Hurricane Blanca to bring high surf to Baja California
Friday, June 5, 2015, 4:30 - Hurricane Blanca got a little stronger in the eastern Pacific off Mexico's coast but remained a Category 2 storm on Friday.
Blanca's maximum sustained winds early Friday were near 105 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).
Some strengthening is possible during the next day, but the NHC says weakening is forecast to begin late Saturday.
The hurricane was centered about 350 miles south-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, and was moving northwest near 10 mph.
The agency says a tropical storm or hurricane watch will likely be required for some of Baja California Sur Friday. Residents or tourists visiting areas such as Los Cabos should closely monitor Blanca's progress in the coming days.
"Swells generated by Blanca are affecting the coast of southwestern Mexico and will reach the Pacific coast of the Baja California peninsula and the southern Gulf of California later [Friday]," said the NHC in a hurricane advisory Friday morning. "These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions."
Learn more about the dangers of rip currents in the video below:
Source: The Associated Press | CNN | National Hurricane Center