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Tropical Storm Dora (04E) Near Baja California Before Dissipating

21.1N 111.5W

August 2nd, 2011 Category: Tropical Storms

Hurricane Dora (04E) - July 24th, 2011

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Hurricane Dora (04E) was the second Category 4 hurricane during the 2011 Pacific hurricane season. The fourth tropical depression, named storm, hurricane, and second major hurricane of the season, Dora developed a from a tropical wave on July 18. Quickly intensifying, the new tropical depression became a tropical storm just three hours after formation.

The storm began to explosively intensify on July 20, strengthening from a minimal hurricane to a category 4 in only 17 hours. Dora reached peak intensity in the morning hours of July 21. However, cooler waters and wind shear weakened the hurricane, and by the end of July 22, Dora had already weakened to a tropical storm and soon dissipated on July 24, after this image was acquired.

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