November 24, 2017

Pacific hurricane Dora upgraded to category 4

Hurricane Dora doing the "wild thing" - as seen from space.

Pacific hurricane Dora has strengthened to a Category 4 storm on Wednesday with maximum sustained winds of 135 mph. The National Hurricane Center says heavy swells are expected along Mexico’s Pacific coast.”These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions,” the center said.

Hurricane Dora is expected to be about 235 miles off the coast of Lazaro Cardenas by Wednesday evening. It was moving at 16 mph in a west-northwest direction, which placed it on a route outlining the Mexican coast.

The National Hurricane Center says a tropical storm watch is in effect for the coastal area from Lazaro Cardenas to Cabo Corrientes, the center said.