Carlos becomes hurricane again in open Pacific
Tuesday, July 14th 2009, 11:11 am
By: News 9
MIAMI (AP) -- Carlos has returned to hurricane strength as it moves further out into the open Pacific.
Forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said early Tuesday that the storm's winds had increased to near 75 mph (120 kph). Some strengthening is possible in the next day.
As of 6 a.m. EDT, the storm was centered about 1465 miles (2,355 kilometers) southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula. The storm was moving west at nearly 9 mph (15 kph) on a path taking it farther out to sea.
Carlos was named a hurricane on Saturday but later weakened to a tropical storm.