Katia dissipates after making landfall in Mexico

By UPI Staff   |   Updated Sept. 9, 2017 at 11:44 AM
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Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Katia -- once one of three hurricanes swirling south of the United States -- has dissipated after it made landfall in Mexico, forecasters said early Saturday.

In its 11 a.m. advisory, the National Hurricane Center said Katia had dissipated over eastern Mexico. Although the storm has lost strength, forecasters caution that large amounts of rainfall are still occurring.

The hurricane was located 150 miles south of Tampico, Mexico, and 125 miles west-northwest of Veracruz, Mexico.

It's moving west-southwest at 5 mph with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph.

The government of Mexico has discontinued all tropical storm warnings for the storm. No tropical storm watches remain in effect, either.

Katia is the 11th named storm this Atlantic hurricane season and follows Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Jose.

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