Hurricane Felicia strengthens into category 4 storm over eastern North Pacific

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Hurricane Felicia strengthened into a category 4 hurricane on Friday. 

At 2 p.m. PDT, the storm was centered over the eastern North Pacific Ocean around 985 miles west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. 

The next name in the East Pacific is Guillermo.

NOAA said in May that a near- or below-normal season was most likely, with a 70% chance of five to 10 hurricanes and two to five major hurricanes.

The eastern Pacific hurricane season officially runs from May 15 through Nov. 30, according to the agency.

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