1st hurricane of season forms in Eastern Pacific

Forecasters say Hurricane Adrian has formed in the Eastern Pacific, making it the first of the 2011 season. The government of Mexico on has issued a tropical storm watch for part of the country's coast.

Adrian's maximum sustained winds are about 75 mph (120 kph) and it's expected to get stronger. It had started out as a tropical storm.

The center of the storm is about 265 miles (426 kilometers) south-southwest of Acapulco, Mexico, and moving northwest near 9 mph (15 kph). Forecasters say the center is expected to remain offshore, but a shift could bring tropical storm conditions to the coast.

The watch is in effect for the coast of Mexico from Acapulco west to Punta San Telmo.

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