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Tropical storm Felicia intensified into a hurricane over the eastern North Pacific early Thursday.
At 2 a.m. PT, the center of the Category 1 storm was approximately 730 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California.
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Now, according to the NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Felicia is moving west at a maximum wind speed of up to 85 miles per hour and higher gusts at about 12 miles per hour.
Hurricane strength winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the center and tropical gale force winds extend outward up to 80 miles.
A gradual west-southwest turn is expected by Friday, with this movement expected to continue for the next two days.
There are no coastguards or warnings.
However, Hurricane Felicia was expected to intensify over the next day.
Tropical storm Felicia formed well off Mexico’s Pacific coast on Wednesday.
The hurricane is the sixth named storm of the 2021 East Pacific hurricane season.
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NOAA said in May that near or below average season was the most likely, with a 70% chance of five to ten hurricanes and two to five major hurricanes.
The hurricane season in the East Pacific officially runs from May 15 to November 30, according to the agency.