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Hurricane Brewing Off Mexico

August 5, 2013

Tropical Storm Henriette was moving slowly west of Baja California, Mexico, Monday and should become a hurricane later this week, forecasters said.

Henriette, with sustained winds of 50 mph, was about 1,400 miles west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California, moving west at 7 mph, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said in its 2 a.m. PDT advisory.

No coastal watches or warnings were in effect.

Henriette is expected to strength and should become a hurricane by Wednesday, the center said.

Tropical storm-force winds extended as far as 70 miles out from Henriette's center.

Source: Copyright UPI 2013

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