Hurricane Emilia Strengthens to Category 4
But storm is still far out in the Pacific, expected to weaken
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 10, 2012 2:10 PM CDT
A hurricane swirls near Baja California in this file photo. Still far out to sea, Emilia has strengthened into a Category 4 storm, but is expected to weaken.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Hurricane Emilia is moving over the open Pacific as a powerful Category 4 storm but remains far from land. The hurricane's maximum sustained winds today were near 130mph. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm was expected to begin a gradual weakening tonight. Emilia is centered about 685 miles south-southwest of the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California and is moving west-northwest near 10mph. Farther west, Daniel has weakened to a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 65mph, and is centered about 1,350 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii, moving west near 16mph.

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