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Hurricane Vance far off Mexico’s Pacific coast

November 3, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Vance maintained its strength Monday as it churned far off in the Pacific, threatening to bring rough surf and heavy rain to parts of Mexico.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Vance was generating maximum sustained winds of 110 mph (175 kph) Monday afternoon. It was centered about 465 miles (745 kilometers) west-southwest of Manzanillo and moving to the north at 12 mph (19 kph).

Forecasters said the Category 2-strength storm was expected to make a turn toward the north-northeast over the next day or so, but would start to weaken later Monday.

The hurricane center warned the storm could generate dangerous surf and rip-current conditions along the coasts of southwestern Mexico and Baja California Sur between Monday night and Tuesday. Northwestern states of Sinaloa, Nayarit and Durango could see heavy rain, including downpours capable of causing flash floods and mudslides.

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