Hurricane briefly strengthens; still no threat

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Associated Press

Posted on May 27, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 27 at 6:34 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — 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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