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Tropical Storm Irwin Drifts in Pacific Off Mexico’s West Coast

October 14, 2011

Oct. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Irwin, once a hurricane, is drifting over Pacific waters west of Mexico on a track that will keep the tropical storm away from land the rest of the week, the National Hurricane Center said.

Irwin, with winds of 45 miles (75 kilometers) per hour, is 165 miles west of Manzanillo, Mexico, according to a 2 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time advisory. Little change in strength is expected today, with slow weakening likely tomorrow, the NHC said.

Hurricane Jova struck near Manzanillo earlier this week, killing at least six people. Irwin had been downgraded to a tropical depression only to re-emerge as a tropical storm today.

The NHC also is tracking a system in the Caribbean off the Yucatan Peninsula and Honduras that has a 20 percent chance of developing within two days and a low about 450 miles west- southwest of the Bahamas that’s given a 10 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone.

--With assistance from Brian K. Sullivan in Boston and Lynn Doan in San Francisco. Editors: Randall Hackley, Stephen Cunningham

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