Hurricane Blanca still swirling in the eastern Pacific

AP News
Posted: Jun 05, 2015 10:52 AM

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Blanca continues swirling and moving northwest in the eastern Pacific off Mexico's coast as a Category 2 storm.

Blanca's maximum sustained winds Friday are near 100 mph (165 kph). Some strengthening is expected into the night and Saturday, but the U.S. National Hurricane Center says weakening is forecast to begin Sunday.

The hurricane is centered about 320 miles (515 kilometers) south-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, and is moving northwest near 10 mph (17 kph).

Swells generated by Blanca are affecting Mexico's southwestern coast and will reach the Pacific coast of the Baja California peninsula and the southern Gulf of California later Friday. The swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.