Hurricane Kenneth in the eastern Pacific (NOAA)

Positioned 750 miles south-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California, the storm’s maximum sustained winds are a remarkable 145 mph. The National Hurricane Center says Kenneth has likely peaked in intensity and predicts the storm to hold its own for another 12-24 hours before weakening and then dissipating. The storm is no threat to land areas.

Aside from Kenneth, only three known tropical cyclones have formed after November 18 in the eastern Pacific according to’s Jeff Masters.