Update: Dora Strengthens from Tropical Storm to Hurricane

Former tropical storm Dora has become the fourth hurricane of the Eastern Pacific season. The storm has attained maximum winds at 75 mph with higher gusts, according to the National Hurricane Center. Dora is a Category 1 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale and should continue to intensify today and tomorrow.

The government of Mexico has issued a tropical storm watch for the country’s southwestern coast from Lazaro Cardenas to Cabo Corrientes.

Bret, the second tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, may weaken today and become a tropical depression tomorrow. The storm was about 320 miles from North Carolina and was moving NorthEast 8 mph.

For more information visit www.nhc.noaa.gov

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