Published October 09, 2011
MIAMI – Forecasters say Hurricane Jova is gaining strength out in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday evening that Jova had maximum sustained winds of 90 mph and was centered about 305 miles southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico. It was moving east at 8 mph..
Forecasters expect Jova could become a major hurricane by Monday night or Tuesday. A hurricane watch is out for Punta San Telmo north to Cabo Corrientes. A tropical storm watch south of there.
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Irwin continued swirling in the eastern Pacific, about 810 miles southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. Irwin had maximum sustained winds of about 50 mph but has prompted no coastal watches or warnings.