Carlos Becomes Depression, Dolores Keeps Strength

Thursday, July 16th 2009, 7:01 am
By: News On 6

MIAMI – Carlos has weakened to a tropical depression far out at sea, while Tropical Storm Dolores maintains its strength in the Pacific.

Forecasters say Carlos is weakening fast as it moves west, and its winds are near 30 mph as of 5 a.m. EDT Thursday. The system is about 1,790 miles (2,885 kilometers) southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. It's expected to dissipate into a storm remnant later in the day.

Meanwhile, Dolores is moving northwest in the open Pacific and keeping its strength. Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 kph), and it's about 680 miles (1,090 kilometers) southwest of the tip of Baja California.