Hurricane Erick major category status

Hurricane Erick major category status

Erick is moving toward the west near 13 mph and this motion is expected to continue for the next 48 hours. Maximum sustained winds are near 120 mph with higher gusts. Erick is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some weakening is forecast during the next 48hours. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles from thecenter and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 125 miles. The estimated minimum central pressure is 958 mb.