HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Karina has weakened to a tropical depression as it continues to lose strength over the open ocean east of Hawaii.
The National Hurricane Center said at 5 a.m. Monday, Karina's maximum sustained winds dropped to 35 miles per hour with higher gusts. It was located about 1,240 miles west of the southern tip of Baja California and was moving to the east-southeast at 9 miles per hour. The cyclone is expected to continue in this direction at a slower forward speed until it dissipates in a few days.
Karina formed in the Eastern North Pacific on Aug. 12. It is one of two active tropical cyclones in the Eastern Pacific along with Hurricane Marie.
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