Hurricane Adrian, First of Season, Forms Off Mexico’s West Coast
The first hurricane of the U.S. season, Adrian, formed today off the west coast of Mexico.
The storm, with maximum winds of 75 miles per hour (121 kilometers per hour), is moving northwest at about 9 mph, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. It is 265 miles south-southwest of Acapulco, Mexico, the center said in a statement released at about 5 p.m. Los Angeles time.
“A gradual turn toward the west-northwest is expected over the next couple of days,” the center said. “The center of the storm is expected to remain offshore of the coast of Mexico. However, any deviation to the right of the forecast track could bring tropical storm conditions to the coast.”
A tropical storm watch extends from Acapulco westward to Punta San Telmo, meaning winds of at least 39 mph are possible within 48 hours, according to the hurricane center. Adrian reached hurricane status when winds hit 74 mph.
Tropical storm force winds extend 85 miles from Adrian’s center.
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