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Hurricane Celia upgraded to a category 4 storm

Tropical storms over the Pacific Ocean
Tropical storms over the Pacific Ocean

Andrea Stockton, staff writer

June 25, 2010 — Hurricane Celia is picking up steam over the Pacific Ocean and has been upgraded to a category 4 storm.

Hurricane Celia is getting stronger and as a result the U.S. Hurricane Center has upgraded the storm to a category 4.

Officials says Celia is packing winds at 215km/h. The storm is swirling far out over the Pacific Ocean. It's said to be over 1,200km off the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula and is not currently posing any threats to land.

Hurricane Darby doesn't look to be an immediate threat to land either. This category 3 storm is still churning up waters off Mexico's coast with winds sustained at about 195km/h.

A look at 2010 hurricane season
A look at 2010 hurricane season

This year's hurricane season officially began on June 1 and forecasters say it could be an active one. As many as 23 named storms are expected. Last year, the first hurricane of the season did not form until August 11, when Ana grazed the eastern Caribbean Islands.

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With files from The Associated Press.

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