Hurricane Bud nears Mexico

Bud is likely to bring storm surges and 10 inches of rain

MANZANILLO, Mexico | May 25, 2012

Hurricane Bud, reduced to a Category 1 storm, was already making its presence felt Friday afternoon on the Pacific coast of Mexico, meteorologists said.

Sustained winds of 41 mph and a gusts of 55 mph were reported in Manzanillo, the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami reported. The center warned Bud was likely to bring storm surges and as much as 10 inches of rain along the southwestern coast, with 15 inches possible in isolated areas.

At 2 p.m. PDT, Bud was on a track that could bring its center over land by tonight, with hurricane conditions possible on the coast by late afternoon. The center was about 80 miles west of Manzanillo and 85 miles south of Cabo Corrientes and moving north at 7 mph.

Maximum sustained winds were nearly 75 mph with hurricane-force winds extending 12 miles from the center. Tropical storm winds extended 105 miles from the center.

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