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Aletta becomes first hurricane of 2018 Pacific season

Aletta becomes first hurricane of 2018 Pacific season

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June 7 (UPI) -- Aletta strengthened from a tropical storm to a hurricane -- the first of the Pacific hurricane season -- Thursday afternoon off the coast of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said. The center of the storm was located about 455 miles west-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico. It had 75-mph maximum sustained winds and was moving west-northwest at 6 mph, the NHC's 5 p.m. EDT update said. There were no watches or warnings in place. Forecasters expect the storm to make a turn toward the northwest over the weekend before a westerly turn Sunday or Monday. Aletta should strengthen over the next couple days before weakening back to a tropical storm midday Sunday and a tropical depression midday Tuesday. The NHC said Aletta became a hurricane 19 days before the average date of the f...