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Monstrous Hurricane Dora trudges away from Mexico

Jul 21, 2011 5:14:00 AM - thestate.com
Hurricane Dora is getting stronger as it moves away from Mexico, and the government there has discontinued its tropical storm watch.

Forecasters say the Category 4 storms' top winds have increased to 140 mph (220 kph) early Thursday as it moved to the west-northwest. The storm's center was located about 265 miles (425 kilometers) south of Cabo Corrientes, Mexico.

The fourth hurricane of the eastern Pacific season was forecast to stay offshore. It's forecast to strengthen some before weakening on Friday.

In the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Cindy formed well out to sea and posed no threat to land as it moved east. Tropical Storm Bret was forecast to weaken as it moved away from the Bahamas and well off the U.S. Atlantic coast.

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