Hurricane Celia reachs Category 2, gains strength

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
June 22, 2010 08:46

MIAMI — Hurricane Celia grew stronger Monday evening in the East Pacific Ocean and was upgraded to a Category 2.

Celia was centered about 505 miles (815 kilometers) south of Manzanillo, Mexico and the storm is not seen as a threat to land.The hurricane is expected to continue moving west, away from the Mexican coast, for the next couple of days. Celia is expected to get stronger and could become a major hurricane on Tuesday.

The storm's maximum sustained winds Monday evening were 105 mph (165 kilometers per hour). Cecilia was moving westward at 8 mph (13 kilometers per hour).


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