Tropical Storm Odile Forms in Pacific Ocean

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) -- The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm
Odile has formed in the Pacific Ocean.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Norbert has weakened to a Category 3
hurricane as it lumbers on a path expected to take it to Mexico's
southern Baja California peninsula over the weekend.

Odile, the 15th named storm of the Eastern Pacific hurricane
season, has maximum sustained winds near 40 mph (65 kph). But the
storm is expected to strengthen.

Odile is centered about 315 miles (505 kilometers) southeast of
Puerto Angel, Mexico. Forecasters expect Odile's center to head
northwest, moving parallel to Mexico's Pacific coast but offshore.

Northwest of Odile, Hurricane Norbert's winds have decreased
slightly to 125 mph (205 kph), but forecasters say it remains a
dangerous storm.


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