Hurricanes Beatriz and Adrian Churn Off the Coast of Mexico
Tropical Storm Beatriz developed into a hurricane in the Pacific off the coast of Mexico on Friday morning, the National Hurricane Center said, and was expected to strengthen as its center moved near or over portions of southwestern Mexico through Saturday.
Beatriz was gathering force as another Pacific hurricane, Adrian, continued to move westward away from Mexico on Friday, days after it rapidly intensified to become the first hurricane in the eastern Pacific region this year, the Hurricane Center said.
As of Friday night, Beatriz was about 50 miles southeast of Manzanillo, Mexico, with maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour, above the threshold of 74 m.p.h. that makes a storm a hurricane. It was expected to bring strong winds and heavy rain to the country’s southwestern coast, the Hurricane Center said.
A hurricane warning was in effect along a 400-mile stretch of Mexico’s southeast coast, from Cabo Corrientes to Zihuatanejo, while hurricane watches, tropical storm watches and warnings were issued elsewhere.
Beatriz was expected to move away from the west-central coast…