Monday, July 9, 2012

Emilia strengthens to Cat 2 in Pacific

Emilia has strengthened to a Category Two storm far off the coast of Mexico but is not posing a threat to land.

The hurricane's maximum sustained winds at noon today were near 100 mph (160 kph) with additional strengthening expected, according to the Associated Press.

Emilia is centered about 710 miles south of the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California and is moving west-northwest at 12 mph.

Meanwhile, farther west over the Pacific, Hurricane Daniel had maximum sustained winds near 85 mph.

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