Hurricane Gil strengthens slightly out in Pacific

AP News
Posted: Aug 01, 2013 11:33 PM

MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Hurricane Gil has strengthened slightly in the Pacific, far off the southern tip of California.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami says maximum sustained winds late Thursday are 85 mph (137 kph) The center is about 1230 miles (1979 kilometers) west-southwest of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, south of California.

There are no coastal warnings or watches.

It's moving at 14 mph (23 kph), with some slow strengthening possible during the next day or two.