From the ABC 7 Weather team

Historic Hurricane Kenneth strengthens to Category 4

November 22, 2011 - 02:03 PM
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Hurricane Kenneth is the strongest eastern-north Pacific cyclone on record to form this late in the season.

Hurricane Kenneth at Category 4 magnitude off the coast of Mexico, Nov. 22, 2011. (NOAA)

Behold Kenneth, the roaring hurricane with the mildest of names. This tempest is exceedingly abnormal: According to NOAA, it is the "strongest late-season eastern north Pacific hurricane on record."

Kenneth's flirtation with notoriety will likely end soon. While the storm has ballooned into a true Category 4 monster today, its wind cycles are winding down and cooler waters are stealing its thunder. Kenneth is currently moping far off the coast of Mexico and poses no threat to the Americas. (Photo taken by the GOES West satellite at 1500Z on Nov. 22, 2011.)

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