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Tropical depression Cristina continues to weaken in Eastern Pacific

June 15, 2014 - 6:27am

Forecasters say Cristina has been downgraded to a tropical depression as it continues to move away from Mexico’s Pacific coast, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

Cristina on Sunday morning was moving toward the west-northwest around 6 mph, according to the center. The storm’s maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph with higher gusts.

Additional weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours with Cristina possibly being downgraded to a remnant low today.

No tropical cyclones are expected to form within the Central North Pacific Basin through early Tuesday morning, according to forecasters at the Central Pacific Hurricane Center on Oahu. The Central North Pacific Basin is located between 140 degrees west longitude and the International Dateline.

Central Pacific Hurricane Center officials predicted four to seven tropical cyclones this year in the Central North Pacific Basin. Overall, they give this season an 80 percent chance for a normal to above average number of tropical storms to form.

The Central Pacific hurricane season began June 1 and ends Nov. 30.

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