Fabio strengthens

posted Jul 12, 2012, 3:23 PM by Weather Man   [ updated Jul 12, 2012, 3:35 PM ]
Fabio strengthens, at 200 PM PDT / 2100 UTC the center of Tropical Storm Fabio was located near latitude 14.2 north/longitude 108.3 west. Fabio is moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph - 17 km/h and this general motion with a slight decrease in forward speed is expected over the next couple of days.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 mph - 85 km/h with higher gusts.  Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and Fabio could become a hurricane by Friday night or Saturday.
Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 60 miles 95 km from the center.