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Latino Daily News

Wednesday July 20, 2011

DORA Labeled 4th Hurricane of the Eastern-Pacific Season, Near Accapulco

DORA Labeled 4th Hurricane of the Eastern-Pacific Season, Near Accapulco

Photo: Hurricane Dora

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The storm is centered about 240 miles south of Acapulco, with sustained winds close to 90 mph!

Mexican authorities issued a tropical storm watch from Lázaro Cárdenas to Cabo Corrientes, alerting of possible tropical storm conditions within the next 36 hours. Heavy-rain and high wave warnings have been issued in Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas.

Infrared satellite data from NASA revealed a large area of very cold and powerful thunderstorms around the center of Hurricane Dora.

The frigid cloud-top temperatures—as cold as -63F/-52C, are indicators of how high thunderstorms are; the higher the thunderstorm is, the colder the cloud tops are and the more powerful the storm will be.