Tropical Storm Blanca forecast to lose steam


Tuesday, July 7th 2009, 12:22 pm
By: News 9


MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Tropical Storm Blanca off Mexico's Pacific coast was losing steam as it moved toward colder waters Tuesday, which should sap its energy.
   Blanca was located about 465 miles (750 kilometers) southwest of the tip of the Baja California Peninsula, and was heading west-northwest at 10 mph (17 kph), said the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
   The storm had maximum sustained winds near 45 mph (75 kph).
   The center said Blanca is expected to move over colder waters in the next few days and die out at sea.