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Hurricane Miriam gets stronger in Pacific

No coastal watches or warnings are in effect

MIAMI | September 24, 2012

Hurricane Miriam churned in the Pacific Ocean several hundred miles off the Mexican coast, but no warnings or watches were posted Monday, forecasters said.

Miriam, a Category 2 hurricane with sustained winds of 105 mph, was about 415 miles south-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California, Mexico, moving on a northwest track at 13 mph, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said in its 5 a.m. EDT advisory.

No coastal watches or warnings were in effect.

Miriam was expected to intensify and could become a major hurricane later Monday, forecasters said.

Hurricane-force winds extended outward from center up to 30 miles.

The storm was expected to stay on its northwesterly path and lose some forward speed during the next couple of days, forecasters said.

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