Hurricane Carlotta Becomes Category 2 Storm Off Mexico
(Corrects speed in kilometers in first paragraph.)
Hurricane Carlotta developed into a Category 2 storm, with winds of 105 miles (169 kilometers) per hour, as it moves northwest in the Pacific near the southern coast of Mexico, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in an advisory shortly before 5 p.m. East Coast time.
The system may grow stronger later today before weakening as the center of the hurricane nears land. The storm’s center will probably move over or near the coast between Puerto Angel and Acapulco overnight, the center said. It is now 280 miles east-southeast of Acapulco.
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