Paul Becomes Major Hurricane in Pacific off Mexico

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say Paul has become a major Category 3 hurricane in the Pacific off Mexico and a hurricane warning has been issued for a swath of Baja California's western coastline.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Paul's maximum sustained winds have increased to 120 mph (195 kph) as of 5 p.m. EDT Monday. Paul is centered about 415 miles (670 kilometers) southwest of the tip of the Baja peninsula and moving north-northeast at 13 mph (20 kph).

The center says Tropical Storm Rafael could reach hurricane strength in the Atlantic Monday night or Tuesday.

Rafael's maximum sustained winds are near 70 mph (110 kph). It's centered about 570 miles (915 kilometers) south of Bermuda, where a tropical storm warning is in effect. Rafael's moving north at 10 mph (17 kph).


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 174264071 - kolotv.com/a?a=174264071