Dora almost explores Category 5 – in the Eastern Pacific

Update:  4AM 7/22/2011:  Hurricane Dora nearly made it to Category 5 peaking at 135 knots maximum sustained winds.  Perhaps in the post-season reanalysis, the storm will be upgraded.  But, what’s more spectacular than it’s rapid intensification?  Dora has spectacularly weakened over much cooler SSTs.  All told, Dora will have been a major hurricane for 24-30…

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