Friday, October 10, 2008

Norbert a Category 2 hurricane again off Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Forecasters say Hurricane Norbert has regained strength and become a Category 2 storm as it takes aim at Mexico's Baja California Peninsula.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Norbert's has sustained winds of 100 mph (160 kph).

On Friday morning it was centered in the Pacific Ocean 275 miles (445 kilometers) southwest of Baja's southern tip. It was moving north at 10 mph (17 kph.)

Forecasters predict Norbert will weaken somewhat before hitting land. It is expected to plow into a relatively unpopulated stretch of coast north of the resort of Cabo San Lucas early Saturday.

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