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posted Jul 16, 2012, 11:06 AM by Weather Man   [ updated Jul 17, 2012, 5:15 PM ]
At 800 am PDT the center of Hurricane Fabio was located near latitude 18.9 north/longitude 119.9 west, about 1130 km WSW of the southern tip of Baja California with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h.

Fabio is moving toward the northwest near 8 mph...13 km/h. A turn toward the north is expected on Tuesday...and this motion is expected to continue through early Wednesday. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 120 km/h with higher gusts.
Fabio is a category one hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale.
Continued weakening is forecast and Fabio is expected to become a tropical storm later today and a tropical depression on Tuesday
as it moves over much cooler waters.



Sells generated by Fabio are spreading northward along the West Coast of the Baja California peninsula and are expected to reach the extreme Southern California coast by tonight. These swells are likely to cause dangerous surf and rip current conditions.