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U.S. Weather

Hurricane Darby Becomes a Category 3 Storm

MIAMI -- Hurricane Darby has reached Category 3 strength, making it the second major hurricane of the eastern Pacific season.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Darby's maximum sustained winds Friday are near 115 mph.

The hurricane is located about 245 miles south-southwest of Acapulco, Mexico.

It's heading west-northwest near 7 mph.

Meanwhile, the powerful Hurricane Celia has weakened to a Category 4 storm farther out in the Pacific. Celia's maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 150 mph. The hurricane center says Celia is approaching cooler waters and is expected to continue weakening.

Neither hurricane poses an immediate threat to land.