December 20, 2014
MIAMI (AP) - Carlotta has strengthened to a Category 2 hurricane
as it moves toward southern Mexico's Pacific coast.
A hurricane warning is in effect Friday for Mexico's coast from
Salina Cruz to Acapulco. Hurricane watches and tropical storm
warnings were also in effect for parts of the coast.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says the storm's maximum sustained winds Friday are near 105 mph (165 kph).
The hurricane's center is about 65 miles (100 kilometers) south-southeast of Puerto Angel and 280 miles (450 kilometers) southeast of Acapulco.