Hurricane Dolores moving slowly; Claudette far off coast

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Posted: Jul 13, 2015 11:25 PM

MIAMI (AP) — A hurricane and two tropical storms of varying strength lingered off the Pacific and Atlantic coasts on Monday, but none posed an immediate threat to land.

Dolores was moving slowly in the Pacific on Monday night hours after strengthening into a hurricane, while Tropical Storm Enrique drifted far out to sea off the coast of Mexico. Atlantic Tropical Storm Claudette, meanwhile, was rapidly moving farther away from the northeast coast of the United States with no change in its strength.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Dolores was centered about 235 Miles (375 kilometers) southwest of Cabo Corrientes, Mexico. Dolores' maximum sustained winds remained steady at 75 mph (120 kph), and the storm was moving northwest at about 6 mph (9kph). Dolores is expected to bring rainfall totaling 1 to 3 inches along the southwestern coast of Mexico, with isolated amounts of up to 5 inches.

Another system, Tropical Storm Enrique, churned over the Pacific about 1,270 miles (2,045 kms) southwest of the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula. It had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph) and was moving northwest at about 9 mph (15 kph). It posed no threat to land.

The Hurricane Center said Claudette remained well offshore, about 320 miles (515 kms) southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts. The storm was quickly moving to the northeast, at about 20 mph (31 kph), with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph (85 kph). The storm was expected to weaken by Tuesday.