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This NOAA satellite image taken Monday, May 26, 2014 at 2:00 a.m. EDT shows an approaching occluded low pressure is spreading showers into the Pacific Northwest. Hurricane Amanda is in the Eastern Pacific well south of the southern tip of Baja California moving north-northwest at 3 mph. Max winds are 145 mph with steady weakening forecast over the next 24 hours.

, Associated Press

Hurricane briefly strengthens; still no threat

  • Associated Press
  • May 27, 2014 - 4:25 PM

MEXICO CITY — Hurricane Amanda unexpectedly regained strength briefly Tuesday, before resuming a predicted weakening far off Mexico's Pacific coast where it posed no threat to land.

The hurricane's maximum sustained winds were about 105 mph (165 kph) Tuesday afternoon, after rising to 120 mph (195 kph) Tuesday morning. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said weakening should continue and Amanda was likely to become a tropical storm by Thursday.

The hurricane was centered about 575 miles (920 kilometers) south-southwest of the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula and was moving north-northwest near 5 mph (7 kph).

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