Hurricane Hilary churns up surf, far from land

AP News
Posted: Sep 26, 2011 4:51 PM
Hurricane Hilary churns up surf, far from land

Forecasters say Hurricane Hilary continues to kick up rough surf and rip currents along the coast of Mexico.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Monday that Hilary regained some of its strength and is now a Category 3 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds near 135 mph (215 kph).

The center says Hilary is a small hurricane centered about 510 miles (820 kilometers) south-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. Forecasters say the storm was moving west at 10 mph (16 kph).

Hilary is forecast to turn toward the northwest and generally is expected to weaken in the coming days. It currently is not expected to make landfall.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Philippe also was swirling in the Atlantic and is not expected to reach land.