Marie Strengthens to Hurricane in Pacific off Mexico

August 23, 2014 9:40 PM

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Marie Strengthens to Hurricane in Pacific off Mexico

Miami: A tropical storm has strengthened to a hurricane in the eastern Pacific and will likely become a major hurricane over the weekend, US forecasters warned on Saturday.

Hurricane Marie, the eighth of the season, packed sustained winds of nearly 75 miles (120 kilometers) per hour with higher gusts, the National Hurricane Center said.

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