Fabio no longer a hurricane in the Pacific

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Associated Press

Posted on July 17, 2012 at 2:02 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 17 at 2:03 AM

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Fabio is weakening in the Pacific and is no longer a hurricane.

Fabio's maximum sustained winds had decreased late Monday to near 65 mph (105 kph) with additional weakening forecast.

But the U.S. National Hurricane Center says swells generated by Fabio are spreading northward along the west coast of Mexico's Baja California peninsula and are expected to reach southern California by Monday night or Tuesday morning. The swells are likely to cause dangerous surf conditions and rip currents.

Fabio is centered about 700 miles (1126 kilometers) west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California and is moving west-northwest near 8 mph (13 kph).

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