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Fabio (06E) Intensifies into Hurricane

13.2N 106.4W

July 13th, 2012 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Tropical Storm Fabio – July 12th, 2012

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Track of 06E - July 13th, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 06E

Early on July 12, a well-defined area of low pressure south of Mexico gained enough organization to be declared as Tropical Depression Six-E.

Just hours after formation, the sustained winds exceeded 38 miles per hour, and organization became sufficient enough for the depression to be upgraded to Tropical Storm Fabio, the sixth named storm of the season. During the afternoon hours of July 13, Fabio intensified into a Category 1 hurricane, with sustained winds of 80 mph.

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