Hurricane Carlos Heading West Over The Pacific

Monday, July 13th 2009, 7:48 am
By: News On 6

MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Carlos is heading west over the open waters of the Pacific Ocean and has weakened slightly.

The Category 1 hurricane has maximum sustained winds near 80 mph, down from around 85 mph earlier Sunday. But forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami say Carlos is expected to strengthen somewhat during the next 48 hours.

As of 11 a.m. EDT, the hurricane was centered about 1,135 miles southwest of the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula.

Carlos is moving west near 13 mph on a path taking it farther out to sea. Forecasters say hurricane force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the eye of the storm.

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