MIAMI - Forecasters say Hurricane Kenneth has strengthened even more into a Category 3 storm in the eastern Pacific, although there is no current threat to land.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Tuesday that Kenneth has become a major hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 125 mph (205 kph). The storm was centered about 710 miles (1,145 kilometers) south-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California, Mexico, but was moving away from the coast.
It is moving west at 12 mph (19 kph) Kenneth could strengthen more before weakening on Wednesday.
There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. The eastern Pacific hurricane season ends Nov. 30.
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All-time record high temperatures were set at several location in south central Alaska Monday afternoon.
A potent area of low pressure will move along this rim and drop down the front side bringing a round of severe weather to Maryland Wednesday evening/night through Thursday afternoon (timing is still in question).
As the moisture from this tropical low moves north it will interact with a trough out to the west. This will increase Maryland's rain chances late Thursday into early Saturday morning.
Meteorologists with the National Weather Service and researchers from the University of Oklahoma continue to investigate the May 31st El Reno tornado that hit just west of Oklahoma City.
No big shocker here. Oklahoma shares the top of the list of states with the most tornadoes rated either F5 or EF5 since 1950.