Hurricanes - Typhoons

Hurricane Dora strengthens off Mexico's southwestern coast

Hurricane Dora has strengthened off Mexico’s Pacific coast on Monday, but posed a small threat to land as it whirled into the ocean.

Dora was centered about 175 miles southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, and was moving west northwest near 13 mph.

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The storm is the first eastern Pacific hurricane this year.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Dora’s forecast track shows it center staying offshore of Mexico’s southwestern coast. But swells from the storm are affecting parts of Mexico’s coast and are expected to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

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Western Mexican states of Guerrero and Michoacan were expected to receive 1 to inches of rain.

Dora is not a threat to the U.S. mainland, according to the Weather Channel.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.