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Tropical Storm Cosme becomes hurricane off Mexico coast

Tropical Storm Cosme no more; Hurricane Cosme has formed off Mexico's Pacific coast. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Cosme will generate large swells that will affect parts of Mexico's Pacific coast Tuesday and parts of southern Baja California starting Tuesday night and into Thursday.

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This image provided by NOAA shows tropical storm Cosme taken at 5:00 a.m. EDT Tuesday. The storm's maximum sustained winds early Tuesday are near 65 mph (100 kph) with additional strengthening expected. Cosme became a hurricane later in the day as it swirled in the Pacific off Mexico's coast.

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Hurricane Cosme has formed in the Pacific off the coast of Mexico.

The hurricane's maximum sustained winds Tuesday morning are near 75 mph (120 kph) with some additional strengthening possible during the day. The hurricane is expected to weaken Wednesday and Thursday.

Cosme is centered about 365 miles (585 kilometers) south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and is moving northwest near 18 mph (30 kph).

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says the storm will generate large swells that will affect parts of Mexico's Pacific coast Tuesday and parts of southern Baja California starting Tuesday night and into Thursday. The swells are likely to cause dangerous surf and rip current conditions.


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