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Genevieve a Cat 4 hurricane, winds likely to brush Baja


August 19, 2020

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Genevieve grew rapidly into a highly dangerous Category 4 storm on Tuesday, threatening to bring tropical storm force winds to parts of the Baja California Peninsula even if its center wasn't likely to hit land.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm had maximum sustained winds of 125 mph (205 kph) Tuesday afternoon and it was centered about 280 miles (450 kilometers) south-southeast of the southern tip of the Baja peninsula. It was moving to the northwest at 12 mph (19 kph).

Forecasters said tropical storm force winds were likely to star...

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