Tropical Storm Alvin Formed Off Coast of Mexico

4:18 PM, May 15, 2013   |    comments
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Miami, FL -- Forecasters say the first tropical storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season has formed off the coast of Mexico.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Tropical Storm Alvin formed Wednesday. It had maximum sustained winds of about 40 mph nd was moving west at 13 mph.  It was centered about 665 miles southwest of Acapulco, Mexico.

Alvin could become a hurricane in several days. It isn't currently a threat to land.

The eastern and north Pacific season began Wednesday and runs through Nov. 30. 

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