Hurricane Patricia Strengthens Into Dangerous Category 4 Storm

October 22, 2015 9:33 PM

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Hurricane Patricia Strengthens Into Dangerous Category 4 Storm

MEXICO CITY — Hurricane Patricia strengthened into an "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm on Thursday as it churned toward Mexico's Pacific coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

The storm, which became a hurricane overnight, had maximum sustained winds of about 130 miles per hour as it moved toward the west-northwest at 17 mph.

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