Sixth Pacific Storm May Form Off Mexico as Emilia Weakens

A low-pressure system 450 miles (720 kilometers) south of the Mexican resort of Manzanillo is better defined and has an 80 percent chance of becoming the sixth tropical cyclone of the Pacific season.

The National Hurricane Center also said Emilia weakened to a Category 2 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale as it moves west-northwest over Pacific waters at 105 miles per hour about 720 miles southwest of Mexico’s Baja California.

The Miami-based center said in a 2 a.m. Pacific time advisory that Emilia poses no threat to land and is forecast to weaken further as it moves west. Tropical Storm Daniel will cross into the central Pacific later today as it churns west at 16 mph about 1,050 miles east-southeast of Hawaii, the NHC said.

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