Tropical Storm Adrian builds off Mexico's Pacific

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Posted: Jun 08, 2011 10:58 AM
Tropical Storm Adrian builds off Mexico's Pacific

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Adrian is building off Mexico's Pacific coast and could become a hurricane later on Wednesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Adrian was more than 285 miles south southwest of the Mexican port of Acapulco and heading north northwest with maximum sustained winds of near 70 mph.

"Adrian could become a hurricane later today," 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 Krista Hughes)