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Tropical Storm Olaf’s winds intensify in Pacific Ocean

October 17, 2015

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Olaf’s wind gusts have intensified in the eastern Pacific Ocean, but it still currently poses no threat to land.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said early Saturday that Olaf was located about 1,540 miles (2,475 kilometers) southwest of the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula.

The storm’s maximum sustained winds increased overnight to 50 mph (85 kph), and it was moving west at 12 mph (19 kph).

Forecasters say strengthening is likely and the storm could become a hurricane by Saturday night or Sunday morning.

There were no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

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