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Seymour Strengthens in the Pacific

Seymour Strengthens in the Pacific

The GOES West satellite captured this image of Hurricane Seymour in the Pacific at 9:45 UTC on October 25, 2016.

Seymour is located about 650 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja, California and moving toward the west at about 14 miles per hour. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) expect the storm to turn toward the northwest on Wednesday (10/26).

Seymour has maximum sustained winds of near 125 miles per hour with higher gusts, making the storm a category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Additional strengthening is expected today. After that, Seymour is expected to weaken sometime Wednesday through Thursday.

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Courtesy of NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory