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First Tropical Storm of Season Winds Reach 40 MPH Off Mexico

May 15, 2012

Winds from Tropical Storm Aletta, the season’s first named storm, reached 40 mph (65 kilometers per hour) about 640 miles south-southwest of Mexico’s Pacific resort of Manzanillo, the National Hurricane Center said.

The system was moving west-northwest at 9 mph and may strengthen some over the next day though it poses no threat to land, the NHC said today in a 2 a.m. Pacific time advisory. The system is expected to weaken gradually after that and dissipate.

The eastern Pacific hurricane season officially started today while the Atlantic storm period begins June 1. Both seasons end on Nov. 30.

To contact the reporter on this story: Ann Koh in Singapore at akoh15@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Alexander Kwiatkowski at akwiatkowsk2@bloomberg.net


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