Kenneth weakens to tropical depression

AP News
Posted: Nov 25, 2011 4:12 AM
Kenneth weakens to tropical depression

Forecasters say Kenneth continues to weaken and has been downgraded to a tropical depression in the eastern Pacific.

There is no threat to land from what had been the strongest late-season hurricane in that area on record when it earlier reached Category 4 status.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Friday that Kenneth has maximum sustained winds near 35 mph (55 kph). The storm was centered about 1,155 miles (1,860 kilometers) west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California, Mexico.

It is moving west at 14 mph (22 kph)

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

The eastern Pacific hurricane season ends Nov. 30.