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TS Olivia churns in Pacific

No coastal watches or warnings are in effect

MIAMI | October 8, 2012

Tropical Storm Olivia maintained 60 mph winds as it moved in the Pacific Ocean hundreds of miles from land Monday, U.S. forecasters said.

Olivia was about 845 miles west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California, Mexico, moving north at 5 mph, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said in its 5 a.m. EDT advisory.

No coastal watches or warnings were in effect.

Forecasters said Olivia was expected to maintain its strength and northerly track before becoming nearly stationary Monday night.

The storm was expected to shift to a west-southwesterly direction Tuesday.

Olivia was forecast to weaken and become a tropical depression by Tuesday night.

Tropical storm-force winds extended outward up to 80 miles from the storm's center.

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