Tropical storm forms west of Mexico, but quickly weakens

AP News
Posted: Aug 12, 2017 11:16 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Jova formed in the Pacific Ocean off Mexico's west coast, but it quickly weakened into a depression Saturday and forecasters said it posed no threat to land.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the depression was about 270 miles (435 kilometers) west-northwest of remote Socorro Island on Saturday night and was moving toward the west, away from land, at 15 mph (24 kph).

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Jova had maximum sustained winds of 35 mph (55 kph). The hurricane center's forecast said Jova would continue to weaken and likely dissipate Sunday.