Odile Nearing the Arizona Border; Polo Nearly a Hurricane; Edouard Weakens to Cat 1
Posted: 11:27 AM EDT on September 17, 2014
Tropical Storm Odile is being pulled apart by wind shear as it tracks northeast at 6 mph across the northern Gulf of California. At 11 am EDT Wednesday, Odile was still a minimal 40 mph tropical storm, and had advanced within 110 miles of the Arizona border. Only two other named storms since 1949 are recorded to have maintained tropical storm strength so close to Arizona.
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