Hurricane Marie rapidly intensified into a major hurricane on Saturday night, becoming the third major hurricane of the 2014 Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season.
While the storm will not have any direct impacts on Mexico or the United States, indirect impacts, such as surf and enhanced monsoonal rainfall, could be rather significant.
During Saturday morning, Marie intensified into a Category 1 hurricane. Since then, the storm has undergone explosive intensification to become a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 160 mph.
The storm is expected to maintain strength heading into the new week before gradually weakening around midweek.
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