First two named storms of Pacific Hurricane Season form

The first two storms of the 2016 Pacific Hurricane Season are churning off the coast of Mexico moving westward into the Pacific and are not expected to threaten land.

The center of Tropical Storm Agatha was located near latitude 18.4 North, longitude 128.2 West. Agatha is moving toward the west near 13 mph (20 km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue for the next day or two.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Agatha should weaken to a tropical depression later today, and is likely to become a remnant low by Tuesday.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles (75 km) from the center and poses no treat to land.

The center of Hurricane Blas was located near latitude 13.3 North, longitude 114.4 West. Blas is moving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph (20 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue during the next couple of days.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph (120 km/h) with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is expected during the next 48 hours, and Blas is forecast to become a major hurricane on Wednesday.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles (130 km). Hurricane Blas isn’t expected to threaten land.

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