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Kenneth weakens some, still Category 4 hurricane in Pacific

Forecasters say Hurricane Kenneth is weakening some but is still a Category 4 storm in the eastern Pacific. Forecasters say Hurricane Kenneth is weakening some but is still a Category 4 storm in the eastern Pacific.

MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say Hurricane Kenneth is weakening some but is still a Category 4 storm in the eastern Pacific.

There is no threat to land from the strongest late-season hurricane in that area on record.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Tuesday that Kenneth has maximum sustained winds near 135 mph (215 kph). The storm was centered about 810 miles (1,305 kilometers) south-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California, Mexico, but was moving away from the coast.

It is moving west at 10 mph (17 kph) Kenneth is expected to weaken more on Wednesday. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

The eastern Pacific hurricane season ends Nov. 30.

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