue for the next few days.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 85 mph (140 km/h) with higher gusts – a category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Additional strengthening during the next few days is forecast. In the longer range, the upper-level environment and water temperatures are more than sufficient to support a major hurricane, and the new forecast reflects these conditions.



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