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Hurricane Seymour strengthens to Category 3 in Pacific

By Andrew V. Pestano
Hurricane Seymour strengthens to Category 3 in Pacific
Hurricane Seymour, seen here near the center of this satellite image, strengthened into a Category 3 hurricane on Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center said. Image courtesy of NOAA

MIAMI, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Hurricane Seymour grew into a Category 3 hurricane on Tuesday and the National Hurricane Center expects it will continue to strengthen in the Pacific Ocean.

Seymour is about 565 miles south-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. The storm system is moving west at a speed of 15 mph with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph.

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The National Hurricane Center said Seymour should begin weakening on Wednesday. The storm is considered a small tropical cyclone with hurricane-force winds extending up to 10 miles from its center and tropical storm-force winds extending up to 70 miles.

Seymour is the eastern Pacific's sixth major hurricane of 2016. The storm system is expected to dissipate by the weekend while still far from the coasts of the United States and Mexico.

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect related to Hurricane Seymour.

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