As reported on The Washington Times:
MEXICO CITY (AP) – Tropical Storm Hernan gained strength on Thursday as it churned far off Mexico’s Pacific coast.
Hernan could reach hurricane strength by Friday, the National Hurricane Center in Miami reported.
On Thursday night the storm had maximum sustained winds near 65 mph (100 kph), the center said.
Hernan was located about 755 miles (1,215 kilometers) southwest of the tip of the Baja California peninsula and was moving westward, farther out to sea, at about 13 mph (20 kph).
Hernan is the eighth named storm of the Pacific hurricane season.