Update: Hurricane Hernan Weakens in the Pacific

August 12, 2008

Update: Hurricane Hernan has been downgraded to a tropical storm and is expected to weaken further to a tropical depression later today. This will be our last update on this storm.

(August 10, 3:45 p.m.) -- Hurricane Hernan, located 1,140 miles west-southwest of Baja California, is weakening slowly in the Pacific.

According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Hernan was moving west-northwest at about 9 miles per hour, with winds near 90 miles per hour, as of 8 a.m. PDT. The storm is expected to turn gradually to the west and southwest and continue to lose strength over the next few days.

Hernan's current path does not show it approaching land, such as Hawaii, within the next five days.

--by Erica Silverstein, Associate Editor