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Tropical Storm Daniel 2012 Centered South Of Mexico's Baja California Tip

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MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Daniel has become a hurricane while moving westward over open waters in the Pacific.

The National Hurricane Center said late Friday that Daniel had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (121 kph) and was moving westward at 12 mph (19 kph). It was located 745 miles (1199 kilometers) southwest of the southern tip of Baja, California.

The center said Daniel was a Category 1 hurricane but posed no threat to land. It could strengthen overnight and into Saturday, but should start weakening over colder waters on Sunday. Daniel becomes the third hurricane of the Eastern North Pacific season.

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