Hurricane Blanca weakens slightly to category 2 storm

Blanca is centered about 465 miles (748 kilometers) south of Manzanillo, Mexico, and is moving toward the northwest.
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04/06/2015
10:28
AP
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Hurricane Blanca has weakened slightly to a Category 2 storm as it swirls in the eastern Pacific off Mexico's coast.

The hurricane's maximum sustained winds decreased to near 110 mph (177 kph) on Thursday but the U.S. National Hurricane Center says some re-strengthening is expected during the next day or so.

Blanca is centered about 465 miles (748 kilometers) south of Manzanillo, Mexico, and is moving toward the northwest.

Swells from the hurricane will begin affecting Mexico's southwestern coast and are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

Meanwhile, farther out over the Pacific, Tropical Storm Andrés is quickly losing strength and is expected to become a remnant low by Thursday night or early Friday.

 

 

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