Tropical Storm Hernan churns in Pacific

Thursday, August 7th 2008, 3:01 pm
By: News 9

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Tropical Storm Hernan is gaining strength, as it churns far off Mexico's Pacific coast.

The National Hurricane Center says Hernan could reach hurricane strength over the next two days.

The storm's winds have increased to almost 60 miles an hour. It's moving west-northwest at about 11 miles an hour, and heading further out to sea.

Early today, it was located about 650 miles south-southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula.

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