Adrian becomes hurricane in Pacific off Mexico

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Posted: Jun 08, 2011 8:03 PM
Adrian becomes hurricane in Pacific off Mexico

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Adrian strengthened into a hurricane off Mexico's Pacific coast on Wednesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

The first hurricane of the Pacific hurricane season, Adrian was 265 miles southwest of the Mexican port of Acapulco and heading northwest with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph.

Adrian was a Category 1 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale of intensity, the center said in a statement.

Mexico has no oil installations in the Pacific but its coast is dotted with beach resorts popular with U.S. tourists.

(Reporting by Jason Lange, Editing by Sandra Maler)