Hurricane Amanda unexpectedly re-strengthens in the Pacific off Mexico's coast way south of Baja

posted May 27, 2014, 4:46 AM by Tom Kachelman   [ updated May 27, 2014, 5:06 AM ]
Hurricane Amanda has unexpectedly regained some strength far off Mexico's Pacific coast but is not a threat to land.  The hurricane's maximum sustained winds early Tuesday had increased to near 125 mph (205 km/h), making it a Category 3 storm
Hurricane Amanda unexpectedly re-strengthens in the Pacific off Mexico's coast. Hurricane Amanda has unexpectedly regained some strength far off Mexico's Pacific coast but is not a threat to land.

The hurricane's maximum sustained winds early Tuesday had increased to near 125 mph (205 km/h), making it a Category 3 storm.

But the U.S. National Hurricane Center says weakening is expected to resume and Amanda should become a tropical storm by late Wednesday.

The hurricane is centered about 620 miles (995 kilometers) south-southwest of the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula and is moving north-northwest near 5 mph (7 km/h).

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

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The hurricane AMANDA is centered about 620 miles (995 kilometers) south-southwest of the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula and is moving north-northwest near 5 mph

 
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