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Late-Season Hurricane Weakens in Pacific Off Western Mexico

November 25, 2011

(Updates wind speed in second paragraph.)

Nov. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Hurricane Kenneth’s top winds dropped to Category-2 strength hundreds of miles southwest of Baja California, Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said.

The late-season hurricane about 840 miles (1,350 kilometers) from the tip of Baja California was moving west in the Pacific with 110 mph winds at 1 a.m. Los Angeles time, down from 145 mph yesterday and Category 4 on the five-step Saffir- Simpson scale, the center said.

The storm is no threat to land and forecast to weaken to a tropical storm tomorrow and a depression the following day, the Miami-based NHC said. The hurricane season runs through Nov. 30.

--Editors: Randall Hackley, Christian Schmollinger

To contact the reporters on this story: Ann Koh in Singapore at akoh15@bloomberg.net; Alex Morales in London at amorales2@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Alexander Kwiatkowski at akwiatkowsk2@bloomberg.net; Reed Landberg at landberg@bloomberg.net


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