Tropical Storm Polo to Become Hurricane off Mexico’s Pacific Coast

 Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Tropical Storm Polo is forecast to become a hurricane off Mexico’s Pacific Coast on Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said, just days after a severe storm battered the Baja California peninsula.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Polo was about 260 miles (418 km) south of Mexico’s beach resort of Acapulco and moving in a northwesterly direction at 12 miles per hour (19 km per hour), the NHC said. It added that the storm had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph, with some strengthening expected as it moves almost parallel along the southwestern coast of Mexico through Thursday.